Reddick wins to repeat as Xfinity champ

(AP Photo/Terry Renna)

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Tyler Reddick won his second consecutive Xfinity Series championship by snatching the lead away from Cole Custer in a spirited season finale Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Reddick and Custer traded the lead three times in a single lap with Reddick finally surging his Richard Childress Racing entry to the front for good with 18 laps remaining. Reddick is the first to win consecutive Xfinity championships since Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2011 and 2012 and ninth driver with multiple titles.

It's the only championship for manufacturer Chevrolet, which was shut out in Friday night's Truck Series finale when Matt Crafton won the title in a Ford. Chevrolet is not represented in the Cup championship race Sunday.

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Xfinity Leaders: Points
RankDriverPointsWins
1 T.Reddick 4040 6
2 C.Custer 4035 7
3 C.Bell 4032 8
4 J.Allgaier 4023 1
5 C.Briscoe 2302 1
6 A.Cindric 2294 2
7 J.Nemechek 2253 0
8 N.Gragson 2246 0
9 M.Annett 2239 1
10 B.Jones 2207 1
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