NASCAR Xfinity

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 may have been the opening race in the Round of 8 of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff, but the real drama involved two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates outside the championship battle. On Lap 197 of 200 at Kansas Speedway, Christopher Bell caught and passed Erik Jones for the lead, clearing Jones’ No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with a slide job and drifting up to the outside wall right in front of his JGR teammate. Under aRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer William Byron went from worst to first among those competing for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at Kansas Speedway. Byron finished fourth, best among the Playoff competitors after fighting his way through the field all day long. Byron battled hard late in the race with his JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier for position. Allgaier had the advantage over his young teammate until five laps to go. Byron, who had managed his tires took advantage of Allgaier’s fading tires, leap-frogging him for the fifth position. ContactRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  Dreams really do come true. In the 2018 season, Spencer Boyd, who is coming off his career best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish, will compete in his first full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series season for SS-Green Light Racing. He will drive the newly re-numbered No. 76 Grunt Style Chevrolet Camaro SS for the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. To date, Boyd has six starts in both the Truck Series and the Xfinity Series. In the Truck Series, he has a best finish of 13th, comingRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  29 races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, only four of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars (Jeremy Clements, Ryan Reed, Justin Allgaier twice, and William Byron three times) have scored victories during the 2017 season. This weekend the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Kansas Speedway for the Drive for the Cure 300, the 30th race of the season. After the events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Byron leads the points standings with his JR Motorsports teammate Allgaier three-points behind in second. The last time the XfinityRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with Richard Childress Racing driver Brandon Jones. Jones is a 20-year-old NASCAR Xfinity Series driver. He drives the No. 33 AAA, Nexteer Automotive, Menards, Rain-X Chevrolet Camaro SS. Jones is not in the Playoffs for the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship and currently sits 17th in the points standings. Seth Eggert: How did you become interested in Motorsports? Brandon Jones: My first interaction with motorsports was coming to the track as a youngRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Ascension up the ladder is key to driver development. One driver that will move up the NASCAR ladder in 2018 is Christopher Bell. Bell, who currently leads the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff Standings for Kyle Busch Motorsports will move to the NASCAR Xfinity Series full-time in 2018 with Joe Gibbs Racing. Bell burst onto the NASCAR scene when he won at Eldora Speedway in 2015. Since then, he has earned another six wins, made two Playoff appearances in two years, and made anRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. – A single point can make or break a chance for a NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship. Ryan Reed found out just how much of a difference a point can make, edging out Brendan Gaughan for the final transfer spot for the Round of Eight. It was a fight all night long for Reed and his No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang team. Both him and Gaughan raced around each other for the entirety of the Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte MotorRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Behind the wheel of a car on something other than a virtual race track for the first time in nearly a year, Alex Bowman warmed up for the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports ride he’ll inherit next season with a stunning victory in Saturday night’s rain-delayed Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Behind Bowman, who won for the first time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Ryan Reed soldiered home in 12th place, one position behind Brendan Gaughan. But Reed moved on toRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with JR Motorsports driver William Byron. Byron is a 19-year-old NASCAR Xfinity Series driver. He drives the No. 9 Liberty University / Axalta Chevrolet Camaro. Byron is campaigning for the both 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship as well as Rookie of the Year Honors. Last year in the very first edition of Climbing the Ladder, Eggert spoke with Byron who was then competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Kyle BuschRead More