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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The JD Motorsports quartet stayed with the lead pack all afternoon and after five overtime attempts, two of their entries finished inside the top-10 in Saturday’s PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway for the second consecutive year. Leading the way was 25-year-old Garrett Smithley, bringing the No. 0 Flex Seal Chevrolet Camaro home in fifth after overcoming a spin in the tri-oval grass on Lap 106. Ryan Truex had a strong run and tried to pass Smithley at the entrance of Turn 4, butRead More
Courtesy of NASCAR Wire Service NEWTON, Iowa — Last week, a blink-of-an-eye moment weighed heavily on William Byron. Saturday, the driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet lifted his head and shouted out a pent-up yelp that formed the suitable soundtrack the rookie’s first career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory. “I feel it all kind of comes around in racing and last week we were so close,” said Byron, who finished a mere .012 seconds behind Joe Gibbs Racing veteran Denny Hamlin last Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. “You’ve gotRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer In recent history, most drivers attempting to run all three NASCAR National Series, also known as ‘the triple,’ have been Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers. This weekend, NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Ross Chastain will run all 800 miles at Dover International Speedway. In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA 400 Drive for Austim, Chastain will make his debut in the No. 15 Chevrolet SS for Premium Motorsports. In the Xfinity Series One Main Financial 200, he will compete in the No. 4 ChevroletRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Short tracks and tempers go together in auto racing. The NASCAR Xfinity Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway is a classic example of how true this statement can be. Today, tempers flared between Ross Chastain and Jeremy Clements. Chastain started his No. 4 GK Services Chevrolet Camaro in 11th and Clements started his No. 51 Chevrolet Camaro in 15th, with both drivers running close to each other throughout the first two stages. After Chastain made contact with Clements several times, he wouldRead More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service LEXINGTON, Ohio – Not even a caution with four laps remaining in Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Challenge could detour road course expert Justin Marks from scoring his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Marks, driver of the No. 42 Katerra Chevrolet Camaro, withstood a rain-soaked challenge from Sam Hornish Jr on the final restart, but Marks showcased his road racing skills when it counted most and stretched his lead to 3.7 seconds when the checkered flag flew. “These are as toughRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FONTANA, Calif. – Seconds after crossing the finish line .715 seconds ahead of runner-up Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon summed up Saturday’s 300 by Janssen in one short sentence. “I’d rather be lucky than good,” Dillon chortled on his team radio after ending evading Busch’s last-ditch attempt to pinch the winning No. 2 Chevrolet into the outside wall at Auto Club Speedway. And that was just the final stanza of a crazy final lap that saw: 1) Busch slow to a crawl, short onRead More