All posts by Brian Eberly

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The last time Michael Self competed in a race was last October’s NASCAR XFINITY Series event at Kansas Speedway. On Friday, Self climbed behind the wheel for the ARCA Kansas 150 and it didn’t take long for the 25-year-old driver to shake off the rust. With qualifying cancelled due to weather and the field set by car owner points, Self started 26th in the No. 28 Sinclair  Oil Chevrolet for Ranier Racing with MDM. Self had a fast car and wasRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Matt Kenseth turned a lap at 192.089 mph in the final round of knockout qualifying to earn the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. The pole was the first of the season for Kenseth and the 18th of his career. Kenseth has two victories at Kansas and will look to clinch his spot in the Round of 8 with a third victory at the 1.5-mile track. “Our cars are pretty fastRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Fresh off signing with Kyle Busch Motorsports to drive a Toyota Tundra full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017, Noah Gragson continues to be busy behind the wheel as the 18-year-old driver closes out the 2016 season. By Saturday night, Gragson will have competed in three races in three different cars over the course of seven days, starting in the Winchester 400 last Sunday before pulling double duty this weekend. Gragson is running the ARCA race at KansasRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – Heading into Kentucky Speedway and the first race in the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase, Erik Jones and the powerhouse Joe Gibbs Racing organization were a title favorite. Jones recorded four wins and 13 top-five finishes in the 26-race regular season and entered the weekend with a six-point advantage in the championship standings. Jones had a dominant car on Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway, leading a race-high 100 laps before a late-race wreck ended his night in the garage instead of inRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – Justin Allgaier enters the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase in the fifth position in the championship standings as he seeks the title in his sixth season in the series. Allgaier competed full-time in the XFINITY Series for five seasons before making the jump to the Sprint Cup level with HScott Motorsports in 2014. The two-year stint at the top level of NASCAR competition yielded just one top-10 result – an eight-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway. For the 2016 season, Allgaier returnedRead More

Posted On September 24, 2016By Brian EberlyIn Breaking News, Xfinity

Erik Jones Earns Pole for Chase Opener at Kentucky

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – Erik Jones turned a lap at 182.207 mph in the final round of knockout qualifying to earn the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for Saturday night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Jones edged teammate Daniel Suarez for the top spot as the front-row will be all Joe Gibbs Racing. The pole was the eighth of the season for Jones and his 26th top-10 start. Elliott Sadler, Ty Dillon, Sam Hornish Jr, Matt Tifft, Brendan Gaughan, Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace, Justin Allgaier, BrennanRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – Matt Tifft was originally scheduled to compete in over thirty races this season between the NASCAR Camping World Truck and XFINITY Series and the ARCA Racing Series. That planned changed in June when the 20-year-old driver went in for an MRI as a result of a back condition. Doctors discovered a low-grade glioma in his brain that would require surgery and keep Tifft out of competition as he recovered. After almost three months of rehabilitation, Tifft returned to competition last weekend atRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – At Kentucky Speedway, Chase Briscoe needed to finish seventh or better to clinch the ARCA Racing Series championship with one race still remaining in the 2016 season. Briscoe finished worse than seventh just three times in 18 races heading into Friday night’s race at the 1.5-mile track and hadn’t had a finish worse than sixth since Pocono in June. After setting a new track record in qualifying, Briscoe led the field to green and despite not leading a lap, ran inside theRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – The 2016 season has seen 18-year-old Austin Cindric compete in the Pirelli World Challenge Series for K-PAX Racing, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for Martin-McClure Racing and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Brad Keselowski Racing. On Friday night at Kentucky Speedway, Cindric made just the fifth ARCA Racing Series start of his career, all with Cunningham Motorsports, and earned his first victory. Cindric led a race-high 64 laps in the No. 99 Pirtek Ford and never took tires, beatingRead More

Posted On September 23, 2016By Brian EberlyIn ARCA, Headline News

Chase Briscoe Continues Roll, Wins Pole at Kentucky

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – The impressive 2016 season of Chase Briscoe continued at Kentucky Speedway as the 21-year-old rookie from Mitchell, Indiana set a new track record to win the pole for Friday night’s ARCA Racing Series Crosley Brands 150. “It was pretty hairy. We’re almost wide open all the way around here,” Briscoe said, of his lap around the recently repaved 1.5-mile track. The pole was Briscoe’s series-leading sixth of the season in the 19th race. The top nine qualifiers all broke the previous trackRead More