NASCAR XFINITY Series Moving To Flange Fit Composite Bodies, What This Means for Teams/Fans

There were rumors that the NASCAR XFINITY Series could be moving towards a new body soon, well that news was confirmed on Wednesday, with series officials confirming the move for three races this season. XFINITY Series teams will have the option of using a flange-fit composite body at three races later this season as the series moves toward incorporating the body into competition full-time by 2019. XFINITY Series director Wayne Auton told NASCAR.com that teams will have the option of running the composite body at Richmond, Dover and Phoenix this year,…

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With Byron To Hendrick, A Look at NASCAR’s 2018 Silly Season And What’s Left Now

The annual NASCAR silly season’s game of musical chairs is starting to wind down. More and more chairs are being eliminated while the music is starting to slow down. As we sit here today, most of the top rides in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series are now accounted for, not just for 2018, but for the next several years down the road too. William Byron has replaced Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 Chevrolet while Alex Bowman is replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Chevrolet at Hendrick…

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In 4 Different Trips To Mid-Ohio, There’s Been 4 Different XFINITY Series Winners

Up next on the NASCAR XFINITY SEries schedule is the second of three road courses this season, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, for the Mid-Ohio Challenge on Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). This will be the fifth straight season that NASCAR has invaded the Ohio road course, with the first four events producing four different winners with four different teams. Team Penske’s A.J. Allmendinger won in 2013, while the 2014 race went to Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher. In 2015. the winner was JR Motorsport’s Regan Smith while last season’s victory…

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In 17 Trucks Races at the Michigan International Speedway, There’s Been 15 Different Winners

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series first visited the Michigan International Speedway for the first time ever in 1999. They’ve been annually coming back to the Irish Hills each season since. But, one main thing sticks out to me when looking at the past races there, parity. Out of the 17 different trips to the two-mile track, there’s been 15 different winners. In that span, there are only two repeat winners – Greg Biffle (1999 and 2000) and Travis Kvapil (2004 and 2007). In fact, Biffle remains the only driver to…

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Erik Jones/Brad Keselowski Aiming For Wins At Hometown Michigan Track This Weekend

Two current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers hail from the great state of Michigan and both will be vying to win their first race at the the two-mile Irish Hills oval this weekend. Rookie Erik Jones has had some past success at MIS in other series, but on the Cup side, he has just one start, a 13th place effort back in June. Now, with needing a victory in order to make this year’s playoffs, he and his Furniture Row Racing team are going to do everything in their…

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Hendrick Says 3 Races This Season Made Him Think Byron Is Ready For Cup, Didn’t Ask Him to Drive In Cup Until Last Sunday

It’s been widely rumored that William Byron would be the heir apparent to Kasey Kahne in Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 5 Chevrolet for the last several months. With Kahne not holding the contract option to return to the team for 2018, he was left in the dark of those plans moving forward. Even after he won the Brickyard 400 last month, neither he nor team owner Rick Hendrick were very committed to one another for next season. Kahne said he had heard the same rumors we have about his job scenario,…

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Hendrick Reveals He Is Paying Kahne Still In 2018, Looking To Find Him a Ride, Why GMS Rumor Is Logical Fit

GMS Racing has steadily been moving up the NASCAR ranks. They ran Spencer Gallagher in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series the last few years, then moved up to NASCAR XFINITY Series action for 2017. Lately, its been rumored that with the backing by Hendrick Motorsports, GMS would move up to Cup in 2018 with a two-car Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team for next season and beyond. With that being said, Rick Hendrick may have slipped and revealed that those plans are indeed in the works during the teleconference…

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Out of NASCAR’s Top Teams, Who Has Brightest Future With Young Talent?

The youth movement is served in NASCAR, as it appears that out of the top tiered teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the 2018 season will feature literally half of those drivers being 27 years of age or younger. The tide is shifting. The veteran drivers are being phased out. Right now, if Matt Kenseth can’t find a ride for 2018, then just four drivers will be over the age of 40 at Daytona come February. With that being said, who among NASCAR’s top teams has the…

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Youth Movement Coming In Full Force for 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Season

With William Byron being the newest signing for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, one thing is apparent, the youth movement is not just coming, but it’s almost here on full blast. Byron, joins Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez, Ty Dillon, Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney and several other younger drivers to join the Cup ranks in the last few years as full time drivers in the 2018 Cup season. Now, it appears that over half of the seats for the marquee teams on the Cup level, are…

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Barney Visser Weighs In On Future Of 2nd Furniture Row Racing Car

Furniture Row Racing team owner Barney Visser joined Sirius NASCAR Radio’s The Morning Drive on Wednesday morning and one of the things he discussed on the popular radio show was the future of the second car with his team. Last August, FRR announced that they would add a second car to the team for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and have rookie Erik Jones in that seat. They knew then that this would be likely a one-year deal when they announced it at Watkins Glen though. Well,…

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