Ford EcoBoost 300 Tag

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
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For the second year in a row, Elliott Sadler is left with heart break and frustration in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship. Sadler fought hard for well over 40 laps in the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with his JR Motorsports teammate, and Championship rival William Byron. However, slower traffic and a battle in the Owner’s Championship cost him the chance at his first Championship. Sadler ran close to the front of the Championship battle in his No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro. InRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer In a season dominated by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, the NASCAR Xfinity Series season finale is finally here. 32 races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, only four of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars (Jeremy Clements, Ryan Reed, Justin Allgaier twice, and William Byron four times) have scored victories during the 2017 season. This weekend the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Ford EcoBoost 300, the 33rd and final race of the season. The Championship Four at Homestead include raceRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer There are numerous descriptions that come to mind when it comes to describing two drivers that have spent much of their careers competing with and against one another. Competitors, friends, student, teacher, former teammates, and rivals are just some of the words that can be used to describe NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship hopefuls Daniel Hemric and William Byron. Hemric and Byron’s career paths are similar as the duo rose through the ranks together. Both drivers will compete in the Ford EcoBoost 300 for the NASCARRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Daniel Suarez is the champion the NASCAR Xfinity Series needed and now that the Ford EcoBoost 300 is in the books that has become a reality. The series has undergone several changes, including the inaugural Chase this season and Sprint Cup driver participation limitations beginning in 2017, but has received little positive impact. However, with the crowning of its new champion, the future has never looked better. Justin Allgaier, Erik Jones and Elliott Sadler joined Suarez in what could easily be considered theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer After spending years in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Elliott Sadler entered Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway on the verge of claiming his first championship. Unfortunately for Sadler it wasn’t meant to be. Before the weekend even started, Sadler was ‘behind the eight ball,’ as his regular crew chief, Kevin Meendering was suspended after NASCAR found two loose lug nuts on the No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro at the end of the race at Phoenix International Raceway.Read More