Xfinity Category

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FONTANA, Calif. – Thanks to Cole Custer, Kyle Busch will have to wait at least one more day. With a determined run to the finish in Saturday’s Production Alliance Group 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway, Custer kept Busch at bay after a restart with 20 laps left and thwarted Busch’s march toward 200 victories across NASCAR’s top three national series. In winning for the third time in his career and the first time at his home track, the Ladera Ranch, Calif.,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor “Well, ****,” Kyle Busch exclaimed over his team radio as the laps wound down during Saturday’s NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway. A number of laps earlier, the 199-time NASCAR National Series winner looked to be on autopilot toward win No. 200, but a trip to pit road on lap 115 changed everything. After leading 98 laps and winning the first two stages, the penultimate caution of the race brought the field to pit road for routine service, but for the No. 18 teamRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Auto Club Speedway was once again unkind to John Hunter Nemechek, who took a heavy shunt past the start/finish line on the 84th lap of Saturday’s Production Alliance Group 300 in Fontana, California, and will be credited with a 28th place result. Already dealing with adversity such as a brush in the Turn 4 wall during Stage 1 and later in Stage 2, he lost a lap by pitting for a vibration, but would have a decent recovery and saw himself battling Justin Haley for theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track this weekend for the Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway. Last weekend, Kyle Busch scored his second victory of the season, dominating much of the race on his way to victory. Another appearance by Kyle Busch and Ryan Preece, the final leg of the ‘West Coast Swing,’ the worn racing surface, and restarts will be just some of the storylines to watch for on Saturday. Busch and Preece are the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – How did Kyle Busch win Saturday’s IK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway? Poof! His closest pursuers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race disappeared in a cloud of smoke. Busch was out front on Lap 130 when the engine in the No. 01 Chevrolet of Stephen Leicht exploded in front of Justin Allgaier and pole winner Christopher Bell, who were running second and third at the time. Enveloped in a Days-of-Thunder-style cloud of smoke, Allgaier spun in the fluid from Leicht’s car, hittingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The second runner-up finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Ryan Truex was seven years in the making. The part-time JR Motorsports driver used track position to his advantage while battling ignition issues. On the final restart of the iK9 Service Dogs 200 at ISM Raceway, Truex’s No. 8 Martin Truex, Jr. Foundation / Sherry Strong Chevrolet Camaro SS lined up behind eventual winner Kyle Busch. He followed Busch into turns one and two, clearing himself of the inside lane. Truex then had to holdRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Austin Cindric came into Saturday’s iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway with a game plan of executing a strong performance that could pay dividends in November, and strong they were. Cindric brought his No. 22 MoneyLion Ford Mustang home in fifth and racked up that essential playoff point he’s been fighting for throughout his NASCAR career. The first caution of the afternoon came out on Lap 32 after Bayley Currey’s No. 17 Port of Tucson Chevrolet Camaro blew an oil line and slammed the TurnRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A driver’s fear is unable to see the racetrack, hoping to avoid chaos. Both Justin Allgaier and pole sitter Christopher Bell faced that epiphany and were involved in a crash after Stephen Leicht hand grenaded his engine the exit of Turn 3 during Saturday’s iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, ending Leicht and Bell’s afternoons. With 71 laps to go, Leicht’s No. 01 JD Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro had just lost a lap to race leader Kyle Busch, and was running in 20thRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track this weekend for the iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway. Last weekend, Kyle Busch scored his first victory of the season, holding off many of the Xfinity Series regulars on his way to victory. Another appearance by Kyle Busch, the second leg of the ‘West Coast Swing,’ and restarts will be just some of the storylines to watch for on Saturday. Busch is the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver entered in Saturday’s race. Coverage forRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent A wreck in overtime took out Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick, the two NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars with the best chance of running down Kyle Busch.  Bell limped to the finish while Reddick failed to finish the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In an aggressive battle with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Busch, Reddick entered turn the beneath the veteran. His No. 2 Hurdl Chevrolet Camaro SS bobbled and slid up the track. Just as Reddick appeared to save his car,Read More