No Cup Drivers Now In The XFINITY Series Field, Will Rides That Were Vacated By Them Be Strong This Weekend?

Due to a recent NASCAR rule, for any driver who’s competing for points in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in any given year, they’re not eligible to compete in the final eight NASCAR XFINITY Series races. That means from this weekend’s DC Solar 300 (5 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on, we won’t see the likes of Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin and others. Despite that, the rides that they normally vacate will still be running. Those rides are going after the owners…

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Bowman Says Taking Leaps Of Faith Risky But Pays Off Big If Done Right

INDIANAPOLIS – With sponsorship dollars being harder and harder to find and quality rides growing increasingly smaller, positioning yourself to get into a ride with one of the top teams within the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is as big as a race as the action on the tracks itself. Do you hop into a ride in the Cup Series just to say your a driver in NASCAR’s premiere division? At the moment, if you have the right amount of funding, there are teams willing to take it and put you…

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Top 5 Replacement Options For JRM In 2019 For Sadler

On Wednesday morning, Elliott Sadler announced his retirement from NASCAR as the 2018 XFINITY Series season will be his 21st and final one in the sport. While his retirement is a bit of shock, him not being in the No. 1 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports next year really isn’t. While Sadler has finished runner-up in each of the last two seasons in the final points standings in this car and is in the hunt to be in the Championship 4 again this year, his sponsor, One Main Financial, is leaving…

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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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