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By David Morgan, Associate Editor Returning to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the first time since 2014, Ryan Truex will team up with Tommy Baldwin Racing in an attempt to make the field for the 61st running of the Daytona 500. The 26-year old Mayetta, New Jersey native will pilot the team’s No. 71 entry in its first race back in NASCAR’s top division since the end of the 2017 season. “I’m excited to have Ryan back in a Tommy Baldwin Racing car,” team owner Tommy Baldwin said. “WeRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After a career season in 2018, NASCAR Next graduate Austin Hill will move to the defending NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship team, Hattori Racing Enterprises, replacing last year’s champion Brett Moffitt. The Winston, GA native will pilot the No. 16 United Rentals Toyota Tundra full-time in 2019. Chiba Toyopet will adorn the No. 16 at Daytona International Speedway. Further sponsorship details will be announced later. Hill, who has 51 starts in the Truck Series, completed his first full season with Young’s Motorsports in 2018.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first big shakeup of the offseason takes place at Kaulig Racing, as 12th-place points finisher Ryan Truex will be replaced by Justin Haley, who signed a multi-year deal to now drive the No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 19-year-old is fresh-off his sophomore season at GMS Racing, scoring three wins at three different circuits at Gateway Motorsports Park, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Texas Motor Speedway, with the latter locking himself in the Championship 4, where he finished third in theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 29th race of the season, and the third of the Playoffs. Four full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score 12 victories. The Xfinity Series returns to Dover International Speedway for the Bar Harbor 200. The Playoff battle, eliminations, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 29th race of the season. Coverage for the Bar Harbor 200 is scheduled to start Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Dover has been on the schedule since the inception of the NASCAR Xfinity Series,Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor CONCORD, N.C. – Following two optional test sessions on Thursday, the NASCAR Xfinity Series got their first official crack at the new Charlotte Motor Speedway road course with a pair of practices on Friday afternoon. The results from Friday closely mirrored those from Thursday as Austin Cindric was fast again, putting up the quickest lap time in the first practice session with a lap of 1 minute, 18.443 seconds at 104.636 mph. He was followed by Daniel Hemric, Alex Labbe, Ryan Preece, and Justin Allgaier toRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer CONCORD, N.C. – It’s the 28th race of the season, and the second of the Playoffs. Four full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score 12 victories. The Xfinity Series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the second time this season but will compete on the 2.28-mile road course-oval hybrid for the first time. The Playoff battle, the unknown of the Roval, possibility of racing in the rain, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 28th race of the season. Coverage forRead More

Posted On September 15, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

NASCAR Xfinity Series 12-Driver Playoff Field Set

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – The NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was high action and great drama with a first time winner in Ross Chastain and the 12 championship eligible drivers entering the race maintaining their contention for the opening round of the Playoffs, which begin next week at Richmond, Va. Chastain’s Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet held off five-time season winner Justin Allgaier and fellow Playoff bound driver Cole Custer for his first career victory in 132 NASCAR XfinityRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer In the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kaulig Racing will welcome Austin Dillon in a second Chevrolet Camaro SS. This will be the first time that the organization, which is in its’ third year, will have two entries in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and have a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver behind the wheel. Dillon will drive the No. 10 Phone Skope / Berry’s Bullets Chevrolet Camaro SS at Indianapolis. In the Xfinity Series, the 2018 Daytona 500 winner has two startsRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LEXINGTON, OHIO – Justin Allgaier pulled off the NASCAR version of a “spin and win” to take the Xfinity Series victory in Saturday’s Rock N Roll Tequila 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The JR Motorsports driver of the No. 7 Brandt Chevrolet rallied from late-race contact and a spin to pass Austin Cindric with eight laps remaining, claiming his third win of the season and first at the famed 2.4-mile road course. Cindric’s No. 22 Penske Racing Ford won the pole position andRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer A top-five finish has been a long time coming for NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Ryan Truex. He finally broke through to finish inside the top-five for the first time since 2012 in the Rock N Roll Tequila 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In the chaotic run to the finish, Truex had to hold off the bulk of the field while on older tires. While Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric, and Matt Tifft slipped by his No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Camaro SS, heRead More