JR Motorsports Tag

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
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A driver’s fear is unable to see the racetrack, hoping to avoid chaos. Both Justin Allgaier and pole sitter Christopher Bell faced that epiphany and were involved in a crash after Stephen Leicht hand grenaded his engine the exit of Turn 3 during Saturday’s iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, ending Leicht and Bell’s afternoons. With 71 laps to go, Leicht’s No. 01 JD Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro had just lost a lap to race leader Kyle Busch, and was running in 20thRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Justin Allgaier’s strong start to the young NASCAR Xfinity Series season was halted after failing to finish Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway due to an engine failure past halfway, forcing him to bring his No. 7 Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Camaro to the garage after 119 laps, and ended his streak of three straight top-fives at the 1.5-mile circuit. Allgaier had worked his way from restarting 11th to start off the final stage to the fifth spot until reporting to his No.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent JR Motorsports’ tradition of giving young talent a chance continues as Zane Smith will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend. The Drivers Edge Development program participant will drive the team’s No. 8 Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Chevrolet Camaro SS in the Boyd Gaming 300. When Smith takes the green flag on Saturday afternoon, he joins JR Motorsports alums Josh Berry, William Byron, Cole Custer, Chase Elliott, Danica Patrick, and Ben Rhodes who all made their Xfinity debut with the organization. Byron and Elliott,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Six years ago, Michael Annett’s career drastically changed at Daytona International Speedway when a broken sternum sidelined him 6-8 weeks, ending his bid of contending for the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship, where in the previous season, he finished fifth in points. Ever since that gloomy afternoon, Annett’s view of the sport didn’t change but his performances created a whirlwind of struggles in NASCAR. Scoring only two top-fives in 91 Xfinity Series starts, numbers that’s undesirable especially the equipment he runs for whichRead More