NASCAR XFINITY Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Texas

Entry List: Not released yet.
Practice 1: Friday, April 6, 2:05-2:55pm/et. TV-TBA
Practice 2: Friday, April 6, 4:05-4:55pm/et. TV-TBA
Qualifying: Saturday, April 7, 12:10pm/et. TV-TBA
Race: Saturday, April 7, 3:00pm/et on FOX, PRN (Stages 45/90/2000), Green flag 3:16pm/et.

Auto Club XFINITY tv ratings

The NASCAR Xfinity Series from Fontana (Ca.) had a 0.75 rating and 1.2 million viewers on FS1 Saturday, down 19% in ratings and viewership from last year (0.93, 1.460M) and down 23% and 19% respectively from 2016 (0.98, 1.459M). Mirroring the trend for this year's Cup Series races, every NASCAR Xfinity Series telecast this season has declined double-digits to a multi-year low.[More](3-23-2018)

RCR reinstates XFINITY Series crew chief Nick Harrison

Richard Childress Racing has reinstated NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief Nick Harrison after serving a five-race suspension stemming from a violation at Daytona International Speedway in February. Harrison, who has been with RCR since 2013, will resume crew chief responsibilities for the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro SS at Texas Motor Speedway on April 8.[More](3-22-2018)

Auto Club Speedway post-race penalties announced

There were two lugnut penalties issued - one to Kyle Busch's Cup team and one to Ryan Preece's XFINITY team[More](3-21-2018)

Triad Racing Technologies selling engine shop

Triad Racing Technologies, a long-time engine builder and supplier for numerous teams in NASCAR's three national divisions, announced Monday afternoon they will sell off their race engine shop.[More](3-20-2018)

Last Race: Auto Club Speedway

Entry List: 40 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: Starting LineupPit Stalls
Crew Rosters: Posted
Race: Official Race Results

Joey Logano spanks NASCAR Xfinity Series field at Fontana: The best measure of Joey Logano's dominance in Saturday's Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway came during one of the rare instances when the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford didn't have the lead. Off-cycle on pit stops late in the race, Logano chose to pit under caution on Lap 122 while most of the other contending cars stayed out on tires that had only six green-flag laps of use. Logano restarted 16th on Lap 125. By Lap 126 he was third. On Lap 127 Logano passed Justin Allgaier for second. One Lap later he sailed past Elliott Sadler for the lead.[More](3-17-2018)

Joey Logano wins Auto Club Speedway XFINITY race: #22-Joey Logano won the Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway. He dominated the race, leading 139 of the 150 laps.
#7-Justin Allgiaer finished second, followed by #1-Elliott Sadler, #3-Austin Dillon, #21-Daniel Hemric, #00-Cole Custer, #9-Tyler Reddick, #2-Matt Tifft, #18-Ryan Preece, and #4-Ross Chastain.
Pole sitter #18-Christopher Bell spun once and was involved in an accident with #5-Michael Annett. He finished 21st.
There were 7 cautions for 32 laps and 6 lead changes among 5 leaders.
The average speed was 127.283mph.
Complete results are on the Auto Club race results page (pdf). (3-17-2018)

XFINITY Driver standings following Auto Club Speedway:
1) #1-Elliott Sadler, 199
2) #9-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 195, -4
3) #7-Justin Allgaier, 194, -5
4) #20-Christopher Bell, 172, -27
5) #21-Daniel Hemric, 169, -30
6) #00-Cole Custer, 144, -55
7) #23-Spencer Gallagher, 143, -56
8) #11-Ryan Truex, 140, -59
9) #19-Brandon Jones, 139, -60
10) #2-Matt Tifft, 132, -67
11) #16-Ryan Reed, 127, -72
12) #24-Kaz Grala, 119, -80
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(3-17-2018)

NASCAR increasing penalties for failing inspection

NASCAR will ramp up penalties for teams that fail prequalifying tech and don't make a qualifying lap today in the Xfinity Series, a change that likely will come to the NASCAR Cup Series next week at Martinsville. Those who don't make a qualifying lap because they don't get through inspection will not only start at the rear of the field, they must serve a pass-through penalty -- driving down pit road at pit-road speed -- on the first green-flag lap after the green flag waves.[More](3-17-2018)

ionomy Studios joins Sieg for two races

RSS Racing is excited to welcome ionomy as the primary sponsor for #39 car driven by Ryan Sieg for two NASCAR XFINITY races in 2018. The first race of the partnership will be the July race at Daytona Speedway. The second race will be Darlington in September. Ionomy will also be a full-time associate for Ryan Sieg for the remainder of 2018.[More](3-15-2018)

Phoenix post-race penalties announced

Chase Elliott's team received an L1 penalty for a rear suspension violation and lost 25 points. Five Cup teams and two XFINITY teams were penalized for lug nut violations. Two crew members were suspended for violation of the substance abuse policy.[More](3-14-2018)

Alsco becomes title sponsor of May Charlotte XFINITY race

Alsco, a pioneer in linen and uniform rental services, has joined forces with one of racing's iconic tracks, Charlotte Motor Speedway, for a historic entitlement sponsorship of the Alsco 300 on May 26. Alsco's groundbreaking sponsorship of the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway coincides with the 40th anniversary of the inaugural running of one of the crown jewels on the NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule. [More](3-4-2018)

Fatal Clothing to support Dylan Lupton

Strengthening his relationship with California-based companies, NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Dylan Lupton has signed a partnership agreement with Fatal Clothing beginning with Saturday afternoon's Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway. Fatal Clothing is a Southern California garage-built company that started in 2004. Since then, Fatal represents and supports the artistic lifestyle.[More](3-2-2018)

RCR parts ways with Nick Harrison

Less than a week into the NASCAR XFINITY Series season, Richard Childress Racing confirmed to CATCHFENCE.com that former crew chief Nick Harrison has been released from the organization.
Harrison had cemented nearly five years with the Welcome, N.C.-based team entering Speedweeks, but he and car chief Robert Scott were banned from participating in last Saturday afternoon's PowerShares QQQ 300 after a rear suspension violation was discovered in pre-qualifying inspection.[More](2-26-2018)

Daytona NASCAR XFINITY race margin of victory was .0004 second

NASCAR timing and scoring reviewed the film to determine a more detailed margin.[More](2-18-2018)

Kyle Benjamin to run two NASCAR XFINITY races for Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces that Kyle Benjamin will pilot the No. 18 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Toyota Camry for two races throughout the 2018 season. Benjamin will run the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24th, and the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway on July 28th. PEAK Antifreeze & Coolant has been named the primary sponsor for Benjamin on the No. 18 Camry in Atlanta. The primary sponsor for Iowa will be announced at a later date.[More](2-17-2018)

Fox brings back "Drivers Only" XFINITY broadcast

Back for the sequel, live on FOX on Saturday, April 28 from Talladega Superspeedway (3:00 PM ET), are Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and newcomers Brad Keselowski and Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.[More](2-15-2018)

Eric McClure arrested for assault

Former NASCAR driver and current regional series team owner Eric McClure was arrested Sunday on a Class 1 misdemeanor charge of assault and battery, according to the clerk's office of the Smyth County (Va.) Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. McClure, 39, was released on an unsecured bond of $2,500, after being arrested at his home by the Smyth County Sheriff's Office following an altercation between husband and wife, according to an affidavit filed with the court clerk. [More](2-12-2018)