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By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regulars have won 10 of the 14 races so far in the 2018 season. For the 15thrace of the season, the series visits the 2.0-mile Michigan International Speedway for the Corrigan Oil 200. No Cup drivers, teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, stage racing, and two races remaining before the Playoffs are just some of the storylines heading into the 15thrace of the season at Michigan. Coverage for the Corrigan Oil 200 is scheduled to startRead More

Posted On July 28, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Three in a Row for Christopher Bell

By Robert Gray, NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa — How long had it been since a non-Monster Energy Cup regular triumphed in three straight Xfinity Series races? Even NASCAR star-turned-NBC Sports Network commentator Dale Earnhardt, Jr., didn’t seem to know the answer when asked on-air — and he was the most recent driver to accomplish the feat in 1999. Until Saturday at Iowa Speedway. Christopher Bell somehow steered clear of a spate of potential disasters within the final 15 laps of the mostly-green U.S. Cellular 250, wheeling his No. 20 RuudRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 19th race of the season and three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score six victories. The Xfinity Series returns to Iowa Speedway for the US Cellular 250. No Cup drivers, new faces in different places, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the weekend. Coverage for the US Cellular 250 is scheduled to start Saturday at 5:20 p.m. ET. Iowa has been on the schedule since the 2009 season and has hosted the 19th race of the season sinceRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LOUDON, N.H. – Christopher Bell held off hard-charging veteran Brad Keselowski over the final 18 laps to win Saturday’s Lakes Region 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In winning his second straight race in the series, Bell grabbed the top spot from Keselowski on a restart on Lap 183 of 200 and kept the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion behind him the rest of the way, though Keselowski got within three feet of the rear bumper of Bell’s No.Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 18th race of the season and three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score five victories. The Xfinity Series returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Lakes Region 200. Cup drivers, the use of the Trackbite traction compound, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 18th race of the season. Coverage for the Lakes Region 200 is scheduled to start Saturday at 4:00 p.m. ET. New Hampshire has been on the Xfinity Series schedule since the trackRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer SPARTA, Ky. – After achieving a career milestone, a chance at victory slipped away for John Hunter Nemechek. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver earned his first stage win in the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, passing Kyle Busch in Stage 2 before a battery issue left him settling for a top-10 finish. Nemechek received the free pass during the final caution of the night, putting his No. 42 Anderson Columbia Co. Inc. Chevrolet Camaro SS back on the lead lap. With 34 laps to go,Read More
By Lee Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPARTA, Ky. –The Louisville Slugger knocked it out of the park on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway. Ben Rhodes, who grew up less than an hour west of the venue in Sparta, Kentucky, finally won a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at his home track. A fuel-only gamble by the No. 41 ThorSport Racing team in the closing laps paid off for the 21-year-old Louisville native, who led the final 24 laps of the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225. Rhodes held off StewartRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regulars have won nine of the 11 races so far in the 2018 season. For the 12th race of the season, the series visits the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway for the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225. Teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, no Cup drivers, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 12th race of the season at Kentucky. Coverage for the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 is scheduled to start ThursdayRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service JOLIET, Ill. – Brett Moffitt didn’t hear the words that turned Friday night’s Overton’s 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in his favor. “I’m blowing up!” John Hunter Nemechek shouted over his team radio as he entered Turn 1 with the lead on the final lap at Chicagoland Speedway. Nemechek’s misfortune proved an unexpected boon to Moffitt, who won the race by 5.092 seconds over Ben Rhodes, as Nemechek faded to seventh at the finish—not with a blown engine, as he had thought, butRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Outside pole sitter Dalton Sargeant was poised for a turnaround, running inside the top-five for much of the night to keep his playoff hopes alive. That all changed on the 60th lap when a battle for third went awry, as Sargeant’s No. 25 Performance Plus Motor Oil Chevrolet Silverado ended up with the short straw in Friday’s Overton’s 225 at Chicagoland Speedway in Jolliet, Illinois. Exiting Turn 1, Sargeant was in a tight three-wide battle for third, battling against John Hunter Nemechek and Stewart Friesen.Read More