Harnish Tames Darlington

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Race #2 of the Dash for Cash Playoffs for the Xfinity Series headed to the “Lady in Black” Darlington Raceway for a 74 lap event. The evening seen 36 drivers make the trip to try and get one of the 32 starting spots. Following qualifying it was Ty Hester grabbing the pole, Jared Mogard 2nd, Michael Chrobok 3rd, Chad Finley 4th, and Jake Douglas rounded out the top 5. It was a caution filled race seeing 9 caution periods for 37 laps.

The multiple wrecks made for a lot of tore up cars and also affected some chase drivers which in the end shook up the standings. The race ended under yellow and when the checkers flew it was Jordan Harnish picking up the win followed by Jared Mogard 2nd, Jacob Greider came from 18th to finish 3rd, Robby Baskins also started deep in 22nd and finished a solid 4th, while Tom Giannini rounded out the top 5. This would be Harnish’s 14th Career ASRS victory tonight.

As mentioned before the point standings were shook up again tonight with some drivers getting in wrecks. With just 1 race left before the final 4 drivers are set to race for the 2017 Xfinity Championship the top 8 are as followed Sam Maxwell holds the lead, Jonathan Holstein 2nd, Tom Giannini 3rd, Jared Mogard 4th, Ty Hester fell to 5th, Jim Foose 6th, Allan Young 7th, and Jason Stewart fell to 8th.

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The Xfinity Playoffs takes a break now until October 4th for the final race before the “final four” are set. The race will take place at the Iowa Speedway for a 125 lap event. Then the 2017 Season Finale will take place on October 17th from the Chicagoland Speedway for a 84 lap shootout to crown the 2017 Champion.