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By David Morgan, Associate Editor BRISTOL, Tenn. – A day after the NASCAR world held its breath as word of Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s plane crash spread like wildfire, Justin Allgaier was well on his way to bringing some good news to his team owner courtesy of a win in Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. However, it was not to be as a cut tire struck Allgaier’s No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet in the closing laps, forcing him to pit road and having to settle forRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer That elusive top-five for Justin Allgaier at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ended in Saturday’s Roxor 200, spoiling “The Big Three” sweep in the process. Allgaier’s road to a personal best supremacy at the “Magic Mile” unfolded on Lap 183 when his No. 7 Brandt/Rev1 Energy Chevrolet Camaro was in excellent position of spoiling the dominance from “The Big Three,” and his target was passing championship leader Tyler Reddick. Heading into Turn 3, Allgaier tried clearing Reddick, but the latter went for the crossover to defend hisRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For the first time since last season, Ryan Truex will compete in back-to-back races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The Mayetta, NJ native will make his 75th career Xfinity start in the JR Motorsports No. 8 Bar Harbor Chevrolet Camaro SS. Truex enters Roxor 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after an eighth-place run at Kentucky Speedway. “I’m really happy to be running this No. 8 Chevrolet in back-to-back weekends for JRM,” Truex explained. “I feel like Taylor (Moyer, crew chief) and I have a goodRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the fourth time this season, Justin Allgaier failed to see the checkered flag after having a tough day in Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. In front of his and sponsorship’s (Brandt Professional Agriculture) home crowd, Allgaier started off the 200-lap race on a good note after qualifying fourth and worked his way up to second, trying to hold off Joey Logano. Then on Lap 11, his No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro lost control on the bottom after battling with Joey Logano.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After he spent over a month out of the car, Zane Smith returned to the NASCAR Xfinity Series and earned his first career top-five finish. The JR Motorsports driver lined up inside the top-five on the final restart with 10 laps to go. With the inside line a disadvantage throughout the CircuitCity.com 250, Smith quickly worked his way into the outside line. He then followed fellow part-time Xfinity driver Harrison Burton. As Burton battled with Smith’s teammate, Justin Allgaier, the Huntington Beach, CA native wasRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent  Despite contact on pit road and a gamble on fuel mileage, Noah Gragson matched his career best finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. As the LTi Printing 250 at Michigan International Speedway came down to who was the best at saving fuel, Gragson was in perfect position. He was running just outside the top-five as the two leaders were forced to pit. As his JR Motorsports teammate Michael Annett struggled to catch eventual race winner Tyler Reddick, Gragson and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regularRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Despite being the defending NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion, Tyler Reddick feels like he is making his debut at Pocono Raceway this weekend. Although Reddick finished ninth in the Pocono Green 250 last year, the series ran the restricted aero duct package that weekend. This year, his No. 2 TAME THE BEAST Chevrolet Camaro SS team will the same package that the series has utilized all season long. Reddick is not alone as less than half the field entered for Saturday’s race had competed at theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a Talladega heartbreak for several drivers, notably the Earnhardt entity in the closing laps. Coming to five laps remaining in Saturday’s MoneyLion 300 at Talladega Superspeedway, a tight battle for seventh turned disaster as the cruel nature of the 2.66-mile circuit reared its ugly head on both Jeremy Clements and Jeffrey Earnhardt. At the exit of Turn 1, both were in a four-wide battle with Brett Moffitt and Brandon Brown until Earnhardt made slight contact with Clements, sending him loose and started an accordionRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Justin Allgaier’s demoralizing NASCAR Xfinity Series season takes another steep hit after a mechanical failure led to a cut right front tire resulted in a 30th place finish during Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. Not only Allgaier’s second DNF damaged his bid of turning his year around, but also his armored spirit as the 2010 Bristol winner couldn’t believe his No. 7 Armour Vienna Sausage Chevrolet Camaro all of sudden gave up when it appeared he was going to score his 11th XfinityRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The second runner-up finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Ryan Truex was seven years in the making. The part-time JR Motorsports driver used track position to his advantage while battling ignition issues. On the final restart of the iK9 Service Dogs 200 at ISM Raceway, Truex’s No. 8 Martin Truex, Jr. Foundation / Sherry Strong Chevrolet Camaro SS lined up behind eventual winner Kyle Busch. He followed Busch into turns one and two, clearing himself of the inside lane. Truex then had to holdRead More