NASCAR XFINITY Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Richmond

Entry List: 40 teams entered
Practice 1: Friday, April 20, 8:00-8:45am/et. No TV
Practice 2: Friday, April 20, 9:40-10:25am/et. TV-FS1
Qualifying: Friday, April 20, 4:05pm/et. TV-FS1
Race: Friday, April 20, 7:00pm/et on FS1, MRN (Stages 75/150/250), Green flag 7:14pm/et.

XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
See the complete list on the Bristol entry list page.(4-9-2018)

Safeway sponsoring Nemechek at Richmond

Joe Nemechek will once again be racing the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro for team JD Motorsports with Gary Keller in Friday's NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) ToyotaCare 250 at the Richmond (Va.) Raceway. Safeway's Eastern Division is proud to sponsor award winning NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek and to cheer him on as he competes in Richmond. Joe will be racing on behalf of Safeway's shoppers and the division's 12,000+ employees.[More](4-19-2018)

Mike D's BBQ joins Sieg at Richmond

RSS Racing is pleased to welcome Mike D's BBQ as the primary sponsor for Ryan Sieg and the #39 Chevrolet for this Friday's race at Richmond Raceway. This will be the first time the company has been a primary sponsor in NASCAR.[More](4-18-2018)

XYO Network partners with Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that XYO Network will sponsor Erik Jones for two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races and Brandon Jones for six races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season. XYO Network provides an efficient and foolproof way to deliver trustworthy location data through cryptolocation technology that protects privacy while providing greater accuracy.[More](4-18-2018)

Chastain and JD Motorsports promoting USVETS911.com at Richmond

Ross Chastain and team JD Motorsports with Gary Keller are hoping to help new sponsor, USVets911.com, accomplish their mission of helping U.S. veterans and their families. Chastain will pilot the No. 4 USVets911.com Chevrolet Camaro in Friday night's NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway.[More](4-17-2018)

Fitzgerald renews sponsorship of Bristol XFINITY race

Fitzgerald USA, a national leader in the trucking industry, has renewed its sponsorship of the popular NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), affirming its partnership with the track in a multi-year agreement announced today. As part of the announcement, BMS and Fitzgerald debuted the new name of the race and its logo: beginning spring 2019, the race will be known as the Fitzgerald USA 300.[More](4-15-2018)

Hemric allowed to run for Dash4Cash at Richmond after erroneous ruling by NASCAR: UPDATE

Daniel Hemric has been replaced in next week's Dash 4 Cash field at Richmond by Brandon Jones because Hemric's car failed inspection after Saturday's race at Bristol. NASCAR stated only that Hemric's car failed "mechanical measurement." The team could face further penalties next week.(4-14-2018)
UPDATE: NASCAR announced that it erred in announcing a penalty to Daniel Hemric after Saturday's Xfinity race and that Hemric will be eligible for the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus next week at Richmond Raceway.[More](4-15-2018)

Last Race: Bristol

Entry List: 41 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: LineupPit Stalls
Crew Rosters: Posted
Race: Official Race & Points Report

Ryan Preece wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Bristol-and $100,000 bonus: Ryan Preece is doing everything he can to find a permanent home in a stock car. At the top of his to-do list is winning, which he did for the second time in seven NASCAR Xfinity Series starts on Saturday when he outran Justin Allgaier to win the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.[More](4-14-2018)

Preece wins Bristol Motor Speedway XFINITY race: #18-Ryan Preece won the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway for his second career win and first win at Bristol.
Preece also took home the $100,000 Dash4Cash bonus from series sponsor XFINITY.
#7-Justin Allgaier finished second, followed by#21-Daniel Hemric, #1-Elliott Sadler, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #19-Brandon Jones, #9-Tyler Reddick, #00-Cole Custer, #4-Ross Chastain, and #11-Ryan Truex.
There were 12 cautions for 93 laps and 13 lead changes among 8 leaders.
Preece took advantage of a caution 18 laps from the finish. He took four tires, while teammate, and leader at the time, #19-Brandon Jones, took two tires. Preece took the lead 9 laps from the finish.
The average speed was 67.857mph.
Complete results are on the Bristol race results page (pdf). (4-14-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Bristol Race & Points Report (pdf).

