Subway Firecracker 250 Tag

By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Daytona was definitely the boost we needed to continue through the summer stretch. After decent runs at Michigan and Iowa, I really think that helped our momentum at Daytona. Our car wasn’t the best I have had at Daytona, but we made the best out of it. While we wanted a win, sixth-place will do. Daytona started a 16-week stretch for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, with no off weekends. Our travel schedule can really wear you down, so this is the part ofRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Another NASCAR Xfinity Series race at a restrictor plate track, and another controversial finish decided by a yellow flag. On the final lap of the Subway FireCracker 250, a melee ensued on the backstretch. However NASCAR officials opted to let the finish of the race play out. Aric Almirola and Justin Allgaier were locked into a drag race to the start finish line, until the epic finish was called off. Just a few hundred feet from the finish line the yellow flag was displayed andRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Aric Almirola won his second NASCAR XFINITY Series race by much less than a nose. But to the driver of the No. 98 Fred Biagi-owned Ford, that was a vast improvement over his first victory in the series—when he wasn’t even in the car when the race ended. In Friday night’s Subway Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway, Almirola was inches ahead of Justin Allgaier off the final corner in overtime when NASCAR called the eighth caution of the raceRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor When the NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to the two restrictor plate tracks on the schedule, Daytona and Talladega, those tracks serve as the great equalizer and allow some of the smaller, lower budget teams to have the same chance at a win or top-five finish as the powerhouse teams in the series. That very thing held true once more in Friday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona. Ryan Sieg, who drives for his own team, Ryan Sieg Racing, is most definitely an underdog among theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor For the second time in as many races at restrictor plate tracks, the finish to Friday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona came down to NASCAR analyzing the video replay due to a last lap caution and by the time all was said and done, Aric Almirola was scored as the race winner for his second win in his home state of Florida. Almirola first visited victory lane at Daytona back in 2014 with a win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in the rainRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor When the NASCAR Xfinity Series Subway FireCracker 250 goes green this Friday night, one of the best looking cars twinkling under the powerful trackside lighting at Daytona International Speedway will undoubtedly be Kaulig Racing’s No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro. This week the team, which has been one of the pleasant surprises so far in 2016, will have a new sponsor on board — Celsius Energy Drink. The sponsor is new to the race team, but they have sponsored Koch’s racing efforts for years. The paint scheme,Read More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor 45 drivers will head to Daytona International Speedway vying for a place in the field for Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Subway FireCracker 250. One name that will be missing in action is 20-year-old rookie Matt Tifft. Tifft was expected to compete after completing surgery to correct an issue with a disc in his back. Unfortunately — or forunately, actually — as Tifft was being treated for his back injury, doctors found a low-grade glioma in his brain. A glioma, according to a team pressRead More

Posted On July 4, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Austin Dillon wins Subway Firecracker 250

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Austin Dillon led just nine laps Saturday night, including the one that mattered most. Dillon, grandson of legendary team owner Richard Childress, outlasted Elliott Sadler and Chase Elliott during a green-white-checkered finish to claim the crash-filled Subway Firecracker 250, the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway. “This is Daytona, man,” Dillon said during the post-race celebration. “There are so many family memories here. … I’m just happy for my grandfather. He told me once when we were here in Victory Lane with Dale EarnhardtRead More