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By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Just days after scoring his first NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Talladega, Spencer Gallagher will now be on the sidelines for the foreseeable future after NASCAR announced that the 28-year old has violated the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy and will be suspended indefinitely. The violation was found on May 1 and after notifying Gallagher, the driver has agreed to participate in the Road to Recovery Program. Participation in the program is a requirement to getting the suspension lifted and getting back on track. “IRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor TALLADEGA, Alabama – Following the completion of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega, the four drivers that will compete for the final Dash4Cash race next weekend have been set. Winner of the Sparks Energy 300, Spencer Gallagher punched his ticket to be eligible for the bonus prize, along with Brandon Jones, Justin Allgaier, and winner of two Dash4Cash bonuses this season, Elliott Sadler. With his win, Gallagher not only claimed his first win in the Xfinity Series, but also is among the four driversRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor TALLADEGA, Alabama – It was a rollercoaster of a ride for Elliott Sadler in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300, but the veteran driver weathered the storm and leaves Talladega $100,000 richer. Behind the eight-ball from the start of the race after having to start at the back of the pack due to changing engines, Sadler wasted no time in making his way through the field, cracking the top-five within the first 15 laps. Sadler kept himself up front for the majority of the first two stages,Read More
By: Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service TALLADEGA, Ala. – Taking advantage of an overtime restart and a fuel shortage that hampered some of the race’s strongest cars, Spencer Gallagher grabbed the lead on the final lap and held on to win Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. In claiming the first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of his career, Gallagher crossed the finish line .152 seconds ahead of runner-up Brandon Jones. Justin Allgaier recovered to finish third after running out of fuel under the Lap 105 caution that set up theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Talladega Superspeedway proved to be unpredictable for the NASCAR Xfinity Series once again. Underdog driver Ryan Sieg powered to a top-10 finish in the Sparks Energy 300. Sieg had a little luck and the right strategy to finish sixth for his family-owned RSS Racing team. Sieg’s No. 39 Alabama Soda & Abrasion Repairs Chevrolet Camaro SS was one of many one lap down before the final caution. When race leader Justin Allgaier ran out of fuel, Sieg and six others took the wave around toRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor TALLADEGA, Alabama – For the first time in NASCAR Xfinity Series history, Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway will feature no Cup Series drivers in the field. Without the interference of Cup drivers, the third Dash4Cash race of the year will be an all-Xfinity regular affair as the drivers battle for a trip to victory lane. In addition to the battle for the win, four drivers in the field, Elliott Sadler, Christopher Bell, Matt Tifft, and Austin Cindric. Of the four drivers eligible, SadlerRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the ninth race of the season and only two full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars has scored a victory. The Xfinity Series returns to Talladega Superspeedway for the Sparkes Energy 300. The Xfinity Dash 4 Cash, zero Cup drivers (in the field), and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the eighth race of the season. Coverage for the Sparks Energy 300 is scheduled to start Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET. Talladega has hosted the ninth race of the season since theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer With no Cup drivers in the field, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway provides an opportunity for many. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Jennifer Jo Cobb, will be just one of many taking a chance in the unpredictable restrictor plate race. Cobb will pilot the No. 55 Toyota Camry for JP Motorsports, replacing Stephen Leicht. Cobb has had an up and down year to date. At Daytona, her truck was completely destroyed in a multi-truck pile-up. Cobb also made herRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Joey Gase and Sparks Energy partnered up once again for the running of the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 29th, this time for StarCom Racing, who announced the duo joining the young team Tuesday. The announcement came a day after StarCom scored a career-high 20th at Bristol Motor Speedway with Landon Cassill behind the wheel. Gase said he’s excited to have an opportunity to run his second Cup start of the season, at a track he’s had his brightest hours on the track.Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service   TALLADEGA, Ala. – Aric Almirola charged into the lead with four laps left in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway and held off Elliott Sadler at the finish to win the third NASCAR XFINITY Series race of his career.   With the Ford of Darrell Wallace Jr. plowing into the inside backstretch wall behind him on the final lap, Almirola held the top spot to the finish, beating Sadler, the series leader, to the finish line by .142 seconds.   The win wasRead More