All posts by Seth Eggert

Seth Eggert is a college student that has followed NASCAR his entire life. Seth is currently pursuing a writing career and is majoring in Communications and Journalism. He is an avid iRacer and video gamer. Seth also tutors his peers in multiple subjects.

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been a season of firsts for Gaunt Brothers Racing. The team scored its’ first top-25 finish with driver D.J. Kennington in the Daytona 500 and made their first non-restrictor plate appearance at ISM Raceway. Now the team will make their first short track start at Martinsville Speedway in Sunday’s STP 500. At Martinsville, the primary sponsor of Kennington’s No. 96 Toyota Camry will be Gordon Brothers. Gordon Brothers is global advisory, restructuring, and investment firm. Martinsville willRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Another new face will be behind the wheel in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as Kyle Benjamin will make his debut. Benjamin will drive the No. 54 Toyota Tundra for DGR-CROSLEY in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway. In six career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, Benjamin has one top-five and two top-10s. He also has 33 NASCAR K&N Pro Series Starts with five victories, 14 top-fives, and 19 top-10s. “Everyone at DGR-CROSLEY is excited to have Kyle in the truck this weekend,”Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer To say it was an up and down day for Ryan Blaney would be an understatement. Despite tagging the wall early and losing a lap, the young Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran still managed to finish eighth at Auto Club Speedway. On the final restart with nearly 70 laps left in the Auto Club 400, Blaney found himself outside the top-15. Slowly, he clawed his way back towards the top-10. After the final round of green flag pit stops around 45 laps to go,Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It seems possible that Jimmie Johnson’s slump is ending as he scored a top-10 finish at Auto Club Speedway. It was also the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series top-10 finish since the Charlotte Playoff race last season, 10 races ago. Johnson was up front for much of the Auto Club 400. Johnson’s No. 48 Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ran quietly inside the top-10 as the race drew to a close. In the final run to the finish, he was as high asRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After earning a top-10, there was no need to knock off the rust for Joe Gibbs Racing’s Ryan Preece. Preece made his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the 2018 season in the Rosanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway. The road to a ninth-place finish was a rocky one however. In the final run to the finish, Preece had to climb his way up through the field in the No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry. While battling Cole Custer for fifth, Preece slid off turn two.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the first time in 2018, Ryan Preece will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Auto Club Speedway. Preece will be behind the wheel of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 Rheem Toyota Camry for the Rosanne 300. Preece hedged his bet on a two-race deal JGR last year, finishing runner-up at New Hampshire and then winning at Iowa Speedway. Those runs turned two races into four in 2017, and now 10 races in 2018. In those four races last year, Preece scored four top-fiveRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer One of the underfunded teams in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, RSS Racing, has picked up a two-race sponsorship. Ryan Sieg’s No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro SS will have Ionomy Studios as his primary sponsor at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, July 6, and Darlington Raceway on Saturday, September 1. Sieg has 140 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with three top-fives and seven top-10s. His best finish in the final Championship Points Standings was ninth in 2016, the first year in which the Xfinity Series utilizedRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Four races into the season and only one NASCAR Xfinity Series regular has scored a victory. The Xfinity Series returns to Auto Club Speedway for the Auto Club 300. Cup drivers, series regulars looking to rebound, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the fifth race of the season. Coverage for the Auto Club 300 is scheduled to start Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. ET. Auto Club Speedway has hosted the fifth race of the season since the 2011 season. InRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The trend of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers making their debut at Martinsville Speedway continues with Reid Wilson. Wilson will make his debut in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 with Young’s Motorsports. Wilson will pilot the No. 20 TrüNorth™ / OEM2 Chevrolet Silverado at the 0.500-mile oval. The 21-year-old has made 20 career starts in the X-1R Pro Cup Series. He scored a best finish of third in the points standings in 2014, despite missing two races. In those 20 races, Reid scored sevenRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Late-race gambles are never a guarantee, and for Ryan Newman, a late-race strategy left him 11th when the checkered flag waved in the Ticket Guardian 500. Newman and his crew chief Luke Lambert elected to stay on track, waiting for a caution that never came. For over 30 laps, Newman stayed on the racetrack while many of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competitors hit pit road at ISM Raceway. He assumed the lead when Brad Keselowski hit pit road, leading for a total ofRead More