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NASCAR

Sep 23 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

Three Young Drivers Looking to Drive to the Xfinity Series Title

The Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity drivers enjoy a laugh before the race begins in California.Three Young Drivers Looking to Drive to the Xfinity Series Title
All three full-time Toyota Supra drivers reached the ultimate preseason goal – qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Playoffs that begin this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Brandon Jones celebrates a victory.
Brandon Jones is having a career season. At 23 years old, he is the veteran of the Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series program and has shown it this season with poise as he has driven to victory lane three times, including scoring Toyota’s 500th NASCAR victory at Phoenix Raceway earlier this season. Jones added additional victories at Kansas Speedway and Darlington Raceway with incredible late race passes. He is the fifth seed heading into the first round of the Playoffs. 
Harrison Burton with his first Xfinity Series trophy for winning at Auto Club.
Harrison Burton has had an outstanding rookie campaign in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The youngest Playoff competitor at just 19 years old, Burton earned his first career victory in just his 12th career NXS start at Auto Club Speedway in February. That was part of a NASCAR record 10 consecutive top-10 finishes to begin his rookie season. Burton added another win at Homestead-Miami Speedway in June and heads into his first ever Playoffs as the seventh seed.
Riley Herbst prepares to board his Supra.

His competition for the Rookie of the Year comes from in-house at Joe Gibbs Racing as Riley Herbst is also a Playoff contender in his debut season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Riley enters the Playoffs as the 11th seed. He drove to two runner-up finishes, including finishing second to Burton in his first win at Auto Club Speedway and has earned seven top-10 finishes in the last eight events coming into the Playoffs, which kicks off at his home track this weekend.

The seven-race Playoff run starts at Las Vegas and takes us through to November as one driver will lift the trophy as Xfinity Series champion at Phoenix Raceway.