NASCAR Xfinity

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – No one else had a chance. Other NASCAR XFINITY Series competitors in Saturday night’s 36th Annual Food City 300 might have brought fast race cars—runner-up Daniel Suarez certainly did. But polesitter Kyle Busch had a checkered-flag-seeking missile, and after a restart with eight of 300 laps left, he crossed the finish line 1.181 seconds ahead of Suarez, notching his record 91st victory in the series, his fifth in nine starts this season and his ninth in 25 events at Bristol. The race’s secondRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Brendan Gaughan is fed up, and he’s just not going to take it anymore. After a late race wreck took him out of contention for at least a top-10 finish for the second week in a row, Gaughan called his shot for next week’s race at Road America, proclaiming that he was going to go out and win the whole damn thing. Last weekend at Mid-Ohio, Gaughan got ran off course late by eventual race winner Sam Hornish, but was able to rebound to finishRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor While Kyle Busch was running away with the win in Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the fight was on behind him to see which of the series regulars would be able to come out on top. Leading the way were the two JR Motorsports teammates, Elliott Sadler and Justin Allgaier, as they came home third and fifth behind the two Cup Series regulars of Busch and Daniel Suarez. Throughout the night the JRM duo and the Joe Gibbs Racing carsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For Cole Custer, a 10th-place finish in the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway is a welcome change from last weekend. Compared to last weekend, Custer ran inside the top-15 all night long. Bristol was a quiet race for the driver of the No. 00 Haas / One Cure Ford Mustang. Custer hovered around 10th for much of the night. As Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers surged forward, he fell in line behind them. This can be seen in Custer’s stage finishes, 11thRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Kyle Busch’s quest for the weekend three-peat at Bristol just got a little easier. Driving his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Busch streaked to the pole during the rain-shortened 20-minute qualifying session for Friday night’s Food City 300 with a lap of 15.090 seconds, 127.157 mph, for his sixth NASCAR Xfinity Series pole of the season in his ninth start. The pole also marks the 63rd time that Busch will start at the top of the board in the Xfinity Series. “It’s just aRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Heading into Friday night’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Dakota Armstrong is looking to reverse his past struggles at “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.” Armstrong is coming off a top-10 finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In seven career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Bristol, Armstrong has yet to score a finish better than 18th. Earlier this season, he finished 19th in the No. 28 WinField United Toyota Camry for JGL Racing. Armstrong also has two career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts atRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer 21 races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, only three of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars (Justin Allgaier, Ryan Reed, and William Byron three times) have scored victories during the 2017 season. This weekend the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 300, the 22nd race of the season. Sadler continues to lead the Championship Point standings, despite not scoring a win. He leads with 81 points over his JR Motorsports teammate, Byron. The last time the Xfinity Series visitedRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Since the dawn of NASCAR, road course specialists, also known as ‘ringers’ have attempted to upset the regulars in NASCAR’s National Series. However, in recent years, the ringers have struggled to finish inside the top-15 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The only exception to this being Max Papis’ 15th-place finish in 2013 at Watkins Glen when he was subbing for the injured Tony Stewart. Some have said that the days of road course ringers are numbered because NASCAR’s drivers have become better roadRead More
By NASCAR Wire Service LEXINGTON, Ohio – Sam Hornish Jr. dominated Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge, but his victory was anything but certain until the waning laps of a caution-filled race. Hornish, driving Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford Mustang, earlier had eclipsed his own qualifying record at the 13-turn, 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and edged series rookie Daniel Hemric by 1.335 seconds when the event ultimately went green for the final time with five circuits remaining in the 75-lap distance. The victory was the fifth in the series byRead More