Xfinity Category

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing’s Tyler Reddick topped both of the NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the first practice for the Alsco 300, Reddick’s No. 2 TAME the BEAST Chevrolet Camaro SS ran a lap 30.000 seconds at 180.000 MPH. Cole Custer was 0.082 seconds behind after he ran a lap of 179.502 MPH. Rounding out the top five in the first practice were Austin Cindric, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, and John Hunter Nemechek. InRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – A hometown race at Charlotte Motor Speedway will carry extra meaning for Jeffrey Earnhardt and his sponsor iK9. In the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300, Earnhardt’s No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Supra will carry a memorial paint scheme for Mooresville Police Department’s Officer Jordan Sheldon. iK9, the primary sponsor has chosen to honor the life and service of the K9 Officer. Officer Sheldon lost his life in the line of duty on May 4 during a routine traffic stop. Other teamsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – The NASCAR Xfinity Series will have an additional Toyota Supra on track with Shane Lee behind the wheel. Lee will drive the No. 28 Circuit City Toyota Supra for the newly formed H2 Motorsports owned by entrepreneur and venture capitalist Matt Hurley. H2 Motorsports will make its’ Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway, competing throughout the remainder of the 2019 season. “Entering any professional sport as a team owner is a significant commitment and undertaking,” the 23-year-old Hurley explained. “I’ve followed NASCARRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – Christopher Bell won the battle that counted by a few feet—and that small victory launched him to his third NASCAR Xfinity Series triumph of the season in the Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway. Bell’s No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was first off pit road after a Lap 155 stop under caution, narrowly beating Cole Custer, who had led the first 155 laps of Saturday’s race. The work of Bell’s pit crew proved decisive, as the 24-year-old fromRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Despite a loose wheel early, Ryan Sieg persevered and finished on the lead lap, just shy of the top-10 in Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series veteran dropped onto pit road just 14 laps into the 200-lap race with a loose right front wheel. Sieg’s No. 39 Anglin Buildings Chevrolet Camaro SS lost two laps in the process. Sieg would not move back onto the lead lap until the fifth caution on lap 177. With only 20 laps remaining,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For 155 laps in Saturday’s Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway, it was Cole Custer’s race to lose as he led the field wire-to-wire to that point. Then a caution and a slower pit stop proved costly for the driver of the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang and ultimately settled for a respectable, but agonizing fourth-place finish. After a poor finish due to a multi-car crash at Talladega last Saturday, Custer came into the “Monster Mile” with a lot to prove, sittingRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – When it comes to Talladega, the underdog teams circle this race as one of the events they have a legitimate shot at going toe to toe with the larger teams in the sport due to the level playing field restrictor plate racing presents. In Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series MoneyLion 300, four underdog teams found their way into the top-10 by the time the checkered flag flew, with Gray Gaulding, driver of the No. 08 Chevrolet for SS Green Light Racing leading theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – Christopher Bell may have survived Talladega, bringing home a third-place finish, but after the checkered flag flew, it was no doubt that Bell already has next week’s race at Dover on the brain. “Can we go tomorrow? Please,” Bell said following his podium finish, which was good enough to qualify him as one of the four drivers vying for the $100,000 bonus at the Monster Mile. Bell was quick to note that superspeedway racing is not his strong suite and he accomplishedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first race back from Easter didn’t stop Austin Cindric from racking up another top-five on his NASCAR Xfinity Series resume. Not even wearing a lion’s wig during driver introductions kept him from prowling the competition. Fresh off a runner-up finish at Richmond Raceway, Cindric came to Talladega Superspeedway with the purpose of winning. It wasn’t meant to be and had to settle for fifth during Saturday’s MoneyLion 300. The race title happened to be Cindric’s primary sponsor for his No. 12 Ford Mustang. “To comeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a Talladega heartbreak for several drivers, notably the Earnhardt entity in the closing laps. Coming to five laps remaining in Saturday’s MoneyLion 300 at Talladega Superspeedway, a tight battle for seventh turned disaster as the cruel nature of the 2.66-mile circuit reared its ugly head on both Jeremy Clements and Jeffrey Earnhardt. At the exit of Turn 1, both were in a four-wide battle with Brett Moffitt and Brandon Brown until Earnhardt made slight contact with Clements, sending him loose and started an accordionRead More