With a dominating performance in the desert, Allgaier made a big jump in the standings from 11th to 4th. A cool $100,000 in his pocket for winning the first Dash4Cash race and a guaranteed spot in the playoffs are nice bonuses.
The fan favorite has looked good so far this season. He hasn’t had the speed of the front-runners but isn’t too far off of contending for wins.
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Daniel Hemric, 104
The young Richard Childress Racing driver has rebounded nicely from a 31st at Daytona to finish near the top 10 in the next three races.
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Brennan Poole, 98
Through the first four races, Poole is right in the mix with only one top-10 finish. As consistency increases, the No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet should be headed for a solid run in the playoffs.
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Matt Tifft, 91
A 12th-place finish in Phoenix knocked Tifft down two spots in the standings. Expect good things to come from the Joe Gibbs Racing driver as the season progresses.
It was a great day for JR Motorsports in the desert with all four drivers in the top 10. Annett jumped three spots in the standings and has continued to look good in the move from a backmarker Cup team to an elite XFINITY team.
Rhodes brought home a 23rd-place finish but kept the 15th spot in the standings over Garrett Smithley. An slight increase in performance could have Rhodes contending for a playoff spot as the season progresses.