Drive for the Cure 200 Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent NASCAR Next alum Will Rodgers has signed on for two NASCAR Xfinity Series road course races with Brandonbilt Motorsports. The Maui, HI native will drive the No. 86 KELLY Benefit Strategies Chevrolet Camaro SS in the B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Roval. Rodgers made his Xfinity Series debut with the Jerry Brown-owned team at Iowa Speedway. He started 21st and finished 28th. “I have been connected to KELLY Benefit Strategies from both aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Let’s face the obvious, the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course known as “The Roval” delivered. It fit their bill as being one of the most chaotic weekends in NASCAR history. It didn’t matter how experienced a driver was on road racing because the Roval was a game of survival. Some flat out struggled like Austin Dillon and Bubba Wallace, who appeared to have wrecked every car they’ve competed, which has to be annoying for both young competitors, but they’re not alone. Even the best road racersRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – Team Penske’s Austin Cindric ended up third after an early spin from the lead. The Rookie of the Year contender and NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff driver entered the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course and left on the outside looking in for the Playoffs. In the final run to the finish in the Drive for the Cure 200, Cindric battled hard with Justin Marks for third. After Daniel Hemric slid through the frontstretch chicane, the No. 22 MoneyLion Ford Mustang moved into third.Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – Chase Briscoe made the most of pit strategy that put him out front during Saturday’s inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. Leading the last 24 of 55 laps in the Drive for the Cure 200 at the challenging 2.28-mile, 17-turn road course—thanks to a pit stop on Lap 26, before the end of Stage 2—Briscoe held off Justin Marks after the last restart on Lap 45 and took the checkered flag 1.478 seconds ahead of Marks’Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor CONCORD, N.C. – Daniel Hemric has been at or near the top of the leaderboard all weekend long at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200 looked to be the day he’d finally break through for his elusive first win. If not for a late-race mistake that saw him miss the frontstretch chicane, Hemric very well could have been sitting in Victory Lane at the end of the day. Despite the issues, Hemric still showed that he had a car capable of runningRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – The Drive for the Cure 200 had more potential for Alex Labbe than what transpired. The DGM Racing driver had a career-best qualifying effort before losing everything on the opening lap. On the final run of the race, Labbe’s No. 36 Larue / Cyclops Gear Chevrolet Camaro SS was in the middle of one of the only multi-car scrambles on track. He battled with Playoff Grid drivers Daniel Hemric, Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, Ross Chastain, and Ryan Reed. Despite his best efforts,Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – When the green flag waves for the Drive for the Cure 200, it will mark just the fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series start for Katherine Legge. In fact, very few drivers competing on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course have as diverse a racing background as Legge. Legge currently competes full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, sitting third in the GT Daytona Points Standings with just one race left on the schedule. During recent off weekends, the Guilford, England native made herRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – In NASCAR’s first race weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course, everything is coming full circle for road course ringer Justin Marks. Prior to the start of the race weekend, the Rocklin, CA native tweeted that he will be stepping away from NASCAR competition following the completion of the Bank of America ROVAL 400 on Sunday, Sept. 30. “It’s just run its course,” Marks said. “Honestly, I have pretty lofty ambitions on the business side, have some projects that I’m workingRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor CONCORD, N.C. – Following two optional test sessions on Thursday, the NASCAR Xfinity Series got their first official crack at the new Charlotte Motor Speedway road course with a pair of practices on Friday afternoon. The results from Friday closely mirrored those from Thursday as Austin Cindric was fast again, putting up the quickest lap time in the first practice session with a lap of 1 minute, 18.443 seconds at 104.636 mph. He was followed by Daniel Hemric, Alex Labbe, Ryan Preece, and Justin Allgaier toRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – During a weekend of firsts for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Austin Cindric and Cole Custer paced the first two practice sessions on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. The two practice sessions were eventful as most incidents resulted in local yellows. Brendan Gaughan was the first driver to hit the track for the first practice for the Drive for the Cure 200. The session came to a quick stop after Spencer Gallagher backed into the wall. The damage was severe, and theRead More