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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A mild manner day by Michael Annett was solid enough to escape Saturday’s User Your Melon. Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway with the eighth and final playoff spot. Annett, who entered Dover 11 points ahead of the cutoff line, only had one objective to focus and that’s beating John Hunter Nemechek, who was the only threat of possibly knocking him out of the championship hunt. In the first two stages, Annett finished 10th and ninth respectively. Nemechek on the other hand, took ninth andRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – A mid-race spin at the treacherous Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval was not enough to keep Ryan Truex from a top-10 finish. At the start of the final stage, Truex found his No. 8 Marquis Chevrolet Camaro SS just in front of a four-wide battle. Tyler Reddick wheel-hopped into turn one and tapped the JR Motorsports driver. Truex spun in front of the field. Somehow, as John Hunter Nemechek and Ray Black, Jr. also spun, Truex emerged unscathed. Now mired deep in theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent A stage one strategy call by crew chief Travis Mack increased Michael Annett’s points cushion in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. After Annett hovered just inside the top-10 in stage one of the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway, Mack opted to bring the No. 1 Pilot / Flying J Chevrolet Camaro SS to pit road under caution on lap 61. As one of three that pitted, the JR Motorsports driver came to life in the final nine laps of the stage. Annett restarted outsideRead More

Posted On September 19, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Media Day Notebook

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Justin Allgaier looks for a turn in his luck—for the better this time RICHMOND, Va. – So far, 2019 has been a star-crossed year for JR Motorsports driver Justin Allgaier, but, in fact, his run of bad luck started with the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs last year. Allgaier entered the 2018 postseason on a streak of 14 straight top-10 finishes that included victories at Iowa, Mid-Ohio, Road America and Indianapolis. He was the reigning regular season champion with a boatload of Playoff points. ThenRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent JR Motorsports driver Jeb Burton had a career day in the Indiana 250 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On the final restart, the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver pushed Kyle Busch out front. However, Burton had his JRM teammates Justin Allgaier and Noah Gragson on his outside. As Busch and Allgaier left him behind, the No. 8 State Water Heaters Chevrolet Camaro SS battled Gragson. With the draft being key, Gragson moved by his teammate with some help from Allgaier, Justin Haley, and Brandon Jones. TheRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DARLINGTON, S.C. – NASCAR Xfinity Series ‘Big Three’ member Tyler Reddick has learned from last year’s Sports Clips Haircuts VFW 200 in time for a milestone start. Reddick will honor Kyle Petty during NASCAR’s Throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway and his 75th Xfinity Series start. The Richard Childress Racing driver’s No. 2 myblu Chevrolet Camaro SS throws back to Petty’s No. 7 7-Eleven from the mid-1980s. The unforgiving nature of ‘The Track Too Tough to Tame’ revealed itself to Reddick last season. The then JR MotorsportsRead More
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