Xfinity Category

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Championship 4 Contender Cole Custer swept all three rounds of knockout qualifying and will lead the field to green in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Custer’s final round lap at 165.598 mph in the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford bested fellow championship competitor Christopher Bell in the No. 20  Gamestop Transformers Toyota. “Sure it gives you a little bit of confidence but it doesn’t pay anything to win the pole, so we still have to do what we haveRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Four drivers enter, but only one will leave Homestead-Miami Speedway with the championship hardware on Saturday as the NASCAR Xfinity Series season comes to a close with the Ford EcoBoost 300. Thirty-two races after the season started with the closest finish in NASCAR history at Daytona, four drivers representing four different teams and all three manufacturers will vie for their first series championship. Those four drivers include Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric, and Tyler Reddick, all of whom have bested the otherRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – When the checkered flag falls on Saturday night, it will also be the checkered flag on Elliott Sadler’s driving career as he will hang up his helmet and retire from full-time driving after 23 years behind the wheel. Even though he came up just short of making the Championship 4 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series to go and race for the title one last time, Sadler will still be focused on winning the Ford EcoBoost 300 to go out on top and willRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer An after thought all season, Tyler Reddick stands alone among the JR Motorsports trio with a shot of capturing the Xfinity Series title. The rookie finished sixth in Saturday’s Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix to get the fourth and final spot in the Championship 4. Entering the NASCAR playoffs, no one would’ve expected him to make a legit run for the title as teammates Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler were in a different zip code. That all changed when it reallyRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Austin Cindric had the speed, but not the track position to advance to the Championship Four. Although the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver did lead, he was unable to lead the lap that ultimately counted. Cindric’s No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang was among the fastest cars on the long run in the Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at ISM Raceway. On the final restart, he was deep inside the top-10. In the notoriously quick 200-Mile race, Cindric had little time to make up ground. HeRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – In a Playoff round that has been feast or famine for Christopher Bell, the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry gorged to his heart’s content on Saturday at ISM Raceway. Starting from 38th, Bell roared through the field to win the Whelen Trusted To Perform 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and advance to the Nov. 17 season championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Faced with a must-win situation entering the Round of 8 elimination race, Bell did exactly that.Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Elliott Sadler will be hanging up his helmet at season’s end and winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship on the way out was first and foremost in the mind of the JR Motorsports driver heading into Saturday’s race at ISM Raceway. Unfortunately for Sadler, that won’t come to fruition as he found himself eliminated from the Playoffs following an 11th place finish on the day. “We fought way too many things today,” said Sadler. “We tried some new stuff and I led us in that direction,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Justin Allgaier’s bid of competing for that elusive NASCAR Xfinity Series championship has been swept up by the Phoenix haboobs, and was eliminated after a disastrous final stage plagued him down to a 24th place finish in Saturday’s Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at ISM Raceway. ”Disappointment,” Allgiaer said after being eliminated. “At the end of the day we did everything right this year. We had a great season. Today we did everything right at the beginning part of the race. That was probably the mostRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Two historic names in the world of motorsports will come together in 2019 as Jeffrey Earnhardt will compete for Joe Gibbs Racing. Earnhardt will drive for JGR’s NASCAR Xfinity Series team in nine races. Earnhardt’s debut race with JGR will be in the 2019 season opener at Daytona International Speedway. He will drive the new No. 18 Xtreme Concepts Inc. Toyota Supra in the 300-Mile event. Further schedule details will be announced at a later date. Earnhardt has competed in 151 NASCAR National Series eventsRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After getting his break-out chance earlier this season, Ross Chastain will be rewarded with a full-time ride at Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019. He will be the only driver of the team’s No. 42 DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro SS in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season. In his three-race stint with Ganassi this season, Chastain won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, earned the pole at Darlington Raceway, and finished runner-up at Richmond Raceway. In those three races, he led 270 laps. Prior to his startsRead More