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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
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rain and pitting for tires late in the going didn’t hinder Justin Allgaier’s quest of being the highest Xfinity Series regular in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at The Glen, finishing third after having a last lap battle with A.J. Allemendinger. “All-in-all I think adjust ability in these Camaros is exactly what we needed,” said Allgaier. “(Crew chief) Jason Burdett and the boys did a fantastic job with our Brandt Professional Agriculture Camaro, and really gave us a car that we can battle with. “I think thatRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Making his first NASCAR Xfinity Series start since 2013 at Mid-Ohio, A.J. Allmendinger was looking to score his third non-consecutive series win as his last two starts (both in 2013) resulted in victories. It was turning out to be a confidence boosting performance, but a costly mistake with 31 laps to go resulted a pit penalty, eliminating him from the hunt. However, the ending was uplifting as Allmendinger came from 14th to snatch second from Justin Allgaier in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at the Glen atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer New Hampshire Motor Speedway will remain an elusive track for Ryan Preece. As his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Christopher Bell took the checkered flag, Preece settled for third in Saturday’s Lakes Region 200 in Loudon, leading six of 200 laps and continuing to impress the NASCAR paddock. The 2013 Whelen Modified Tour Champion was in the mix for the win on the final restart on Lap 183, but wasn’t able to amount a serious charge against Bell and pole sitter Brad Keselowski. His third-place effortRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Justin Allgaier’s bid of scoring his second win of the season without worrying about fuel was all for not after he and Christopher Bell were collected in a crash during Saturday’s Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Allgiaer, who crossed the line in third on Stage 2, gave up track position for fuel on Lap 55 in order to remain in contention, putting his No. 7 Breyer’s 2-in-1 Chevrolet Camaro at mid-pack. Laps later, Bell also made a pit stop toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A home track victory for Elliott Sadler wasn’t meant to be, but he ended up scoring $100,000 for being the highest Xfinity Dash 4 Cash driver after finishing third in Friday’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia, leading 30 of 250 laps. “I just really wanted to win at this track and we were so good in the middle of the race, but I got a little bit too tight there at the end,” said Sadler. “So proud of everybody on this TeamRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Daniel Hemric’s bid for $100,000 fell apart during Stage 2 in Friday’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway, resulting to a 29th place finish after leading 11 of 250 laps. Hemric tried keeping his No. 21 South Point Casino Chevrolet Camaro in one peace after running several laps with a right front tire going down. Then on Lap 148, Hemric’s Dash 4 Cash chances ended when it finally let go and made slight wall contact. The incident didn’t brought out a caution and had to coastRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Noah Gragson’s dream of climbing the NASCAR ladder took another positive turn as Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday that he’ll run three consecutive Xfinity Series race, beginning in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway in Virginia April 20th. The Camping World Truck Series sophomore will also run at both Talladega Superspeedway and Dover International Speedway to complete his set of races in the No. 18 Switch Toyota Camry. “I’m fortunate and very honored to make my NASCAR Xfinity Series debut for Joe Gibbs Racing atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer JGL Racing announced Thursday that 19-year-old Tony Mrakovich of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania will run two NASCAR Xfinity Series races in the No. 28 Extreme Energy Solutions Ford Mustang, beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 April 14th. “(Bristol) is one of the toughest tracks on the circuit,” said Mrakovich. “Some of the sport’s most prestigious names have gone to Victory Lane here, so if you can have a good day at Bristol, you’ve accomplished quite a feat. I’m so thankful for Extreme Energy’s supportRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Motorsports has its share of stories, especially when it unites two different families coast-to-coast during difficult time periods and raising awareness for autism. For one weekend at Auto Club Speedway, that was the case for the Lombard family from Simi Valley, California and Ryan Sieg Racing from Georgia. The two families partnered up, as Sieg’s No. 39 Chevrolet Camaro had Lombard Bros. Gaming, a three-year-old gaming company owned by brothers Joseph and Zachary aka “N2SC4R” and “MAGNUM05” on YouTube, became his primary sponsor in theRead More