NASCAR Xfinity

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – Erik Jones found the ideal way to atone from a mistake in Saturday’s Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it took a bump-and-run for Jones to complete his comeback at the .533-mile short track. Recovering from a Lap 230 pit road speeding penalty that sent him to the back of the field, Jones worked his way to the front through a series of quick cautions and muscled Ryan Blaney out of the way to take the lead onRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the toughest short tracks on the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule. For Quin Houff, the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol was the perfect place to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut. Houff has two wins in the CARS Super Late Model Tour and finished fourth in the championship points standings in 2015, his rookie season. He also participated in the 2016 Kulwicki Driver Development Program. In the first and only practice session of the weekend, Houff was 31st fastestRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After a rollercoaster ride through the first six races of the season, Daniel Hemric and his No. 21 Richard Childress Racing team finally had things go their way at Bristol Motor Speedway, as the rookie leaves Thunder Valley with his first top-five of the year and $100,000 richer after winning the Dash 4 Cash bonus. Hemric started the day in 10th place and moving up eighth place by the end of the first stage. Stage two would be even more fruitful for the rookie asRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Short tracks and tempers go together in auto racing. The NASCAR Xfinity Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway is a classic example of how true this statement can be. Today, tempers flared between Ross Chastain and Jeremy Clements. Chastain started his No. 4 GK Services Chevrolet Camaro in 11th and Clements started his No. 51 Chevrolet Camaro in 15th, with both drivers running close to each other throughout the first two stages. After Chastain made contact with Clements several times, he wouldRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars, the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway is not just another race, it is the second Xfinity Dash 4 Cash race of the season. Justin Allgaier won the first Xfinity Dash 4 Cash race of the 2017 season at Phoenix Raceway a few weeks ago. Allgaier’s Phoenix win earned him and his JR Motorsports No. 7 Brandt Chevrolet Camaro team an extra $100,000. Should he win Bristol, and sweep the remaining two Xfinity Dash 4 Cash racesRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Bristol Motor Speedway, Austin Dillon took home the victory in exciting fashion. Dillon beat Justin Allgaier by 0.277 seconds after race leader Kyle Busch was involved in a late race crash with Ty Dillon and others. The last time a NASCAR Xfinity Series regular won at Bristol was Erik Jones in the Spring race last year. Former winners in this weekend’s field are Allgaier, Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Jeff Green, Kyle Larson, and Elliott Sadler. Monster EnergyRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer After signing with Richard Childress Racing for nine NASCAR Xfinity Series races, Ben Kennedy continues to add to his 2017 schedule. Kennedy’s former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, GMS Racing, has signed the 25-year-old driver to a 12-race schedule, bringing Kennedy’s schedule up to 21 races. Kennedy will be behind the wheel of the No. 96 Chevrolet Camaro, joining teammate Spencer Gallagher. On top of the pit box for Kennedy will be Jeff Stankiewicz, who served as crew chief for his first start withRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After enduring a tumultuous first season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series back in 2014, Martins Motorsports and driver Tommy Joe Martins took an absence from NASCAR’s second tier series over the past two seasons, but on Friday, the team announced that they would be making a return beginning with the April 22nd event at Bristol Motor Speedway. “The timing was right,” team owner Craig Martins said. “We had a tremendous opportunity to make this move, and we took it. A return to Xfinity was aRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer JGL Racing has been developing their “Young Guns” program for the past several seasons. For this program, they use their No. 24 Toyota Camry to showcase various drivers throughout the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule. One of the drivers that can now add their name to this program is Dylan Lupton. Lupton joins Corey LaJoie, Drew Herring, Jeb Burton, and Scott Lagasse Jr. as drivers of JGL’s No. 24 Toyota Camry. Lupton’s first race for JGL Racing will be at Richmond International Raceway on April 29Read More