HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick are moving up the NASCAR ranks, giving the Xfinity Series motto “names are made here” a little more credence.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Allgaier raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season Saturday at ISM Raceway to advance to the championship finale.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brandon Jones raced to his first career Xfinity Series victory Saturday at Kansas Speedway after a lapped car wrecked what was shaping up as an entertaining duel between...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Christopher Bell passed pole-sitter Austin Cindric for the lead after 85 laps and won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway on Friday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch needed a little help to return to victory lane Saturday.
First, he inherited the lead when the leaders crashed with eight laps to go. Then, on the final...
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Reddick drove from last to first and won the Xfinity Series race Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway after leader Justin Allgaier hit the wall late.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Austin Cindric won the pole for the second straight year ahead of the NASCAR Xfinity Series B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Christopher Bell will start from the pole for Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity race in Iowa after finishing first in qualifying.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Christopher Bell won the NASCAR Xfinity series race Sunday at the Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory of the season and second straight in Newton.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Tyler Reddick won the Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday after taking the lead for good on a restart with 15 laps to go.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch certainly knows the way to victory lane at ISM Raceway.
Even after the track was reconfigured.
Busch took the lead shortly after the start of the...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
Annett won for the first time at NASCAR's national level, a career that spans 345 races in three series. He gave JR Motorsports, owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr., his sister and sister and Rick Hendrick, its fourth in five years at Daytona
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — John Hunter Nemechek's father first brought him to victory lane at Kansas Speedway almost 15 years ago, when "Front Row" Joe Nemechek swept the weekend Xfinity and Cup series races.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ross Chastain held off Justin Allgaier for his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday, pulling away on the final restart for a long-awaited breakthrough in his 132nd series start.
Chastain led 180 of the 200 laps, but had to dig in on several restarts to stay in front of Allgaier, the regular-season Xfinity champion.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Allgaier still remembers his father making the 3½-hour drive from Illinois to Indianapolis every Wednesday for driving classes.
So maybe a rain-delayed celebration was the perfect tribute for his first career victory at the Brickyard.
Allgaier led each of the final 10 laps on Monday and held off a last-lap challenge from teammate Tyler Reddick to claim his fifth victory of the season. Allgaier won by 0.092 seconds. Ryan Blaney was third.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Race leader Justin Allgaier watched in the mirror as the two cars closest to his Chevrolet made contact, essentially bumping his two closest rivals out of contention.
The coast was clear for Allgaier to sail to victory Saturday at Road America for his fourth win of the season.
But Allgaier kept thinking about everything else that could go wrong.
What if he didn't hit his mark on a turn? What if his car ran over a debris on the track? What if he just ran out of fuel?
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America (all times local):
Justin Allgaier won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America, pulling away over the final five laps to pick up his second victory in three weeks.
Allgaier held a 5.4-second advantage over second-place Matt Tifft to take a tense, caution-filled race filled with lots of bumps, scrapes and spin-outs around the 14-turn course. Daniel Hemric was third.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Larson capitalized on Kyle Busch's early exit to win the Xfinity Series race Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, his first victory ever at the track he calls his favorite.
Larson has won four of the six Xfinity Series races he has entered this season. The latest victory came hours after he earned the pole for the Cup Series event Saturday night.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Justin Allgaier used fresh tires to pass rookie Austin Cindric with four laps left and win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Allgaier used the sixth restart of the race to squeeze by Cindric on Turn 1, then held off his challenge on the 72nd lap for his third series win of the year. He also won at Dover and Iowa for JR Motorsport.
He was seventh for the last restart on Lap 69 but had used the caution to replace all four tires.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Speedway and the IndyCar series announced Monday that next year's race in Newton will be at night.
The series says that the race will move back to a nighttime start "in response to overwhelming fan feedback." The track will host an IndyCar race for the 13th year in a row on Saturday, July 20, 2019.
Iowa will pair the IndyCar race with an ARCA stock car event the night before. The speedway will also host NASCAR Xfinity races on June 16 and July 27.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Christopher Bell made history Saturday at Iowa Speedway — even though nearly everything that could go against him did down the stretch.
Bell moved back out front in overtime to win a wild NASCAR Xfinity series race on Newton's bull ring, becoming the first series regular with three straight victories since Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 1999.
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Christopher Bell couldn't have started any worse in Friday night's NASCAR Xfinity Series race, which made his impressive victory all the more satisfying.
Bell rallied from the rear of the field after a tire change due to a spin during qualifying. He steadily worked his way up the field and passed Justin Allgaier with 17 laps remaining, then held off Daniel Hemric to win the 300-mile race at Kentucky Speedway.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Justin Allgaier won all three stages and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway for his second victory of the season.
Racing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in JR Motorsports' No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro, Allgaier led 182 of 250 laps and survived an unlucky late caution by winning the restart.
Allgaier also won last month at Dover. He has seven career victories — but few of those runs were as dominant as the one Allgaier pulled off in the searing heat on Iowa's short track.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The teams for drivers Austin Dillon, Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez have been penalized by NASCAR after the race at Dover.
