NASCAR XFINITY Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Road America

Entry List: 41 teams entered
Practice 1: Friday, August 24, 1:35-2:25pm/et
Practice 2: Friday, August 24, 3:35-4:55pm/et
Qualifying: Saturday, August 25, 12:35pm/et on NBCSN
Race: Saturday, August 25, 3:00pm/et on NBCSN, PRN (Stages 10/20/45), Green flag 3:20pm/et.

XFINITY Entry List: There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Johnsonville 180 at Road America.
See the complete list on the Road America entry list page.

Josh Bilicki heads to home race with high expectations and long list of Wisconsin sponsors

Josh Bilicki heads to his home race, Road America, with high expectations and a long list of Wisoncins based sponsors. The 23-year-old Wisconsin native is looking to improve on his 12th place finish at the 2017 Johnsonville 180. Bilicki's unique journey into NASCAR began in 2016 at Road America, after contacting Obaika Racing and securing a seat just a few days before the race weekend. He would qualify an impressive 23rd, with just five prior laps in a NASCAR Xfinity Series car. Since his first NASCAR start in 2016, Bilicki has raced three NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races and has signed a full season NASCAR Xfinity Series contract with the newly formed JP Motorsports[More](8-21-2018)

James Davison to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing at Road America

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces, Melbourne, Australia native James Davison will be behind the wheel of the No. 18 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Toyota Camry for the Johnsonville 180 at Road America.[More](8-20-2018)

XFINITY, Truck drivers to test Homestead

On Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22, three NASCAR XFINITY series teams and one NASCAR Camping World Truck series team are slated to run testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The track will open up the grandstands for public viewing from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during the testing sessions. Admission to the testing is free, and fans may park in the parking lot on SW 336th Street, directly across from Gate 4.[More](8-18-2018)

Last Race: Bristol

Entry List: 40 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: Lineup
Crew Rosters: Posted
Pit stalls: Posted
Race: Official Bristol Race & Points Report.

Kyle Larson gets first Bristol victory in NASCAR Xfinity Series race: Kyle Larson had to go 10 extra laps on Friday night, but the payoff was worth it. Holding off a determined Justin Allgaier in overtime, Larson won the Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, collecting his first victory at the .533-mile high-banked concrete short track. [More](8-17-2018)

Larson wins Bristol Motor Speedway XFINITY race: #42-Kyle Larson won the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway for his 12th career win and first win at Bristol.
#20-Christopher Bell finished second, followed by #7-Justin Allgaier, #00-Cole Custer, #22-Joey Logano, #1-Elliott Sadler, #5-Michael Annett, #23-Chase Elliott, #9-Tyler Reddick and #2-Matt Tifft.
There were 8 cautions for 59 laps and 12 lead changes among 7 leaders.
The average speed was 82.306mph.
Complete results are on the Bristol race results page (pdf).(8-17-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Bristol Race & Points Report (pdf).

XFINITY Driver standings following Bristol:
(4 races until the playoffs begin)
#20-Christopher Bell [4 wins]
#7-Justin Allgaier [3 wins, 2 can be used for playoffs]
#9-Tyler Reddick [1 win]
#1-Elliott Sadler, 793, -17
#00-Cole Custer, 791, -19
#21-Daniel Hemric, 768, -42
#19-Brandon Jones, 634, -176
#11-Ryan Truex, 618, -192
#22-Austin Cindric, 582, -228
#2-Matt Tifft, 580, -230
#16-Ryan Reed, 534, -276, 77 pts ahead of 13th
#4-Ross Chastain, 479, -331, 42 pts ahead of 13th
outside the top 12:
#5-Michael Annett, 437, -373, -42 pts behind 12th
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(8-17-2018)

Kaulig Racing to run second car at Indianapolis

Kaulig Racing will field a second entry for the first time in its three-year history in the Sept. 8 Xfinity race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, team owner Matt Kaulig told NBC Sports. The entry, the No. 10 Chevrolet, will join the No. 11 that is driven by Ryan Truex. The No. 10 will be driven by a "big driver."[More](8-16-2018)

Elliott Sadler will not drive full-time in 2019

He has over 800 starts across all three NASCAR national series and has driven for JR Motorsports since 2016. He has 3 Cup wins, 13 XFINITY wins and 1 Truck Series win in his career, which started in 1995.[More](8-15-2018)

