Custer pulls away to win NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cole Custer was openly hoping for rain to shorten the NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond Raceway on Friday night.
Then, he was desperately hoping for the rain to stay...
Bells wins $100,000 bonus with Bristol win
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Christopher Bell earned his first career Bristol Motor Speedway victory and a $100,000 bonus with the Xfinity Series win Saturday.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Cole Custer postponed Kyle Busch's historic 200th victory for at least one more day.
Custer held off Busch to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway...
Christopher Bell routs field at Atlanta to win Xfinity race
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Christopher Bell led all but 20 laps while routing the field Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Tyler Reddick gives Earnhardt another Xfinity championship
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Reddick opened Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s first season in retirement with a victory and closed it with a championship.
Custer wins at Texas for shot at NASCAR Xfinity title
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Cole Custer's first career victory at Homestead last year wasn't for the NASCAR Xfinity championship.
When he gets back to South Florida in two weeks, the 20-year-old Custer will have a chance to win a title there.
Custer locked in one of the four championship-contending spots for the season finale with his second career win. He regained the lead and won at Texas on Saturday when he pushed past rookie driver Tyler Reddick on the final lap soon after a restart.
Keselowski wins Darlington after Harvick and Chastain wreck
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski won his first race at Darlington in a very Darlington way.
Keselowski came out on top in the Xfinity race here Saturday after leaders Ross Chastain and Kevin Harvick wrecked 37 laps from the end in an incident where the 2014 NASCAR champion drove into Chastain's pit stall to complain and then pointedly said his 25-year-old colleague was too inexperienced and wreckless to drive at this level.
The Latest: And they’re off for Xfinity race at Road America
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America (all times local):
The green flag is out for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America.
Pole-sitter Matt Tifft has the lead after the first lap. Cole Custer started second while James Davison started third.
Rookie Austin Cindric wins pole for Xfinity race at Mid-Ohio
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Austin Cindric has won the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rock N Roll Tequila 70 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The 19-year-old rookie on Saturday had a top lap of 96.386 mph around the 2.3-mile, 13-turn road course in his Ford for Team Penske. This was the second time he has won a pole.
The 75-lap race later in the day covers more than 169 miles.
Bowman wins Xfinity race; 8 drivers advance in playoffs
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Alex Bowman proved to Dale Earnhardt Jr. he's ready to take his place next year.
In his first race in nearly a year, Bowman drove his No. 42 Chevrolet to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in a rain-delayed playoff elimination race.
Bowman will replace Earnhardt next year in the No. 88 Chevrolet in the Cup series. Earnhardt is retiring after the season.
Logano wins 3rd straight Xfinity pole at Watkins Glen
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Joey Logano has won the pole for the Xfinity race at Watkins Glen International.
Logano turned a lap at 124.185 mph to edge Kyle Busch (124.019 mph) for the top spot in the Zippo 200 on Saturday. It's his third straight pole in this race, one he is trying to win a third straight time. Logano set the track qualifying record last year at 124.552 mph.
Sam Ard to be remembered with Darlington throwback
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Cole Custer is hoping that the late Sam Ard's magic touch will help him in the Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway come Labor Day weekend.
The 19-year-old Xfinity rookie's Ford Mustang will carry Ard's red-and-white signature scheme he used on the No. 00 Oldsmobile Omega on display at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. It will be a fitting remembrance for Ard, born and raised in nearby Pamplico, and whose time in NASCAR was as remarkable for its success as for its brevity.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bad news first: The overnight television ratings for NASCAR's race in California were down. The ratings were down for Phoenix, Las Vegas and Atlanta, too. Basically, nothing NASCAR does can stop this slide, it seems.
So what's the good news?
Well, NASCAR really couldn't have asked for a better start to its season.
Five drivers won the first five races. The lead changed in the waning laps each time.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — When NASCAR decided not to fine Austin Dillon for running Cole Custer into a wall last week in Phoenix, other drivers were left wondering how the sport decides who gets fined and who gets away with rambunctious behavior.
"Give me my money back," Danica Patrick said Friday at Fontana.
Patrick is among several drivers who have been fined for on-track shenanigans seemingly less egregious than the scrape between Dillon and Custer.
Stewart-Haas hires Cole Custer to drive Xfinity Series car
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing has hired 18-year-old Cole Custer to drive its new NASCAR Xfinity Series car next season.
The team announced Friday that Custer will drive the No. 00 full-time next season with Haas Automation as the primary sponsor.
Custer has been running full-time in the NASCAR Truck Series, where he has two wins and four poles in 34 starts. His 2014 New Hampshire victory at age 16 made him the youngest winner on the circuit.
Nemechek earns controversial win over Custer in Canada
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (AP) — John Nemechek raced Cole Custer door-to-door through the grass as their trucks barreled to the finish line at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The rough racing to the checkered flag required a lengthy review by NASCAR before Nemechek was declared the winner Sunday.
Custer was furious with the way he was raced and used a leaping tackle to knock Nemechek to the ground as Nemechek waited at the flagstand to be named the winner.