XFINITY Driver standings following Bristol Motor Speedway:
1) #1-Elliott Sadler, 261
2) #21-Daniel Hemric, 255, -6
3) #9-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 247, -14
4) #7-Justin Allgaier, 240, -21
5) #20-Christopher Bell, 226, -35
6) #00-Cole Custer, 218, -43
7) #11-Ryan Truex, 211, -50
8) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 208, -53
9) #19-Brandon Jones, 193, -68
10) #16-Ryan Reed, 183, -78
11) #2-Matt Tifft, 167, -94
12) #4-Ross Chastain, 163, -98
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(4-14-2018)

Chevrolet may change Camaro nose

Chevrolet is reportedly seeking design change approval from NASCAR for a new nose on its XFINITY Series version of the iconic car. [More](4-14-2018)

Gragson to drive three races for JGR

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces that Noah Gragson will be behind the wheel of the No. 18 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Toyota Camry for three consecutive races starting at Richmond Raceway on April 20, 2018. Gragson will be behind the wheel of the No. 18 Toyota Camry for the Toyota Care 250 at Richmond Raceway, Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway and the OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway. [More](4-12-2018)

Joe Nemechek to drive for JDM at Bristol

Joe Nemechek, the 1992 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) champion, will return to JD Motorsports with Gary Keller for Saturday's Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at the Bristol Motor Speedway driving the No. 15 Flex Seal Chevrolet Camaro.[More](4-12-2018)

Franklin Signs and Graphics on board with Starr at Bristol

Jimmy Means Racing is pleased to announce that Franklin Signs and Graphics, Inc. will be the primary sponsor on the No. 52 Chevrolet this weekend for the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. This is the third year that Franklin Signs and Graphics has partnered with Jimmy Means Racing.[More](4-11-2018)

VehicleKEYS.com expands sponsorship of Smithley

Fans can look forward to seeing the No. 0 VehicleKEYS.com Chevrolet Camaro on track a lot more during the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. After sponsoring Garrett Smithley and team JD Motorsports with Gary Keller during the Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway, VehicleKEYS.com has decided to come on board for multiple races, starting with the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 14th, 2018.[More](4-10-2018)

Lombard Brothers teams with RSS for additional races

RSS Racing is thrilled to welcome Lombard Bros. Gaming as the primary sponsor for Ryan Sieg at multiple races. Following a positive response from the sponsorship at Auto Club Speedway, the company has elected to join Sieg at Bristol, Michigan, Iowa, and Road America. Additionally, RSS Racing has hired Mike Ford to help oversee the #39 car for the remainder of 2018. The veteran crew chief was with the team last weekend in Texas.[More](4-10-2018)

Tommy Joe Martins gets Bristol sponsors

Tommy Joe Martins has his first primary sponsor of the year this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Knoxville based AAN Adjusters & Gilreath Farms Red Angus will be co-primary sponsors on the #8 BJ McLeod Chevrolet for the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300. Two other local companies, KT's Rental Cabins & Claims Adjusters 411, will serve as associate sponsors for the event.[More](4-9-2018)

Last Race: Texas

Entry List: 42 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Crew rosters: Posted
Qualifying: LineupPit Stalls
Crew Rosters: Posted
Race: Official Race & Points Report

Ryan Blaney gives Team Penske third straight NASCAR Xfinity victory: Blaney won the first stage in a runaway, led 132-of-200 laps and beat runner-up Christopher Bell to the finish line by 2.327 seconds. The victory was Blaney's first of the season, his first at Texas Motor Speedway and the seventh of his career.[More](4-7-2018)

Blaney wins Texas Motor Speedway XFINITY race: #22-Ryan Blaney won the My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway for his 7th career XFINITY win and 2st of the year. He led 132 of the 200 laps.
#20-Christopher Bell finished second, followed by #21-Daniel Hemric, #00-Cole Custer, #18-Ryan Preece, #2-Matt Tifft, #42-Jamie McMurray, #1-Elliott Sadler, #12-Austin Cindric, and #23-Spencer Gallagher.
The top 4 XFINITY Series drivers: #20-Christopher Bell, #21-Danie Hemric, #00-Cole Custer, and #18-Ryan Preece will race for the Dash4Cash next week at Bristol.
There were 8 cautions for 42 laps and 9 lead changes among 11 leaders.
The average speed was 124.986mph.
Complete results are on the Texas race results page (pdf). (4-7-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Texas Race & Points Report (pdf)

XFINITY Driver standings following Texas Motor Speedway:
1) #1-Elliott Sadler, 228
2) #9-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 217, -11
3) #20-Christopher Bell, 208, -20
4) #21-Daniel Hemric, 203, -25
5) #7-Justin Allgaier, 196, -32
6) #00-Cole Custer, 181, -47
7) #11-Ryan Truex, 179, -49
8) #23-Spencer Gallagh, 174, -54
9) #2-Matt Tifft, 165, -63
10) #19-Brandon Jones, 162, -66
11) #16-Ryan Reed, 161, -67
12) #4-Ross Chastain, 131, -97
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(4-7-2018)

