JR Motorsports Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 26th and final regular season Xfinity Series race wasn’t necessarily the greatest closure due to the fact everyone were virtually in the 12-driver playoff grid with Brandon Brown taking the final spot. It didn’t meant the action was lacking as Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway saw several compelling moments all across the leaderboard. Some even saying it’s like the Bristol of old with several bump and runs, take no prisoners battles for valuable track position. In the end, it was the FordRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s been one of those days where the latest twists and turns impact the future landscape in both the NTT IndyCar Series and NASCAR. One former champion is making its return when it didn’t have to come down that way to be honest. Another is perhaps the right move all things considered and last but certainly not least, further escalates the whole Denny Hamlin ownership rumor. With that, let’s dive into the three biggest news from Tuesday and how I feel about each those decisions. BourdaisRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service The difference in his race was like night and day but Justin Allgaier proved himself tops again – winning Saturday afternoon’s Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 at Richmond (Va.) Raceway answering a hard-fought victory Friday night and sweeping the Xfinity Series weekend doubleheader. Allgaier’s No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet essentially dominated the afternoon leading a race best 135 of the 250 laps and holding off his teammate Jeb Burton by a healthy 2.185-seconds for his third win of the season. It is theRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service The veteran Justin Allgaier gave a master class in perseverance and fast cars Friday night winning the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway. It was the 34-year old Allgaier’s first career win in 19 tries at the three-quarter mile track and he finished .604-seconds ahead of a hard-charging 21-year old Justin Haley. The Xfinity Series all-time winningest driver, reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch finished third, 2.5-seconds behind Allgaier. The current Xfinity Series championship leader Austin Cindric wonRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service After winning Saturday’s Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway, Justin Allgaier offered an unexpected thank-you to AJ Allmendinger. A week earlier at the Daytona Road Course, Allmendinger wheel-hopped into Allgaier’s No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet and knocked him out of a top-five finish. Allgaier expressed his displeasure after the race and ignited a firestorm on social media from those who thought Allmendinger’s miscue was purely accidental. The criticism lit a bonfire of determination in Allgaier, who turned a star-crossed season around with his firstRead 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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer Jeb Burton made his second NASCAR Xfinity Series start of 2020 in Saturday’s Unhinged 300 at Talladega Superspeedway and it was a career day for the part-time competitor, scoring a career-best third-place finish after leading 8 of 113 laps. The 27-year-old Virginian was in prime position of putting his No. 8 LS Tractor Chevrolet Camaro into victory lane as the race came down to the final three laps between him and Justin Haley, who was also hungry of capturing that long elusive series victory. Coming toRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Noah Gragson put the NASCAR Xfinity Series field on notice as the driver to beat during the weekend doubleheader at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but a disappointing turn of luck both days deprived the JR Motorsports standout the opportunity to be able to claim victory. A day after dominating the Hooters 250, in which he led 83 laps and seemed destined to end the race with a checkered flag in hand before a late caution changed everything and forced him to have to settle for a third-place result,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Once a year, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. dusts off the driving suit and helmet to climb behind the wheel of one of his JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaros, battling it out with the best the NASCAR Xfinity Series has to offer. This year’s venue for his one-off appearance on the track was Homestead-Miami Speedway and Saturday’s running of the Hooters 250. By the time the checkered flag flew, the series regulars certainly knew he was there as he came away with a fifth-place finish. Noting he was “nervousRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Noah Gragson held off Chase Briscoe after a bump-and-run with his JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier to earn his second victory of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season in a frantic finish to the Cheddar’s 300 presented by Alsco at Bristol Motor Speedway. Gragson’s No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet edged Briscoe’s No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford by a mere 0.328-second for Gragson’s second victory of the season, matching his winning work in the Daytona season-opener. And his victory Monday night on the high-banked Bristol half-milerRead More