Xfinity Series

  • NASCAR: Erik Jones makes it 2 straight this season with Xfinity win Driver Erik Jones celebrates in Victory Lane after winner the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Erik Jones claimed back-to-back Xfinity Series victories, at both Bristol Motor Speedway and on the season. Jones also won at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8, and he was the defending race winner at Bristol from last year. With 20 laps remaining, Jones moved Ryan Blaney out of the lead to take over ...
  • NASCAR: Erik Jones gets 7th Xfinity victory at repaved Texas track Erik Jones celebrates his win in the Xfinity Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Erik Jones skipped his high school graduation ceremony three years ago to run in a NASCAR truck race at Texas, where he was presented his actual diploma before the event. Two years ago, he went to Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway for the first time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. On ...
  • NASCAR: Larson holds off Logano, wins Xfinity Series race at Fontana Kyle Larson celebrates after winning the Service King 300 Saturday at Auto Club Speedway.(Photo: Gary A. Vasquez, USA TODAY Sports)FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Larson hopes his NASCAR Xfinity race victory will catapult him to a weekend sweep at Fontana. The way this season is going for the overall Cup series points leader, it’s tough to argue against it. Larson held off Joey Logano on the final lap to win another Xfinity race dominated by Cup ...
  • NASCAR: Allgaier holds on to win Xfinity, his 1st victory in 5 years Justin Allgaier holds up the trophy in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)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 ...
  • NASCAR: Logano pulls away from Larson, wins Las Vegas Xfinity race Xfinity LoganoLAS 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 ...
  • NASCAR announces start times, TV for 2017 Sprint Cup season Joey Logano (22) leads during the final lap NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today)   —-   NASCAR is moving many of its races closer to prime time in 2017. The sanctioning body released its broadcast schedule six months earlier than normal Wednesday, and it was notable for many races going to a later start time next season. There will be just two races that start at 1 p.m. ...
  • NASCAR: Daniel Suarez captures Xfinity Series championship Daniel Suarez celebrates after wining the NASCAR Xfinity auto race and season title, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)HOMESTEAD, Fla. — 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. “It’s very hard to put ...
  • NASCAR: Kyle Busch wins Xfinity race as inaugural Chase field is set k-buschAVONDALE, 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. Both ...
  • NASCAR: Larson wins Xfinity in Texas, 4 title-chasing spots open Kyle Larson won his second Xfinity Series race of the season Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.(Photo: Robert Laberge, Getty Images)FORT WORTH (AP) — With all four spots in the chase for the Xfinity series championship open going into the final elimination race, Erik Jones won’t need a season-best fifth victory to advance. And he probably won’t be racing for it either, with the focus shifting to points at the top of the standings after Sprint ...
  • NASCAR: Logano snatches win away from Larson in Xfinity Series logano-vic-xfinityCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Joey Logano turned what could have been an awful 800 miles of racing into two small victories, one that earned him a trophy, the other a breather in the championship standings. A tire problem in the Hurricane Matthew-postponed opening race of the second round of the Chase cut Logano’s day short by ...
  • NASCAR: Hurricane Matthew postpones Saturday night Sprint Cup race matthew-nascarCONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Matthew has washed out Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and led NASCAR to schedule a doubleheader Sunday. Rain and wind from Matthew have doused the area the last two days, so NASCAR called off Saturday night’s Cup race. The Xfinity Series race scheduled for Friday had already ...
  • NASCAR: Daniel Suarez wins Xfinity race at Dover Daniel Suarez, of Mexico, (19) takes the checkered flag to win a NASCAR Xfinity series auto race, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)DOVER, Del. (AP) — Daniel Suarez jumped out of his car and sprinted down the front stretch to grab the checkered flag and take an untraditional victory lap on the track. “I had to run a little bit. That’s fine,” he said, laughing. “When you win, you can run a little bit.” Suarez cruised into the second ...
  • Dover Doubleheader: Rain pushes Xfinity race to Sunday johnson-penaltiesDOVER, Del. (AP) — Rain washed out the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and there will be a Dover doubleheader Sunday. The second-tier series race will start at 10 a.m. at Dover International Speedway. The NASCAR Sprint Cup race is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. Chase for the Sprint Cup championship drivers Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon ...
  • NASCAR: Elliott Sadler wins inaugural Xfinity Chase race at Kentucky Elliott Sadler (1) raises his arms after winning the Xfinity auto race, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Sparta Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Elliott Sadler took the lead with four laps remaining and held off Daniel Suarez by 0.246 seconds to win the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Sadler pushed his No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevy Camaro from 15th with 50 laps remaining for his third series victory this ...
