NASCAR XFINITY Series news & rumors

Next Race: Richmond

Entry List: 42 teams entered
Practice: Friday, April 28, 1:00 pm/et on FS1
Practice 2: Friday, April 28, 3:00 pm/et on FS1
Qualifying: Saturday, April 29, 10:05 am/et on FS1
Race: Saturday, April 29, 1:00pm/et on FS1, MRN. Green flag: 1:16pm/et

XFINITY Entry List: There are 42 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
See the complete list on the Richmond entry list page.(4-24-2017)

Blaney car fails post race inspection at Bristol UPDATE

The No. 22 Team Penske Ford of driver Ryan Blaney failed post-race technical inspection following Saturday's Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The car measured too low in the left front, according to a NASCAR spokesperson. Any penalties arising from the failure will likely be determined and announced Tuesday.[More](4-22-2017)
UPDATE: Penalties have been issued following the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway: #22 NASCAR XFINITY Series team has been found in violation of Sections Post-Race Front Body. Inspection Heights and given an L1 penalty: Note: Race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered Race Finishes. Post-race height measurements were outside NASCAR allowed tolerances. Crew chief (Greg Erwin) has been fined $10,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR XFINITY Series points race. Team assessed with the loss of 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series car owner points.[More](4-26-2017)

Erik Jones rallies from penalty to win NASCAR XFINITY race at Bristol

Erik Jones found the ideal way to atone from a mistake in Saturday's Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it took a bump-and-run for Jones to complete his comeback at the .533-mile short track. Recovering from a Lap 230 pit road speeding penalty that sent him to the back of the field, Jones worked his way to the front through a series of quick cautions and muscled Ryan Blaney out of the way to take the lead on Lap 280 of 300.[More](4-22-2017)

Ross Chastain: Punch was 'reaction to getting grabbed' from behind

It isn't rare for drivers to get mad with each other at Bristol Motor Speedway, but Xfinity Series driver Jeremy Clements had to make a trip to the track medical center after he was punched Saturday during the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300. Clements was decked in the face by Ross Chastain after the red flag came out for rain at Bristol. Clements spent much of the 98-minute stoppage in the care center as his eye was treated for swelling. NASCAR talked to both drivers after the race. Any penalties would be determined later this week.[More](4-22-2017)

Last Race: Bristol

Entry List: 40 teams entered.
Practice: Results (pdf)
Practice 2: Canceled
Qualifying: Results - Lineup
Pitstall selections: PDF
Race: Official Report

Jones wins Bristol XFINITY race: #20-Erik Jones won the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. It is his eighth XFINITY Series win and second of the year. #22-Ryan Blaney finished second, followed by #18-Daniel Suarez, #1-Elliott Sadler, #21-Daniel Hemric, #3-Ty Dillon, #42-Kyle Larson, #48-Brennan Poole, #11-Blake Koch, and #5-Michael Annett.
There were 9 cautions for 85 laps and 15 lead changes among 7 leaders.
The average speed was 67.738mph.There were two red flag periods. The first was for rain and lasted an hour and 38 minutes.
Complete results are on the Bristol race results page (pdf).
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Bristol Race & Points Report (pdf).(4-22-2017)

King Tire Service sponsors Morgan Shepherd at Bristol

Morgan Shepherd heads to Bristol Motor Speedway, looking to make his 63rd NASCAR start and the 30th of his NASCAR XFINITY Series career at the famed half mile track. King Tire Service will serve as primary sponsor of the #89 Chevrolet Camaro SS in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300.[More](4-21-2017)

Josh Williams driving for King Autosport at Bristol

The friendship bond between two race car drivers will reach a new pinnacle level this weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway when ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driver Josh Williams pairs with Mario Gosselin's King Autosport for Saturday afternoon's Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300. The link between Gosselin and Williams circles back to William's early success in the ARCA Racing Series driving for his family-owned team Josh Williams Motorsports.[More](4-21-2017)

Martins Motorsports Returns to NASCAR XFINITY Series UPDATE

Martins Motorsports will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 on April 22nd with driver Tommy Joe Martins & sponsorship from long time partner Diamond Gusset Jeans. Bristol will be the first of a 9-race Xfinity schedule for the newly minted #45 team. The team plans to compete at the Spring & Fall events at Bristol, Dover, & Richmond, as well as Chicagoland, Kansas, & Indianapolis. Kevin Eagle will return as the Crew Chief, and the team will continue to run Chevrolets.(4-14-2017)
UPDATE: Martins Motorsports has withdrawn the #45 Diamond Gusset Jeans Chevrolet of Tommy Joe Martins from the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway due to predictions of inclement weather. [More](4-20-2017)

Fall Charlotte XFINITY race moves to Saturday

"Daylight Racing Time" is back at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Bank of America 500, NASCAR's homecoming, returns to its original afternoon starting time on Sunday, Oct. 8, in a move geared for on-track competition and a schedule-friendly weekend format for families. Bojangles' Pole Night remains under the lights at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6 while the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will run at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.[More](4-20-2017)

Roush Fenway still needs sponsorship for Wallace

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is currently fourth in the Xfinity Series standings, but he may have to end his season early, as he only has sponsorship through the end of May, according to NBCSN's Marty Snider.[More](4-19-2017)

