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Briscoe grabs 8th win of season in Xfinity playoff opener

There will be a new Xfinity Series champion for the first time in three years this season.
Credit: AP
Chase Briscoe poses in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

LAS VEGAS — Chase Briscoe routed the field in the Xfinity Series playoff opener to earn his eighth win of the season.

That's the number Briscoe said should earn him a promotion to NASCAR’s top level Briscoe, won all three stages Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway then beat Noah Gragson on a restart to grab control of the title race.

Briscoe earned an automatic berth into the second round of the playoffs. 

There will be a new Xfinity Series champion for the first time in three years this season and Briscoe is one of the favorites. 

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