Race Weekend Central

Christopher Bell Wins At Dover As Matt Tifft, Ross Chastain Battle For Last XFINITY Playoff Spot

xbell

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Dover International Speedway produced a ho-hum NASCAR XFINITY Series race for the first 161 laps of its 200-lap, 200-mile race. Then, out of nowhere, all heck broke loose as the pressure to advance in the playoffs took center stage. A pair of late cautions shuffled the field around, pitting Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric and Ross …

Read more

Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Playoffs

XFINITY Playoffs 2018

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just over seven months ago, the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season began at Daytona International Speedway in a five-overtime thriller, ending with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history. Seven months later, it hasn’t slowed down. Action has been fast and furious this season, as veteran drivers prove why they are the ones to …

Read more

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Sets Benchmarks with 3rd Straight Win & Penske 500th

dcfd1537aae781aa74f660c10b6c622c 11

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline Momentum is a beautiful thing when you’re running for a championship, and Brad Keselowski is riding a huge wave of it after winning his third consecutive race and locking himself into the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Keselowski won the second stage and the race in a …

Read more

XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Wins Wild Plate Race at Indianapolis

Justin Allgaier Indy XFINITY

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As soon as the green flag dropped in Monday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Justin Allgaier drove to the front, albeit, he started second. But the No. 7 car proved to be dominant from the start. Allgaier went on to finish fourth in stage one, though was leading off Turn 4 coming to …

Read more

Tyler Reddick, Justin Marks Rule Road America XFINITY Practices

jstinmarks

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Tyler Reddick and Justin Marks turned the fastest lap in the two practice sessions planned on Friday, Aug. 24. The first session was plagued by weather. Only two cars turned a lap during the session, with Reddick being the fastest. XFINITY Series rookie and IndyCar regular Conor Daly was the other driver to turn a lap during the session. A …

Read more

Team Penske Sweeps Front Row for Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International

logono

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski was very fast in the final round of XFINITY Series Qualifying Saturday (Aug. 4). Late in the session, teammate Joey Logano knocked Keselowski off the top to win the pole for Saturday’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International with a lap at an average of 122.995 mph. Keselowski had a pole run going late …

Read more

Mike Skeen Quickest in Sparsely Attended Watkins Glen XFINITY Practice

2018 Watkins Glen NXS Mike Skeen Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil ALlaway)

JD Motorsports’ Mike Skeen was fastest overall in XFINITY Series practice Friday afternoon (Aug. 3) at Watkins Glen International.  The Pirelli World Challenge veteran, who is making his XFINITY Series debut this weekend, turned in a lap at 95.620 mph in the wet during the second session. Due to the weather forecast for Saturday, the …

Read more

XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Survives Flurry of Late Cautions to Win in Iowa

2018 Iowa NXS Christopher Bell burnout NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Christopher Bell, who led 94 laps, won his third consecutive race when he beat Justin Allgaier to the checkered flag in Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. The last time a driver won three NASCAR XFINITY Series races in a row was in 1999 when Dale …

Read more

XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Beats the Heat Coming from Back

Kyle Larson Chicago XFINITY

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Saturday morning, Kyle Larson won the pole for the Overton’s 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. However, he had to start from the rear after the No. 42 team saw a puncture in the right front tire. It didn’t take long for Larson to get to the front. With a caution-free first stage, the No. 42 …

Read more

Kyle Larson Scorches the Field En-Route to 10th Career Xfinity Series Victory

Kyle Larson XFINITY Chicago

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Larson won the pole for the Overton’s 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, but when the team had to change one of the tires after qualifying, he was forced to start from the rear of the field. On an extremely hot day, Larson literally scorched the field. He won the race by well over eight seconds over …

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

Frontstretch