Xfinity Category

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Veteran NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Joey Gase will move to Carl Long’s Motorsports Business Management team for the 2019 season. He will drive the No. 35 Eternal Fans Toyota Supra full-time. Gase will also attempt the 2019 running of the Daytona 500 in MBM’s No. 66. Gase has 208 starts including the last five full seasons. He has just one top-five, fifth-place at Talladega Superspeedway, and three top-10 finishes. In the 2018 season, Gase drove for Go Green Racing. He had his best performance since theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer B.J. McLeod Motorsports announced Thursday they’re expanding to three full-time entries in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season. Owner/driver B.J. McLeod said his own team began working on the upcoming season the week after Homestead, adding that he’s confident they’re on the right track and eager to announce the team’s plans. “After going straight to work the week after Homestead, all in preparation for 2019, we feel like we got a great start for the upcoming season,” said McLeod. “We are stoked to announce our driverRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chip Ganassi Racing will shut down its No. 42 NASCAR Xfinity Series team that was scheduled to be driven full-time by Ross Chastain due to lack of sponsorship funding, the team announced Friday. “Due to a lack of sponsorship funding we will cease operation of the No. 42 Xfinity team in 2019,” said Ganassi in a press statement. “This was a difficult decision for me to make and it comes with much anguish as this is a championship caliber team (having won six races and finishedRead More

Posted On December 21, 2018By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Cole Custer Reflects on 2018 Season

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Cole Custer had a career season in 2018. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver was among the most consistent throughout the season, making the Championship Four for the first time. Custer earned his second career victory at Texas Motor Speedway, securing a spot in the Championship Four after narrowly missing it in 2017. On his way to making the Playoffs and competing for a Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the 20-year-old earned 14 top-fives, 26 top-10s, and a series-leading six pole positions. Although pitRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer With the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season in the books and the year coming to a close, now is the opportunity to take a look at the top-10 moments of the year. Today, we conclude our two part series with the final five moments that stood out in 2018. Chase Briscoe Earns His First Career Victory at the Roval The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway was the biggest unknown starting the 2018 Xfinity Series season. Chase Briscoe became the first driver to stamp his nameRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer With the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season in the books and the year coming to a close, now is the opportunity to take a look at the top-10 moments of the year. Today, we tackle the first five in the first of a two part series. History is Made in Daytona The 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season started out with an incredible finish in the season opening PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway. After five separate overtime attempts the race came down to a photoRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After running full-time with one driver over the past two seasons and scoring back-to-back championships, JR Motorsports will have multiple drivers climbing behind the wheel of its No. 9 Chevrolet in 2019. On Tuesday, the first piece of that puzzle was unveiled as the team announced that ARCA standout Zane Smith will be running a total of eight NASCAR Xfinity Series races, starting with the March 2nd race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “I’m super pumped to be a part of JR Motorsports with the No.Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor John Hunter Nemechek has a new home for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, moving over to GMS Racing to take over the No. 23 Chevrolet and compete for Rookie of the Year. The 21-year old Mooresville, North Carolina native looked to be on his way to another year with Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2019 season before the team decided to put Ross Chastain in the driver’s seat instead, leaving Nemechek on the outside looking in. Enter GMS, who had a seat available for theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After sponsorship sidelined Blake Koch in 2018, the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will return with sponsorship from his own company, FilterTime in 2019. He will drive the JD Motorsports No. 4 Chevrolet Camaro SS that Ross Chastain put in the 2018 Playoffs. Koch famously put the up-start Kaulig Racing into the 2016 and 2017 Xfinity Series Playoffs. In an upset, he positioned the team to make the second round of the Playoffs in its’ inaugural season. In those two seasons, Koch earned 10 top-10 finishesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first big shakeup of the offseason takes place at Kaulig Racing, as 12th-place points finisher Ryan Truex will be replaced by Justin Haley, who signed a multi-year deal to now drive the No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 19-year-old is fresh-off his sophomore season at GMS Racing, scoring three wins at three different circuits at Gateway Motorsports Park, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Texas Motor Speedway, with the latter locking himself in the Championship 4, where he finished third in theRead More