Ford EcoBoost 300 Tag

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – After pacing all three rounds of qualifying on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Cole Custer appeared to be the favorite, especially when taking into account his domination of last year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300. In 2017, he led 182 of the 200 scheduled laps – a race record – and set the record average speed for an Xfinity Series race at the track (136.140 mph). After the first two stages of Saturday’s race, it was déjà vu as Custer led all 90Read More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The clear favorite heading into the championship race on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway was Christopher Bell. The Norman, Oklahoma native had a stellar rookie campaign in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, winning seven times to break the rookie record for wins in a season (previously five, set by Greg Biffle – 2001, Kyle Busch – 2004 and Carl Edwards – 2005). Bell qualified second in the No. 20 GameStop Transformers Toyota and was scored in the sixth position at the end of StageRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – After the checkered flag fell at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, Elliott Sadler climbed from his race car and shared an ice cold Bud Light with his JR Motorsports teammates. The long-time Xfinity Series veteran is retiring from full-time competition after a NASCAR national series career that started in 1995 behind the wheel of equipment owned by his mother Bell Sadler. The night didn’t go as Sadler would have hoped, as he finished 14th in the No. 1 One Main Financial Chevrolet after making aRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Tyler Reddick may be departing JR Motorsports over the offseason, but he certainly will be leaving them a hell of a parting gift after scoring the win in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to take home the NASCAR Xfinity Series title. The championship marks the third title for JR Motorsports in the last five years, following William Byron’s championship last season and Chase Elliott’s title in 2014. After starting fourth, Reddick finished the first stage in third and the second stageRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer One year removed from being the story at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ryan Preece quietly finished inside the top-10 in his final start for Joe Gibbs Racing. The Ford EcoBoost 300 capped off a successful run in the Toyota Racing Development equipment for the Berlin, CT native. With the race going caution free, except for stage breaks, there was little time for Preece’s team to work on his No. 18 Rheem / Watts Toyota Camry. His speed was not lost however, as he often battled with ChampionshipRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A quiet, but stellar performance by John Hunter Nemechek resulted in a third-place finish in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida, but came up one spot short of bringing Chip Ganassi Racing the Owners’ Championship. Nemechek showed strong pace all afternoon and into the night, with only Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer, who was the guy to beat for the Owners’ title, owned the competition the opening 93 laps. A known trademark of the 1.5-mile circuit is running the high-line, which Nemechek did butRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Championship 4 Contender Cole Custer swept all three rounds of knockout qualifying and will lead the field to green in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Custer’s final round lap at 165.598 mph in the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford bested fellow championship competitor Christopher Bell in the No. 20  Gamestop Transformers Toyota. “Sure it gives you a little bit of confidence but it doesn’t pay anything to win the pole, so we still have to do what we haveRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Four drivers enter, but only one will leave Homestead-Miami Speedway with the championship hardware on Saturday as the NASCAR Xfinity Series season comes to a close with the Ford EcoBoost 300. Thirty-two races after the season started with the closest finish in NASCAR history at Daytona, four drivers representing four different teams and all three manufacturers will vie for their first series championship. Those four drivers include Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric, and Tyler Reddick, all of whom have bested the otherRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – When the checkered flag falls on Saturday night, it will also be the checkered flag on Elliott Sadler’s driving career as he will hang up his helmet and retire from full-time driving after 23 years behind the wheel. Even though he came up just short of making the Championship 4 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series to go and race for the title one last time, Sadler will still be focused on winning the Ford EcoBoost 300 to go out on top and willRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer In a race that decided the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship, it is easy for other drivers’ accomplishments to be overshadowed. Roush Fenway Racing’s Ty Majeski quietly earned his first career Top-10 finish. Majeski ran up front throughout the entire Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, staying clear of the championship battles. Majeski finished 10th in the No. 60 Ford EcoBoost Ford Mustang. Despite finishing one lap behind the leaders, he avoided interfering with the championship battle between Elliott Sadler and William Byron. By doing so,Read More