(Staff writer Kayla Baker) This weekend is another big one for NASCAR as we approach the mid-point of the season with playoff spots in the view.
We will be busy with a tripleheader weekend that kicks off on Saturday with a double dip on WYSH and WQLA, and wraps up Sunday on Merle, WYSH and WQLA.
Taking a look at the Xfinity Series playoff standings, race wins so far belong to Justin Allgaier and Ryan Reed, leaving them in good shape to make the postseason chase. Drivers currently qualified based on points are Elliot Sadler, Darrell Wallace Jr., Brennan Poole, Michael Annett, Blake Koch, and rookies William Byron, Daniel Hemic, Matt Tifft, and Cole Custer. Dakoda Armstrong has a twenty-eight-point lead over Brendan Gaughan for what would be the 12th and final spot for the playoffs. Live coverage of the Irish Hills 250 begins Saturday at 1.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series defending series champion Johnny Sauter, Kaz Grala, and Christopher Bell have each earned race wins, while two-time series champion Matt Crafton, Ben Rhodes, Chase Briscoe, and Ryan Truex are in good shape to qualify for the post season. Rookie Grant Enfringer has a thirty-two-point lead over Timothy Peters for what would be the eighth and final playoff spot.