Ryan Preece’s Risk Of Betting On Himself Works Out, Earns Expanded Role With Joe Gibbs Racing For 2018

The path to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for Ryan Preece is taking an unconventional route. While most drivers spend time in ARCA, then the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to the NASCAR XFINITY Series, then to Cup, Preece tried that path and it was getting him nowhere. In this day and age of racing, it’s a pay to play deal. If you have no funding, you have no car. With politics, money and who you know earning more rides than talent itself, Preece decided to take a different…

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Joe Gibbs Racing Announces 2018 XFINITY Series Driver Lineup, Brandon Jones/Christopher Bell Full Time Entrants

Joe Gibbs Racing revealed their 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series driver lineup on Wednesday, as the team will enter two full-time drives to compete for next season’s championship. This past season, Matt Tifft was the lone championship eligible driver in the No. 19 Toyota, while the No. 18 Toyota and No. 20 Toyota were split between Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers or select drivers across other series’. For next season though, Tifft will join Richard Childress Racing, leaving his ride open. We already knew that Christopher Bell would be moving…

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XFINITY Series Champion Could Come From NASCAR’s Original Roots, 2 Rookies Trying To Earn Title For North Carolina

It’s no secret, the most diehard, loyal and true fan base for NASCAR is in the southeast. Nothing against any other region in the great United States, but when you think of NASCAR, you think of the southeast. Rightfully so too, that’s where NASCAR got it’s start. From North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Florida, Alabama, you name it, that’s NASCAR country. While NASCAR has greatly tried to expand it’s reach since the mid 1990s, the southeast market has been the most affected. From drivers coming from all over the…

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Allgaier’s Phoenix Finish Encumbered, Hit With An L1 Penalty, Loses Crew Chief For Homestead

We all knew it would be coming and on Monday morning it was confirmed. NASCAR XFINITY Series crew chief Jason Burdett has been fined $10,000 and suspended from this week’s championship-determining Ford EcoBoost 300 for a rules violation during this past weekend’s race at Phoenix Raceway. Burdett is crew chief for the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Justin Allgaier, who is one of the drivers in the Championship 4. According to the NASCAR penalty report issued Monday, Burdett and the JR Motorsports team were penalized for a rear brake…

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Is The State of The NASCAR XFINITY Series Good?

As we head to the season finale for the NASCAR XFINITY Series at the Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, a debate on whether the outlook for the series is good comes to question. We’re six races into the playoffs, with one race remaining, and so far, just one playoff eligible driver has taken their car to victory lane. That stat alone sparks the question on if the state of the series has a good outlook. But, I dug a little deeper and found that despite the fact that only one playoff…

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William Byron Exceeding Expectations On His Route To Homestead

The 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season is coming to a close on Saturday afternoon at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. With that being said, so is William Byron’s XFINITY Series campaign too. See, Byron is a rookie in the series. The 19 year old made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Phoenix in 2015. It was his first and only start of the year. In 2016, Byron ran a full season in the series with Kyle Busch Motorsports. He’d finish fifth in the final standings. What was impressive though was…

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Can Sadler Win XFINITY Series Championship Without Winning a Race?

It should come to no surprise at all that Elliott Sadler has made it to the Championship 4 in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Sadler, made it to the final round at the Homestead-Miami Speedway just last year too. With 361 career XFINITY Series starts to his credit, why would a veteran of his stature making it to the final round be a surprising? Well, consider this, Sadler hasn’t reached victory lane yet this season. In fact, Sadler hasn’t been to victory lane in his last 38 tries. His last win…

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