Bowyer and Suarez were each hit with $50,000 fines for their crew chiefs and both teams lost their car chiefs for the next two races for rear window violations. Each team lost 20 drivers and owner points. Bowyer finished second and Suarez third on Sunday at Dover.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Justin Allgaier won a $100,000 bonus by holding off teammate Elliott Sadler in a door-to-door race through the final turn at Dover International Speedway to win the Xfinity Series race on Saturday.
Sadler used lapped traffic to set up his attempt to snatch the lead from Allgaier and played it perfectly as he pulled alongside Allgaier. The two Chevrolets touched and Allgaier wiggled but held on for the victory.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Spencer Gallagher took the lead on the overtime lap to capture his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.
Gallagher went by Tyler Reddick on the final lap after previous leaders Austin Cindric and Justin Allgaier both ran out of gas during late cautions.
"Once we got side by side, I just knew I had to get clear of Tyler going into Turn 1 and that was going to decide the race," Gallagher said.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Preece was willing to risk just about anything in hopes of bolstering his racing career. That meant going into major debt last year for a chance to run a few races on the Xfinity Series.
But Preece's investment in himself paid off big time Saturday as the full-time NASCAR Modified Tour driver captured the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway and took home the Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus prize.
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Logano cruised through the final laps of his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season with more relief than excitement.
When you're a Cup Series driver in the best car in the field, anything less than first place would be embarrassing.
Logano cruised to his 29th career Xfinity Series victory on Saturday, outpacing Justin Allgaier at Fontana.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brad Keselowski overcame an early pit-road speeding penalty Saturday to win the rain-delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series at ISM Raceway.
Keselowski took the lead off a pit stop with 32 laps left and held off Justin Allgaier in the race that was delayed two hours because of light rain at the mile oval southwest of Phoenix.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Larson looks ready to make another memorable West Coast swing after kicking it off with another NASCAR Xfinity Series win.
Larson overcame strong wind and two late restarts Saturday to earn his ninth career Xfinity victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The 25-year-old Californian earned his first win on the 1 1/2-mile track in Vegas, where he finished second in both the Xfinity and Cup series races last year.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Justin Allgaier will have a new crew chief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend.
Veteran car chief Billy Wilburn will call the shots as Allgaier drives for his first career NASCAR title. Jason Burdett has been suspended for the final race because of an unattached brake cooling hose found during inspection after Phoenix.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A rag-tag pit crew led William Byron to his fourth victory of the season.
He also was one of the four drivers to qualify Saturday for next week's Xfinity Series championship finale.
Byron, Justin Allgaier, and Elliott Sadler — all from JR Motorsports — and Daniel Hemric took the four spots in all-Chevrolet race for the Xfinity Series championship.
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.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Justin Allgaier threw a victory bash in front of his home-state fans.
Allgaier pulled away off the final restart and won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway.
Allgaier, from nearby Riverton, won for the second time this season in NASCAR's second-tier series. JR Motorsports had a banner day with Allgaier's win and the official coronation of Elliott Sadler's regular-season championship.
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.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Aric Almirola earned the third Xfinity Series victory of his career Saturday by holding off a hard-charging pack in the closing laps at Talladega Superspeedway.
He knew just minutes into practice at Talladega that he had a Ford capable of winning.
"We ran about 10 laps in practice and I said, 'Put it on jack stands. We're ready to go. This thing is fast,'" Almirola said.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Allgaier acknowledges there were some very down moments in his long NASCAR Xfinity victory drought.
"I'm not going to lie to you," he said. "There are moments in my racing career when I wondered why I got up and went to the race track."
But his family's support kept him trying, he said, and Saturday, in scorching heat, he earned his first victory in nearly five years.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joey Logano believes the evolving strategy of restarts has made it one of the most challenging aspects for a NASCAR driver.
Logano got plenty of chances to test his skills Saturday in the Xfinity race, and made all the right moves.
Logano pulled away from Kyle Larson on a restart with four laps left and held on to win his 21st race in the second-tier circuit.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — El campeon!
Daniel Suarez won the Xfinity Series season finale and title at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, becoming the first foreign champion in a NASCAR national series.
The 24-year-old Mexican bested fellow championship contenders Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier and Erik Jones on a botched restart with three laps to go.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Elliott Sadler raced in NASCAR's inaugural Chase, competing with Mark Martin, Jeremy Mayfield and Jimmie Johnson for a shot at the championship.
Twelve years later, Sadler is back in another first-year Chase, this time in the second-tier Xfinity Series. He is still searching for the first championship of his NASCAR career.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Elliott Sadler will have a new crew chief in the championship-deciding Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend.
Kevin Meendering was suspended one race by NASCAR because Sadler's car had two loose lugnuts after the race at Phoenix International Raceway.
JR Motorsports said Tuesday that Meendering picked race operations manager Mike Bumgarner to replace him in Saturday's finale.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch won for the 10th time in the Xfinity Series this season with a victory at Phoenix International Raceway on the night NASCAR's second-tier series' set its inaugural championship field.
The final four for next weekend's race at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be a battle between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Joe Gibbs.