1st 70 Laps of Friday Night’s Coca Cola Firecracker 250 Tame, Rest Was Insanely Intense

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The last three NASCAR XFINITY Series races at the Daytona International Speedway have all basically been the same. Tame starts, crazy crashes, photo finishes. Friday night’s Coca Cola Firecracker 250 was no different. The first 70 laps had just two caution flags, each for stage breaks. Last year’s July race had four cautions fly in the first 87 laps, half of those for stage breaks too. In February, we only had three caution periods in the opening 62 laps. All seem tame right?

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Sadler Narrowly Misses Out On Daytona Win Again

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Elliott Sadler has to be wondering what he has to do to get back to victory lane in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Sadler’s winless streak now extends to 55 races as it goes back to his last win back in Sept. 2016 at the Kentucky Speedway. Since then, Sadler has been close so many times, but his No. 1 Chevrolet just hasn’t been able to get past that proverbial finish line first. Take the two races at the Daytona International Speedway this year as prime examples. Back…

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Haley’s Daytona Win Taken Away For Going Below Yellow Line, Larson Deemed Victorious

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Friday night’s Coca Cola Firecracker 250 ended a lot like February’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Daytona International Speedway. Both races ended in a photo finish. Both also ended with Elliott Sadler finishing second by the narrowest of margins too. But, tonight’s race was a little different. See, the battle at the line for that exciting photo finish, well we originally thought that it was for second place. Justin Haley came out of no where coming off of the exit of Turn 4 and heading into the…

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Due To Rain, XFINITY Series Qualifying At Daytona Rained Out, How They’ll Lineup For Friday Night’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Mother nature reared her ugly head again on Friday as a severe thunderstorm popped up and hit the Daytona International Speedway just minutes before the scheduled start time for NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying. On Thursday, rain interrupted final practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series too. But, this is Daytona in July. It’s not too shocking.

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Toyota Replaces The Camry With The Supra For 2019 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – For the first time in 17 years, Toyota will bring back the production of the Supra. The Japanese manufacturer will bring back the iconic car type to their showrooms beginning in 2019. With that being said, on Thursday, Toyota announced from the Daytona International Speedway that the Supra will replace the Camry as the car make in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. “When Ed (Laukes) told me they were bringing Supra back, I almost didn’t believe him,” said Kyle Busch, who has competed in Toyotas for Joe…

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Ryan Reed Leads Tame NASCAR XFINITY Series Practices On Thursday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The two NASCAR XFINITY Series practices from the Daytona International Speedway on Thursday were polar opposites. The first session saw some drafting practice in which two-time Daytona winner Ryan Reed topped the speed charts with a lap of 196.143 mph around the high banked 2.5-mile oval. Reed, is 11th in the playoff standings and hoping to put his No. 16 Ford back in victory lane in Friday night’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). He was followed by Justin Haley in his No. 24 Chevrolet.…

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Gallagher Reinstated By NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – NASCAR unveiled on Wednesday that GMS Racing driver Spencer Gallagher has successfully completed their Road to Recovery program and is eligible to return to his seat starting next weekend at the Kentucky Speedway. On May 1, Gallagher was found to have violated Section 19 (NASCAR’s substance abuse policy) of the 2018 NASCAR rule book and was suspended indefinitely. Gallagher, 28, had then agreed to participate in the Road to Recovery Program, a requirement before he was eligible to be cleared to race. “The whole GMS organization is very…

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XFINITY Series Playoff Picture Could Really Get Shaken Up In Friday Night’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Heading into Friday night’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series have only seen three drivers stamp their names into this year’s playoffs by virtue of a win. Justin Allgaier’s win at Iowa, Christopher Bell’s Richmond win and Tyler Reddick’s win in the season opener at Daytona have made them the only drivers that are playoff eligible. That leaves nine wildcard spots open. Cole Custer (+259), Daniel Hemric (+256) and Elliott Sadler (+255) are likely going to…

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Grala Has Familiar Sponsor Hoping To Take No. 61 Ford To Victory Lane In Friday Night’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Kaz Grala is a name that has the potential to be a star some day on NASCAR’s highest level. First things first, he needs a stable ride and a chance. After a full season with GMS Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, one where he reached victory lane in his first career start and made the playoffs as well, he moved up to the NASCAR XFINITY Series for the 2018 season with JGL Racing. Unfortunately, JGL and Grala went their separate ways in early May.…

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5 Favorites For Friday Night’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The NASCAR XFINITY Series will run their final restrictor plate race of the season this weekend as Friday night’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) shouldn’t disappoint. With how the race in February ended and what’s at stake, look for this race to have as much fireworks on it than off. Here are the top five favorites. 

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