NASCAR Xfinity

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Less than a week after news broke that he would not be returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Hattori Racing, Ryan Truex has landed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the upcoming 2018 season. On Tuesday, Kaulig Racing announced that Truex would be joining the team to take over their No. 11 Chevrolet on a full-time basis. “I’m extremely excited to be making the move back into the Xfinity Series,” said Truex. “In just two years Kaulig Racing has proved to beRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season marks the return of Go Green Racing. The team will have Joey Gase behind the wheel of the No. 35 Sparks Energy entry. Gase’s move to Go Green Racing is a homecoming as he made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut with the team in 2011, finishing 20th at Iowa Speedway. The Archie St. Hilaire-owned Go Green Racing debuted in 2009. The team ran in the series until the end of the 2013 season. During that tenure, the team competedRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Dylan Lupton is inching closer to a full-time deal with JGL Racing. As part of the team’s “Young Guns” program, Lupton will drive a minimum of 21 races in the No. 28 Ford Mustang. Lupton joins Kaz Grala as the team transitions for Toyota Racing to Ford Performance. Last year Lupton made 14 starts for JGL Racing with a best finish of 12th at Richmond Raceway. In total, he had four top-20 finishes in JGL’s Toyota Camrys. Lupton has a totalRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The highlights of every sport always seem to shine after the season is over. The 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series season was no different. So, with the year drawing to a close, we’ll count down the 10 best moments of the 2017 Xfinity Series season. Restrictions on Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drivers The restrictions on veteran Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers prior to the 2017 season was a step in the right direction. However, only 10 of the 33 races were won by XfinityRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After sponsoring Brendan Gaughan for the past six years at Richard Childress Racing, South Point Hotel and Casino, which is owned by the Gaughan family, will shift their sponsorship to Daniel Hemric for the entire 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule. With Gaughan stepping aside from full-time racing, Hemric’s No. 21 team becomes the beneficiary of the sponsorship as he enters his sophomore season in the series. “RCR and the Gaughan Family have had a special relationship that we’re thrilled to be able to continue,” saidRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer A new year means a new series and a new team for Kaz Grala. After spending the last two years with GMS Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the Westborough, MA native will move up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series with JGL Racing. The 2017 Truck Series season was a success for Grala. He won the season opener at Daytona International Speedway from the pole after narrowly avoiding the final lap melee. Grala also earned five top-fives and 11 top-10 finishes. A run-inRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After running for his family’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team since 2013, John Hunter Nemechek will be moving on in 2018, taking over driving duties on a part-time basis in the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. About a week ago, Nemechek posted a video to Twitter showing him walking out of the NEMCO Motorsports shop for the final time, but his destination was still unknown at that point. On Tuesday, Ganassi made the move up to theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Despite a breakout 2017 season, ARCA Racing Series Champion Austin Theriault’s plans for 2018 are still in the dark. Theriault’s journey to his first national series championship has been a long and winding road. Theriault dominated the 2017 ARCA Racing Series season. In 20 races, he finished in the top-10 19 times. The Fort Kent, ME native also earned seven victories and 16 top-five finishes. Theriault also became the first driver in ARCA history to win on all five styles of racetracks (dirt track, intermediateRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The NASCAR Xfinity Series will have another new face in 2018. Vinnie Miller will compete full-time in the No. 01 Chevrolet Camaro SS for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller. Miller joins Christopher Bell, Kaz Grala, and Spencer Boyd as Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders in the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series. To date, Miller has just two starts in NASCAR’s National Series. In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the 20-year-old finished seventh in his debut at Talladega Superspeedway. In Xfinity Series, Miller started 31stRead More