Herbst hasn’t celebrated in Victory Lane during the 2023 Xfinity Series season, nor has he done so in a national NASCAR series. What he has done has continued to gain experience while making appearances in the playoffs.
The 2022 season served as a fitting example. Herbst turned in a career-best season with 20 top-10 finishes and eight top-fives. He ended the year 10th in the championship standings, which was an improvement over both 2021 (11th) and 2020 (12th).
The race at Phoenix on March 11 was another opportunity for Herbst to put together a consistent performance. He took advantage by finishing fourth in Stage 1 and eighth in Stage 2. This gave him 10 bonus points, which will come into play as the playoffs approach.
Herbst is now solidly above the cutline after four races with 155 points. This puts him in a tie for fourth overall with