Alsco 300 Tag

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