Ford EcoBoost 300 Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Entering Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Erik Jones looked to become one of the few drivers to win a championship in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but for the 20-year old Joe Gibbs Racing driver, a championship in NASCAR’s second tier series was just not meant to be. “It was a valiant effort. Just didn’t come with a big reward again. The GameStop Camry wasn’t very good to start. We worked hard to get it good byRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. — “At the end of the day when you come to Homestead and you’re going for a championship in the Chase format, you put yourself in position and that’s all you can do.” – Justin Allgaier After qualifying sixth for Saturday night’s Ford EcoBoost 300, many expected Justin Allgaier to be the weak link in the Championship 4. Although he was the lowest Chase contender in the running order after qualifying, Allgaier rose to the occasion when the green flag was displayed. TheRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer Daniel Suarez started from the pole position after turning a lap at 169.924 mph  in knockout qualifying and led a race-high 133 laps en route to winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the XFINITIY Series championship. The 24-year-old driver from Monterrey, Mexico became the first Latin American driver to win a NASCAR national series championship and is the first graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program to win a NASCAR XFINITY Series championship. “Man, I don’t think IRead More
Mexican-born Daniel Suarez utilized a wild restart with four laps to go in Saturday night’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, to take the lead. Once he got to the lead, Suarez pulled away and secured the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship. Your browser does not support iframes. Video Credit: NBC SportsRead More
On a late restart with less than 10 laps to go in Saturday night’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Cole Whitt opted to stay on the track, while the rest of the field pitted. Whitt, who had the speed of an 18th place car was placed in front of the field with 30-plus lap old tires. When the green flag was shown, Whitt spun his tires and stacked up the outside lane on the restart. This foiled Erik Jones’ and Justin Allgaier’s chances at winning the NASCAR Xfinity SeriesRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Elliott Sadler’s week started off bad before he even got to Homestead-Miami Speedway. Following last week’s Galaxy Ticket 200 at Pheonix, Sadler’s car was busted for a lug nut violation. Missing lug nuts in post race inspection meant that Sadler’s crew chief, Kevin Meendering would be suspended for this weekend’s Championship finale race in South Beach. In Meendering’s absence, Mike Bumgarner steps in to turn the wrenches on the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro. Once practice fired away for the NASCAR Xfinity SeriesRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kyle Larson took home the victory. Larson held off fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular, Austin Dillon, to win by nearly one second. Brian Scott was the highest finishing Xfinity Series regular in fourth. At the same time, Chris Buescher clinched the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship with an 11th place finish. Chase Elliott finished second in points, just 15-points behind Buescher. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers in the field this weekend include Aric Almirola,Read More

Posted On November 23, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Mike Russell’s remarkable journey

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – It was a chance internet search that led jackman Mike Russell to NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program and, ultimately, to a NASCAR XFINITY Series championship with driver Chris Buescher. “I was on the internet searching pit crew development stuff, and I came across coach Phil Horton,” said Russell, who on Saturday became the first African-American D4D alumnus to win a NASCAR national series championship in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “So I called him and talked to him, and thatRead More
By Seth Livingstone, NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla.—Kyle Larson took out a season of frustration on the NASCAR XFINITY Series field Saturday in the season finale, tracking down Austin Dillon in the closing laps to win the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway by slightly less than a second. Despite Larson’s dominance in leading 118 of 200 laps, Chris Buescher ran a clean race, finishing 11th to clinch his first XFINITY Series title. Buescher came into the race needing to finish 13th or better to guarantee himself the championship. AfterRead More