Ag-Pro 300 Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – Echoing memories of his late grandfather, Jeffrey Earnhardt charged through the pack in his black No. 3 Chevrolet on the last lap at Talladega, falling one spot short of scoring a statement win in Saturday’s Ag-Pro 300. The journeyman driver, who has driven for lesser funded teams for the duration of his career, finally got his shot this weekend to show off his talent in a Richard Childress Racing car with veteran crew chief Larry McReynolds at the helm. Earnhardt got his weekendRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service It was an Earnhardt Saturday in Earnhardt country. Grabbing the lead on a restart in the third overtime, Noah Gragson—driving for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports—won the Ag-Pro 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Talladega Superspeedway. Gragson beat Jeffrey Earnhardt, grandson of seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Dale Earnhardt Sr., who was driving a black No. 3 Chevrolet in a special appearance for Richard Childress Racing, which fielded Dale Sr.’s car during his heyday.  On the mammoth 2.66-mile track where Dale Sr. won a record 10Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service A thunderstorm pelted Talladega Superspeedway at just the right time for Jeb Burton. After a seven-car wreck on the backstretch, Burton held the lead under caution when the rain intensified. After NASCAR brought the Xfinity Series cars to pit road, the clouds opened and made a first-time winner of the driver of the No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet. Burton’s win in Saturday’s Ag-Pro 300 was the third straight at Talladega for Kaulig Racing, which swept last year’s two events with driver Justin Haley. “Unbelievable,Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Justin Haley led two laps in Saturday’s Ag-Pro 300, but one of them was the one that counted. Grabbing the lead on Lap 112 of 113, Haley earned a spot in the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs with the victory in the second Round of 12 race, his third of the season, the third of his career and his third straight in an Xfinity superspeedway event, a streak matched only by the late Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. HaleyRead More