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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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer Spencer Gallagher’s NASCAR driving career will come to an end at the end of 2018 season, with a plan to shift into a managerial role in family-owned GMS Racing. In a Friday news conference at Kansas Speedway, the Xfinity Series winner from Talladega announced that after competing in NASCAR’s national series since 2013, it was time to allow other drivers to shine at GMS, specifically its No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro that will make them championship contenders. “As of right now, we are absolutely intent ofRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – David Gilliland showed the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field how it’s done in qualifying for Saturday’s Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega, putting his No. 51 Toyota on the pole with a lap of 53.032 seconds, 180.570 mph. In addition to winning the pole, Gilliland had a new member of the family in tow, Winston, the family dog, who was adopted by the Gilliland family earlier in the week. “It’s a very special weekend,” said Gilliland. “Obviously a weekend that we’ll remember forever withRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regulars have won 14 of the 18 races so far in the 2018 season. For the 19th race and first elimination race of the season, the Series heads to the unpredictable Talladega Superspeedway. Teams using the NT1 Spec Engine versus those using OEM engines, stage racing, the threat of elimination and the Playoffs are just some of the storylines heading into the 19th race of the season at Talladega. Coverage for the Fr8Auctions 250 is scheduled to start Saturday at 1:00 p.m. ET.Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – In a scene that has become all but routine this season, Christopher Bell won Saturday’s Bar Harbor 200 at Dover International Speedway, collecting his sixth victory in his rookie year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. What was not routine was the desperation battle for the final spot in the Round of 8 of the Xfinity Playoffs. In the closing moments of the race, after a restart on Lap 184 of 200, Matt Tifft and Ross Chastain dueled for the right to moveRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 26th and final race of the regular season. Three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score 10 victories. The Xfinity Series returns Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the second time this season. The battle to make the Playoffs, battle for the Regular Season Championship, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 26th race of the season. Coverage for the DC Solar 300 is scheduled to start Saturday at 5:00 p.m. ET. Las Vegas has been on the Xfinity SeriesRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 21st race of the season and three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score seven victories. The Xfinity Series returns to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Rock N Roll Tequila 170. Road course ringers, the possibility of racing in the rain, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 21st race of the season. Coverage for the Rock N Roll Tequila 170 is scheduled to start Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET. The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has beenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Continuing to honor commitments made during Spencer Gallagher’s two-month suspension, GMS Racing announced Saturday that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver A.J. Allmendinger will drive the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro at Watkins Glen International in New York on August 4. In addition of Allmendinger making his first series start since Mid-Ohio in 2013, headphone brand AfterShokz will be partnering with GMS. Allmendinger said he’s looking forward driving for the team, citing how they’ve become a competitive entity since joining the series in 2016, and wasRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer SPARTA, Ky. – In addition to completing the Road to Recovery, Spencer Gallagher will reach a career milestone in Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway. The GMS Racing driver will make his 50th career NASCAR Xfinity Series start, his first since winning at Talladega Superspeedway two months ago. It is also the first since he was suspended for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. Gallagher has five starts at the Sparta, Kentucky track, two in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, two in the Xfinity Series, andRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 17th race of the season as the NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to Kentucky Speedway for the Alsco 300. Cup drivers, the return of Spencer Gallagher, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the midway point of the season. Coverage for the Alsco 300 is scheduled to start Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET. Kentucky has been on the Xfinity Series schedule since 2001 and has never hosted the 17th race of the season before. In 23 races at the 1.5-mile tri-oval, 14 driversRead More