NASCAR Xfinity Series Tag

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
BySeth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The NASCAR Series that says, “Names are made here,” will be back in action this weekend. The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track this weekend, and for the first time since 2015, the defending champion remains in the series. Tyler Reddick moves from JR Motorsports to Richard Childress Racing where he will attempt to be the first repeat champion since Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. in 2012. New faces in new places, teams shutting down, the debut of the Toyota Supra, and car number changes are justRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor In a move that has been a long time coming, NASCAR is making a major shift in the way it deals with post-race inspections and penalties across all three national series, announcing Monday that it will be tearing down vehicles after the checkered flag falls and if found illegal, penalties will be handed out then and there. Should those infractions be found in the winning car, the guilty party would be disqualified, resulting in a last-place finish and the loss of all benefits from the win/finish,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The rollercoaster ride that has been the offseason for Ross Chastain continued on Thursday as he was confirmed to have a full-time schedule in the Xfinity Series for 2019 with both JD Motorsports and Kaulig Racing. Chastain was originally scheduled to race full-time for Chip Ganassi Racing in their No. 42 entry, but sponsorship woes forced the team’s closure and left the Alva, Florida native without a ride in NASCAR’s second tier series. Fast forward to Thursday when Blake Koch, who was going to drive theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent  For the fourth straight season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Josh Williams will compete for Mario Gosselin’s DGM Racing. In 2019, Williams will move from the familiar No. 90 Chevrolet Camaro SS to the teams’ No. 36 Camaro. The Port Charlotte, FL native has 29 starts in the Xfinity Series. In 2018, he made 20 starts and earned a career-best finish, 20th, in the playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Williams also led for the first time in his Xfinity Series career at KansasRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After spending much of 2018 on the sidelines, Brennan Poole will run full-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019 with On Point Motorsports. Poole will drive the No. 30 Toyota Tundra for the team. On Point Motorsports made its’ Truck Series debut last season at Bristol Motor Speedway with Scott Lagasse, Jr. In five races, the team earned one top-10 finish with Austin Theriault at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Poole ran two Truck races in 2018, both with NextGen Motorsports. He finishedRead 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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer After a part-time stint at B.J. McLeod Motorsports last season, Xfinity Series driver Ray Black, Jr. will return on a full-time basis and reuniting with Bobby Dotter’s SS Green Light Racing. Black was announced as Gray Gaulding’s teammate Friday and will pilot the No. 07 Chevrolet Camaro with both Isoken and ScubaLife being his primary sponsors. The Palm Coast, Florida native said when the offer was given to return to the team he ran for in 2016-17, he couldn’t pass it up. “When the opportunity aroseRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Chevy Racing now has its own driver development program, Drivers Edge Development, run by GMS Racing and JR Motorsports. Discussions about the program began 11 months ago. NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers Noah Gragson and Zane Smith, along with Response Energy CARS Late Model Stock Tour driver Adam Lemke will represent JR Motorsports. Representing GMS Racing will be Xfinity Series driver John Hunter Nemechek, and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series drivers Sam Mayer and Sheldon Creed. Mayer will also compete in the ARCA Racing Series andRead More