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By: NASCAR Wire Service On a cold, cold day in Texas, Ryan Blaney continued the hot streak of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, winning Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race in thoroughly convincing fashion. Blaney won the first stage in a runaway, led 132-of-200 laps and beat runner-up Christopher Bell to the finish line by 2.327 seconds. The victory was Blaney’s first of the season, his first at Texas Motor Speedway and the seventh of his career. Furthermore, Blaney was the third different driver to pilotRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Despite an early spin, Spencer Gallagher still finished inside the top-10 at Texas Motor Speedway. Gallagher, like other NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars, had an eventful My Bariatric Solutions 300. Gallagher’s No. 23 Allegiant Chevrolet Camaro SS ran well for much of the 300-mile race. An accident with 20 laps left in the second stage allowed crew chief Chad Norris to leave Gallagher on track. The split strategy earned the duo a top-10 finish in the stage. The split strategy ultimately allowed Gallagher to take theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It was a long and rough day, but Spencer Gallagher still had career day in the PowerShares QQQ 300. Gallagher had both a career best qualifying effort and finish in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Although, he had to survive multiple overtime attempts on his way to a sixth-place finish. Gallagher nearly didn’t make it to the finish at Daytona International Speedway. After avoiding ‘The Big One’ on the first overtime attempt, he found trouble in the second overtime event. Gallagher spun off the nose ofRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor As is the case anytime NASCAR visits the restrictor plate tracks of Daytona and Talladega, the chance of a multi-car crash is high and in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega, the first multi-car crash of the day struck early, sweeping several contenders up in the melee. Heading down the backstretch on lap 20, last year’s runner-up at Talladega, Brennan Poole, who had already sustained some front-end damage earlier in the race, tried to move into the outside lane, but there was no room toRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After setting down the fastest time in NASCAR Xfinity Series practice on Friday, Blake Koch and Kaulig Racing were fast again in Saturday’s qualifying session for the Sparks Energy 300 as Koch scored his first career pole with a lap of 52.188 seconds, 183.490 mph. Joining Koch on the front row will be Kasey Kahne, who is driving the No. 88 Chevrolet this weekend for JR Motorsports. Rounding out the top-five starters for Saturday’s race are three of the four Richard Childress Racing entries, withRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer After signing with Richard Childress Racing for nine NASCAR Xfinity Series races, Ben Kennedy continues to add to his 2017 schedule. Kennedy’s former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, GMS Racing, has signed the 25-year-old driver to a 12-race schedule, bringing Kennedy’s schedule up to 21 races. Kennedy will be behind the wheel of the No. 96 Chevrolet Camaro, joining teammate Spencer Gallagher. On top of the pit box for Kennedy will be Jeff Stankiewicz, who served as crew chief for his first start withRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Less than two weeks after winning their first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, GMS Racing has announced some big moves for the organization in both the Truck Series and the Xfinity Series. Spencer Gallagher, who has raced for the team in the Truck Series on a full-time basis over the past two seasons and part-time in the two seasons prior to that, will be moving up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series full-time in 2017 to pilot the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro for the organizationRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor FORT WORTH, Texas — Spencer Gallagher recorded his second Keystone Light Pole position in the last six races Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. The pole position continues the positive trend for the GMS Racing team in the Camping World Truck Series in recent weeks. Gallagher has already tied or surpassed his career-high marks in top-fives, top-10s, laps led and pole positions this season. In addition to Gallagher’s turn around, Johnny Sauter won last week at Martinsville ensuring that the GMS Racing team will have at leastRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service FORT WORTH, Tex. – You might say Johnny Sauter is on a roll. Then again, that might be an understatement. Passing Matt Crafton near the start/finish line with two laps left in Friday night’s Striping Technology 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, Sauter pulled away to win his second straight race in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase. In the process, he deprived Crafton of a chance to clinch a spot in the Championship 4 finale, setRead More