Zippo 200 Tag

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Despite an early spin, Brandon Jones recovered to finish inside the top-10 at Watkins Glen International. Jones also had to battle the elements as a downpour forced teams to switch to rain tires in the middle of the Zippo 200. Jones benefitted from the troubles of others to take his No. 19 Toyota Service Centers / Mobil 1 Toyota Camry to the front. On the final restart, engine problems for Kyle Larson helped the Joe Gibbs Racing driver gain several positions as the field bunchedRead 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 Wet conditions played a huge role on Vinnie Miller’s afternoon as he slammed the tire barriers in Turn 1 with six laps left in Stage 2 in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in New York, resulting a red flag. Running by himself in 29th after rolling off 40th, Miller was making his first road course start when his No. 01 JD Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro locked up and slid into the barriers to bring out the fourth full-course caution of theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Joey Logano reaffirmed his mastery of the road course at Watkins Glen International, but it took a three-wide restart late in Saturday’s Zippo 200 for the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford to get the job done. After winning his fourth straight NASCAR Xfinity Series pole at the 2.45-mile track, Logano took teammate Brad Keselowski and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Ryan Preece three-wide into Turn 1 after a restart on lap 75 of 82. Logano’s move forced Keselowski wideRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 20th race of the season and three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score seven victories. The Xfinity Series returns to Watkins Glen Internationalfor the Zippo 200. A slew of Cup drivers, the possibility of racing in the rain, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 20th race of the season. Coverage for the Zippo 200 is scheduled to start Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Watkins Glen has been on the schedule from 1991 through 2001, and 2005-present. TheRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Continuing to honor commitments made during Spencer Gallagher’s two-month suspension, GMS Racing announced Saturday that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver A.J. Allmendinger will drive the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro at Watkins Glen International in New York on August 4. In addition of Allmendinger making his first series start since Mid-Ohio in 2013, headphone brand AfterShokz will be partnering with GMS. Allmendinger said he’s looking forward driving for the team, citing how they’ve become a competitive entity since joining the series in 2016, and wasRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – With a victory in Saturday’s Zippo 200, Kyle Busch continued to tick items off his bucket list. Recovering from a wheel-hop and spin in Turn 1 on Lap 17 of 82 along with a penalty for driving through too many pit boxes, Busch claimed his first NASCAR XFINITY Series win at the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen International road course, beating polesitter Joey Logano to the finish line by 1.049 seconds. “The cars have really been working for me here and it justRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor On a day dominated by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars, Justin Allgaier was able to give the Xfinity Series regulars a good showing by coming away with a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen. Allgaier, who has run well on the road courses in the past, but had never finished higher than seventh at Watkins Glen, needed a change in his luck heading into the weekend as he had finished 20th or worse in four of the five races preceeding Saturday’sRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer Two hundred is not only the distance of this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen, the Zippo 200, but when the engines are fired, it will also be the number of career starts for Blake Koch. Once again, Koch is looking to put his No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Camaro in the Playoffs for the second year in a row. In five previous starts at Watkins Glen International, Koch has a best finish of 18th in 2015. His best start at theRead More