Powershares QQQ 300 Tag

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In a day race that ended under the lights, with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history, Tyler Reddick finished Saturday’s PowerShares QQQ 300 less than three inches ahead of JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler. In the last of five overtimes, after a stoppage of 5 minutes, 27 seconds, and on the 23rd extra lap, Reddick made a move to the outside off Turn 4 and won a drag race with Sadler to the stripe after their cars bumpedRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the second day in a row at the World Center of Racing, one of the smaller teams in the NASCAR garage was celebrating a top-five finish when the checkered flag flew. Kaz Grala, who pilots the No. 24 Ford for JGL Racing, provided the cause for celebration, surviving Saturday’s PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona to bring his team a fourth-place finish. The top-five marks the second straight race at Daytona that JGL entries scored top-five finishes after Dakoda Armstrong andRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It was a long and rough day, but Spencer Gallagher still had career day in the PowerShares QQQ 300. Gallagher had both a career best qualifying effort and finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Although, he had to survive multiple overtime attempts on his way to a sixth-place finish. Gallagher nearly didn’t make it to the finish at Daytona International Speedway. After avoiding ‘The Big One’ on the first overtime attempt, he found trouble in the second overtime event. Gallagher spun off the nose ofRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The closest finish in NASCAR…ever. Elliott Sadler just wishes he would have been on the winning side of it. Falling 0.000 seconds short to his JR Motorsports teammate Tyler Reddick, Sadler had to settle for second place at Daytona for the third time in his Xfinity Series career and the third straight race at restrictor plate tracks. “I’ve been close here a lot of times, but this one hurt a lot today because you didn’t know,” said Sadler. “Did we? OrRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  Ryan Truex hasn’t missed a beat. Despite a move from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Truex scored a top-10 finish in his first Xfinity Series race since 2015. Truex survived five overtime attempts to finish seventh in the PowerShares QQQ 300. In the previous four overtime attempts, he snuck through the mayhem to emerge unscathed. The amount of fuel was also in question with the multiple overtime attempts, but was not a factor. On the final overtime attempt, TruexRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Failing to finish before reaching halfway of stage one wasn’t the way NASCAR Xfinity Series rookies Christopher Bell and Austin Cindric wanted to start out their season. The high-profile drivers competing for Rookie of the Year honors were both involved in a Lap 10 crash in Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Battling for seventh, Cindric’s No. 60 Pirtek Ford was sandwiched between Tyler Reddick and Daniel Suarez exiting Turn 3 as he fought an ill-handling car the moment the green flag dropped.Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For the fourth straight year, a Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet will lead the field to green in the NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona. With a lap of 47.451 seconds, 189.310 mph, Daniel Hemric, who finished fourth in the championship standings last season, scored his second career pole. He will be joined on the front row in the Powershares QQQ 300 by another Chevrolet in Kyle Larson. The remainder of the top-12 went to Matt Tifft, Joey Logano, Spencer Gallagher,Read More

Posted On February 16, 2018By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Matt Tifft Ready to Go Racing Again

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After a long offseason, NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers like Matt Tifft are waiting for the chance to hit the track. Tifft has transitioned from one powerhouse team, Joe Gibbs Racing, to another, Richard Childress Racing. Tifft joins fellow competitor Daniel Hemric at the organization. Tifft’s move to Richard Childress Racing marks a return to Chevrolet. He last competed in a Chevrolet in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2014 for B.J. McLeod Motorsports. When the Xfinity Series takes to the track at Daytona InternationalRead More

Posted On February 15, 2018By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Up to Speed – PowerShares QQQ 300

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  The NASCAR Series that says, “Names are made here,” will be back in action this weekend. The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to track this weekend with the title up for grabs. With 2017 Champion William Byron ascending to the Premier Series, NASCAR’s Second Series will have a new Champion for the seventh consecutive season. New faces in new places, new teams, and manufacturer changes are just some of the storylines heading into the season-opener. Coverage for the PowerShares QQQ 300 is scheduled to start SaturdayRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer After finishing the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season strong with seven wins and the Rookie of the Year title, William Byron was looking to continue that success in 2017. Byron moved up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in the No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports. Byron qualified a disappointing 17th, but behind teammate Justin Allgaier. The start of the PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway seemed tame in comparison to the Truck race the night before. After a coupleRead More