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By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track this weekend for the Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway. Last weekend, Kyle Busch scored his second victory of the season, dominating much of the race on his way to victory. Another appearance by Kyle Busch and Ryan Preece, the final leg of the ‘West Coast Swing,’ the worn racing surface, and restarts will be just some of the storylines to watch for on Saturday. Busch and Preece are the only Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesRead More

Posted On February 21, 2019By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Up to Speed: Rinnai 250 Preview

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track this weekend for the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Last weekend, Michael Annett scored his first career NASCAR victory after dominating the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway. The last time the Xfinity Series had back to back first-time winners was 2017 with Alex Bowman and Christopher Bell. An old racing surface, the possibility of inclement weather, and tire wear are just some of the stories heading into the Rinnai 250. Ryan Preece is theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent In the 2019 Daytona 500 life imitated art not once, but twice, as Ryan Preece avoided wrecks in a manner very reminiscent to the 1990s movie ‘Days of Thunder.’ The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year survived the carnage to finish eighth. With six laps to go in the scheduled distance at Daytona International Speedway, contact between Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. sparked the second ‘big one’ of the night. Preece’s No. 47 Kroger.com Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 wasRead 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 Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season will have some familiar faces in different car numbers at JR Motorsports. The team will no longer use the No. 5, instead, bringing the iconic No. 8, once driven by team co-owner Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in house. At least five drivers will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro SS throughout the season. Jeb Burton, Spencer Gallagher, Ryan Preece, Zane Smith, and Ryan Truex will each drive the iconic number associated with Earnhardt. Smith had previously been announced to driverRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s 61st annual running of the Daytona 500. Age: 28 Years in Cup: Rookie Career Wins: Two Xfinity Series wins and 22 Whelen Modified Tour wins Biggest Accomplishment: 2013 Whelen Modified Tour champion It’s rare seeing a successful NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver making the transition from arguably the most exciting regional tour to national and lasting a long time. For 2013 championRead 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 Veteran Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief, and team owner, Tommy Baldwin, Jr. will attempt the 2019 Daytona 500. After a little over a one-year hiatus, Tommy Baldwin Racing will return to the Premier Series of NASCAR. TBR competed full-time from 2009 to 2016. In 2017, the team scaled back to part-time competition following the sale of Baldwin’s charter. The team will once again compete part-time, running between five and seven races with the aim of returning to full-time competition in 2020. Crew chief,Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer One year removed from being the story at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ryan Preece quietly finished inside the top-10 in his final start for Joe Gibbs Racing. The Ford EcoBoost 300 capped off a successful run in the Toyota Racing Development equipment for the Berlin, CT native. With the race going caution free, except for stage breaks, there was little time for Preece’s team to work on his No. 18 Rheem / Watts Toyota Camry. His speed was not lost however, as he often battled with ChampionshipRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service AVONDALE, Ariz. – In a Playoff round that has been feast or famine for Christopher Bell, the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry gorged to his heart’s content on Saturday at ISM Raceway. Starting from 38th, Bell roared through the field to win the Whelen Trusted To Perform 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and advance to the Nov. 17 season championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Faced with a must-win situation entering the Round of 8 elimination race, Bell did exactly that.Read More