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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since Johnny Benson a decade ago, the defending NASCAR Truck Series champion won’t defend their title with the team they won the championship. That’s the case for Brett Moffitt, who won’t be returning to Hattori Racing Enterprises in 2019 as announced Wednesday via statement by Shige Hattori, and it’s an absolute crushing blow to not just Moffitt, but the state of NASCAR. “We are extremely proud of what we achieved with Brett and winning the championship together,” said Hattori. “Our organization’s relationshipRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – After the checkered flag fell at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, Elliott Sadler climbed from his race car and shared an ice cold Bud Light with his JR Motorsports teammates. The long-time Xfinity Series veteran is retiring from full-time competition after a NASCAR national series career that started in 1995 behind the wheel of equipment owned by his mother Bell Sadler. The night didn’t go as Sadler would have hoped, as he finished 14th in the No. 1 One Main Financial Chevrolet after making aRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Tyler Reddick may be departing JR Motorsports over the offseason, but he certainly will be leaving them a hell of a parting gift after scoring the win in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to take home the NASCAR Xfinity Series title. The championship marks the third title for JR Motorsports in the last five years, following William Byron’s championship last season and Chase Elliott’s title in 2014. After starting fourth, Reddick finished the first stage in third and the second stageRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Four drivers enter, but only one will leave Homestead-Miami Speedway with the championship hardware on Saturday as the NASCAR Xfinity Series season comes to a close with the Ford EcoBoost 300. Thirty-two races after the season started with the closest finish in NASCAR history at Daytona, four drivers representing four different teams and all three manufacturers will vie for their first series championship. Those four drivers include Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric, and Tyler Reddick, all of whom have bested the otherRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – When the checkered flag falls on Saturday night, it will also be the checkered flag on Elliott Sadler’s driving career as he will hang up his helmet and retire from full-time driving after 23 years behind the wheel. Even though he came up just short of making the Championship 4 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series to go and race for the title one last time, Sadler will still be focused on winning the Ford EcoBoost 300 to go out on top and willRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer An after thought all season, Tyler Reddick stands alone among the JR Motorsports trio with a shot of capturing the Xfinity Series title. The rookie finished sixth in Saturday’s Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix to get the fourth and final spot in the Championship 4. Entering the NASCAR playoffs, no one would’ve expected him to make a legit run for the title as teammates Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler were in a different zip code. That all changed when it reallyRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Elliott Sadler will be hanging up his helmet at season’s end and winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship on the way out was first and foremost in the mind of the JR Motorsports driver heading into Saturday’s race at ISM Raceway. Unfortunately for Sadler, that won’t come to fruition as he found himself eliminated from the Playoffs following an 11th place finish on the day. “We fought way too many things today,” said Sadler. “We tried some new stuff and I led us in that direction,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Justin Allgaier’s bid of competing for that elusive NASCAR Xfinity Series championship has been swept up by the Phoenix haboobs, and was eliminated after a disastrous final stage plagued him down to a 24th place finish in Saturday’s Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at ISM Raceway. ”Disappointment,” Allgiaer said after being eliminated. “At the end of the day we did everything right this year. We had a great season. Today we did everything right at the beginning part of the race. That was probably the mostRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  As Tyler Reddick finishes off his 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship bid with JR Motorsports, his 2019 plans have been finalized with Richard Childress Racing. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender will take the place of current RCR driver Daniel Hemric, with the car number and sponsorship details to be announced at a later date. Reddick has found quick success throughout his young NASCAR career. In 2017, he won in his first part-time Xfinity Series season at Kentucky Speedway, setting a record for largestRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer In spite of surviving the mayhem, Tyler Reddick will leave Kansas Speedway a bit shameful after being denied a possible top-three finish in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300. Throughout the 200-lap contest, Reddick had one of his finest races this season, running in the top-five for much of the afternoon and ended up sixth in Stage 1, followed by a stellar fourth in Stage 2. While quiet, his eyes were set on a top-three result, which he hasn’t achieved thus far in the playoffs, and notRead More