Alsco 300 Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor CONCORD, N.C. – When it comes to drivers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, there have been none more consistent in 2018 than Elliott Sadler, who had finished in the top-10 in every race heading into Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After the checkered flag flew, Sadler not only kept that streak going with a fourth-place run, but also keeps his No. 1 JR Motorsports team at the top of the points standings. “We battled all day,” said Sadler. “Proud of my guys on thisRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – Controlling the race on a succession of restarts from the inside lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime to win Saturday’s Alsco 300, the 11th NASCAR Xfinity Series event of the season. After a debris caution on Lap 199 of a scheduled slowed the action for the 12th time, Keselowski led the field to the restart on Lap 203 and, with a strong push from runner-up and fellow Ford driver Cole Custer, broke away to a lead ofRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – After two weeks off, Ryan Truex is ready to pick back up where he left off in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Truex and his Kaulig Racing team have a new sponsor as they head into the ALSCO 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Phantom Fireworks will adorn his No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro SS in Saturday afternoon’s race. It will also be the Mayetta, NJ native’s 50th career start in the Xfinity Series. Truex has six career starts at the home track for most NASCARRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – It’s the 11th race of the season and only just three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars has scored a victory. The Xfinity Series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the ALSCO 300. The return of the Cup drivers, Justin Allgaier’s Dover penalty, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 11th race of the season. Coverage for the ALSCO 300 is scheduled to start Saturday at 1:00 p.m. ET. Charlotte has been on the schedule since the inception of theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor With their primary driver suspended for the foreseeable future, GMS Racing has had to turn to others in the NASCAR garage to substitute drive their No. 23 entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series until Spencer Gallagher is able to return. After Johnny Sauter piloted the car at Dover two weeks ago, the team has elected to put Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Chase Elliott in the car this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway and in a handful of other races throughout the rest ofRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPARTA, Ky. – As Kyle Busch spun his No. 18 Toyota wildly during his celebratory burnout at Kentucky Speedway, the right rear tire exploded with an audible pop after it hit the drain below the apron. It was an astute call by crew chief Eric Phillips that enabled Busch’s tires to survive long enough to win Saturday afternoon’s rain-delayed Alsco 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the 1.5-mile track. In effect, Phillips was the architect of Busch’s second victory this season, his fourth at KentuckyRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Although the victory streak has come to an end, William Byron’s streak of Top 10 finishes continues. The onslaught of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers proved to be too much of a disadvantage for the JR Motorsports rookie in the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway. None of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars managed to lead a single lap in the rain-delayed race. Despite slapping the wall in both qualifying and the race, Byron still found a way to earn a seventh-place finish in hisRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Entering the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, Jeb Burton hopes to continue his momentum heading into his 100th career NASCAR start. Burton is coming off his first career top five in the NASCAR Xfinity Series as he returns to the site of his first career Top 10. After avoiding ‘The Big One’ at Daytona International Speedway, he finished fourth in the No. 24 Estes Express Lines Toyota Camry for JGL Racing. In his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in 2013, Burton started 13th and finished eighthRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway marks the 16th race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, only three of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars (Justin Allgaier, Ryan Reed, and William Byron twice) have scored victories during the 2017 season. A return to 1.5-mile tracks means that the regular favorites will likely be up front. Sadler leads the Championship Point standings, despite not scoring a win, he leads with 59 points over his JR Motorsports teammate, Byron. The last time the Xfinity Series visited Kentucky Speedway,Read More