Harrison Burton Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR Xfinity Series program are certainly glad July is over with all three of its drivers gaining positive grounds in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 250 at Kansas Speedway. Brandon Jones led the way with the strongest two laps of his racing career as he went from seventh on the second overtime restart to pass Austin Cindric on the last lap for his third career Xfinity Series win and the second straight at the 1.5-mile circuit. Jones described his road to victory as a groupRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Austin Cindric had the strongest car of the day during Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 250 at Kansas Speedway, winning both stages and appeared he was on his way of being the first driver since Sam Ard in 1983 to win four straight NASCAR Xfinity Series races. That would change in the closing laps as an ever determined Harrison Burton was gaining a lot of ground on Cindric following the last set of scheduled green flag stops. Cindric, who led a race-high 131 laps, now had to playRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service On the final lap of overtime in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 250, Brandon Jones stole a victory and a piece of history from Austin Cindric. Restarting from seventh place in the second overtime attempt, Jones charged forward and wrested the lead from Cindric, who was less than one lap away from tying Sam Ard’s NASCAR Xfinity Series record of four straight victories, a feat Ard accomplished in 1983. After Cindric led Lap 174, the seventh circuit of overtime, Jones got a run underneath the No.Read More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Austin Cindric collected his third consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series win Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway after Kyle Busch’s No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota failed post-race inspection – the left rear on his car ruled too low. The Team Penske driver Cindric, who swept a doubleheader weekend at Kentucky Speedway last week, originally finished less than a second behind Busch, but the finishing order was corrected to show Cindric the winner and Xfinity Series championship leader Chase Briscoe the race runner-up. Justin Allgaier,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor After the checkered flag flew following Friday night’s Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, Harrison Burton was determined to give Noah Gragson a piece of his mind. Social distancing be damned. The two drivers were duking it out in the closing laps of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, both looking to bring home a top-10 finish for their teams when Gragson washed up the track in Turn 4, sending them both sliding into the wall and losing a ton of track position in the process. While GragsonRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Austin Cindric won his career first oval race at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday night and answered it with the most dominant win of his career in Friday night’s Alsco 300, the second half of the Bluegrass state NASCAR Xfinity Series doubleheader. Cindric led 130 of the 200 laps in the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford – nearly doubling the most laps he’s ever led in a race – and finished 2.262-seconds ahead of fellow Ford driver Chase Briscoe. It marks the first time aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was far from a solid Thursday night for Joe Gibbs Racing’s three-car Xfinity Series squad. Both Brandon Jones and Harrison Burton were involved in incidents while rookie Riley Herbst salvages an encouraging runner-up finish in the Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky Speedway. In what Herbst describes as a “fourth-place car” during the race extended 136-lap race, he kept himself out of trouble all race long as the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Supra pit crew helped him gain valuable positions that led to an all-aroundRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service On a banner day for Kaulig Racing at Talladega Superspeedway, Justin Haley got his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory and Ross Chastain got the cash. Haley, who doesn’t have a ride locked down for next year, beat teammate Chastain to the finish line by .299-seconds at the end of a three-lap dash in Saturday’s Unhinged 300 at the 2.66-mile track. Chastain collected the $100,000 Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus as the highest finisher among four eligible drivers—a week after teammate AJ Allmendinger claimed anRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Harrison Burton’s top-10 streak in the NASCAR Xfinity Series is over following Saturday’s Unhinged 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. Burton was on a 12-race streak of finishing in the top-10 dating back to Texas last November, highlighted with two wins at Fontana in March and the first Homestead race last Saturday. That all changed with 18 laps to go when Burton ran into the back of Kody Vanderwal, causing a multi-car crash in Turn 3. Also involved in the carnage were Josh Williams, Joe Graf, Jr., ColinRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Chase Briscoe delivered a clutch restart in double overtime to hold off a hard-charging Brandon Jones at the finish line and earn the victory in Sunday’s Contender Boats 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was a feel-good ending to a challenging weekend for Briscoe, who had to make up six laps in Saturday’s Xfinity race to score a seventh-place finish, and then had to race without his fulltime crew chief and car chief on Sunday as they served a penalty fromRead More