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By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Although he stepped away from full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series competition at the end of last season, Elliott Sadler will return for two races with Kaulig Racing. Sadler will drive the No. 10 Ag Nutrien Solutions Chevrolet Camaro SS as a teammate to Justin Haley. Sadler becomes the third driver of Kaulig’s No. 10 Chevrolet, joining Austin Dillon and Ross Chastain. He will make his 2019 debut at Richmond Raceway on April 12th and will also compete in the regular season finale for the Xfinity Series atRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season will mark a new stage in Daniel Hemric’s journey. Joining the Kannapolis, N.C. native on his journey is his wife, Kenzie. In 2019, Hemric will compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year with Richard Childress Racing. He joins Austin Dillon at the storied organization. Hemric will also assume the driving reigns of the No. 8 that many associate with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Throughout Hemric’s journey, his wife has been there, whether she was on his pit boxRead More

Posted On December 21, 2018By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Cole Custer Reflects on 2018 Season

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Cole Custer had a career season in 2018. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver was among the most consistent throughout the season, making the Championship Four for the first time. Custer earned his second career victory at Texas Motor Speedway, securing a spot in the Championship Four after narrowly missing it in 2017. On his way to making the Playoffs and competing for a Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the 20-year-old earned 14 top-fives, 26 top-10s, and a series-leading six pole positions. Although pitRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Although Jimmie Johnson ran inside the top-10 for much of the Federated Auto Parts 400, the seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion still flew under the radar at Richmond Raceway. While the “Big Three” and Brad Keselowski dominated the race, Johnson quietly finished the race in eighth place. After a poor qualifying effort left him starting 21st, Johnson’s No. 48 Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 didn’t break into the top-10 until the second stage. A broken trackbar adjuster and a pit road speeding penaltyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chase Elliott was outside the Round of 12 cutoff line heading into Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway, and he’ll leave the 0.75-mile oval just 10 points to the good after finishing fourth and leading 34 of 400 laps. Elliott was on the outside looking in after an day-shortened 36th place finish due to a two-car crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sept. 16. It put him in a vulnerable position of playing catch up, trailing 12th place Alex Bowman by nine points andRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the sixth time this season, a pit road penalty handcuffed Martin Truex, Jr., and he once again remains a bridesmaid on short tracks, finishing an agonizing third behind fellow “Big Three” members Kevin Harvick and race winner Kyle Busch in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. It was Truex’s race to lose as he lead 162 of the first 203 laps, and swept both stages in the process. Without any hurdles, it appeared that his bid of finally capturing his first short trackRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer A late charge for the lead left Brad Keselowski fading in the Federated Auto Parts 400. The Team Penske driver plummeted from having a chance to win four races in a row to ninth in the final 40 laps at Richmond Raceway. After the final restart, Keselowski battled eventual race winner Kyle Busch for the lead. It took 10 laps for his No. 2 Reese / DrawTite Ford Fusion take the lead from Busch. However, Keselowski couldn’t break away from Busch, who hounded him forRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service RICHMOND, Va. – On a night of important milestones, in a car hastily repaired after a brush with the wall during qualifying, Kyle Busch held off Kevin Harvick to win Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway to advance to the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. After a pitched battle against Brad Keselowski that lasted 21 laps, Busch made the winning pass for the lead on Lap 364 of 400 at the .75-mile track. Busch’s first victory in aRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Like many road course ringers, when Alon Day made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in 2016, he was out of his element. Although the NASCAR Next alum was competing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the racing required a radically different approach than he has had in Europe. Day drove the No. 40 FLWaterFront.com Dodge Challenger to an impressive 13th-place finish in his debut. The 26-year-old turned heads in the woefully underfunded MBM Motorsports car, running inside the Top-10 for much of the race. DayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It wasn’t a winner’s circle repeat for Ross Chastain, who’s had a “Cloud Nine” week after scoring his maiden Xfinity Series win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last Saturday. After clawing his way towards a second place finish in Friday’s Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway in Virginia, it was another mesmerizing showing, and he hopes it was enough to impress car owner Chip Ganassi. “It means the world. When they told me about it, I just wanted to come in and do my job, andRead More