Former ARCA Winners Bell and Custer Advance to NXS Championship Four at Homestead

Former ARCA Winners Bell and Custer Advance to NXS Championship Four at Homestead

The NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship Four has been set following the Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, and two of the four drivers racing for the series championship are former ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards winners.

Christopher Bell, a three-time series winner, is the No. 1 seed headed into the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Cole Custer, a former ARCA winner at Pocono, is the third seed and just picked up his second win of his career at Texas Motor Speedway.

Bell swept the 2016 races at Salem Speedway, and followed with his third career series win at Chicagoland in 2017. He's set a rookie record for the NASCAR XFINITY Series with seven wins so far in 2018.

Custer's 2015 Pocono win made him, at the time, the youngest ARCA superspeedway winner in series history. He also became the youngest winner in the history of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2014.

Former ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion Justin Allgaier had five wins through the NXS season, but he was eliminated from championship contention at Pheonix when he was involved in an accident on lap 145. Allgaier had led 69 laps that point and won both stages, but was relegated to 24th at the finish.

Other drivers with ARCA ties in the top ten included third-place finisher Matt Tifft, former ARCA Kentucky winner Austin Cindric in fifth, five-time ARCA winner Brandon Jones in seventh, and former ARCA Kansas winner Spencer Gallagher in tenth.

The NASCAR XFINITY Series concludes its 2019 season Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race will be televised live on NBCSN at 3:30 pm ET.

The 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season is complete. The season will officially conclude with the 66th annual Championship Awards Banquet on Saturday December 8 in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana State Convention Center, in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry trade show. Tickets are still available to the black tie ceremony and are available to the general public.