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By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service SPARTA, Ky. – Running a partial NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule this season, Tyler Reddick spoiled the party for the opening round of the Playoffs by earning his first career win in Saturday night’s 300 at Kentucky Speedway. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver took control of the lead 74 laps from the finish and never looked back. His 14.540-second margin of victory over teammate Brennan Poole was the largest in the series’ history at the 1.5-mile speedway in 16 years of competition. “I don’tRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Despite early trouble, Justin Allgaier somehow found a way to finish inside the top-five at Kentucky Speedway. Allgaier scratched and clawed his way from outside the top-30 to the top-10 to begin the final stage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series 300. Allgaier finished third in the No. 7 Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Camaro after working the track position game all night long. He was as low as 30th, two laps down because of a flat tire. Some timely cautions and positioning helped Allgaier haveRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer 26 races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, only four of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars (Jeremy Clements, Ryan Reed, Justin Allgaier twice, and William Byron three times) have scored victories during the 2017 season. This weekend the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Kentucky Speedway for the 300, the 27th race of the season. After the reseeding for the Playoffs, Rookie of the Year contender Byron leads Allgaier by two points in the Championship Standings. The last time the Xfinity Series visited Kentucky, KyleRead More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service SPARTA, KY – A huge push from Daniel Suárez on a restart with four laps to go in Saturday night’s eventful 300 sent Elliott Sadler ahead of Ryan Blaney to win the opening race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase at Kentucky Speedway. Sadler’s third win of the season and 13th of his XFINITY Series career was about more than just stamping his way into Round 2 of the Chase. The Emporia, Virginia, native fought for the win while thinking of his mother,Read More

Posted On September 24, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Xfinity

Erik Jones Earns Pole for Chase Opener at Kentucky

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer SPARTA, Ky. – Erik Jones turned a lap at 182.207 mph in the final round of knockout qualifying to earn the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for Saturday night’s 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Jones edged teammate Daniel Suarez for the top spot as the front-row will be all Joe Gibbs Racing. The pole was the eighth of the season for Jones and his 26th top-10 start. Elliott Sadler, Ty Dillon, Sam Hornish Jr, Matt Tifft, Brendan Gaughan, Ryan Blaney, Darrell Wallace, Justin Allgaier, BrennanRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Kentucky Speedway, Kyle Busch took home the victory in dominant fashion. Busch led 185 of the 200 laps and beat fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Austin Dillon by 0.455 seconds. Daniel Suarez was the highest finishing NASCAR Xfinity Series regular in third. The last time a NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship contender won at Kentucky was Brendan Gaughan in 2014. Ryan Blaney won at Kentucky in 2015, but was not competing full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity SeriesRead More