Xfinity Category

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service In the days and months leading up to Saturday’s inaugural Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, Indiana’s own, Chase Briscoe left no doubt how important a victory would be to him. He sure had to earn this one. After holding off an aggressive late race charge from the field, the 25-year old Hoosier took the checkered flag, maneuvered out of his No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and joined team members to climb the frontstretch fencingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Jesse Little’s rewarding top-10 finish from last Sunday’s Pocono Green 225 at Pocono Raceway still brightens up his day. Not only showcasing how much progress he’s made as a NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie, but finally allowing him to find his racing rhythm. “I’m comfortable with the cars,” Jesse told Motorsports Tribune. “I’ve had enough laps, even though I haven’t had a lot of practice. I’ve had enough laps in the races being week-to-week-to-week that I’m comfortable in myself.” Prior to surviving the mayhem that took outRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Ross Chastain’s bank account grew by $100,000 after winning a second straight Dash4Cash bonus in Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono, but it was a bittersweet day after coming so close to victory. After starting the day in fifth place, Chastain showed early he would be one of the cars to beat, leading five times for 31 laps and putting himself in position for his first win of the season when a late single-car crash pushed the race into overtime and setup a two lapRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Chase Briscoe recovered from a pit road speeding penalty and a spin with 21 laps left to pick up his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season in Sunday’s Pocono Green 225. In a race that went to overtime after a record ninth caution at 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway, Briscoe surrendered the lead to Ross Chastain in Turn 1 after the final restart but reclaimed the top spot in the Tunnel Turn and finished 1.015 seconds ahead of the No. 10 Chevrolet a lap-and-a-halfRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Jeb Burton made his second NASCAR Xfinity Series start of 2020 in Saturday’s Unhinged 300 at Talladega Superspeedway and it was a career day for the part-time competitor, scoring a career-best third-place finish after leading 8 of 113 laps. The 27-year-old Virginian was in prime position of putting his No. 8 LS Tractor Chevrolet Camaro into victory lane as the race came down to the final three laps between him and Justin Haley, who was also hungry of capturing that long elusive series victory. Coming toRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service On a banner day for Kaulig Racing at Talladega Superspeedway, Justin Haley got his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory and Ross Chastain got the cash. Haley, who doesn’t have a ride locked down for next year, beat teammate Chastain to the finish line by .299-seconds at the end of a three-lap dash in Saturday’s Unhinged 300 at the 2.66-mile track. Chastain collected the $100,000 Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus as the highest finisher among four eligible drivers—a week after teammate AJ Allmendinger claimed anRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Harrison Burton’s top-10 streak in the NASCAR Xfinity Series is over following Saturday’s Unhinged 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. Burton was on a 12-race streak of finishing in the top-10 dating back to Texas last November, highlighted with two wins at Fontana in March and the first Homestead race last Saturday. That all changed with 18 laps to go when Burton ran into the back of Kody Vanderwal, causing a multi-car crash in Turn 3. Also involved in the carnage were Josh Williams, Joe Graf, Jr., ColinRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Noah Gragson put the NASCAR Xfinity Series field on notice as the driver to beat during the weekend doubleheader at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but a disappointing turn of luck both days deprived the JR Motorsports standout the opportunity to be able to claim victory. A day after dominating the Hooters 250, in which he led 83 laps and seemed destined to end the race with a checkered flag in hand before a late caution changed everything and forced him to have to settle for a third-place result,Read More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Chase Briscoe delivered a clutch restart in double overtime to hold off a hard-charging Brandon Jones at the finish line and earn the victory in Sunday’s Contender Boats 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was a feel-good ending to a challenging weekend for Briscoe, who had to make up six laps in Saturday’s Xfinity race to score a seventh-place finish, and then had to race without his fulltime crew chief and car chief on Sunday as they served a penalty fromRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It might’ve not been an ideal race for Kaulig Racing, but all three entries finished in the top-six with fourth-place A.J. Allmendinger taking the spotlight once again following Sunday’s Contender Boats 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That’s because he was able to work his way from 38th place to score his second straight top-five. More importantly, winning the Dash 4 Cash which made him $100,000 richer and eligible for the bonus once again heading into next Saturday’s Unhinged 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. Allmendinger’s road towards the XfinityRead More