NASCAR XFINITY Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Kansas

Entry List: 42 teams entered
Practice 1: Friday, October 19, 3:05 PM-3:55pm/et. TV-NBCSN
Practice 2: Friday, October 19, 5:00 PM-5:50pm/et. TV-NBCSN
Qualifying: Saturday, October 20, 11:40am/et. TV-CNBC
Race: Saturday, October 20, 2:55pm/et on NBCSN, MRN (Stages 45/90/200), Green flag 3:05pm/et.

XFINITY Entry List: There are 42 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway.
See the complete list on the Kansas Speedway entry list page.

Country Music artist Frank Foster partners with Sieg for Kansas

RSS Racing is pleased to welcome Country Music artist Frank Foster to the #39 as he will be featured on the #39 car driven by Ryan Sieg. The partnership will promote Foster's latest album which released last month 'Till I'm Gone. The album debuted #2 on the Billboard Country sales charts. [More](10-17-2018)

Bobby Earnhardt driving for MBM at Kansas

Sponsorship dollars and racing has been a hot topic this season, so good news is worth reporting! Bobby Earnhardt, who released the news last week that he will be making his return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, is doing just that. The popular driver is announcing new sponsors have joined his team heading into the race weekend at Kansas Speedway.[More](10-16-2018)

Whelen Engineering to sponsor XFINITY race at Phoenix

ISM Raceway announced today that Whelen Engineering will serve as the title sponsor of the NASCAR Xfinity Series semifinal playoff race at ISM Raceway on Saturday, November 10th. The Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 will be the first Xfinity Series race officially held at the track following its two-year, $178 million modernization project, part of Opening Weekend on November 9, 10 and 11. The sponsorship marks a continued commitment to the modernization of ISM Raceway by Whelen, which has also been heavily involved in the development of the lighting system for the new, cactus-shaped flag stand which will mark the new location of the start/finish line.[More](10-16-2018)

Lilly Diabetes not returning to Roush Fenway

The company has sponsored Ryan Reed for five years, but will shift their focus to other initiatives. Reed is not expected to return to Roush.[More](10-15-2018)

Dover XFINITY TV ratings

Last Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Dover (Del.) earned a 0.43 rating and 625,000 viewers on NBCSN, down 20% in ratings and 25% in viewership from last year (0.54, 829K). It was the lowest rated and least-watched Xfinity Series race this season.[Sports Media Watch](10-15-2018)

Truck and XFINITY races at Nashville?

The owner of Bristol Motor Speedway is in preliminary talks about holding two yearly NASCAR races at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, but the two sides appear no closer to a deal. Tony Formosa, the longtime promoter of the fairgrounds racetrack, said Speedway Motorsports, the company that owns Bristol Motor Speedway, has expressed interest in holding a NASCAR Xfinity Series race and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the fairgrounds.[More](10-12-2018)

Grand marshal, honorary starter named for Kansas Lottery 300

Kansas Governor Dr. Jeff Colyer has been named the Grand Marshal for the Kansas Lottery 300 on Oct. 20, and Jamie Young, representing the Kansas Lottery's #1 retail outlet, Lonestar in Salina, Kan., has been named the Honorary Starter for the race.[More](10-9-2018)

Last Race: Dover

Entry List: 40 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: LineupPit Stall Selections
Crew Rosters: Posted
Race: Official Dover Race & Points

Christopher Bell wins at Dover as Ross Chastain's Playoff run ends: Already locked into the Round of 8 by virtue of his Round of 12 victory at Richmond, Christopher Bell led the field to a restart with 17 laps left and pulled away for the victory, eventually taking the checkered flag .525 seconds ahead of Cole Custer, who also advanced to the next round of the Playoffs. Regular-season champion Justin Allgaier (third Saturday) also advanced to the Round of 8, along with (pole winner) Daniel Hemric (seventh), Austin Cindric (eighth), Elliott Sadler (11th) and Tyler Reddick (14th). Chastain finished 13th and Tifft 15th.[More](10-6-2018)

Bell wins Dover International Speedway XFINITY race: #20-Christopher Bell won the Bar Harbor 200 at Dover for his seventh career win and first win at Dover.
#00-Cole Custer finished second, followed by #7-Justin Allgaier, #18-Ryan Preece, #23-Spencer Gallagher, #19-Brandon Jones, #21-Daniel Hemric, #22-Austin Cindric, #42-John Hunter Nemechek, and #11-Ryan Truex.
There were 4 cautions for 23 laps and 10 lead changes among 6 leaders.
Complete results are on the Dover race results page (pdf).(10-6-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Dover Race & Points Report (pdf).

