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NASCAR XFINITY Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Bristol

Entry List: 40 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: Friday, August 17, 3:40pm/et. TV-NBCSN
Crew Rosters: Posted
Pit stalls: Posted
Race: Friday, August 17, 7:30pm/et on NBCSN, PRN (Stages 85/170/300), Green flag 7:43pm/et.

Bell paces final XFINITY practice: #20-Christopher Bell was quickest in final practice at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 122.976mph.
#42-Kyle Larson was second, followed by: #18-Kyle Busch, #19-Brandon Jones, #21-Daniel Hemric, #23-Chase Elliott, #00-Cole Custer, #7-Justin Allgaier, #22-Joey Logano, and #9-Tyler Reddick.
See complete results on the Bristol practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(8-16-2018)

Larson fastest in opening XFINITY practice: #42-Kyle Larson was fastest during opening practice at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 124.259mph.
The rest of the top 10: #18-Kyle Busch, #20-Christopher Bell, #22-Joey Logano, #21-Daniel Hemric, #23-Chase Elliott, #1-Elliott Sadler, #00-Cole Custer, #12-Austin Cindric, and #7-Justin Allgaier.
See complete results on the Bristol practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-16-2018)


Kaulig Racing to run second car at Indianapolis

Kaulig Racing will field a second entry for the first time in its three-year history in the Sept. 8 Xfinity race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, team owner Matt Kaulig told NBC Sports. The entry, the No. 10 Chevrolet, will join the No. 11 that is driven by Ryan Truex. The No. 10 will be driven by a "big driver."[More](8-16-2018)


Elliott Sadler will not drive full-time in 2019

He has over 800 starts across all three NASCAR national series and has driven for JR Motorsports since 2016. He has 3 Cup wins, 13 XFINITY wins and 1 Truck Series win in his career, which started in 1995.[More](8-15-2018)


Ollie's Bargain Outlet sponsoring Chase Elliott in Bristol XFINITY race

Ollie's Bargain Outlet, one of America's largest retailers of closeouts, excess inventory, and salvage merchandise, signed on as primary sponsor of GMS Racing's No. 23 Ollie's Chevrolet Camaro to be driven by Chase Elliott for Friday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.[More](8-14-2018)


RSS Racing picks up Bristol sponsors

RSS Racing is excited to welcome two primary sponsors to the team for the XFINITY race at Bristol. Cook's Comfort Systems will be the primary sponsor for Ryan Sieg in the #39 car. Additionally, the team has secured sponsorship from C2 Freight Resources for the #38 car which will be piloted by Jeff Green.[More](8-13-2018)


Last Race: Mid-Ohio

Entry List: 40 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying:Starting Lineup
Crew Rosters: Official Results

Justin Allgaier chases down Austin Cindric for Mid-Ohio win: Justin Allgaier pulled off the NASCAR version of a "spin and win" to take the Xfinity Series victory in Saturday's Rock N Roll Tequila 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The JR Motorsports driver of the No. 7 Brandt Chevrolet rallied from late-race contact and a spin to pass Austin Cindric with eight laps remaining, claiming his third win of the season and first at the famed 2.4-mile road course.[More](8-11-2018)

Allgaier wins Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course XFINITY race: #7-Justin Allgaier won the Rock N Roll Tequila 170 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for his 3rd win of the season and 8th of his career.
Pole sitter, #22-Austin Cindric dominated much of the race but was passed for the lead with 4 laps to go. He finished a career-best 2nd. The rest of the top 10: #21-Daniel Hemric, #2-Matt Tifft, #11-Ryan Truex, #1-Elliott Sadler, #00-Cole Custer, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #36-Alex Labbe, and #16-Ryan Reed.
There were 6 cautions for 18 laps and 7 lead changes among 4 leaders.
The average speed was 73.312mph.
Complete results are on the Mid-Ohio race results page (pdf).(8-11-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Mid-Ohio Race & Points Report (pdf).

Mid-Ohio XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
Justin Allgaier won the 6th Annual Rock N Roll Tequila 170 Presented by Amethyst Beverage, his eighth victory in 261 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
This is his third victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2018.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in four races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Austin Cindric (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2018.
Daniel Hemric (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Austin Cindric (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
Christopher Bell # leads the point standings by 17 points over Elliott Sadler.
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-11-2018)

XFINITY Driver playoff standings following Mid-Ohio:
(5 races until the playoffs begin)
#20-Christopher Bell [4 wins]
#7-Justin Allgaier [3 wins, 2 can be used for playoffs]
#9-Tyler Reddick [1 win]
#1-Elliott Sadler, 754, -17
#21-Daniel Hemric, 754, -17
#00-Cole Custer, 752, -19
#19-Brandon Jones, 623, -148
#11-Ryan Truex, 596, -175
#22-Austin Cindric, 559, -212
#2-Matt Tifft, 548, -223
#16-Ryan Reed, 514, -257, 109 pts ahead of 13th
#4-Ross Chastain, 454, -317, 49 pts ahead of 13th
outside the top 12:
#5-Michael Annett, 405, -366, -49 pts behind 12th
#39-Ryan Sieg, 354, -417, -100
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(8-11-2018)


