NASCAR Xfinity Series Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — NASCAR Xfinity Series title contender Cole Custer is far from slowing down during the series off-week as he made the trip to Sonoma Raceway to gain track experience for the upcoming road races this summer. Custer will be driving a third Sunrise Ford Racing entry in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and is one of two Xfinity regulars that’ll participate in Saturday’s Procore 200. “We reached out to Bob (Bruncati, owner of Sunrise Ford Racing). Obviously, he’s a Ford team and heRead More
By Robert Gray, NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa — Christopher Bell knows a lot about long, dominant runs. The seasoned open-wheel racer’s won the last three Chili Bowl Nationals in his native, Oklahoma — and Sunday led an astounding 186 laps of Sunday’s CircuitCity.com 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race while cruising to a commanding victory at Iowa Speedway. The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing/Ruud Toyota pulled away from Cole Custer on the final restart with 10 laps to go and powered to his series-leading fourth victory ofRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After he spent over a month out of the car, Zane Smith returned to the NASCAR Xfinity Series and earned his first career top-five finish. The JR Motorsports driver lined up inside the top-five on the final restart with 10 laps to go. With the inside line a disadvantage throughout the CircuitCity.com 250, Smith quickly worked his way into the outside line. He then followed fellow part-time Xfinity driver Harrison Burton. As Burton battled with Smith’s teammate, Justin Allgaier, the Huntington Beach, CA native wasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Saturday’s M&Ms 200 at Iowa Speedway in Newton has been postponed due to rain and has been rescheduled to Sunday June 16 at Noon ET, airing live on FS1. Rain and lightning delays have plagued several on-track activities for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, including qualifying being cancelled. As a result, the starting lineup was set by team owner points. This meant 16-year-old Chandler Smith, who won Friday’s ARCA Menards Series race at Madison International Speedway, will start on the pole in the No. 51Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent One week after a mistake sent Joe Graf, Jr. home before the race even started, he will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Iowa Speedway. At Michigan International Speedway, a mistake in qualifying sent Graf’s No. 21 EAT, SLEEP, RACE Chevrolet Camaro SS home. He had been 15th-fastest on the practice charts for the LTi Printing 250 in the Richard Childress Racing machine that weekend. Graf’s teammate Tyler Reddick went on to win the race. Graf is guaranteed to start the CircuitCity.com 250 onRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regular Harrison Burton will accomplish two milestones at Iowa Speedway. In the Truck Series, the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver will make his 25th-career start in the No. 18 Morton Buildings Toyota Tundra. In his 24 previous series starts, Burton has seven top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. He also earned his first career pole position in the M&M’s 200 presented by Casey’s General Store last year. Burton has two previous starts at the 0.875-mile track. In addition to his pole lastRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent  The throwback paint scheme that NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie Justin Haley will race for Kaulig Racing at Darlington Raceway will honor more than just drivers. Haley’s No. 11 Raybestos Chevrolet Camaro SS is reminiscent of cars driven by Jeff Burton, Sterling Marlin, and Hut Stricklin throughout the 1990’s in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Raybestos is also the company that Bob Kaulig, father of team owner Matt Kaulig, worked at for 22 years. “It’s a nice shade of blue offset with some red andRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent  Despite contact on pit road and a gamble on fuel mileage, Noah Gragson matched his career best finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. As the LTi Printing 250 at Michigan International Speedway came down to who was the best at saving fuel, Gragson was in perfect position. He was running just outside the top-five as the two leaders were forced to pit. As his JR Motorsports teammate Michael Annett struggled to catch eventual race winner Tyler Reddick, Gragson and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regularRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent A late-race spin could not keep Chase Briscoe from bouncing back as he earned a top-10 finish at Michigan International Speedway. After his spin, Briscoe restarted at the rear of the field in the LTi Printing 250. The NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie was one of the only drivers with enough fuel for the final 44 laps. Briscoe’s No. 98 Nutri Chomps / Blain’s Farm & Fleet Ford Mustang quickly moved up through the field. With 20 laps to go, Briscoe broke back into the top-10.Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BROOKLYN, Mich. – “Three” was the magic number in Saturday’s LTI Printing 250 at Michigan International Speedway, and that was just fine with Tyler Reddick. The NASCAR Xfinity Series leader—one of the so-called “Big Three” in the series this year—saved enough fuel over the closing 44-lap green-flag run to win for the third time this season, matching fellow Big Three members Christopher Bell and Cole Custer for most so far this year. After Custer and Bell pitted for fuel from the top two positionsRead More