  • NASCAR: Kyle Busch wins Truck race; Hemric, Peters earn Chase spots denny-hamlin-richmondJOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Kyle Busch overcame a race-record 11 cautions for his 46th career NASCAR Truck Series victory Friday night, dashing the hopes of full-time drivers needing wins to claim a spot in the debut Chase for the championship. The Sprint Cup star’s second circuit win of the season and fifth trucks win at Chicagoland ...
  • Kyle Busch dominates NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond Kyle Busch (18) moves into Turn 1 during the Xfinity NASCAR auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch took the lead on pit road after just over 50 laps and showed why he’s the NASCAR Xfinity Series career victory leader with a dominant run at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night. The defending Sprint Cup Series champion led 197 of 250 laps en route to his 84th victory ...
  • NASCAR: Elliott Sadler holds off Denny Hamlin for first Darlington win Elliott Sadler scored his first career NASCAR win at Darlington Raceway Saturday.(Photo: Tom E. Puskar, AP)DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) —  Dale Earnhardt Jr. surely needed a break from his unsettled future in racing. Elliott Sadler provided the perfect distraction Saturday with his Xfinity Series win at Darlington Raceway. Sadler, who drives for Earnhardt’s JR Motorsports, held off Denny Hamlin over the final two laps to win at the track “Too Tough To ...
  • NASCAR: Michael McDowell wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America Michael McDowell (2) drives his car during the NASCAR Xfinity Road America auto race, Saturday Aug. 27, 2016 at Elkhart Lake's Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.. McDowell won the event. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Michael McDowell pointed his No. 2 Chevy against a concrete barrier at the finish line, burning his tires in a smoky celebration. Finally, a late lead didn’t disappear for McDowell at Road America. McDowell edged teammate Brendan Gaughan by 0.534 seconds in overtime on an overcast, sometimes misty Saturday afternoon at the ...
  • NASCAR: Dillon wins Xfinity race at Bristol in wild finish Xfinity BristolBRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Dillon figured fourth place was about all he could get Friday night until the old Brad Keselowski-Kyle Busch rivalry reared up at Bristol Motor Speedway. Keselowski hit the back of Busch’s car as the defending Sprint Cup champ tried to clear him from the lead, cutting down a tire and sending ...
  • NASCAR: Justin Marks wins NASCAR Xfinity race at rainy Mid-Ohio Justin Marks scored his firsts career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.(Photo: Robert Laberge, Getty Images)LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Justin Marks splashed through the rain at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday for his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory. The 35-year-old Marks pulled away on a restart with two left to go in the 75-lap race on the 2.085-mile, 13-turn road course, finishing 3.7 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Sam Hornish Jr. Marks ...
  • NASCAR: Sam Hornish Jr. wins NASCAR Xfinity pole at Mid-Ohio 201607301701612992895LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Sam Hornish Jr. took the pole position Friday for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Hornish broke the track record with a lap at 96.755 in the first of the two qualifying sessions, and took the top spot with a 96.374 mph run in the finale on ...
  • NASCAR: Joey Logano outduels Brad Keselowski for Xfinity win at The Glen Logano NASCAR(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today)    —-    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Joey Logano extended his Watkins Glen International winning streak to three in a wild Zippo 200 at The Glen on Saturday afternoon. The Team Penske driver again dominated the 82-lap NASCAR Xfinity Series race, leading 67 laps in the No. 12 Ford. The pole-sitter averaged 87.496 mph on ...
  • NASCAR: Chris Buescher shoots for NASCAR’s Chase Chase XfinityWATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Chris Buescher is a giant step closer to qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup after notching a victory at Pocono. Now, he has to take that small step — make it into the top 30 in points, the cutoff needed to become eligible for NASCAR’s postseason. “I absolutely think ...
  • NASCAR: Erik Jones captures Xfinity Series win at Iowa Speedway Erik Jones Xfinity DoverNEWTON, Iowa —  Finally, Erik Jones found Victory Lane at Iowa Speedway. A late surge by the 20-year-old driver from Byron, Mich., enabled him to close out Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 and celebrate with crew chief Christopher Gabehart. It was Jones’ first win in four trips to Newton as part of the Xfinity Series, where promising starts ...
  • NASCAR: Xfinity drivers eye Chase spots with Iowa win Xfinity heat racingNEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez and Elliott Sadler are guaranteed spots in the NASCAR Xfinity Chase — as long as they start each of next nine races. The rest of the series contenders need at least one win to ensure a playoff berth, which is why Saturday’s stand-alone race in Iowa is so ...
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