NASCAR Racing Experience 300 Tag

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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – “I felt like I was back in the ‘50’s running a convertible here on the beach. That was interesting,” said Brad Keselowski after failing to finish Saturday’s NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway due to a series of escape hatch issues that denied him of being a race contender. Keselowski was one of only two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points scorers and showed early pace on his No. 12 Fitzgerald USA Ford Mustang. That wouldn’t last as his roofRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent For the first time in Austin Cindric’s superspeedway career in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, he finished on the lead lap and inside the top-five. In the quiet, ‘follow the leader’ train at Daytona International Speedway, Cindric held his ground, patiently waiting for an opportunity that never came. During the final green flag run to the finish in the NASCAR Racing Experience 300, Cindric found his No. 22 MoneyLion Ford Mustang fifth in line. As the entire field ran in line along the outside wall, aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When finances put a driver in a box where their career’s in jeopardy, race wins can bolster a season. That was the case for John Hunter Nemechek in 2016 when he scored back-to-back Truck Series victories when primary sponsor Fire Alarm Services jumped aboard. Nemechek has made the most out of the deal and have gone up the NASCAR ladder ever since and fast forward into 2019, he’s now a full-time driver at GMS Racing’s No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro in the XfinityRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Justin Haley returns to Daytona International Speedway with a chip on his shoulder and after topping the speed chart at 189.581 mph (47.473 seconds) during final practice before Saturday’s NASCAR Racing Experience 300, he’s eyeing for redemption. “Daytona has always been good to me. I finished second here in Trucks last year and I’ve been good on superspeedways my whole career,” Haley told Motorsports Tribune. “We had fast speed and we were up there in final practice and made some mock runsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Winning can provide the biggest opportunity for a driver, more so when the competitor is part-time. That’s been the case in the NASCAR Xfinity Series all of last season when drivers such as Ross Chastain and John Hunter Nemechek won for Chip Ganassi. For one driver, it turned into a full-time gig at Stewart-Haas Racing and that driver was Chase Briscoe. At age 24, Briscoe has dreams of someday running the Knoxville Nationals, but for now, it’s making the most of an opportunityRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Josh Bilicki is set to make the transition from JP Motorsports to RSS Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, piloting the No. 38 Chevrolet Camaro for the entire 2019 season, beginning at the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona Feb. 16. Sponsorships will be a central for Bilicki throughout the season, but he’ll be set with a fresh scheme as Dr. Squatch Soap Co. will be his primary sponsor at Daytona. Prior to Monday’s official announcement, the Menominee Falls, WI native said he’s ready to useRead More