JR Motorsports Drivers Struggle IN XFINITY Series Practice on Friday in Atlanta, Full Practice Report

HAMPTON, GA – The NASCAR XFINITY Series had two practice sessions on Friday afternoon at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. They were the lone two practice sessions of the weekend for the drivers. After the two sessions were completed, one thing was clear, JR Motorsports may struggle for some reason in Saturday’s Rinnai 250 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Out of the four JRM drivers in Atlanta this weekend, Tyler Reddick led the way for them as he was sixth and seventh respectively in the two sessions. Last week’s season opening winner…

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5 Favorites For Saturday’s Rinnai 250 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

HAMPTON, Ga – The NASCAR XFINITY Series had two practice sessions at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday as they were the lone two sessions in preparation for Saturday afternoon’s Rinnai 250 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). All they do on Saturday is qualifying at 9:10 am in the morning then race after. The odds of a new XFINITY Series winner this weekend are pretty high. How high? Try a 97.4% chance high. Since only one former series Atlanta winner is entered this weekend – Kevin Harvick (four-time winner: 2009, 2013,…

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Pit Stops Could Prove Crucial This Weekend in Atlanta

While a ton of focus last weekend at the Daytona International Speedway was on the new pit stops and how they will work with one less crew member over the wall, the real impact of how these stops will play out will be this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The reason? The stops on a restrictor plate track aren’t as important as anywhere else on the schedule. Track position isn’t even a thing really discussed at Daytona or Talladega. Joey Logano went from a lap down from his stop…

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Cole Custer Hoping Last Season’s 1.5-Mile Success Translates Over To 2018

Now that Daytona is in the rear view mirror, most in the NASCAR garages say the real season starts this week in Atlanta. For Cole Custer, he’s hoping his No. 00 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing is just as good on 1.5-mile tracks as it was last year, because the “real season” would be off to a great start. Last weekend, Custer started 14th and finished there. Now, Saturday’s Rinnai 250 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is the first of 11 races this season on 1.5-mile tracks. A year ago, Custer…

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital To Sponsor Reddick For 5 Races In 2018

 JR Motorsports will support Nationwide Children’s Hospital in a prominent way during the NASCAR Xfinity Series season in 2018. One of America’s largest pediatric healthcare and research centers delivering care for more than 1.4 million patient visits each year, Nationwide Children’s will have five primary paint schemes with the No. 9 team and driver Tyler Reddick this season. The primary branding space in those events was made possible by the generous support of one of JRM’s partners, which made a donation to Nationwide Children’s in memory of one of its…

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Atlanta Will Soon Be Kaz Grala’s Hometrack, Eyeing Another Solid Finish This Weekend In Peach State

In 2017, Kaz Grala showed up to Daytona as a wide eyed rookie in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He wound up winning the season opening race in his very first NASCAR start. Fast forward one full year later, Grala showed up to Daytona again, this time as a wide eyed rookie in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. He didn’t leave with a win, but he powered his No. 24 Ford with JGL Racing with a top five finish in last weekend’s PowersharesQQQ 300. Now, he heads to Atlanta this…

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Chevrolet Closes Out Daytona Speedweeks With a Bang

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Chevrolet was hoping to make the 2018 NASCAR season better all around. They watched Toyota celebrate two championships, one in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the other in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In fact, in Cup competition, they were shut out of the Championship 4 at Homestead. Luckily, they had all four participants in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. But, that led to a frustrating start to the offseason. On the Cup side though, they were ready to roll out a new car. The…

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