RCR Drivers Strong On Friday Night, Frustrated With Top 5’s

RICHMOND, VA – What’s it tell you about the state of a race team when you’re frustrated with a top five finish? That’s how the Richard Childress Racing organization is feeling despite getting two top five finishes in Friday night’s GoBowling 250 at the Richmond Raceway. The reason they’re down on themselves? They felt like they had a shot at a win. 

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RCR Teammates Hemric, Tifft Ending Regular Season On High Note

It was a preconceived notion that two of the four Championship 4 spots in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at the Homestead-Miami Speedway would belong to Justin Allgaier and Christopher Bell. While it’s still very likely that the duo make it to Homestead, two more sleepers are emerging to join them. I’d watch out for the Richard Childress Racing duo of Daniel Hemric and Matt Tifft. They’re heading into the playoffs on hot streaks and driving as well as anyone with the exception of Allgaier. 

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Tifft Nets 2nd Straight Top 5 Finish In Mid-Ohio

For Matt Tifft, the annual NASCAR XFINITY Series stop at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course means a little more to him than others in the field. See, Tifft grew up in Hinckley, Ohio, which is roughly a little over an hour from the 2.258-mile road course. So, any time he gets a chance to race at Mid-Ohio, it’s his lone “home game” of the year. In two career starts now in front of his home fans, the Ohio native hasn’t disappointed them. Last year, Tifft would finish third with Joe…

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5 Favorites For Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 (3 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Picking a top five for a restrictor plate race is like winning the lottery. So, take this weekend’s pick with a bit of a grain of salt. These are just five drivers statistically I feel could run well in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 (3 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). But, there’s no guarantee of that. Elliott Sadler He’s got to be the one to beat right? Sadler may not have won in 47 races, but this could be the race that sees that winless streak come to an end. The JR…

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Tifft Lands New Sponsorship From Asian Company

Following a successful debut in the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series season with Richard Childress Racing, KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) has enhanced its partnership with RCR into 2018. KCMG, which served as a partner at Darlington Raceway last season, will expand into a multi-race partner on RCR’s No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro piloted by Matt Tifft in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. KCMG, an international motorsports group based in Hong Kong, is paving the way of professional racing through support and development across the Asia-Pacific region with operations also expanding into Europe. The…

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William Byron Wins Saturday’s Ticket Galaxy 200, Championship 4 Set

Avondale, AZ – Last year, William Byron led over 100 laps and was well on his way to winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Phoenix Raceway. Unfortunately, his engine blew and his championship hopes were done. On Saturday, Byron got redemption. The JR Motorsports driver had a great pit call on the final pit stop in only taking two tires, and despite having just two Goodyear tires, he held off the field en route to his fourth victory of the season. Byron, stamps his name into the…

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Blaney/Byron Leads XFINITY Series Practices On Friday at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – Ryan Blaney may be racing to keep his championship hopes alive in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend at the Phoenix Raceway, but he’s also looking to have a little fun in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. On Friday, Blaney was having as much fun as one could have. In the first practice, Blaney topped the speed charts with a speed of 131.368 mph. The Team Penske driver has made 12 starts this season and has finished in the top five in 11 of them. In…

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Matt Tifft Hoping For Chance at Homestead Final

Matt Tifft has gotten better and better as the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season has gone on. Here the Joe Gibbs Racing driver is, five points out of the final playoff spot that transfers to the Championship 4 next weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. With the three JR Motorsports drivers holding down the top three spots and far enough up to likely see all three advance on to Homestead, Tifft is hoping he can gain at least five points more than Brennan Poole on Saturday at the Phoenix Raceway. How…

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Christopher Bell Steals XFINITY Series Race In Kansas Lottery 300 Victory

Kansas City, KS – For the fourth straight race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs, a non playoff driver reached victory lane on Saturday afternoon at the Kansas Speedway. Erik Jones dominated Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300, but his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate of Christopher Bell had other thoughts in mind. Jones, led a race-high 186 of the 200 laps on Saturday and was well in control of earning his third win of the season. But, Bell was coming on fast in his No. 18 Toyota and caught Jones for the lead…

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Hemric To Return To No. 21 RCR Chevrolet, Hemric Joins RCR In No. 2 Chevrolet For 2018

With five races remaining in the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season plans are well under way for 2018, which will mark RCR’s 49th season in NASCAR. On Thursday, RCR announced a familiar face will return next season while adding a new driver to its XFINITY Series lineup. Daniel Hemric has re-signed to pilot the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro after a strong showing in 2017. Hemric is currently in the XFINITY Series Playoffs and is in position to advance to the Round of 8 this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Through the first 26 regular season…

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