NASCAR Xfinity

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer SPARTA, Ky. – For the third time in his career, Daniel Hemric has finished runner-up in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway appeared to be Hemric’s best chance to date to break into victory lane. Hemric battled with Justin Allgaier and Christopher Bell throughout the final 65 laps. The Richard Childress Racing driver’s No. 21 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro SS swept by Kyle Busch with ease on lap 144 for the lead. A few laps later, Hemric lostRead More
By Lee Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPARTA, Kentucky – A spin didn’t stop Christopher Bell from the win in the ALSCO 300 at Kentucky Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing rookie was going for the pole in the final round of qualifying and spun out before completing the lap. Bell was forced to start from the rear of the field but recovered for his first win on the 1.5-mile track and his second of 2018. “This is really special,” Bell said. “I keep making mistakes. I have to stop doing that toRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer SPARTA, Ky. – After achieving a career milestone, a chance at victory slipped away for John Hunter Nemechek. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver earned his first stage win in the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, passing Kyle Busch in Stage 2 before a battery issue left him settling for a top-10 finish. Nemechek received the free pass during the final caution of the night, putting his No. 42 Anderson Columbia Co. Inc. Chevrolet Camaro SS back on the lead lap. With 34 laps to go,Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer SPARTA, Ky. – In addition to completing the Road to Recovery, Spencer Gallagher will reach a career milestone in Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway. The GMS Racing driver will make his 50th career NASCAR Xfinity Series start, his first since winning at Talladega Superspeedway two months ago. It is also the first since he was suspended for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. Gallagher has five starts at the Sparta, Kentucky track, two in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, two in the Xfinity Series, andRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 17th race of the season as the NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to Kentucky Speedway for the Alsco 300. Cup drivers, the return of Spencer Gallagher, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the midway point of the season. Coverage for the Alsco 300 is scheduled to start Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET. Kentucky has been on the Xfinity Series schedule since 2001 and has never hosted the 17th race of the season before. In 23 races at the 1.5-mile tri-oval, 14 driversRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the two NASCAR Xfinity Series events held at Daytona International Speedway in 2018, Elliott Sadler has lost them both in photo finishes with a combined margin of victory of 0.005 seconds. On Friday night, Sadler looked as if he would finally get the monkey off his back and make a return to victory lane, only to see Justin Haley swoop past him and Kyle Larson en route to the finish and Larson nip him at the line after Haley’s move wasRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  After surviving the chaos, Timmy Hill earns the first-ever top-10 finish for Carl Long as either a driver or a team owner. Feel good stories from underdog teams are often a theme at Daytona International Speedway, and the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 was no different. Hill, an eight-year veteran of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, somehow kept his No. 66 VSI Racing Patriotic / Toyota Camry out of trouble throughout the night. On the final restart, he was just inside the top-10, battling stars Daniel Hemric,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “I don’t think I’m going to get an explanation. That’s just how NASCAR works,” said Justin Haley. In just his second NASCAR Xfinity Series start, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular appeared to have snookered the field and scored his first win in Friday’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway. However, the celebration was snatched away after NASCAR made the call that Haley advanced his position below the yellow line on the final lap in Turn 4 to get by both Kyle LarsonRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race ended with a sweep, and overtime and two broken hearts. Five laps later than the scheduled 100, Kyle Larson got the victory in the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 by .005 seconds over Elliott Sadler, who finished second at Daytona for the third straight race. But Larson’s victory wasn’t official until NASCAR demoted Justin Haley, who made a dramatic pass for the lead coming to the finish line but dipped below the yellow line dividing the racingRead More