Xfinity Category

By David Morgan, Associate Editor SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Ladies and gentlemen, the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The fans in attendance for Saturday’s Pennzoil 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway certainly got their money’s worth in the return to the famous 2.5-mile oval for the first time in three years. What looked to be Cole Custer’s race down the stretch turned into a three-car battle royale, with Custer’s Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Riley Herbst and Aric Almirola joining the fray as the laps wound down. As the laps clicked away toward the finish, Herbst chewedRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LONG POND, Pa. – Reigning NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Cole Custer claimed his first win of the 2024 season Saturday beating his closest championship challenger Justin Allgaier to the Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 checkered flag and giving Ford its first series win of the year. Custer’s No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mustang took the lead from Allgaier on a re-start with nine laps remaining and then held off the JR Motorsports Chevy by .670-second to secure his 14th career victory in a thrilling finishRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CHICAGO – Kyle Larson and Shane van Gisbergen are two of the best in the business when it comes to road course racing in NASCAR and this weekend in Chicago are putting on a clinic for the rest of the field when it comes to racing hard, but respectful around the tight confines of a street course. Since van Gisbergen shocked the NASCAR world with his win at the inaugural Chicago Street Race a year ago, drivers have been astonished with the way he was ableRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CHICAGO – Just when the NASCAR Xfinity Series field thought it had Shane van Gisbergen covered, he showed them how it’s done, winning Saturday’s The Loop 121 on the Streets of Chicago. With two road course wins already in 2024 and a Cup Series win on the Chicago street course last season in his back pocket, van Gisbergen came in as the overwhelming favorite and rightfully so. Rolling off from the pole alongside Kyle Larson, it was a heavyweight fight for the New Zealander and LarsonRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor LEBANON, Tenn. – Mother Nature played no favorites in Saturday’s Tennessee Lottery 250 at Nashville Superspeedway, especially for those pulling double duty to run both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series races on back-to-back days under blazing sun. When the checkered flag flew, a number of drivers required attention in the form of ice, cold water, and a visit to the Infield Care Center to aid in recovery before strapping back in less than 24 hours later. John Hunter Nemechek fared the best ofRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LEBANON, Tenn. – John Hunter Nemechek survived a steamy hot afternoon and held off a highly-motivated field to win the Tennessee Lottery 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Nashville Superspeedway Saturday afternoon. It’s the second Xfinity Series win of the season for Nemechek in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota – and 11th of his career in the series. The 27-year-old North Carolinian won Stage 2 and led a race best 76 of the 188 laps, including the final 46 after taking the leadRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LOUDON, N.H. – Christopher Bell kept it dramatic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon, relying on a last lap pass in overtime to claim the SciAps 200 victory – giving him a perfect four-for-four track record in NASCAR Xfinity Series races at the 1.058-mile track. Bell’s No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota pulled off a daring three-wide move with two corners to go and ultimately pulled away to a .254-second win over fellow JGR team driver Sheldon Creed. The runner-up showing for theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – For the second day in a row, tires were the talk of the town at Iowa Speedway. After the NASCAR Cup Series had its issues with tire failures in practice on Friday, it was the Xfinity Series turn during Saturday’s HyVee Perks 250. Throughout the day, drivers and teams were riding the ragged edge wondering if they were going to be the next to feel the wrath of the tire gods. When all was said and done, more than an handful of driversRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa — In a race of tire management and hurt feelings, Sam Mayer held off Riley Herbst in overtime to win Saturday’s Hy-Vee Perks 250 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ return to Iowa Speedway after a four-year hiatus. Mayer’s No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet crossed the finish line 0.146 seconds ahead of the No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford of Herbst, who felt Mayer had abused him earlier in the race. The victory was Mayer’s second of the season and the sixth of hisRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service SONOMA, Calif. – New Zealander Shane van Gisbergen powered his way to the lead on a restart with 11 laps remaining in Saturday’s Zip Buy Now, Pay Later 250 on the Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway road course and bolted off to a 1.323-second victory – his second career NASCAR Xfinity Series win coming only a week after his first. The 35-year old Kiwi – who earned his first career pole position earlier Saturday at the 1.99-mile course and led a race best 32 laps –Read More