Matt Kenseth Earns 1st Pole of the Season for Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400

Joe Gibbs Racing has admitted that they’ve lacked the right speed in their cars to contend on most race weekends this season. Friday though, that speed came back to them. Three of their four cars made the third and final round of qualifying at the Richmond International Raceway, as one of them, took home the pole. Matt Kenseth earned his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season, as the JGR driver will start first in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 (2 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN). 

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Cole Custer/Kyle Benjamin Lead XFINITY Series Practices at Richmond on Friday

The NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers head to another short track this weekend, as they went from the .533-mile Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway last weekend to the .75-mile Richmond International Raceway this week. On Friday, they had two 55-minute practice sessions to prepare themselves for Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 (12:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN). In the opening practice, rookie Cole Custer was standing on top of the leaderboard with a lap around the Virginia short track at 118.442 mph. Custer, is looking for his first win in the XFINITY Series, and having his No….

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For 2nd Straight Year Erik Jones Wins XFINITY Seies Race at Bristol

Erik Jones is a man on a mission in NASCAR XFINITY Series action. He won the race last weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway as well as the race last spring at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Today, he went two straight in each. Jones, took the lead with 20 laps remaining in the rain-interrupted Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 and held on in the XFINITY Series win at the .533-mile Tennessee oval. 

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Erik Jones/Toyota’s Lead Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice at Bristol

Rain washed out the morning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at the Bristol Motor Speedway, but with rain coming back later on today, NASCAR decided to cancel qualifying this evening and replace it with a practice session instead. Luckily, with rain threatening the area, they were still able to get the full 55-minute session in. Rookie Erik Jones topped the speed charts with a speed of 127.843 mph in his No. 77 Toyota. Jones, has typically been good at Bristol over his brief NASCAR career, so him being…

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Justin Allgaier Leads XFINITY Series Practice on Friday in Bristol

Due to a morning rain shower and lingering rain forcasted for later today, NASCAR gave the XFINITY Series teams just 55-minutes of practice this weekend at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Luckily, that session was able to be run to completion without mother nature interfering. In that pratice, Dash 4 Cash contender Justin Allgaier topped the speed charts with a lap around the 1/2-mile Tennessee oval at 124.420 mph in his No. 7 Chevrolet. Allgaier, won the Dash 4 Cash by virtue of his victory at Phoenix back in March, and…

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Erik Jones Dominates XFINITY Series Race in Texas

What a difference a pit stop makes? Even better, what a difference it made in the end of the race? Erik Jones gained two seconds over Ryan Blaney on his final trip to pit road, and that was all the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota needed for a convincing victory in Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. In winning for the second time at Texas, the first time this season and the seventh time in his career, Jones led…

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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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