NASCAR Xfinity Series Tag

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Christopher Bell was dominant in the daytime, but when the sun set over Kentucky Speedway on Friday, Cole Custer turned out the lights on his NASCAR Xfinity Series competition. Under the lights at the end of a 104-lap green-flag run to the conclusion of the Alsco 300, Custer’s No. 00 Ford crossed the finish line 1.651 seconds ahead of Bell’s No. 20 Toyota. Custer had taken the lead from Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Chase Briscoe on Lap 111 of 200 and held it the restRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent In an attrition-filled race at Daytona International Speedway, Brandon Brown earned his first career top-10 finish. The NASCAR Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender was at the center of one ‘big one,’ and involved in another. A mistimed bump by Brown’s No. 88 BMSRaceTeam.com Chevrolet Camaro SS to Scott Lagasse Jr.’s No. 93 sent Lagasse spinning in the middle of the field. 11 cars, including the Brandonbilt Motorsports machine, were damaged in the incident. Brown’s team persisted however and repaired his No. 86Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Stephen Leicht avoided the bulk of the carnage at Daytona International Speedway to earn his first top-five finish in over a decade. The JD Motorsports driver was running mid-pack when the final ‘big one’ broke out with 12 laps to go. Leicht had the wreck avoided in his No. 01 Flex Glue Chevrolet Camaro SS until his teammate, Garrett Smithley swerved to avoid the melee. Leicht and Smithley spun and emerged with little, if any, damage. “That backstretch wreck, Garrett andRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kaulig Racing team owner Matt Kaulig issued an edict during the offseason that he wanted to go “trophy hunting” in 2019 and with three cars in the arsenal for Friday night’s Circle K Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway, the hunt finally paid off as the team netted its first NASCAR Xfinity Series win. Ross Chastain ended the night in Victory Lane driving part-time for the team in its No. 16 entry, adding another win to his resume that has seenRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It’s not hard to fathom why AJ Allmendinger would put aside a fulfilling gig with NBC Sports for a few weeks and race a NASCAR Xfinity Series stock car on road courses. After all, the road circuits are his specialty, accounting for Allmendinger’s only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory (at Watkins Glen in 2014) and his only two Xfinity Series wins (Road America and Mid-Ohio in his only two starts in 2013). But why Daytona, where cars run withinRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The Circle K Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway will mark a milestone in Austin Cindric’s NASCAR career. The second-year NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will make his 50th career start in the No. 22 Pirtek Mustang on Friday night. In Cindric’s 49 starts to date, he has earned 12 top-five and 25 top-10 finishes. The Team Penske driver has also earned three pole positions. Overall, Daytona marks 79 combined starts in NASCAR’s National Series for Cindric. Results on superspeedways have been varied for the 20-year-old. InRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Following the Camping World 300 Christopher Bell became the first NASCAR Xfinity Series driver disqualified since 2005. Bell had finished third at Chicagoland Speedway in his No. 20 Rheem Toyota Supra. He was stripped of his third-place points, stage points, and winnings. Bell is now credited with a 38th-place finish and just one point earned. In 2005, Johnny Sauter was disqualified from the Spring race at Texas Motor Speedway for an illegal carburetor. No illegal parts were found on Bell’s Joe Gibbs Racing machine. TheRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric overcame adversity to earn a top-10 finish in the Camping World 300. A late caution set up a 21-lap run to the finish, with Cindric’s No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang was one of just 14 cars on the lead lap. He battled hard with Noah Gragson and Brandon Jones for the final position in the top-five. Cindric narrowly avoided contact with Gragson with eight laps to go. Both Cindric and Jones began to swap positions back and forthRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service JOLIET, Ill. – For the vast majority of Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway it looked like another non-too-subtle reminder of how good the NASCAR Xfinity Series triumphant trio has been – championship leaders Cole Custer, Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick showed the way. Ultimately it was Custer’s time to celebrate this weekend, leading a dominant 151 of the race’s 200 laps to take his fourth Xfinity win of the season in the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and the sixth victory ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the fourth time this season, Justin Allgaier failed to see the checkered flag after having a tough day in Saturday’s Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. In front of his and sponsorship’s (Brandt Professional Agriculture) home crowd, Allgaier started off the 200-lap race on a good note after qualifying fourth and worked his way up to second, trying to hold off Joey Logano. Then on Lap 11, his No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro lost control on the bottom after battling with Joey Logano.Read More