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ON THE AIR: NASCAR doubleheader kicks off busy weekend at the track; playoff race updates

(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.

We drop the green flag on our coverage of the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 Saturday night at 8:00.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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