Preece Has Proved Enough, He Deserves Top Cup Ride

Ryan Preece made a difficult decision a little over a year ago. See, Preece had enough funding to drive for another underbudget team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. But, he knew with this new found youth movement in the sport, it would be career suicide. Preece, was 26 years ago and in NASCAR’s terms, getting ready to be over the hill. When all these teenagers are signing manufacturer development deals, he would likely be passed over. So, he needed to do something drastic. He’d bet on himself. 

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Rheem To Sponsor Bell, Preece In XFINITY Series In 2018

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced Thursday that Rheem will sponsor Christopher Bell and Ryan Preece in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2018. Rheem, a 10-year NASCAR sponsor, will have NASCAR’s 2017 Camping World Truck Series Champion Christopher Bell at the wheel for 23 races in JGR’s No. 20 Toyota Camry and breakthrough sensation Ryan Preece in the No. 18 Toyota Camry for 10 races. “We are delighted to partner with Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe Gibbs’ life, business accomplishments and his company’s values fit well with Rheem’s culture of innovation, integrity…

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19 Year Old Cole Custer Wins XFINITY Series Season Finale, 19 Year Old William Byron Wins The Championship

Homestead, Fla – While all the attention was on the Championship 4 drivers this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, rightfully so too. But, two rookies not a part of the final four in their respective series’ won the first two races of the weekend. On Saturday, NASCAR XFINITY Series rookie Cole Custer dominated the Ford EcoBoost 300 en route to a career defining win. Custer, 19, took over the race lead on Lap 3 and would lead most of the way after. Despite losing the lead on two early pit cycles,…

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After Friday’s Final 2 XFINITY Series Practices, It Looks Like The 2017 Champion May Not Have To Win Saturday’s Race

Homestead, Fla – Out of the three NASCAR divisions crowning their season champion this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, the only series that I could see a champion be crowned by not actually win the race was in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series should see the race winner on Friday night be either one of Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, Christopher Bell or Austin Cindric. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale on Sunday should see one of their Championship 4 drivers win too. After all,…

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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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Ganassi 1-2 Finish at Kentucky, Reddick Earns 1st Career Victory

It was a banner night for Chip Ganassi Racing at the Kentucky Speedway. For the first time ever, Ganassi landed a 1-2 finish in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, as Tyler Reddick landed in victory lane for the first time of his NASCAR career. Reddick, inherited the lead on Lap 161 and never looked back in leading the final 39 laps in Saturday night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 and taking his No. 42 Chevrolet to victory lane at the Northern Kentucky track. 

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Friday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice Recap at Kentucky

The opening race of the opening round of the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs will begin on Saturday night at the Kentucky Speedway. On Friday, the XFINITY Series drivers took to the 1.5-mile track for the only two practice sessions of the weekend. In the first session, rookie Matt Tifft led the way with a top speed of 180.427 mph in his No. 19 Toyota. Tifft, is among 12 playoff eligible drivers competing for this year’s championship and was quickest out of the gates in practice. 

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Can Part-Timers With Good Teams Steal Win In NASCAR XFINITY Series Action This Weekend at Kentucky?

With the new rules limiting Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver participation during Playoff events, seats have opened up for part-time drivers to showcase their talents this weekend. Normally, we’re discussing if the NASCAR XFINITY Series regular can outduel the likes of Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano or the Dillon brothers. Now, we’re asking if they can hold off stiff competition from part-time drivers racing at the Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night in Cup team car. Richard Childress Racing will feature Ben Kennedy (No. 2 Chevrolet) and…

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Preece Bets on Himself, Wins XFINITY Series Race at Iowa

Ryan Preece had a full-time ride locked up if he wanted it for this year’s NASCAR XFINITY Series season. But, he could also take that money from an underfunded ride and take it to a top team for a limited effort as well. Preece did just that. He bet on himself, wanting to show his talent in two starts with a top ride rather than waste another season with a 20th place car and become an after thought. But, he also could have bad luck in his two starts with…

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