Boyd to honor SS Green Light owner's father at Darlington

Spencer Boyd will run a throwback paint scheme honoring three-time ARCA Champion, Bob Dotter, at the NXS race at Darlington on September 1st.[More](8-9-2018)

Larue Snowblowers adds two more road races with Labbe

Quebec City-based Larue Snowblowers will once again be featured on the No. 36 Chevrolet at Mid-Ohio and Road America. [More](8-9-2018)

Marks to drive three road courses for Ganassi

Marks will compete at the NXS road-course races at Mid-Ohio, Road America and Charlotte with Chevrolet Accessories as sponsor.[More](8-8-2018)

Bill Elliott to drive Road America XFINITY race for GMS Racing

GMS Racing official announced today that veteran driver, Bill Elliott will drive the No. 23 ISM Connect Chevrolet Camaro at Road America in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Johnsonvill 180.[More](8-4-2018)

Katherine Legge to run two Xfinity Series road course races

Katherine Legge will make her NASCAR debut in a two-race Xfinity Series deal with JD Motorsports. The open-wheel and sports car veteran will race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Road America in Wisconsin. Legge will drive the No. 15 Chevrolet with sponsorship from Maryland-based aviation and technology integration company Airtec.[More](8-2-2018)

Travis Mack named crew chief for Michael Annett

JR Motorsports announced today a crew chief change for driver Michael Annett and the No. 5 Pilot Flying J team. Travis Mack will assume crew chief duties from Jason Stockert, beginning with this weekend's Zippo 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International (Aug. 4). Mack, a 35-year-old native of Louisville, Ky., is a former employee of Hendrick Motorsports and JR Motorsports, dating back to 2004. [More](7-30-2018)

CRAFTSMAN joins Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today CRAFTSMAN® will join the team as a primary sponsor for Erik Jones in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Ryan Preece in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for multiple races in 2018. Stanley Black & Decker added the iconic CRAFTSMAN brand to their portfolio in 2017. In their fourth season with Joe Gibbs Racing, Stanley Black & Decker uses their NASCAR partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing to showcase the DEWALT® brand on the No. 20 Toyota Camry with Jones and the STANLEY® brand on the No. 19 Toyota Camry with Daniel Suarez, both in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.[More](7-26-2018)

Cole Custer pays tribute to A.J. Foyt with throwback paint scheme for Darlington

On Jan. 17, 1965, the No. 00 Vel's Ford Galaxie of A.J. Foyt became synonymous with true grit and perseverance. And come Sept. 1 in the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Cole Custer will pay tribute to Foyt as his No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang from Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste (SHR) emulates the paint scheme Foyt carried 53 years ago at Riverside (Calif.) International Raceway.[More](7-25-2018)

Andy Lally returning to XFINITY for three races

Returning to NASCAR Xfinity Series competition in 2018, multi-time professional sportscar champion Andy Lally will return to the cockpit for three of the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity road course rounds. Following last year's top-five at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, his last time behind the wheel of a NASCAR machine, Lally will return to the No. 90 Camaro of DGM Motorsports, donning a brand-new sponsor livery with Henry Repeating Arms for the upcoming Road America round. Henry Repeating Arms is one of the leading firearms manufacturers in the country making rifles and shotguns under their company motto, "Made in America Or Not Made At All."[More](7-25-2018)

Jeremy Clements' Darlington throwback to honor Rex White and Louis Clements

Jeremy Clements Racing is excited to announce that they will run the 1960 Cup Champion Rex White's "Gold Thunder" paint scheme in the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway "Celebrating 7 Decades of NASCAR" Labor Day Weekend. RepairableVehicles.com will fuel the No. 51 Camaro SS to honor not only White but moreover, Jeremy's Great Uncle Louis Clements. Louie Clements was a renowned engine builder and crew chief in the late 50's and 60's and in 1959 partnered with Rex White to form White and Clements Racing.[More](7-25-2018)

Tullman-Walker Racing announces formation of new NASCAR Xfinity Series team

Officials from Tullman-Walker Racing (TWR) announced today the formation of a new NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) team who will attempt to compete in a minimum of three Xfinity Series races beginning with Saturday afternoon's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. Tullman-Walker Racing is owned and operated by Steve Tullman, a successful entrepreneur and business partners Jim and Neal Walker. Sports car standout and rookie ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards rookie Max Tullman (@MaxTullman) will drive the team's No. 26 Ford Mustang at Iowa, Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway respectively.[More](7-23-2018)