Boyd to honor SS Green Light owner's father at Darlington

Spencer Boyd will run a throwback paint scheme honoring three-time ARCA Champion, Bob Dotter, at the NXS race at Darlington on September 1st.[More](8-9-2018)


Larue Snowblowers adds two more road races with Labbe

Quebec City-based Larue Snowblowers will once again be featured on the No. 36 Chevrolet at Mid-Ohio and Road America. [More](8-9-2018)


Marks to drive three road courses for Ganassi

Marks will compete at the NXS road-course races at Mid-Ohio, Road America and Charlotte with Chevrolet Accessories as sponsor.[More](8-8-2018)


Bill Elliott to drive Road America XFINITY race for GMS Racing

GMS Racing official announced today that veteran driver, Bill Elliott will drive the No. 23 ISM Connect Chevrolet Camaro at Road America in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Johnsonvill 180.[More](8-4-2018)


Katherine Legge to run two Xfinity Series road course races

Katherine Legge will make her NASCAR debut in a two-race Xfinity Series deal with JD Motorsports. The open-wheel and sports car veteran will race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Road America in Wisconsin. Legge will drive the No. 15 Chevrolet with sponsorship from Maryland-based aviation and technology integration company Airtec.[More](8-2-2018)


Travis Mack named crew chief for Michael Annett

JR Motorsports announced today a crew chief change for driver Michael Annett and the No. 5 Pilot Flying J team. Travis Mack will assume crew chief duties from Jason Stockert, beginning with this weekend's Zippo 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International (Aug. 4). Mack, a 35-year-old native of Louisville, Ky., is a former employee of Hendrick Motorsports and JR Motorsports, dating back to 2004. [More](7-30-2018)


CRAFTSMAN joins Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today CRAFTSMAN® will join the team as a primary sponsor for Erik Jones in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Ryan Preece in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for multiple races in 2018. Stanley Black & Decker added the iconic CRAFTSMAN brand to their portfolio in 2017. In their fourth season with Joe Gibbs Racing, Stanley Black & Decker uses their NASCAR partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing to showcase the DEWALT® brand on the No. 20 Toyota Camry with Jones and the STANLEY® brand on the No. 19 Toyota Camry with Daniel Suarez, both in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.[More](7-26-2018)


Cole Custer pays tribute to A.J. Foyt with throwback paint scheme for Darlington

On Jan. 17, 1965, the No. 00 Vel's Ford Galaxie of A.J. Foyt became synonymous with true grit and perseverance. And come Sept. 1 in the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Cole Custer will pay tribute to Foyt as his No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang from Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste (SHR) emulates the paint scheme Foyt carried 53 years ago at Riverside (Calif.) International Raceway.[More](7-25-2018)


Andy Lally returning to XFINITY for three races

Returning to NASCAR Xfinity Series competition in 2018, multi-time professional sportscar champion Andy Lally will return to the cockpit for three of the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity road course rounds. Following last year's top-five at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, his last time behind the wheel of a NASCAR machine, Lally will return to the No. 90 Camaro of DGM Motorsports, donning a brand-new sponsor livery with Henry Repeating Arms for the upcoming Road America round. Henry Repeating Arms is one of the leading firearms manufacturers in the country making rifles and shotguns under their company motto, "Made in America Or Not Made At All."[More](7-25-2018)


Jeremy Clements' Darlington throwback to honor Rex White and Louis Clements

Jeremy Clements Racing is excited to announce that they will run the 1960 Cup Champion Rex White's "Gold Thunder" paint scheme in the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway "Celebrating 7 Decades of NASCAR" Labor Day Weekend. RepairableVehicles.com will fuel the No. 51 Camaro SS to honor not only White but moreover, Jeremy's Great Uncle Louis Clements. Louie Clements was a renowned engine builder and crew chief in the late 50's and 60's and in 1959 partnered with Rex White to form White and Clements Racing.[More](7-25-2018)


Tullman-Walker Racing announces formation of new NASCAR Xfinity Series team

Officials from Tullman-Walker Racing (TWR) announced today the formation of a new NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) team who will attempt to compete in a minimum of three Xfinity Series races beginning with Saturday afternoon's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. Tullman-Walker Racing is owned and operated by Steve Tullman, a successful entrepreneur and business partners Jim and Neal Walker. Sports car standout and rookie ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards rookie Max Tullman (@MaxTullman) will drive the team's No. 26 Ford Mustang at Iowa, Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway respectively.[More](7-23-2018)


Ryan Ellis driving for B.J. McLeod at Road America

Ryan Ellis and BJ McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) are proud to announce that Ellis will be driving a Superlite Cars | Bachtel Excavating Chevrolet Camaro at Road America (Wisc.) on Saturday, August 25th in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Ellis and McLeod Motorsports first worked together earlier this year at Daytona International Speedway with new partner Densify, a cloud-optimization service. [More](7-12-2018)