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FORT WORTH, Texas — Cole Custer held off Tyler Reddick in crash-bang green-white-checkered finish to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Saturday evening at Texas Motor Speedway. Custer’s first victory of the season aboard the Stewart-Haas Racing Ford pushed him into the Championship 4 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs at Homestead-Miami Speedway in two weeks. It was Custer’s second Xfinity Series victory and his first came in last year’s season finale at Homestead. Custer and Reddick shared the front row for the restart with two laps remaining after the track record 13th yellow flag of the race. “The 1 (Elliott Sadler) is the best pusher in this series and I hate that I didn’t have him behind me, but it all worked out OK,” said Custer, who is the first driver locked into the Championship 4. “I’m pumped. We are going to Homestead. “We haven’t won all year, but we’ve been so close. It was frustrating but we kept going.” Reddick, aboard a JR Motorsports Chevrolet, got the jump on the restart with a push from Sadler, but Custer ran him down and pulled even. But when it looked like Reddick would hold him off, the pair touched and the 20-year-old Custer sped ahead to victory. “I got too caught up in holding the bottom and it killed my run off,” Reddick explained. “I was almost able to keep him blocked enough that he couldn’t get out in the clean air. Had we not made contact, I feel like we cost ourselves a legitimate shot at winning a race. I got a little too greedy there. Unfortunate because we could have been locked in for Homestead. Today was chaotic.” Austin Cindric finished third in a Team Penske Ford with John Hunter Nemechek fourth in a Chevrolet and Justin Allgaier fifth in another Chevrolet. Daniel Hemric won the first stage with Custer winning the second stage. Polesitter and dominant Xfinity Series driver Christopher Bell was involved in a pair of crashes, including one with Cindric, which eliminated him from the race and forced him into a must-win situation next weekend at Arizona’s ISM Raceway.