Lilly Diabetes 250 Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the second time in the last four starts, Ryan Preece has failed to finish after crashing into the Turn 2 tire barriers in the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Monday, resulting in a red flag. On the 80th lap, Preece restarted alongside Tyler Reddick in row three, but the inside lane got the push, and he couldn’t challenge Reddick. Therefore, his challenger became John Hunter Nemechek at the South Short Chute. Preece was able to get an advantage over Nemechek and was runningRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. – The Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway may have been delayed by rain for two days, but that wasn’t enough to break the magical run Justin Allgaier is enjoying. Holding off JR Motorsports teammate Tyler Reddick after grabbing the lead on Lap 84 of 100 in Monday’s event, Allgaier collected his fifth victory of the season, his third in the last five races and – perhaps most important – his first at the vaunted Brickyard. “We wonRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After becoming an early season favorite for the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship, Christopher Bell’s regular season championship hopes took a hit at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Although the Joe Gibbs Racing driver earned another top-10 finish, his championship rival, and points leader, Justin Allgaier took the victory, extending his points lead. After the final restart of the Lilly Diabetes 250, Bell attempted to use the restricted aero package to his advantage, as he attempted to sling-shot past Allgaier but ran out of momentum in his No.Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor INDIANAPOLIS – Mother Nature finally got the upper hand during the weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with rain and inclement weather pushing both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to Monday. Heavy rains Friday and Saturday pushed the Xfinity Series to Monday, and after trying to wait out a heavy mist on Sunday, NASCAR was finally forced to pull the plug and move the Cup Series race to Monday as well. The Xfinity Series will run their race first with a 10:00Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 25th race of the season and three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score nine victories. The Xfinity Series returns to the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Lilly Diabetes 250. This is the final race in which Cup drivers are eligible to compete in the Xfinity Series this year. The return of the restricted aero package, the battle to make the Playoffs, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 25th race of the season. Coverage for the LillyRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer In the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kaulig Racing will welcome Austin Dillon in a second Chevrolet Camaro SS. This will be the first time that the organization, which is in its’ third year, will have two entries in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and have a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver behind the wheel. Dillon will drive the No. 10 Phone Skope / Berry’s Bullets Chevrolet Camaro SS at Indianapolis. In the Xfinity Series, the 2018 Daytona 500 winner has two startsRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. – With a new competition package that produced a race-record 16 lead changes and the closest NASCAR XFINITY Series finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, William Byron threw more blocks than an NFL fullback in holding off charging Paul Menard to win Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250. Byron made the decisive pass for the lead on Lap 85, surging past JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler into the top spot. Menard gained two spots, from fourth to second over a six-circuit stretch from Laps 90 toRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis had been circled on the NASCAR Xfinity Series calendar for several months due to the implementation of a new aerodynamic package for the event and after its first outing, it certainly seems like the sanctioning body is onto something with the package. In years past, clean air was king at Indianapolis as the leader could just pull away from the field with ease, leading to a lackluster, follow the leader type of a race. To remedy this, NASCAR unveiledRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer 18 races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, only three of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars (Justin Allgaier, Ryan Reed, and William Byron twice) have scored victories during the 2017 season. This weekend the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Lilly Diabetes 250. Sadler continues to lead the Championship Point standings, despite not scoring a win. He leads with 45 points over his JR Motorsports teammate, Byron. This year at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Xfinity Series will feature restrictorRead More