Austin Cindric Extends Lead: NASCAR Xfinity Series 2021 Points Standings After the Phoenix Race

Published 03/14/2021, 4:51 PM EDT
Feb 27, 2021; Miami, FL, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver AJ Allmendinger (16) leads the field during the Contender Boats 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


With the conclusion of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the championship standings have been updated. Austin Cindric has extended his championship lead with his second win of the season, also making him the first driver to seal a second win in 2021.

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Currently, the 22-year-old has 248 points under his belt, including 14 playoff points. Meanwhile, Daniel Hemric is on 201 points with two playoff points. It is also worth mentioning that Cindric has four stage wins under his belt, while Hemric has two.

Cindric and Hemric are the only two drivers in the 200s in terms of points accumulated.

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Jeb Burton currently occupies third in the standings, with 172 points in the bag. Behind them are AJ Allmendinger, Harrison Burton and Brandon Jones, completing the Top 6.

Allmendinger and Burton are tied on 162 points, while Jones has 154 points in the bag

Myatt Snider and Justin Haley are tied on 149 points, with Brandon Brown on 137 points.

Finally, Jeremy Clements brings up the tail of the Top 10 with 134 points.

How does the rest of the NASCAR Xfinity Series pack line up?

It is worth mentioning that Justin Allgaier is the last man in the triple digits, with 114 points. However, Riley Herbst is not far away with 98 points, and with Michael Annett just five points adrift. Landon Cassill has amassed 89 points, with Ty Gibbs breathing down his neck, as he is one point behind him.

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WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK – AUGUST 03: Austin Cindric, driver of the #22 MoneyLion Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 200 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 03, 2019 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

At the same time, he is just one point ahead of Tommy Joe Martins. Meanwhile, Joe Graf Jr sits three points adrift of Martins and tied with Josh Williams. On a side note, Noah Gragson’s nightmare season continues, as he is languishing down in 19th place on 81 points.

Gragson has been supremely unlucky this season, having crashed out from top positions on many occasions. At the Phoenix Raceway, it happened again, and now he will be desperate for a good finish.

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MORE: WATCH: Austin Cindric Holds Off Ty Gibbs in a Thrilling Finish in NASCAR Xfinity Race at Phoenix

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