NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Eyes On Xfinity: An Off-Week Wish List for Series Regulars

2021 Xfinity Talladega Jeb Burton, No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet, Leads (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

So far this season, a handful of off weekends have peppered the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule. That ends after this weekend as the series will be on track every weekend beginning May 8 at Darlington Raceway through July 17 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. As teams and drivers get the final off weekend for a …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports Takes on Talladega

Xfinity Series race at Talladega, pack racing, stands, view from infield. Photo Sean Gardner/Getty

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Talladega is a bizarre place, filled with some of the wildest and wooliest of NASCAR fans. Most of the time, they’re a great, knowledgeable bunch. Sometimes, they do things that make the whole fan base look bad. The clips shown of Jeff Gordon’s car being pelted with beer cans during the Put It Out! segment …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Teams Look for More Short Track Racers to Fill Marquee Rides?

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports, Victorious (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Considering the sudden success of drivers like Ross Chastain and Josh Berry, is it important for the sport to have teams look at veteran short track racers? What other largely unknown driver could excel given the right opportunity? Luken Glover: It definitely is worth a look into. Both Ross Chastain and Josh Berry excelled greatly …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Josh Berry Get Waiver to Compete for Xfinity Title?

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Win (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Josh Berry‘s victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway was something special. A career short-track ace, the only thing holding Berry back from a successful career in NASCAR is money. Berry drives a Dale Earnhardt Jr. owned late model at several short tracks around the country. He has multiple short track championships …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Why Aren’t We at Richmond This Weekend?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series is off this weekend as NASCAR stays within the Commonwealth of Virginia and races at Richmond Raceway. That’s a shame. Last week, the series raced at Martinsville Speedway, albeit delayed due to a weather postponement. What transpired was vintage short-track racing. You had a short-track ace, Josh Berry, in one of …

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Tire Pros Sponsoring 2 Additional Races for Josh Berry

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Win (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

After winning at Martinsville Speedway, Tire Pros has increased its primary sponsorship for two additional events for Josh Berry, JR Motorsports VP Kelley Earnhardt tweeted April 14. The sponsorship increases from six to eight races for the No. 8 JRM team. Berry will carry Tire Pros on the hood at Talladega Superspeedway on April 24 …

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Dropping the Hammer: Josh Berry’s Big Chance Pays Off

Josh Berry wins at Martinsville

(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR media)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series should introduce a new slogan: “The Xfinity Series: Where 30 is the new 20.” After Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway, this slogan would apply almost exclusively to one driver: Josh Berry. The newest driver to claim a win in NASCAR’s second-tier national series wasn’t a baby-faced twentysomething who’d have trouble getting …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Martin Truex Jr. Under Par With His Short (Track) Game

Martin Truex Jr. enjoys his win at Martinsville Speedway April 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If the stats tell the story, then it seems that Martin Truex Jr. has suddenly turned into short-track ace. In his first 80 Cup races on tracks under a mile in length, Truex won exactly zero. None. Then, after finally breaking through at Richmond in 2019, he’s taken home the trophy in five of his …

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Josh Berry Earns Sponsorship Offer After Martinsville Win

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports, Celebratory Beer (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Update (April 12, 10:45 a.m. ET): It sounds like Camping World sponsorship for Josh Berry at Talladega Superspeedway may be a go. “Sounds like a great opportunity!” JR Motorsports owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted. “Let’s eat!” Sounds like a great opportunity! Let’s eat! https://t.co/xIDZWRvGKj — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) April 12, 2021 Original story: Just hours …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Josh Berry Bags Maiden Win; Joe Graf Jr, Gray Gaulding Come to Blows Post-Race

Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Celebrates (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The Cook Out 250 from Martinsville Speedway is in the books and Josh Berry is officially a NASCAR Xfinity Series winner in only his 13th series start. Berry came home to the checkered flag in front of Noah Gragson, Daniel Hemric, Ty Gibbs and Brandon Jones – as well as an adoring Martinsville crowd. JR …

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