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Posted On October 15, 2016By Brian EberlyIn Xfinity

Kyle Busch on Pole for XFINITY Race at Kansas

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kyle Busch turned a lap at 182.100 mph in the final round of knockout qualifying to take the top spot for Saturday afternoon’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. It was the eighth pole of 2016 and 56th of Busch’s XFINITY Series career, but his first at Kansas in 12 starts. Kyle Larson qualified third, spoiling a Joe Gibbs Racing sweep of the top-three starting positions as Erik Jones qualified second with teammate Daniel Suarez fourth. In addition to Busch andRead More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service SPARTA, KY – A huge push from Daniel Suárez on a restart with four laps to go in Saturday night’s eventful VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 sent Elliott Sadler ahead of Ryan Blaney to win the opening race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase at Kentucky Speedway. Sadler’s third win of the season and 13th of his XFINITY Series career was about more than just stamping his way into Round 2 of the Chase. The Emporia, Virginia, native fought for the win while thinking of his mother,Read More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – Heading into Kentucky Speedway and the first race in the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase, Erik Jones and the powerhouse Joe Gibbs Racing organization were a title favorite. Jones recorded four wins and 13 top-five finishes in the 26-race regular season and entered the weekend with a six-point advantage in the championship standings. Jones had a dominant car on Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway, leading a race-high 100 laps before a late-race wreck ended his night in the garage instead of inRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – Justin Allgaier enters the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase in the fifth position in the championship standings as he seeks the title in his sixth season in the series. Allgaier competed full-time in the XFINITY Series for five seasons before making the jump to the Sprint Cup level with HScott Motorsports in 2014. The two-year stint at the top level of NASCAR competition yielded just one top-10 result – an eight-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway. For the 2016 season, Allgaier returnedRead More

Posted On September 24, 2016By Brian EberlyIn Breaking News, Xfinity

Erik Jones Earns Pole for Chase Opener at Kentucky

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – Erik Jones turned a lap at 182.207 mph in the final round of knockout qualifying to earn the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for Saturday night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Jones edged teammate Daniel Suarez for the top spot as the front-row will be all Joe Gibbs Racing. The pole was the eighth of the season for Jones and his 26th top-10 start. Elliott Sadler, Ty Dillon, Sam Hornish Jr, Matt Tifft, Brendan Gaughan, Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace, Justin Allgaier, BrennanRead More
By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – Matt Tifft was originally scheduled to compete in over thirty races this season between the NASCAR Camping World Truck and XFINITY Series and the ARCA Racing Series. That planned changed in June when the 20-year-old driver went in for an MRI as a result of a back condition. Doctors discovered a low-grade glioma in his brain that would require surgery and keep Tifft out of competition as he recovered. After almost three months of rehabilitation, Tifft returned to competition last weekend atRead More