Tony Mrakovich to Make Xfinity Debut at Bristol with JGL Racing

Tony Mrakovich and Extreme Energy Solutions (EES) have teamed up with JGL Racing to run back-to-back NASCAR Xfinity Series events, beginning with the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 14. Just one year after making his successful stock car debut in the ARCA Racing Series at the Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Mrakovich will reach a new milestone when he pilots the No. 28 Ford Mustang in his maiden NASCAR's Xfinity Series race.[More](4-5-2018)

Garrett Smithley gets Texas sponsors

After a two week break in the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule, Garrett Smithley is eager to head to Texas Motor Speedway for the My Bariatric Solutions 300 with new, multi-race sponsor FAME making its on-track debut. Another new sponsor, Trophy Tractor, will also be on board Smithley's No. 0 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro at Texas.[More](4-5-2018)

Gase Partners with Eternal Fan for the remainder of the season

Go Green Racing and Joey Gase are happy to announce they will be partnering up with Eternal Fan as an associate partner for the remainder of the 2018 season. "We're very excited to hear about the Eternal Fan partnership with Richmond Raceway, and thrilled to announce our partnership with Eternal Fan as well," said Joey Gase.[More](4-4-2018)

Nutri Chomps teams up with Briscoe for 2018 kicking off at Texas

Nutri Chomps has partnered with Roush Fenway Racing and Chase Briscoe for six NASCAR Xfinity Series events in 2018. Briscoe will kick off the relationship behind the wheel of the No. 60 Nutri Chomps Ford this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Nutri Chomps are a 100% rawhide-free, vitamin & mineral enriched, high protein dog crew made of chicken and pork skin. [More](4-3-2018)

Dash 4 Cash program returns to NASCAR Xfinity Series

The popular Dash 4 Cash returns to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2018 with full-time series drivers competing for a $100,000 top prize at each of the program's four events. In addition to the Bristol Motor Speedway, Richmond Raceway and Dover International Speedway races, Dash 4 Cash will also be available and in play for the first time at the always exciting Talladega Superspeedway.[More](4-3-2018)

KCMG expands relationship with Richard Childress Racing for 2018 Season

Following a successful debut in the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series season with Richard Childress Racing (RCR), KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) has enhanced its partnership with RCR into 2018. KCMG, which served as a partner at Darlington Raceway last season, will expand into a multi-race partner on RCR's No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro piloted by Matt Tifft in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.[More](4-2-2018)

Mazak Corporation sponsoring Cindric at Texas

Team Penske announced today that Mazak Corporation will be featured as the primary sponsor on the No. 12 Ford Mustang driven by Austin Cindric for the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 7. The Texas race sponsorship builds on an extremely productive and integrated partnership between Mazak and Team Penske that began more than 25 years ago.[More](4-2-2018)

Chase Briscoe to drive five XFINITY races for Stewart-Haas

As Chase Briscoe climbs the racing ladder toward his ultimate goal of competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the 23-year-old from Mitchell, Indiana, will grab a few rungs at Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste (SHR). The championship-winning NASCAR team will field Briscoe in five NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2018, beginning with the April 14 Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Briscoe will drive the No. 98 Ford Performance Ford Mustang alongside SHR teammate Cole Custer in the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang. [More](3-29-2018)

XFINITY drivers test Bristol

NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers Ty Majeski and Chase Briscoe were among several drivers participating in a two-day test session Tuesday and Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway.[More](3-29-2018)

Go Bowling strikes partnership w/ SHR

Go Bowling will be the primary sponsor of SHR's No. 00 Ford Mustang and driver Cole Custer in the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway. Go Bowling's partnership with Custer and the No. 00 team at Richmond coincides with the Professional Women's Bowling Association (PWBA) Tour Championship. The PWBA's pinnacle event is Sept. 16-19 in the historic Old Dominion Building at Richmond, giving bowling exposure throughout the race week.[More](3-28-2018)

Estes Express Lines and State Water Heaters join Burton at RCR

Estes, which joins Richard Childress Racing as a multi-race primary partner for Burton's time at the wheel, will also serve as an associate partner with the team for additional races during the 2018 season.[More](3-27-2018)

Auto Club XFINITY tv ratings

The NASCAR Xfinity Series from Fontana (Ca.) had a 0.75 rating and 1.2 million viewers on FS1 Saturday, down 19% in ratings and viewership from last year (0.93, 1.460M) and down 23% and 19% respectively from 2016 (0.98, 1.459M). Mirroring the trend for this year's Cup Series races, every NASCAR Xfinity Series telecast this season has declined double-digits to a multi-year low.[More](3-23-2018)

RCR reinstates XFINITY Series crew chief Nick Harrison

Richard Childress Racing has reinstated NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief Nick Harrison after serving a five-race suspension stemming from a violation at Daytona International Speedway in February. Harrison, who has been with RCR since 2013, will resume crew chief responsibilities for the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro SS at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8.[More](3-22-2018)