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NXS: Tyler Reddick wins Xfinity Series Championship in Miami

Saturday, Nov 17 1896

Tyler Reddick held off Cole Custer to win at Homestead on Saturday and bring home the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series title to JR Motorsports.

For Reddick, this marks his second win of the season. His first win of the season came at Daytona back in Febuary beating teammate Elliott Sadler by inches.

Reddick was ahead of Cole Custer due to a bad decision by Custer's team during the final round of pit stops. Just like the NASCAR Camping Wold Truck Series race on Friday night, there were no yellow flags in Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race outside from the breaks after the end of each stage.

Reddick's race-winning and championship-winning pass came on Lap 163 of the 200-Lap race when he passed title contender Christopher Bell. Bell fell back from the lead after Reddick's pass and ended up being a non-factor at the end after getting a flat tire.

"I just knew we had to execute. I thought we had a chance if we just made it to Homestead, It rewards my aggression.

Tonight, we hit the wall a lot but the car kept in one piece, enough for me to get to the end," Reddick said following Saturday's race.

Daniel Hemric who was also in the title hunt, finished fourth. 

For JR Motorsports, this is their second-straight NASCAR Xfinity Series title for the organization. William Byron who won last year, moved up to the Monster Energy Cup Series driving the iconic No. 24 for Hendrick Motorsports. Saturday's win for Reddick also marked his final win with JR Motorsports because he's taking over Daniel Hemric's ride for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Hemric, who has been in the Championship hunt the past two years at Homestead will be moving up to the Monster Energy Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing driving the No. 31 due to Ryan Newman going to Roush Fenway Racing in 2019.

Rounding out the top five was completed by Cole Custer in second, John Hunter Nemecheck in third, Daniel Hemric in fourth and Austin Cindric in fifth.

Elliott Sadler who announced earlier this season that he would be leaving from full-time competition, finished fourteenth.


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