NASCAR Got It Right In Haley’s End Of The Race Ruling

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Here we go again. NASCAR fans are sparking an outrage over how the ending of Friday night’s Coca Cola Firecracker 250 wound up. Justin Haley got a great push from Christopher Bell off the final corner of the final lap of Friday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Daytona International Speedway. The two leaders battling for the win (Kyle Larson and Elliott Sadler) moved off the bottom yellow line and towards the outside wall in trying to side draft one another. That allowed Haley to get a…

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

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The ultimate wildcard is here for the NASCAR XFINITY Series as we’re going restrictor plate racing this weekend for the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) in Daytona. Here are the top five storylines. 

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Late Race Crashes Including Lap 98 Melee Takes Out 17 Cars In Saturday’s XFINITY Series Race at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – There were three red flags in the rain marred Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 this weekend. Two of which occurred for mother nature. But, the final red flag, the shortest among the three, involved a huge crash coming to the white flag in the rain delayed event. On Lap 98, two laps left in regulation, Brandon Jones was pushing Erik Jones on the backstretch. That caused Justin Allgaier to push Brandon Jones even harder causing Jones’ No. 33 Chevrolet to spin and get into Michael Annett. Everyone behind was…

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