Youngsters Erik Jones, Chase Elliott Lead Cup Practices on Saturday in Fontana

Fontana, Calif – Chase Elliott posted the fastest lap in Saturday’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, but a scrape with the outside retaining wall early in the session left his Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet team with work to do. Elliott posted his best speed at 187.480 mph before making contact with the wall just 10 minutes into the final session. He cited a parts failure on the left-front corner of the car that his crew was investigating ahead of Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX,…

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Larson, Cup Regulars Dominate XFINITY Series Race in Fontana

Fontana, Calif – Kyle Larson overcame a midrace pit-road speeding penalty and held on for victory Saturday in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular posted his first XFINITY victory of the season and the sixth of his career at the site of his first series win. His Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet was .127 seconds — about a car-length — ahead of Joey Logano’s Team Penske No. 22 Ford at the checkered flag. “The racing there at…

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Joey Logano Leads XFINITY Series Practices in Fontana

The NASCAR XFINITY Series took to the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway for their lone two practice sessions of the race weekend on Friday. In the first session, Joey Logano topped the speed charts with a lap of 178.904 mph in his No. 22 Ford. The Team Penske driver turned that lap on the first lap that he ran around the D-shaped California oval this morning. Kyle Larson who’s been runner-up in three straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races was runner-up in the first XFINITY Series practice with a speed…

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Justin Allgaier Wins DC Solar 200 at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Justin Allgaier held off a hard charging Erik Jones on a late race restart and captured the checkered flag as well as the Dash 4 Cash crown in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ DC Solar 200 at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday. Allgaier, in his No. 7 Chevrolet, led a race-high 85 of the 200 laps en route to his first win since 2012. The last time the JR Motorsports driver went to victory lane was in Montreal on Aug. 8, 2012, 146 races ago. That’s why this victory…

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Jones/Blaney/Gaughan Lead a Busy Day of XFINITY Series Practices at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – It was an extremely busy day for the NASCAR XFINITY Series driver at the Phoenix International Raceway on Friday afternoon. The series had three separate practice sessions on the 1.022-mile west valley track today, as they were the lone three sessions for the drivers this weekend. All they’ll do on Saturday is qualify in the morning and race in the afternoon. In the first session, Erik Jones led the way with a speed of 131.521 mph in his No. 20 Toyota. Jones, finished 32nd in the season…

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Erik Jones Hoping to Build on Solid Atlanta Outing, Past Success at Vegas for This Weekend’s Race

There’s something special about returning to a racetrack where you already know your way to the winner’s circle. Erik Jones and Furniture Row Racing’s No. 77 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry team prepare this week for the 20th annual Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with perhaps a bit of an edge despite his first time there for a NASCAR Cup Series event. In 2014, Jones earned his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in just his first race at the 1.5-mile tri-oval located fewer than 20 miles northeast of…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Taken Out in Lap 105 Accident

Daytona Beach, Fla – The first half of the 59th annual Daytona 500 was about as clean as it gets. There was just one lone caution through the first 100 laps of the 200 lap event. That made the biggest story of the race at that point the games that were being played on pit stops between manufacturers trying to short pit during the stages. Until Lap 105. Several contenders were involved in an accident in Turn 3 ending the shot of winning for a bunch of the favorites. Kyle…

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