Noah Gragson is rolling through the NASCAR Xfinity Series like a bowling ball headed toward a strike.
Gragson won for the fourth consecutive race Saturday, taking the lead with 11 laps left and winning the 300-mile race at Texas Motor Speedway. The victory put Gragson in the second round of the playoffs.
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The race was pockmarked by wrecks, scrambling the 12-driver playoff field.
The Xfinity playoffs will continue Oct. 1 at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET, USA Network).
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