Golden Corral to sponsor Sadler at Richmond

Golden Corral, America's #1 family-style buffet restaurant chain, will join the #1 team and driver Elliott Sadler as a primary sponsor for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway (April 29), JR Motorsports announced today.[More](4-18-2017)

Ben Kennedy to run partial schedule for GMS Racing

Ben Kennedy confirms a multi-race NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) schedule with GMS Racing for the 2017 season. With 12 NXS races already confirmed, Kennedy will pilot the #96 Chevrolet Camaro alongside teammate Spencer Gallagher beginning at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. [More](4-17-2017)

Dylan Lupton Joins JGL Racing "Young Guns" Program UPDATE

JGL Racing is proud to announce that Dylan Lupton has joined their popular "Young Guns" program by signing a multi-race deal to pilot the No. 24 Toyota in NASCAR XFINITY Series competition. Lupton will first climb behind the wheel of the No. 24 Toyota in the April 29th event at Richmond International Raceway.(4-12-2017)
UPDATE: On the heels of announcing NASCAR Next alumnus Dylan Lupton joining JGL Racing and their popular "Young Guns" program for a minimum of seven NASCAR XFINITY Series races this season, a brand-new marketing partner will back their efforts beginning with the April 29th event at Richmond International Raceway. Nut Up Industries will sponsor the No. 24 Toyota Camry starting with the ToyotaCare 250 at RIR in two weeks.[More](4-13-2017)

Gil Martin, RCR part ways

Gil Martin has parted way with Richard Childress Racing. The long-time crew chief turned Xfinity Series manager had been with the Welcome, N.C. race team since 2001, but was released Tuesday. During his tenure as a Cup crew chief, Martin led a variety of drivers - including Kevin Harvick, Robby Gordon and Clint Bowyer.[More](4-13-2017)

Gase to pull double duty at Talladega

Joey Gase is happy to announce that he will be partnering with Sparks Energy for the Sparks Energy 300 on May 6th and the GEICO 500 on May 7th. Gase will be piloting #15 for Premium Motorsports in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and #52 for Jimmy Means Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Sparks Energy and Gase will also be teaming up to promote a very important cause to Gase: organ, eye, and tissue donation.[More](4-12-2017)

Dale's Pale Ale named primary sponsor of JRM's #1 Team

Dale's Pale Ale, America's first craft beer to be featured in a can, joins Elliott Sadler and the #1 team as primary sponsor for two NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2017, JR Motorsports announced today. Sadler will drive the #1 Dale's Pale Ale Chevrolet Camaro in races at Pocono Raceway (June 10) and Texas Motor Speedway (Nov. 4).[More](4-7-2017)

Kyle Benjamin to drive four XFINITY races for Joe Gibbs

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that Kyle Benjamin will drive four NASCAR XFINITY Series races during the 2017 season. Benjamin, 19, will make his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut in JGR's #20 Camry at Richmond International Raceway on April 29 and then race Pocono Raceway on June 10. He will pilot the #18 Camry for JGR on July 29 at Iowa Speedway and again on September 23 at Kentucky Speedway. [More](4-5-2017)

XFINITY, Truck banquet moving to Charlotte UPDATE

NASCAR's lower-tier national series will be feting their champions at a slightly later date in a new location this season. NBC Sports has learned the awards ceremony for the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series will be moved to Charlotte in December this year after a run of several years in South Florida on the day after the Cup Series season finale. (4-2-2017)
UPDATE: Relocating from Miami, where in recent years the end-of-year awards banquet was held on the Monday following the season-ending race weekend, the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series will honor their champions on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Crown Ballroom in the Charlotte Convention Center, where the annual NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held.[More]

Advance Auto Parts Aboard Allgaier's #7 for Three Races in 2017

JR Motorsports announced today that Advance Auto Parts will serve as primary sponsor for the #7 Chevrolet for three NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2017 as part of a continued partnership between Valvoline and JRM. The automotive parts provider will be on Justin Allgaier's Camaro next week at Texas Motor Speedway (April 8), as well as at Darlington Raceway (Sept. 2) and Charlotte Motor Speedway (Oct. 6). [More](3-29-2017)

Estes Express Lines teams up with JGL Racing and Jeb Burton

JGL Racing is proud to announce that Estes Express Lines has joined them to sponsor Jeb Burton starting with the upcoming NASCAR XFINITY Series event at Texas Motor Speedway. Burton will pilot the #24 Estes Express Lines Toyota for the first of his scheduled events on April 8th at the Fort Worth, Texas track. [More](3-29-2017)

Jusan Hamilton serves at XFINITY race director

A former member of NASCAR's Diversity Internship program, Jusan Hamilton, was tapped by the sanctioning body to serve as the race director for Saturday's XFINITY Series Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway. The 26-year old has swiftly ascended the NASCAR ranks during his nearly four-and-a-half-year tenure at the company, the majority spent as a key member of the racing operations and event management team. With Saturday's assignment, Hamilton will become the first African-American to serve as Race Director for a national series race.[More](3-26-2017)