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By David Morgan, Associate Editor Now that the checkered flag has fallen at Texas Motor Speedway, the four top NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers in the field can turn their attention to next week’s opening race of the annual Dash4Cash at Bristol. While Kyle Busch was celebrating in Victory Lane, Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe, and Michael Annett qualified themselves for a possible $100,000 payday should they win on the half-mile, high banked bullring next Saturday. Reddick looked to be in the hunt for the win throughout the afternoon, starting theRead More

Posted On March 30, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Kyle Busch Grabs Xfinity Series Win at Texas

By Lee Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Texas — Kyle Busch moved one win closer to a Lone Star sweep with his victory this afternoon in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, the My Bariatric Solutions 300. While his car wasn’t the class of the field on Saturday, Busch executed a perfect launch on the final restart to take the lead. Over the final eight laps, Busch held off Tyler Reddick to secure his ninth NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Texas Motor Speedway and the 95th ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Austin Cindric came into Saturday’s iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway with a game plan of executing a strong performance that could pay dividends in November, and strong they were. Cindric brought his No. 22 MoneyLion Ford Mustang home in fifth and racked up that essential playoff point he’s been fighting for throughout his NASCAR career. The first caution of the afternoon came out on Lap 32 after Bayley Currey’s No. 17 Port of Tucson Chevrolet Camaro blew an oil line and slammed the TurnRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – It took successful a gamble, a serendipitous caution and a couple of overtimes for Las Vegas native Kyle Busch to win a second NASCAR Xfinity Series race on his home track, but Busch beat the odds in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300. A lap down at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after an unscheduled pit stop for a loose wheel, Busch rallied to win his 93rd Xfinity race, extending his series record and bringing his victory total across NASCAR’s three national series to 197.Read More

Posted On February 28, 2019By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Up to Speed: Boyd Gaming 300 Preview

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track this weekend for the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Last weekend, Christopher Bell scored his first victory of the season, joining Michael Annett as the other driver now locked into the playoffs. The first appearance of Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon, the first leg of the ‘West Coast Swing,’ and momentum. Busch and Dillon are the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers entered in Saturday’s race. Coverage for the Boyd Gaming 300 is scheduledRead More

Posted On February 21, 2019By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Up to Speed: Rinnai 250 Preview

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track this weekend for the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Last weekend, Michael Annett scored his first career NASCAR victory after dominating the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway. The last time the Xfinity Series had back to back first-time winners was 2017 with Alex Bowman and Christopher Bell. An old racing surface, the possibility of inclement weather, and tire wear are just some of the stories heading into the Rinnai 250. Ryan Preece is theRead 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
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – What a difference a year makes. The 2018 edition of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener was a barn burner all the way to the end, lasting through five overtime periods and culminating with a photo finish between JR Motorsports teammates Tyler Reddick and Elliott Sadler. Not to mention there had never been a closer finish in series history – EVER. On Saturday afternoon, we got a race on the opposite side of the spectrum that featured single file racing pretty muchRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season will have some familiar faces in different car numbers at JR Motorsports. The team will no longer use the No. 5, instead, bringing the iconic No. 8, once driven by team co-owner Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in house. At least five drivers will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro SS throughout the season. Jeb Burton, Spencer Gallagher, Ryan Preece, Zane Smith, and Ryan Truex will each drive the iconic number associated with Earnhardt. Smith had previously been announced to driverRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer With just three races until the start of the Playoffs, Ross Chastain earned a top-10 finish at Road America. His run in the Johnsonville 180 pads his cushion over those on the outside of the Playoff grid, looking in. In the run to the finish, Chastain had to hold his own, battling both NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars and road course ringers alike. He kept his No. 4 JD Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro SS on track, picking up positions as Brendan Gaughan, James Davison, and Justin Marks,Read More