NASCAR Xfinity Series Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor John Hunter Nemechek has a new home for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, moving over to GMS Racing to take over the No. 23 Chevrolet and compete for Rookie of the Year. The 21-year old Mooresville, North Carolina native looked to be on his way to another year with Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2019 season before the team decided to put Ross Chastain in the driver’s seat instead, leaving Nemechek on the outside looking in. Enter GMS, who had a seat available for theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After sponsorship sidelined Blake Koch in 2018, the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will return with sponsorship from his own company, FilterTime in 2019. He will drive the JD Motorsports No. 4 Chevrolet Camaro SS that Ross Chastain put in the 2018 Playoffs. Koch famously put the up-start Kaulig Racing into the 2016 and 2017 Xfinity Series Playoffs. In an upset, he positioned the team to make the second round of the Playoffs in its’ inaugural season. In those two seasons, Koch earned 10 top-10 finishesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first big shakeup of the offseason takes place at Kaulig Racing, as 12th-place points finisher Ryan Truex will be replaced by Justin Haley, who signed a multi-year deal to now drive the No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 19-year-old is fresh-off his sophomore season at GMS Racing, scoring three wins at three different circuits at Gateway Motorsports Park, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Texas Motor Speedway, with the latter locking himself in the Championship 4, where he finished third in theRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – After pacing all three rounds of qualifying on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Cole Custer appeared to be the favorite, especially when taking into account his domination of last year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Ford EcoBoost 300. In 2017, he led 182 of the 200 scheduled laps – a race record – and set the record average speed for an Xfinity Series race at the track (136.140 mph). After the first two stages of Saturday’s race, it was déjà vu as Custer led all 90Read More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The clear favorite heading into the championship race on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway was Christopher Bell. The Norman, Oklahoma native had a stellar rookie campaign in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, winning seven times to break the rookie record for wins in a season (previously five, set by Greg Biffle – 2001, Kyle Busch – 2004 and Carl Edwards – 2005). Bell qualified second in the No. 20 GameStop Transformers Toyota and was scored in the sixth position at the end of StageRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. – After the checkered flag fell at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, Elliott Sadler climbed from his race car and shared an ice cold Bud Light with his JR Motorsports teammates. The long-time Xfinity Series veteran is retiring from full-time competition after a NASCAR national series career that started in 1995 behind the wheel of equipment owned by his mother Bell Sadler. The night didn’t go as Sadler would have hoped, as he finished 14th in the No. 1 One Main Financial Chevrolet after making aRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Tyler Reddick may be departing JR Motorsports over the offseason, but he certainly will be leaving them a hell of a parting gift after scoring the win in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to take home the NASCAR Xfinity Series title. The championship marks the third title for JR Motorsports in the last five years, following William Byron’s championship last season and Chase Elliott’s title in 2014. After starting fourth, Reddick finished the first stage in third and the second stageRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – “Just didn’t have enough,” Daniel Hemric said after climbing out of his car at the end of the night Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, falling short of the championship for the second year in a row with Richard Childress Racing. Though he had yet to win a race in any of the national NASCAR series he has competed in, Hemric was one of the favorites coming into the night as a result of his season wide performance. Despite all that, something was missing inRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer One year removed from being the story at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ryan Preece quietly finished inside the top-10 in his final start for Joe Gibbs Racing. The Ford EcoBoost 300 capped off a successful run in the Toyota Racing Development equipment for the Berlin, CT native. With the race going caution free, except for stage breaks, there was little time for Preece’s team to work on his No. 18 Rheem / Watts Toyota Camry. His speed was not lost however, as he often battled with ChampionshipRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A quiet, but stellar performance by John Hunter Nemechek resulted in a third-place finish in Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida, but came up one spot short of bringing Chip Ganassi Racing the Owners’ Championship. Nemechek showed strong pace all afternoon and into the night, with only Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer, who was the guy to beat for the Owners’ title, owned the competition the opening 93 laps. A known trademark of the 1.5-mile circuit is running the high-line, which Nemechek did butRead More