AVONDALE, Ariz. – Garrett Smithley finished 26th Saturday in the Whelen 200 Xfinity Series race at ISM Raceway. 

Running for the sixth time at the suburban Phoenix track, Smithley worked his way around six cautions and brought the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 0 Chevrolet home in mid-pack. 

“Phoenix is a tough track,” Smithley said. “We had a good car and got a decent finish. We’ll shoot to close it out strong next week at Homestead.” 

The Xfinity season will end with a Nov. 17 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida. Smithley is 19th in Xfinity driver points. 

Christopher Bell won the race and will join Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick in the hunt for the series championship at Homestead.