Race Weekend Central

Cole Custer Wins Pole at Las Vegas as 6 Drivers Fail to Make Qualifying Attempt

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Cole Custer now has the most XFINITY Series poles this season, as his 179.295-mph, 30.118-second lap earned him the top starting spot for Saturday’s DC Solar 300 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the Ladera Ranch, Calif. native’s fifth pole of the season and of his career. He has won poles at Bristol, Richmond, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Wins Wild Plate Race at Indianapolis

(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 …

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Cole Custer Jumps to Runner-Up Finish in Darlington

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

All eyes were on Cole Custer‘s No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing throwback scheme. Not just because his Ford had the “eyes” scheme dating back to 1965 and AJ Foyt, but he had the speed. Jumping to finish second in the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway, Custer ended higher than he ran …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Goes Back-to-Back on Road Courses

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Justin Allgaier has always been an underrated road course driver, but in 2018, he’s forced into the conversation. And on Saturday (Aug. 25) at Road America, he drove the No. 7 car to its second consecutive victory when making right-hand turns. Allgaier took the green flag from 11th and had an eventful race, just like …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Cole Custer Hitting Stride as Playoffs Loom

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Expectations were high for Cole Custer heading into 2018, his second full season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Stewart-Haas Racing. Compared to his rookie year, the No. 00 team has made massive gains. Custer, 20, has yet to visit Victory Lane this season, something his part-time teammate Kevin Harvick did at Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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

(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 …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: New Hampshire Edition

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Rain delayed the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by about three hours, but for the third time this season, a full race was able to be squeezed in while watching the approaching weather. The only thing that might be able to derail Stewart-Haas …

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Cole Custer Secures Fourth Career XFINITY Series Pole At Kentucky

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Cole Custer has been plenty fast this season in NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying. Before he earned the pole three months ago at Bristol, Custer had never won one in the sport’s second-tier division. Now? He’s got four of them. Custer earned the top spot for Friday night’s (July 13) ALSCO 300 at Kentucky Speedway. He …

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