Alsco 300 Tag

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 CONCORD, N.C. – Just a week prior to the Alsco 300, Kaz Grala was without a ride after JGL Racing shuttered his No. 24 team. Grala drove the race of his life at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the brand-new Fury Race Cars teams. This was the team’s first of four scheduled NASCAR Xfinity Series races. Throughout the entire race, Grala ran towards the front in the No. 61 NETTTS Ford Mustang. In the final 30 laps, he bounced in and out of the top-10. InRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – With a new sponsor onboard in his 50th career race, Ryan Truex gave it his all at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver was up front throughout the late stages of the Alsco 300, even contending for the win. In the final laps, Truex ran second as he chased down race leader Brad Keselowski. His No. 11 Phantom Fireworks Chevrolet Camaro SS was glued to the bottom as Keselowski’s Ford Mustang pulled away. With the car not cooperating with the PJ1Read More
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