In race two of a triple header weekend the Xfinity Series comes to ISM Raceway for the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 and the final race before the championship.

It’s the round of eight and half of the playoff drivers will be eliminated on the way to naming the final four playoff drivers headed for Homestead-Miami next week.

Gray Gaulding drew first for qualifying for the race, but just as he was about to take a lap, his car was pulled from the lineup. Gaulding’s team has five minutes to get the car back to the track or be disqualified. Gaulding got his car going again and laid down a lap time of 27.731 seconds around the mile track.

After single car qualifying, Christopher Bell put his number 20 car on the pole. This is Bell’s sixth pole of the season.

After his win in Texas last week, Christopher Bell has secured his spot in the Final Four and a chance at the championship at Homestead-Miami.

Stages one and two of the race are 45 laps each with stage three lasting 110 laps for a total of 200 laps around the one mile track.

Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and edges out for the lead.

As they come to the start/finish line on lap two, Austin Cindric gets loose but the track stays green.

Lap four, Christopher Bell has a narrow lead on Cole Custer with Tyler Reddick in third.

Lap eight, Christopher Bell has a lead of over half a second on Cole Custer with Tyler Reddick in third over a second back.

Lap eleven, Christopher Bell has increased his lead to nearly a second on Cole custer; Tyler Reddick, Justin Allgaier, and Zane Smith round out the top five.

Austin Cindric again gets loose, but the track stays green.

The first caution flag of the race comes out on lap 14 when Riley Herbst spins out and hits the wall after making contact with Michael Annett.

Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 19 and gets out in front for the lead from the outside lane. Drivers get spread out across the track…including the apron… as they battle for position.

Lap 21, Christopher Bell has a lead of nearly a second on Justin Allgaier with Cole Custer in third.

Lap 23, Christopher Bell has a lead of nearly a second and a half on Justin Allgaier; Cole Custer, Chase Briscoe, and Tyler Reddick round out the top five.

Lap 27, Christopher Bell has pulled out to a lead of nearly two seconds on Justin Allgaier; Cole Custer is in third over two second back. All 38 drivers are still on the track with 36 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 30, Christopher Bell has a lead of nearly three seconds on Justin Allgaier and Cole Custer as the two drivers battle for second.

Lap 37, Christopher Bell has a lead of three seconds on Justin Allgaier with 30 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 40, Christopher Bell has led every lap so far and has begun passing slower traffic; there are 29 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 41, Christopher Bell has a lead of nearly two and a half second on Justin Allgaier with Cole Custer in third.

Christopher Bell wins stage one for his 21st stage win of the year and sixth during the playoffs.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Christopher Bell
Justin Allgaier
Cole Custer
Tyler Reddick
Chase Briscoe
Michael Annett
Brandon Jones
Zane Smith
John Hunter Nemechek
Austin Cindric

Seven of the eight playoff drivers earned points in stage one.

Christopher Bell wins the race off of pit road. Many of the drivers reported loose conditions and received adjustments to their cars along with fresh tires and a new load of fuel.

Christopher Bell brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two from the outside lane on lap 53. Christopher Bell gets out in front for the lead as drivers get three and four wide across the track.

Christopher Bell has the lead with Justin Allgaier in second and Michael Annett in third.

Lap 57, Christopher Bell has a half second lead on Justin Allgaier with Michael Annett in third. There are 31 cars on the lead lap with four drivers off the track or out of the race with mechanical issues.

Lap 61, Justin Allgaier is slowly closing the gap on leader Christopher Bell, Allgaier is now under half a second back with Cole Custer in third nearly two seconds back.

Lap 64, Christopher Bell continues to lead the race with a half second lead on Justin Allgaier; Cole Custer Michael Annett, and Tyler Reddick round out the top five.

Lap 71 and there has been only one caution flag for an on track incident.

Christopher Bell is in the lead with Justin Allgaier in second over a half second back.

Lap 75, Christopher Bell has a lead of over half a second on Justin Allgaier with Cole Custer in third. There are 23 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 80, Christopher Bell has a lead of over a second on Justin Allgaier with Cole Custer in third; Michael Annett and Tyler Reddick round out the top five.

Lap 83, there are 20 cars on the lead lap and 29 cars still on the track.

Lap 84, Christopher Bell has a lead of over a second on Justin Allgaier; Cole Custer, Tyler Reddick, and Michael Annett round out the top five.

Leading all but one lap in the first two stages, Christopher Bell wins stage two for the stage sweep.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Christopher Bell
Justin Allgaier
Cole Custer
Tyler Reddick
Michael Annett
Chase Briscoe
Austin Cindric
John Hunter Nemechek
Noah Gragson
Zane Smith

Based on points, Cole Custer has secured his spot in the Final Four and a chance to take the championship in Homestead-Miami.

Christopher Bell wins the race off of pit road; Cole Custer and Justin Allgaier follow.

