Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Which Inaugural Chase Will Be More Intriguing, Trucks or XFINITY?

When NASCAR announced it was expanding its Chase playoff system to the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series earlier this year, fans weren’t sure how to react. On one hand, the Chase awards a championship based on the performance of seven races, and many wonder whether that cheapens the championship. On the other hand, …

Read more

Pace Laps: Chris Buescher Gaining Momentum, Elliott Sadler’s Big Win and Camping World Chaos in Canada

Sprint Cup: And Then There was One – Chris Buescher can officially prepare himself for one of the most stressful nights of his racing career, as he’ll attempt to race his way into the 2016 Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship next weekend. Stealing the victory last month at Pocono Raceway, Buescher backed it up …

Read more

XFINITY Breakdown: Elliott Sadler is a Darlington Winner

Elliott Sadler put together his best race of the 2016 season on Saturday, winning the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway. The victory is Sadler’s second of the season and first ever at Darlington. Although Sadler officially made the decisive pass for the lead following a late restart, he still had …

Read more

Elliott Sadler Outlasts Denny Hamlin for 1st Darlington Victory

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Elliott Sadler, leading the most laps of the afternoon at Darlington Raceway, almost threw the victory away… twice. With two laps to go in Saturday’s VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200, it was Sadler who brushed the wall in turn two, giving hard-charging Denny Hamlin a shot to steal the win. “Those last two …

Read more

Elliott Sadler, OneMain Ink Multi-Year Deal with JR Motorsports

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Elliott Sadler, OneMain Financial and JR. Motorsports have come to a multi-year extension agreement in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, as OneMain has committed to sponsor the No. 1 JRM Chevy 20 times in 2017 in a primary role. Sadler currently leads the XFINITY Series points for 2016 as teams prepare for the first ever chase format in …

Read more

Daniel Suarez Posts First Top-10 Finish on a Road Course at Watkins Glen

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

While Joey Logano dominated the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International, leading 67 laps en route to his second victory in as many seasons at the track, Daniel Suarez was the best of the rest in terms of the XFINITY Series drivers. Suarez paced the field for six circuits, the most of any other driver …

Read more

OneMain Not Returning with Elliott Sadler for 2017

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

JR Motorsports driver Elliott Sadler will be in need of a new sponsor for 2017 after news broke today that OneMain Financial will not return next season. The company underwent leadership changes recently and Sadler was informed of their decision not to continue the partnership prior to the race at Daytona earlier this month. OneMain …

Read more

Kyle Busch Slays Field for 2nd Kentucky Win

Photo: Zach Catanzareti

By how fast Kyle Busch drove in Friday’s Alsco 300, it’s quite the surprise that it’s his first victory at Kentucky Speedway in 12 years. Leading 185 of 201 laps, Busch – outside of a constant threat by teammate Erik Jones – had the field covered en route to his 81st XFINITY Series win and …

Read more

Double Take: No Video Game Cover Jinx for NASCAR Stars

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Garrison Hearst. Dorsey Levens. Daunte Culpepper. Michael Vick. Troy Polamalu. No, these aren’t obscure drivers from NASCAR’s past. They’re all football players, one-time superstars of the NFL who were chosen at one point to be the cover athlete of EA Sports’ Madden video game franchise. And they all saw their careers go south following the honor. …

Read more

Iowa Winner Sam Hornish, Jr. Among Teams Penalized by NASCAR

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Another race winner was hit with a penalty by NASCAR on Wednesday. Sam Hornish, Jr.’s No. 18 XFINITY Series team was among six penalized for having modified body panels. The issue was caught in post-race inspection. The No. 1 team of Elliott Sadler, No. 7 team of Justin Allgaier, No. 20 team of Erik Jones, …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com