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Eyes on Xfinity: Tommy Joe Martins Adapting to Change at MBM Motorsports

Tommy Joe Martins Bristol 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The month of August has been all about change for Tommy Joe Martins, who competed in his first four races for MBM Motorsports, owned by fellow driver Carl Long. Martins, 32, announced at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in late July that it would be his last race weekend with BJ McLeod Motorsports. Dating back to …

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Tommy Joe Martins Leaving BJ McLeod Motorsports to Join MBM Motorsports

2019 Phoenix I NXS Tommy Joe Martins NKP

NASCAR Xfinity Series Silly Season is officially underway. Saturday, July 20 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Tommy Joe Martins announced Saturday he’s leaving his part-time ride at BJ McLeod Motorsports. Instead, he’ll join MBM Motorsports in a new deal effective after this weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “I have been with BJ McLeod …

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Entry List: Rinnai 250


(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will also race this Saturday in the Rinnai 250 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway as part of a doubleheader with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Currently, 37 cars are entered in the race, meaning that everyone entered will start on Saturday. Cup Series rookie Ryan Preece will drive the No. 8 …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Joey Logano Beats the Rain in Watkins Glen

Joey Logano Watkins Glen XFINITY WIN

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Saturday’s (Aug. 4) Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International had a little bit of everything — rain, pit strategy and domination by Team Penske, as Joey Logano won for the third time in his last four starts at the famed road course. As stage 1 came to a close, Logano decided not to pit, instead …

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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 …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Blaney Discusses New Hampshire, Tommy Joe Martins Rants Everything NASCAR


(Photos: Zach Catanzareti)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, Ryan Blaney joins the show to discuss his New Hampshire weekend with Dustin Albino. After a quick stint with the driver of the No. 12 car, Tommy Joe Martins calls in to discuss everything NASCAR with Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti. Kevin Harvick used a bump-and-run to get …

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Entry List: ALSCO 300

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After a wild race at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Kentucky Speedway on Friday, July 13. It’ll be the series’ third night race and their 17th event of the 2018 season. Just 39 teams are entered this week with only a few changes to note. If that number holds, it would …

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Entry List: 2018 Rinnai 250

2017 Atlanta NXS pack racing Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

For Saturday’s XFINITY Series Rinnai 250, there are 43 cars entered.  As a result, three teams will fail to qualify. As is the norm these days with the eligibility rules, there are a number of changes.  At Chip Ganassi Racing, Kyle Larson is out of the No. 42 Chevrolet and John Hunter Nemechek will make …

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Martins Motorsports Closes Down Truck Series Team

Tommy Joe Martins Daytona Pushing Car

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Martins Motorsports has ceased operations for its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, owner and driver Tommy Joe Martins has revealed. As recently as last week, Martins had anticipated the organization fielding trucks for multiple drivers over the course of the 2018 season. However, the deals that the team had previously negotiated fell through. At …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Punches Championship Ticket at Texas

2017 Texas CWTS Johnny Sauter Checkered Flag John K Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

In A Nutshell: Johnny Sauter took the lead with 13 laps to go when John Hunter Nemechek ran out of fuel.  From there, the defending Camping World Truck Series champion held off Austin Cindric to take his third win of the season.  The victory locks him into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in two …

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