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Harrison Burton Wins at Martinsville as Xfinity Championship 4 Field is Set

New week, new track, same result for Harrison Burton.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver earned his fourth victory of the season in the series’ return to Martinsville Speedway, the first time the Xfinity Series has competed at The Paperclip since 2006.

Burton eclipsed his father Jeff’s record as the youngest driver to win in the series at Martinsville (22 years, 22 days) and earned his fourth victory of the season.

“It was a really fun race,” Burton said in victory lane. “Martinsville is one of those places that’s really cool to win at. For me in particular because my family is from here. There’s a guy in a hot dog for Halloween. The fans here are awesome. It’s amazing to win here at what is one of my home tracks I would say and do what my dad did. I think it was his first Xfinity win was here.”

By virtue of finishing second, Justin Allgaier clinched a Championship 4 spot. He joins Chase Briscoe (already clinched at Kansas), Austin Cindric (finished 10th) and Justin Haley (finished 12th after battling engine issues for most of the race).

Narrowly missing out were Ross Chastain (four points shy, finished fifth), Noah Gragson (finished third), Brandon Jones (finished ninth) and Ryan Sieg (finished 11th). Some other notable finishers include Jeb Burton (third), Riley Herbst (sixth) and Michael Annett (eighth).

The 250-lap race was slowed 10 times for 63 total laps. AJ Allmendinger (led 63 laps) was forced to pit late with a flat tire after making slight contact with Burton.

The championship race will be held at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. ET.

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