Xfinity Category

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For 35 years, Megadeth have changed the music industry as being part of “The Big Four” of thrash metal (alongside Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer). Now they’re joining forces with Richard Childress Racing and sponsoring Xfintiy Series “Big Three” member Tyler Reddick’s No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Gimme Radio, a music app designed for metal fans, has an association with the legendary metal band led by Dave Mustaine, hoping the partnership can create some thunderous buzz on the NASCAR community, like it hasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It all made sense for NASCAR NEXT Class of 2018-19 member Ryan Vargas to make his Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway. JD Motorsports with Gary Keller announced Wednesday that the 18-year-old Californian will make his national touring debut in the U.S. Cellular 250 July 27, piloting the No. 15 Cranio Care Bears Chevrolet Camaro. Last year in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series combo race, Vargas, who ran for the East championship, finished seventh in Max Siegel’s Rev Racing team. Vargas commented it was his bestRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Despite bouncing off the wall early in the Alsco 300, Chase Briscoe rallied to earn a top-five finish at Kentucky Speedway. Pit strategy at the start of the final stage put Briscoe’s No. 98 Ford Performance Ford Mustang in the lead. After he won the race on pit road, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver led 14 laps before the eventual winner, Cole Custer, snatched the lead. Briscoe slowly drifted backward. Briscoe ultimately lost track position during green flag pit stops. After he dropped from third toRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Christopher Bell was dominant in the daytime, but when the sun set over Kentucky Speedway on Friday, Cole Custer turned out the lights on his NASCAR Xfinity Series competition. Under the lights at the end of a 104-lap green-flag run to the conclusion of the Alsco 300, Custer’s No. 00 Ford crossed the finish line 1.651 seconds ahead of Bell’s No. 20 Toyota. Custer had taken the lead from Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Chase Briscoe on Lap 111 of 200 and held it the restRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent In an attrition-filled race at Daytona International Speedway, Brandon Brown earned his first career top-10 finish. The NASCAR Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender was at the center of one ‘big one,’ and involved in another. A mistimed bump by Brown’s No. 88 BMSRaceTeam.com Chevrolet Camaro SS to Scott Lagasse Jr.’s No. 93 sent Lagasse spinning in the middle of the field. 11 cars, including the Brandonbilt Motorsports machine, were damaged in the incident. Brown’s team persisted however and repaired his No. 86Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Stephen Leicht avoided the bulk of the carnage at Daytona International Speedway to earn his first top-five finish in over a decade. The JD Motorsports driver was running mid-pack when the final ‘big one’ broke out with 12 laps to go. Leicht had the wreck avoided in his No. 01 Flex Glue Chevrolet Camaro SS until his teammate, Garrett Smithley swerved to avoid the melee. Leicht and Smithley spun and emerged with little, if any, damage. “That backstretch wreck, Garrett andRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kaulig Racing team owner Matt Kaulig issued an edict during the offseason that he wanted to go “trophy hunting” in 2019 and with three cars in the arsenal for Friday night’s Circle K Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway, the hunt finally paid off as the team netted its first NASCAR Xfinity Series win. Ross Chastain ended the night in Victory Lane driving part-time for the team in its No. 16 entry, adding another win to his resume that has seenRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It’s not hard to fathom why AJ Allmendinger would put aside a fulfilling gig with NBC Sports for a few weeks and race a NASCAR Xfinity Series stock car on road courses. After all, the road circuits are his specialty, accounting for Allmendinger’s only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory (at Watkins Glen in 2014) and his only two Xfinity Series wins (Road America and Mid-Ohio in his only two starts in 2013). But why Daytona, where cars run withinRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The Circle K Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway will mark a milestone in Austin Cindric’s NASCAR career. The second-year NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will make his 50th career start in the No. 22 Pirtek Mustang on Friday night. In Cindric’s 49 starts to date, he has earned 12 top-five and 25 top-10 finishes. The Team Penske driver has also earned three pole positions. Overall, Daytona marks 79 combined starts in NASCAR’s National Series for Cindric. Results on superspeedways have been varied for the 20-year-old. InRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Following the Camping World 300 Christopher Bell became the first NASCAR Xfinity Series driver disqualified since 2005. Bell had finished third at Chicagoland Speedway in his No. 20 Rheem Toyota Supra. He was stripped of his third-place points, stage points, and winnings. Bell is now credited with a 38th-place finish and just one point earned. In 2005, Johnny Sauter was disqualified from the Spring race at Texas Motor Speedway for an illegal carburetor. No illegal parts were found on Bell’s Joe Gibbs Racing machine. TheRead More