NASCAR Xfinity

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) driver Cole Custer. Custer is a 19-year-old NASCAR Xfinity Series driver that drives the No. 00 Haas Automation, Code 3 Associates Ford Mustang and is campaigning for the 2017 Xfinity Series Championship as well as Rookie of the Year honors. He currently sits seventh in the Championship Point standings. Seth Eggert: What made you enter the same industry that your father, Joe Custer, who is the executive Vice-President ofRead More
Courtesy of NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa — Last week, a blink-of-an-eye moment weighed heavily on William Byron. Saturday, the driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet lifted his head and shouted out a pent-up yelp that formed the suitable soundtrack the rookie’s first career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory. “I feel it all kind of comes around in racing and last week we were so close,” said Byron, who finished a mere .012 seconds behind Joe Gibbs Racing veteran Denny Hamlin last Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. “You’ve gotRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer On Saturday night, Ty Majeski will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut, adding himself to the history books in the process. He will join several NASCAR Xfinity Series Champions (Carl Edwards, Chris Buescher, Greg Biffle and NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin) as drivers that have been behind the wheel of the No. 60 iRacing.com Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing. Majeski is a three-time ARCA Midwest Tour Series Champion, winning the Championship in 2014, 2015, and 2016. His 2014 Championship made Majeski the youngestRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Iowa Speedway, Erik Jones took the victory in dominant fashion. Jones led 154 laps en-route to victory, beating Ty Dillon by 3.533 seconds. Elliott Sadler and Sam Hornish, Jr. are the only former winners in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Iowa. Sadler won at Iowa once, in 2012, and Hornish twice, in 2014 and 2016. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Christopher Bell is also entered in this Saturday’s race. Xfinity Series Championship Justin Allgaier, Ryan Reed,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver Matt Tifft. Tifft is a 21-year-old NASCAR Xfinity Series driver. He drives the No. 19 National Brain Tumor Society, Tunity, Surface Sunscreen, SiriusXM, Wastebits Toyota Camry. Tifft is campaigning for the 2017 Xfinity Series Championship as well as Rookie of the Year honors. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in motorsports? Matt Tifft: My Dad, he was always around it. When I was about five-years-old, heRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BROOKLYN, Mich. – The rookie drove like a veteran in Saturday’s Irish Hills 250 at Michigan International Speedway, but in the end, the veteran took the rookie to school. Side-drafting off the final corner, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Denny Hamlin pulled ahead of Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender William Byron and won a drag race to the finish line to win his first NASCAR XFINITY Series race of the season in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. “We were battlingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer As the NASCAR Xfinity Series moved on to the Michigan International Speedway for the Irish Hills 250, William Byron was looking for some consistency after having up and down finishes in recent weeks. As his No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro team unloaded off the truck, it was clear that Byron and his JR Motorsports teammates had speed. In the first practice, he was seventh quick. Byron was 13th on the speed charts in the final practice. In qualifying, he started fourth. Pole winner KyleRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Michigan International Speedway, Daniel Suarez made history, taking the victory in thrilling fashion. Suarez passed Kyle Busch with two laps to go, winning by just 0.280 seconds. This was Suarez’s first career victory and the first time a native of Mexico had won in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Brad Keselowski, Busch, Denny Hamlin, Paul Menard are the only former winners in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Michigan. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers in the field thisRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time that Sam Hornish, Jr. competed for Team Penske in the NASCAR Xfinity Series was the 2013 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In the race, Hornish lost the championship by three points to Austin Dillon. Four years later, Hornish will return to Team Penske for at least three NASCAR Xfinity Series races. Hornish will pilot the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang at both Iowa Speedway races on June 24 and July 29, as well as Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 12.Read More