XFINITY Series Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Josh Bilicki is set to make the transition from JP Motorsports to RSS Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, piloting the No. 38 Chevrolet Camaro for the entire 2019 season, beginning at the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona Feb. 16. Sponsorships will be a central for Bilicki throughout the season, but he’ll be set with a fresh scheme as Dr. Squatch Soap Co. will be his primary sponsor at Daytona. Prior to Monday’s official announcement, the Menominee Falls, WI native said he’s ready to useRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first big shakeup of the offseason takes place at Kaulig Racing, as 12th-place points finisher Ryan Truex will be replaced by Justin Haley, who signed a multi-year deal to now drive the No. 11 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 19-year-old is fresh-off his sophomore season at GMS Racing, scoring three wins at three different circuits at Gateway Motorsports Park, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Texas Motor Speedway, with the latter locking himself in the Championship 4, where he finished third in theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since 2010, there will only be one man in the No. 22 Ford Mustang, and it’ll be the polarizing 20-year-old Austin Cindric, who was announced Thursday as Team Penske’s full-time driver in the Xfinity Series next season. After switching back-and-forth in Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 60 Ford and both Penske’s No. 12 and No. 22 entries all throughout his rookie campaign, the son of Team Penske President Tim Cindric, said the opportunity of racing in a single car next season is aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s a dream come true for 37-year-old Kevin Meendering, who will become Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief beginning in 2019 after spending the last three seasons calling shots at JR Motorsports for Elliott Sadler in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Meendering will be Johnson’s second ever full-time crew chief after having Chad Knaus for 17 seasons, and during Thursday’s press conference, he spoke about this opportunity of working with the seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. “Oh, it’s great. I’m excited for this opportunity for sure,” Meendering said.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer As Christopher Bell cruised his way to a rookie-high sixth win of the season, all eyes were glued on the battle for the eighth and final transfer spot between Ross Chastain and Matt Tifft in Saturday’s Bar Harbor 200 at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. Not even a late-race tangle between the two stopped Tifft’s march into the next round. While Chastain finished 13th, a 15th place result was good enough for the Hinckley, Ohio native to advance into the Round of 8, beating the JDRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It wasn’t a winner’s circle repeat for Ross Chastain, who’s had a “Cloud Nine” week after scoring his maiden Xfinity Series win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last Saturday. After clawing his way towards a second place finish in Friday’s Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway in Virginia, it was another mesmerizing showing, and he hopes it was enough to impress car owner Chip Ganassi. “It means the world. When they told me about it, I just wanted to come in and do my job, andRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer IMSA WeatherTeach SportsCar Championship veteran Katherine Legge will not only make her NASCAR oval debut Friday, but she’ll have BUBBA Burger as her primary sponsor when she pilots the No. 15 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller at Richmond Raceway in Virginia. BUBBA Burger has been heavily involved in Legge’s sports car endeavors, and Vice President of Marketing Andy Stenson said he’s thrilled of being part of Legge’s NASCAR journey, more so after she and co-driver Alvaro Parente scored their second victory of the seasonRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer James Davison came to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, setting his eyes on capturing a win after a crash last year, where he lead 11 of the first 20 laps, took him out of the running. This time around, Davison scored a track-best eighth in Saturday’s Johnsonville 180, but not the way he wanted his result to be due to late circumstances. Davison, who turns 32 on Tuesday, put on a valiant effort throughout the 45-lap contest, but he didn’t lead until the 38thRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott had a topsy turvy afternoon in his return, salvaging a 20th place finish after being involved in two incidents during Saturday’s Johnsonville 180 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. After getting out his yellow striped red No. 23 ISM Connect Chevrolet, it was all smiles for Elliott, with a little humor along the way. “I feel like I hit everything but the the lottery,” said Elliott. “It was a great day. I’d like to thank Xfinity and allRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Since 1995, Elliott Sadler has been a staple of NASCAR racing, where he’s made a name for himself across all three national series. However, the pilot of the No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports announced Wednesday that he’ll retire from full-time competition at the end of 2018. In his press release, Sadler, 43, said the tough decision was influenced due in most part to focus spending time with his wife Amanda and becoming a father figure to his two children. “It’s timeRead More