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By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – You could call Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 a battle of attrition, but that wouldn’t do justice to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season opener. It was more like a long, full-blown war. In a race at Daytona International Speedway that saw a record 11 cautions, a record 55 caution laps and just nine of 32 trucks running at the finish, Austin Hill took the checkered flag on the 11th lap of NASCAR overtime to win for the firstRead More
BySeth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The NASCAR Series that says, “Names are made here,” will be back in action this weekend. The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track this weekend, and for the first time since 2015, the defending champion remains in the series. Tyler Reddick moves from JR Motorsports to Richard Childress Racing where he will attempt to be the first repeat champion since Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. in 2012. New faces in new places, teams shutting down, the debut of the Toyota Supra, and car number changes are justRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ryan Preece’s road to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is extraordinary as he came from the Whelen Modified Tour, a series he believes he can open a lot of avenues in the future as he’ll be the first former champion to compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors since Jeff Fuller in 2000. “To be the first Modified driver in 20 years basically in a way, hopefully it’s going to open a lot of avenues for people to look atRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The rollercoaster ride that has been the offseason for Ross Chastain continued on Thursday as he was confirmed to have a full-time schedule in the Xfinity Series for 2019 with both JD Motorsports and Kaulig Racing. Chastain was originally scheduled to race full-time for Chip Ganassi Racing in their No. 42 entry, but sponsorship woes forced the team’s closure and left the Alva, Florida native without a ride in NASCAR’s second tier series. Fast forward to Thursday when Blake Koch, who was going to drive theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Despite losing the opportunity of a lifetime, NASCAR veteran Ross Chastain will still be competing in all three of NASCAR’s National Series. Chastain will have a partial schedule in the No. 45 Paul Jr. Designs TruNorth Chevrolet Silverado for Niece Motorsports in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Reid Wilson will split time in the No. 45 Truck with the Alva, FL native. Chastain will drive the truck at Daytona International Speedway. Chastain has 59 starts in the Truck Series, finishing runner-up twice. In total,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chip Ganassi Racing will shut down its No. 42 NASCAR Xfinity Series team that was scheduled to be driven full-time by Ross Chastain due to lack of sponsorship funding, the team announced Friday. “Due to a lack of sponsorship funding we will cease operation of the No. 42 Xfinity team in 2019,” said Ganassi in a press statement. “This was a difficult decision for me to make and it comes with much anguish as this is a championship caliber team (having won six races and finishedRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer With the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season in the books and the year coming to a close, now is the opportunity to take a look at the top-10 moments of the year. Today, we tackle the first five in the first of a two part series. History is Made in Daytona The 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season started out with an incredible finish in the season opening PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway. After five separate overtime attempts the race came down to a photoRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After sponsorship sidelined Blake Koch in 2018, the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will return with sponsorship from his own company, FilterTime in 2019. He will drive the JD Motorsports No. 4 Chevrolet Camaro SS that Ross Chastain put in the 2018 Playoffs. Koch famously put the up-start Kaulig Racing into the 2016 and 2017 Xfinity Series Playoffs. In an upset, he positioned the team to make the second round of the Playoffs in its’ inaugural season. In those two seasons, Koch earned 10 top-10 finishesRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After getting his break-out chance earlier this season, Ross Chastain will be rewarded with a full-time ride at Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019. He will be the only driver of the team’s No. 42 DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro SS in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season. In his three-race stint with Ganassi this season, Chastain won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, earned the pole at Darlington Raceway, and finished runner-up at Richmond Raceway. In those three races, he led 270 laps. Prior to his startsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was the “Kevin Harvick Show” for the first 320 laps, but an unscheduled pit stop changed his entire day and he never regained the lead back. Instead of celebrating his eighth win of the season, it was a salvageable rally for the spring winner, as he ended up sixth in Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway after leading 286 of 404 laps. Before making his race-changing stop, Harvick cruised his way towards two stage wins, and had pulled away from his Stewart-Haas RacingRead More