Late Cautions Help Sadler, Elliott With Good Finishes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – For most of the PowersharesQQQ 300, Chase Elliott and Elliott Sadler looked to be among the drivers to beat in the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener. Unfortunately for them, it appeared that their shots of winning went out of the window when they were penalized for locking bumpers. On Lap 94, Sadler locked his front nose on his JR Motorsports teammate Elliott’s rear bumper pushing him down the backstretch. On Lap 97, they had to pit for the penalty infraction. 

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XFINITY Series Has Plenty Of Crazy Pre Race Penalties In Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – It was a crazy Saturday morning for the NASCAR XFINITY Series officiating. While they did absolutely nothing wrong, it was just a bizarre day of penalties. First, Crew chiefs for the No. 3 Chevrolet of Austin Dillon and No. 74 Dodge of Mike Harmon, along with the car chief for the No. 3, have been ejected for Saturday’s Xfinity Series Powershares QQQ 300 (2:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The No. 74 car failed four times at the Optical Scanning Station car inspection process pre-qualifying.…

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JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Leads NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice on Friday at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers took to the race track for the first time of the 2018 season on Friday. 41 drivers took to the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway for two tame practices. But, at the end of the two sessions, one thing stands out to me – speed. Not long ago, the XFINITY Series laps around the 2.5-mile track was in the low 180 mph range. On Friday, Tyler Reddick paced the way with a speed of 196.190 mph in his No. 9…

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Cindric To Race Full XFINITY Series Season, Will Race With Both Penske/RFR

Coming off a third-place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship standings last season, 19-year-old Austin Cindric will race for the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) title in 2018, competing in all 33 series events this season with two different winning organizations. Cindric will open the 2018 season racing the No. 60 PIRTEK Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing at Daytona International Speedway on February 17. As previously announced, Cindric will compete in a total of nine events for Roush Fenway, including four of the first five races on…

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Stage Lengths Released For 2018 NASCAR Series’

 NASCAR today announced the 2018 stage lengths for its three national series, looking to build on last season’s successful debut of the race format. In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, all 2018 stage lengths will remain consistent with 2017. The race and stage lengths for the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course race in the Playoffs will be announced at a later date. Following feedback from NASCAR Xfinity Series race teams, there will be slight updates to the stage lengths at both ISM Raceway in Phoenix and Dover International Speedway. At…

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Rinnai To Sponsor Justin Allgaier In Atlanta

JR Motorsports announced today that Rinnai Corporation, manufacturer of the No. 1-selling brand of tankless water heaters in North America, will serve as primary sponsor of Justin Allgaier and the No. 7 Chevrolet for the upcoming Rinnai 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 24. Rinnai has been a long-time partner in the sport, spanning more than a decade, and increased its involvement last year, signing on as a multi-year sponsor of the Atlanta Motor Speedway NXS race. “Rinnai is excited about the opportunity to sponsor…

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Garrett Smithley Returns To JD Motorsports For 2018 XFINITY Series Season

JD Motorsports with Gary Keller announced today that Garrett Smithley will return to the organization to pilot the No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) this season. 2018 will mark the 25-year-old Ligonier, Pa., native’s third season with team. Smithley, who has coined the phrase “Number Nuthin” when referring to his car number, will join longtime teammate Ross Chastain, and new comers Vinnie Miller and Matt Mills, completing the team’s driver roster. Smithley, along with the rest of the NXS field, will kick off the…

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