XFINITY Driver standings:
[after Dover - race 3 of 3 in the Round of 12, 3 of 8 in the Playoffs]
1) #20-Christopher Bell, 3044
2) #7-Justin Allgaier 3039
3) #21-Daniel Hemric, 3013
4) #00-Cole Custer, 3011
5) #1-Elliott Sadler, 3011
6) #9-Tyler Reddick, 3010
7) #2-Matt Tifft, 3003
8) #12-Austin Cindric, 3001
Eliminated from the Playoffs:
9) #4-Ross Chastain, 2103
10) #19-Brandon Jones, 2088
11) #11-Ryan Truex, 2081
12) #16-Ryan Reed, 2074
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(10-6-2018)

NASCAR already considering a longer ROVAL race in 2019

Steve O'Donnell, executive vice president and chief racing development officer for NASCAR, tweeted that next year's race would be longer.[More](9-29-2018)

Allgaier to return to JR Motorsports

Justin Allgaier will return to drive the No. 7 NASCAR Xfinity Series Chevrolet for JR Motorsports next year, he announced Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "It's been an interesting Silly Season for sure, but for us, I'm extremely happy with where I'm at," Allgaier said. "... From my standpoint, I've got a great team behind me right now and the folks at Brandt have obviously supported me for a number of years now and where we're at for them, whether it's with me or not, I think JR Motorsports is a great fit for them as well."[More](9-27-2018)

Noah Gragson joins JR Motorsports for 2019

Today, during an episode of its popular JRM360 video series, JR Motorsports announced the addition of Noah Gragson to the team's NASCAR Xfinity Series stable of drivers for 2019. Gragson has been tabbed in a multi-year deal that places him behind the wheel of JRM's No. 1 Chevrolet in full-time pursuit of a series championship next season.[More](9-25-2018)

Bobby Earnhardt to make XFINITY Series return at Kansas

Bobby Earnhardt will be making his return to the track in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway. Earnhardt, son of Kerry Earnhardt, will pilot the No. 66 HABCO car for MBM Motorsports in the October running of the Kansas Lottery 300.[More](9-24-2018)

Vinnie Miller joining BJ McLeod Motorsports

To jumpstart his new direction for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, Vinnie Miller will depart JD Motorsports with Gary Keller and join B.J. McLeod Motorsports for the final six races of the season beginning with Saturday afternoon's Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Miller, a rookie in the Xfinity Series this season has also inked a multi-year deal with McLeod's Mooresville, N.C.-based team which will see him compete a majority of the races in the team's flagship No. 78 Chevrolet Camaro full-time through the 2020 season.[More](9-24-2018)

Obaika Racing to make 2018 XFINITY debut at Charlotte

Next weekend, when NASCAR runs the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval for the first time, Obaika Racing and driver Tanner Berryhill will be running their first race of the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Berryhill will pilot the No. 97 Chevrolet Camaro with African companies Brand South Africa and VroomBrands on board as co-primary sponsors in the Drive for the Cure 200[More](-2018)

Go Bowling renews sponsorship of Richmond XFINITY race

Richmond Raceway announces an extension of its relationship with the bowling industry as Go Bowling will return as the entitlement sponsor for the fall NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race in 2019. The Go Bowling 250, set for Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, marks the start of the 2019 NXS Playoff.[More](9-12-2018)

MoneyLion joins Penske for four races

MoneyLion announces its partnership with Team Penske in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. MoneyLion will serve as primary of Team Penske's No. 22 Ford Mustang in Las Vegas, Richmond, Charlotte, and Homestead.[More](9-14-2018)

Autodesk to sponsor Custer

Autodesk will be the primary sponsor of the No. 00 Ford Mustang driven by Cole Custer and fielded by Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the Nov. 3 race at Texas Motor Speedwa.[More](9-12-2018)