Can JR Motorsports Advance Multiple Drivers Again To The Championship 4?

The top dog in the NASCAR XFINITY Series lately has been JR Motorsports. They put multiple drivers in the Championship 4 in each of the last two seasons. Heading into the Round of 8, they have three bullets in their chamber. Can they move at least two of them onto Homestead for a third straight year? Well, if they’re going to do so, they need to improve. 

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Christopher Bell Driver To Watch In Round of 8, Can John Hunter Nemechek Play Spoiler?

After a spell of bad races in the middle portion of the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs, Christopher Bell has stormed back with a vengeance. Bell, heads into the Round of 8 with five straight top 10 finishes and three top five finishes in the first round of the playoffs in general. In fact, in two of the three first round races, Bell reached victory lane. Now, can he keep it going? Absolutely. 

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Success On 1.5-Mile Tracks Will Shape Who Advances From Round of 8

After a week hiatus, the NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers are back in action this weekend at the Kansas Speedway. This will be the opening race of the Round of 8. But, one thing common denominator is certain in the second round of the playoffs, 1.5-mile tracks. Out of the three races in this round, two of which are on 1.5-mile tracks. It all starts this weekend at Kansas and will pick up again in two weeks at the Texas Motor Speedway. So, if you’re off your game on 1.5-mile tracks,…

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Lilly Diabetes Pulls XFINITY Series Sponsorship Past 2018, Reed Exploring Free Agency

A few months ago, Lilly Diabetes had some bad publicity when they pulled their sponsorship on Conor Daly for some unfortunate circumstances. It portrayed their company in a bad light. On Monday, they’ve announced that they won’t be returning to NASCAR in general for next season. Lilly Diabetes announced that they have ended their partnership with Roush/Fenway Racing past the 2018 season. They’ve been on the  No. 16 Ford for Ryan Reed since he made his series debut in 2013 and was the sponsor on his car when he won…

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Gragson’s 1st Choice Was To Remain With Toyota But Wasn’t Meant To Be

Toyota lost another developmental driver for the future as Noah Gragson joins a list of talented drivers like Kyle Larson, William Byron, Ryan Preece and others to move from a Toyota ride in the NASCAR ranks to a Chevrolet one. That’s the only problem about so few Toyota teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. There’s not a lot of room to move up. For Gragson, he was a Toyota driver starting in last season’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series campaign with Kyle Busch Motorsports. He rattled off four…

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Does JRM Have The Speed To Move Into The Championship 4?

The last few years, JR Motorsports have by far been the team to beat in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship race. Two years ago, they had two of the four cars in the Championship 4 vying for the 2016 series title at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Last year, they had 75-percent of the field (3 of 4). This year, while three of their four drivers advanced to the Round of 8, how many will move onto the Final Four at Homestead? Do they have the speed to get multiple drivers through?…

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Stage Points Help Cindric Get Into Round of 8, Pit Road Penalty Costs Chastain

Entering Saturday’s Bar Harbor 200 at the Dover International Speedway, it was likely coming down to just one driver in the NASCAR XFINITY Series that could move his way from the outside of the top eight in the playoff standings and move onto the Round of 8. Austin Cindric trailed Ross Chastain by just nine points heading into the series’ third and final race of the first round. The other three drivers on the outside all had to have perfect days which likely landed them in victory lane. 

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Bell Sets XFINITY Series Rookie Wins Record, Round of 8 Set Saturday In Dover

Christopher Bell is starting to get hot again, making him the favorite to win this year’s NASCAR XFINITY Series championship. On Saturday, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver earned his second win in the last three races setting a record in the series for a single season win total among rookie drivers. Bell, earned his sixth trip to victory lane in 2018 when he crossed the finish line first in Saturday afternoon’s Bar Harbor 200 at the Dover International Speedway. He led a race high 110 of 200 laps in a…

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After Friday’s Practices, Who Will Advance To The Round of 8 In Saturday’s XFINITY Series Race

Saturday’s Bar Harbor 200 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) should be one of the better NASCAR XFINITY Series races that we’ve seen this year. This is the third and final race of the first round of the playoffs, as eight drivers will advance to the Round of 8 once the checkered flag drops at the Dover International Speedway on Saturday. But, what makes this race so interesting is that we have seven wildcard spots still open. 

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