Christopher Bell and Austin Cindric were caught speeding on pit road and will have to restart the race from the back of the field.

While Chase Briscoe is mathematically still eligible to make it into the Final Four, Michael Annett, Austin Cindric, and Noah Gragson are in a must win position.

Cole Custer brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 97 but it is Justin Allgaier who gets out in front for the lead.

Lap 102, Justin Allgiaer has a lead of over half a second on Tyler Reddick with Cole Custer in third. Christopher Bell has already moved up to eleventh place.

The drivers must make at least one pit stop during stage three.

Lap 108, Justin Allgaier has a half second lead on Tyler Reddick; Cole Custer, Chase Briscoe, and Noah Gragson round out the top five with Christopher Bell in ninth.

Lap 110, Justin Allgaier has a half second lead on Tyler Reddick with 20 cars on the lead lap. Christopher Bell is now in ninth place after a pit road speeding penalty.

Christopher Bell brings out the caution flag on lap 117 after spinning out in a single car event.

All of the drivers come down pit road but employ various strategies from fuel only to four tires.

With 80 lap remaining in the race, Tyler Reddick and Chase Briscoe bring the field down for the green flag. Getting four wide, Chase Briscoe takes the lead.

Lap 124, Chase Briscoe has a near half second lead on Brandon Jones with Austin Cindric in third.

Lap 125, the top five are Chase Briscoe, Brandon Jones, Austin Cindric, Tyler Reddick, and Justin Allgiaer.

Lap 130, Chase Brisco has a lead of just under half a second on Brandon Jones with Justin Allgaier in third. There are 20 cars on the lead lap; Christopher Bell is the first car one lap down.

Lap 131, Justin Allgaier passes Brandon Jones to take second place and sets his sights on leader Chase Briscoe.

Lap 134, Justin Allgaier has caught up to leader Chase Briscoe and is challenging for the lead and on lap 136 Justin Allgaier becomes the new leader.

Lap 140, Justin Allgaier has a half second lead on Tyler Reddick with Chase Briscoe in third.

Lap 145, Justin Allgaier has a lead of just under half a second on Tyler Reddick; Cole Custer is in third over three seconds back.

Fifty to go, Justin Allgaier has pulled out to a lead of over half a second on Tyler Reddick; Cole Custer, Chase Briscoe, and Brandon Jones round out the top five.

Lap 156, Justin Allgaier has increased his lead to nearly two seconds on Tyler Reddick with 18 cars on the lead lap.

With 36 laps remaining in the race, Justin Allgaier has a two second lead on Tyler Reddick; Cole Custer is in third three seconds back.

Thirty to go, Justin Allgiaer has a lead of over two and a half seconds on Cole Custer with Tyler Reddick in third; Chase Briscoe and Zane Smith round out the top five.

Lap 177, Justin Allgaier has a lead with Cole Custer in second and Tyler Reddick in third. Reddick’s team believes that Justin Allgaier cannot complete the race on fuel and has told their driver to back down his speed.

Lap 180, there are only eleven cars on the lead lap.

Justin Allgaier’s lead is now nearly three seconds on Cole Custer.

Fifteen to go, Justin Allgaier has a lead of nearly three seconds on Cole Custer with Tyler Reddick in third over seven seconds back. There are eleven cars on the lead lap.

Ten to go, Justin Allgaier’s lead over Cole Custer is down to under two seconds with Tyler Reddick over 10 seconds back in third.

Lap 192, Cole Custer has pulled to within a second of leader Justin Allgaier.

Five to go, Justin Allgaier continues to lead but is out in front by less than a second over Cole Custer.

Three to go, leader Justin Allgaier is catching slower traffic.

Justin Allgaier takes the white flag with Cole Custer just half a second back.

After a long dry spell, Justin Allgaier wins his first race of 2019 and the playoffs. He won the race wearing a helmet that was designed by his six year old daughter Harper.

And with that the Final Four is set: Christopher Bell, Justin Allgaier, Cole Custer, and Tyler Reddick. Michael Annett, Chase Briscoe, Noah Gragson, and Austin Cindric have been eliminated from the playoffs.

Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 race results:
Justin Allgaier
Cole Custer
Tyler Reddick
John Hunter Nemechek
Zane Smith
Austin Cindric
Justin Haley
Chase Briscoe
Michael Annett
Noah Gragson
Brandon Jones
Gray Gaulding
Ryan Sieg
Ray Black Jr
Josh Williams
Christopher Bell
Tommy Joe Martins
Jeremy Clements
Matt Mills
Brandon Brown
Stephen Leicht
Tyler Matthews
Josh Bilicki
Joey Gase
David Starr
Ryan Vargas
Garrett Smithley
Bobby Earnhardt
Mike Harmon
Riley Herbst
Vinnie Miller
Chad Finchum
Ronnie Bassett Jr
Joe Nemechek
Dexter Bean
Bayley Currey
JJ Yeley
Landon Cassill