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, NASCAR Writer How many different obstacles in an elimination race can be thrown a drivers’ way? For Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson, a multitude of issues almost cost him a chance to fight for an unprecedented eighth series championship. Johnson narrowly escaped Kansas Speedway with his Championship hopes intact, a mere nine points ahead of Kyle Larson. Johnson ended the Hollywood Casino 400 in 11th, a far cry from where it looked like he would finish. Not once, but twice, Johnson’s No. 48 Lowe’sRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer William Byron went from worst to first among those competing for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at Kansas Speedway. Byron finished fourth, best among the Playoff competitors after fighting his way through the field all day long. Byron battled hard late in the race with his JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier for position. Allgaier had the advantage over his young teammate until five laps to go. Byron, who had managed his tires took advantage of Allgaier’s fading tires, leap-frogging him for the fifth position. ContactRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  Dreams really do come true. In the 2018 season, Spencer Boyd, who is coming off his career best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish, will compete in his first full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series season for SS-Green Light Racing. He will drive the newly re-numbered No. 76 Grunt Style Chevrolet Camaro SS for the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. To date, Boyd has six starts in both the Truck Series and the Xfinity Series. In the Truck Series, he has a best finish of 13th, comingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  29 races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, only four of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars (Jeremy Clements, Ryan Reed, Justin Allgaier twice, and William Byron three times) have scored victories during the 2017 season. This weekend the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Kansas Speedway for the Drive for the Cure 300, the 30th race of the season. After the events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Byron leads the points standings with his JR Motorsports teammate Allgaier three-points behind in second. The last time the XfinityRead More

Posted On October 16, 2017By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Climbing the Ladder: Brandon Jones

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Richard Childress Racing driver Brandon Jones. Jones is a 20-year-old NASCAR Xfinity Series driver. He drives the No. 33 AAA, Nexteer Automotive, Menards, Rain-X Chevrolet Camaro SS. Jones is not in the Playoffs for the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship and currently sits 17th in the points standings. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in Motorsports? Brandon Jones: My first interaction with motorsports was coming to the track as a youngRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Surviving a race of attrition just to crash coming to the checkered flag may be dramatic, but it does not win you the race. Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola did just that, finishing fifth. The Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was anything but calm for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competitor. With just a handful of undamaged cars and several competitive repaired cars, Almirola was in the thick of the battle for the lead in the No. 43 Smithfield Ford Fusion. Even inRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer It is often said that Talladega Superspeedway levels the playing field for those who compete on the 2.66-mile. The fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola was no different for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitors. Five drivers improved on their career-best finishes in the chaotic Playoff Elimination race. Bobby Gerhart, Clay Greenfield, Myatt Snider, Spencer Boyd, and Vinnie Miller each improved on their career-best finishing position. They accomplished this by avoiding, or at the very least, surviving the mayhem. Although all five of these driversRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Attrition always seems to be the name of the game at Talladega Superspeedway. Saturday’s fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola was no different. One driver who survived the mayhem was Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Myatt Snider. Being at the right place and at the right time helped Snider avoid the destruction that took place throughout the field. Multiple times throughout the race, his No. 51 Louisiana Hot Sauce Toyota Tundra was just ahead when ‘The Big One’ broke out. Ultimately, Snider was just ahead of the finalRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Ascension up the ladder is key to driver development. One driver that will move up the NASCAR ladder in 2018 is Christopher Bell. Bell, who currently leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff Standings for Kyle Busch Motorsports will move to the NASCAR Xfinity Series full-time in 2018 with Joe Gibbs Racing. Bell burst onto the NASCAR scene when he won at Eldora Speedway in 2015. Since then, he has earned another six wins, made two Playoff appearances in two years, and made anRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Being a defending champion won’t guarantee advancing to the next Round of the Playoffs. For defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter, the odds play into his favor to advance to the Round of Six. Sauter enters Talladega Superspeedway fourth in the Playoff Standings in the No. 21 Allegiant Chevrolet Silverado. At Talladega, Sauter has one win, three top-fives, and five top-10s in eight starts. He also has six NASCAR Xfinity Series starts (one top-10 and one pole position) and five Monster EnergyRead More