Cole Custer Tag

By Zach Sturniolo, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – In his 100th NASCAR Xfinity Series start, Cole Custer conquered the Monster Mile. Custer held off a hungry field of Playoff contenders on a restart with seven laps to go and pulled away from Justin Allgaier to win the Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Custer, who claimed the victory as Dover celebrates its 50th anniversary, is the fifth Xfinity Series driver to win in their 100th start. “I’ve wanted to win here soRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – AJ Allmendinger stole the thunder from a series of intense battles among NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff drivers to win Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 250 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. Allmendinger muscled his way past series leader Christopher Bell as the cars climbed from the infield section onto the banking on Lap 48 of 67 and held the top spot through three subsequent restarts in the action-filled second race of the Xfinity Round of 12. The road course aceRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway lived up to its’ reputation as A.J. Allmendinger and Christopher Bell were fastest in two eventful NASCAR Xfinity Series practices. Bell’s No. 20 Rheem / Gemaire Toyota Supra ran a 98.853 MPH, 1:24.489 second lap. Austin Cindric, who had extra seat time filling-in for Michael McDowell in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice was second fastest in the No. 22 Money Lion Ford Mustang. Almendinger was third on the speed charts for the Drive for theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – Eager to add a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship to his resume in perhaps his final season in the series, Christopher Bell made an emphatic statement in Friday night’s Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway. Bell swept the first two stages of the series Playoff opener—bringing his total of stage wins to 17—and led a career-best 238 laps in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs racing Toyota, winning for the seventh time this season, the third time in five starts at the .75-mileRead More

Posted On September 14, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Tyler Reddick Gambles on Fuel to Win at Las Vegas

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – Tyler Reddick and his Richard Childress Racing Team gambled and hit the jackpot at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday evening – taking a chance on fuel mileage; racing just hard enough and simultaneously saving just enough fuel to hold off Christopher Bell by .738-seconds in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300. Reddick, who hoisted his fifth trophy, also officially earned the regular season championship based on points, on lap 71 of the 200-lap race. He was running fifthRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. – It was more of the same for Kyle Busch in Saturday’s Indiana 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but “more of the same” was anything but easy. Busch held off Justin Allgaier by .132 seconds during a five-lap run to the finish at the 2.5-mile track, but only after a hard crash that took out frontrunners Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick with seven laps left. With a strong short-run car, combined with his unquestioned prowess on restarts, BuschRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DARLINGTON, S.C. – It was a worst to first story for Denny Hamlin, until he was disqualified from his victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Following the Sports Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway, the No. 18 Sports Clips Toyota Supra was found to be too low in the left front and too high in the right rear. As a result, Cole Custer assumes the victory, becoming the first driver in Xfinity Series history to win a race without leading aRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DARLINGTON, S.C. – It looked like more of the same at Darlington Raceway for driver Denny Hamlin—until post-race inspection happened. A five-time NASCAR Xfinity Series winner at the 1.366-mile track, Hamlin was first across the finish line in Saturday’s Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, but the disqualification of Hamlin’s No. 18 Toyota for a ride-height violation made a winner of Cole Custer, who trailed Hamlin by .602 seconds at the finish line. “It’s a really strange feeling, honestly—obviously,” Custer said after being notified heRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DARLINGTON, S.C. – NASCAR Xfinity Series ‘Big Three’ member Tyler Reddick has learned from last year’s Sports Clips Haircuts VFW 200 in time for a milestone start. Reddick will honor Kyle Petty during NASCAR’s Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway and his 75th Xfinity Series start. The Richard Childress Racing driver’s No. 2 myblu Chevrolet Camaro SS throws back to Petty’s No. 7 7-Eleven from the mid-1980s. The unforgiving nature of ‘The Track Too Tough to Tame’ revealed itself to Reddick last season. The then JR MotorsportsRead More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. – In a two-lap shootout in Saturday afternoon’s CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road America, Christopher Bell checked out from the competition to claim his sixth NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the season. Bell found himself battling the best of the best when it comes to road course racing in NASCAR inside the final laps of the race between AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric, but when Gray Gaulding went into the gravel in Turn 1, the full-course caution waved setting up anRead More