NASCAR XFINITY Series news & rumors

Next Race: Daytona

Entry List: 43 teams entered
Practice 1: Thursday, June 29, 2:00-2:55pm/et, NBCSN
Practice 2: Thursday, June 29, 4:00-4:55pm/et, NBCSN
Qualifying: Friday, June 30, 2:10pm/et, NBCSN
Race: Friday, June 30, 7:30pm/et on NBCSN, MRN. Green flag: 7:48pm/et

XFINITY Entry List: There are 43 cars on the preliminary entry list for Friday's Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
See the complete list on the Daytona entry list page.(6-26-2017)

Last Race: Iowa

Entry List: 40 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: Qualifying ResultsLineup
Race: Official Race & Points Report

William Byron gets first career XFINITY win at Iowa Speedway

Last week, a blink-of-an-eye moment weighed heavily on William Byron. Saturday, the driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet lifted his head and shouted out a pent-up yelp that formed the suitable soundtrack the rookie's first career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory.[More](6-24-2017)

William Byron wins Iowa XFINITY race: #9-William Byron won the American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway. It is his 1st career XFINITY Series win. #39-Ryan Sieg finished second (a career best finish), followed by #42-Tyler Reddick (career best finish), #4-Ross Chastain (career best finish), #28-Dakoda Armstrong (ties career best finish), #5-Michael Annett, #51-Jeremy Clements (2nd best career finish), #1-Elliott Sadler, #7-Justin Allgaier, and #0-Garrett Smithley (2nd career best finish).
Pole sitter #18-Christopher Bell won the first stage and led 152 laps, but finished 16th.
There were 9 cautions for 64 laps and 13 lead changes among 7 leaders.
The average speed was 85.859mph.
Complete results are on the Iowa race results page (pdf).
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Iowa Race & Points Report (pdf).(6-24-2017)

XFINITY Driver standings following Iowa:
1) #1-Elliott Sadler, 502
2) #7-Justin Allgaier [1 win], 477, -25
3) #9-William Byron [1 win], 445, -57
4) #21-Daniel Hemric, 356, -146
5) #16-Ryan Reed [1 win], 347, -155
6) #48-Brennan Poole, 336, -166
7) #00-Cole Custer, 322, -180
8) #6-Darrell Wallace Jr., 321, -181
9) #19-Matt Tifft, 310, -192
10) #5-Michael Annett, 304, -198
11) #28-Dakoda Armstrong, 276, -226
12) #11-Blake Koch, 275, -227
13) #39-Ryan Sieg, 251, -251
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(6-24-2017)

Scott Lagasse, Jr. driving for JGL Racing at Daytona

JGL Racing announced Friday that Scott Lagasse, Jr. will drive a third entry for the team at Daytona.[More](2-24-2017)

Bobby Dale Earnhardt to make XFINITY debut at Iowa UPDATE

Earnhardt's debut has been pushed back to the second Iowa race. [More](6-23-2017)

NASCAR alters Indianapolis XFINITY race stages

Stage lengths for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July have been tweaked slightly. Minor updates to the XFINITY Series race package for the summer race at the flat 2.5-mile oval are expected to alter the length of a fuel run.[More](6-22-2017)

Ritchie Industries returns to RSS Racing for Iowa

RSS Racing is pleased to welcome Ritchie Industries as the primary sponsor for Ryan Sieg at both XFINITY races at Iowa Speedway. Ritchie Industries joined the team at Iowa Speedway last July where Sieg finished 15th.[More](6-22-2017)

Gase announces Iowa based partners for his home coming to Iowa Speedway

Joey Gase is excited to be coming home and racing at Iowa Speedway for The American Ethanol e15 250 in his #52 Iowa Donor Network/ Jerry K. Ask Investment Services car. With the help of Iowa Donor Network and Jerry K. Ask Investment Services, Joey will be promoting a very important cause to him; organ, eye, and tissue donation.[More](6-22-2017)

Michigan XFINITY penalties announced

NASCAR released the Post-Event Penalty Report for Michigan International Speedway. There were two XFINITY infractions -- to the teams of #20-Denny Hamlin and #00-Cole Custer.[More](6-21-2017)

Majeski ready for XFINITY debut at Iowa

When Ty Majeski makes his first career start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this week at Iowa Speedway, he will be doing it in one of the most noted cars in NASCAR history. Majeski will pilot the No. 60 iRacing Ford this weekend, a car entry that holds the record for NASCAR XFINITY Series wins with 93. The car has been driven to victory lane on numerous occasions by NASCAR and former Roush Fenway legends Mark Martin, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards.[More](6-21-2017)

Dave Rogers named JGR Director for XFINITY Series Operations

Joe Gibbs Racing names Dave Rogers technical director for its NASCAR XFINITY Series Operations. Rogers had previously served as the crew chief for the No. 19 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team before taking a personal leave of absence in March of this season.[More](6-19-2017)

U.S. Cellular extends Iowa sponsorship through 2019

U.S. Cellular has extended its sponsorship agreement with Iowa Speedway through 2019. The wireless provider has served as the U.S. Cellular 250 title sponsor since 2009 and has been the Newton track's official wireless partner since '06.[More](6-19-2017)

RCR renews agreement with U.S. Cellular in the XFINITY Series

For the second consecutive season, Richard Childress Racing will return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series with sponsorship from U.S. Cellular. The No. 62 U.S. Cellular Chevrolet piloted by Brendan Gaughan will return to the track for the NASCAR XFINITY Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway July 29.[More](6-19-2017)

GMS Racing considering move to Cup

GMS Racing is contemplating a move to the Monster Energy Cup Series. Team owner Maury Gallagher told motorsport.com on Saturday the organization would like to make a decision in the next month.[More](6-16-2017)

Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch collide right after start of Xfinity Series race

Whenever Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch restart side-by-side, it is easy to wonder if the rivals will create drama. It didn't take long to find out Saturday in the Xfinity Series Irish Hills 250 at Michigan International Speedway. Busch, who started on the pole, tried to slide up in front of Keselowski shortly after the green flag, before they got to Turn 1. Busch went spinning into the inside grass.[More](6-16-2017)

Hornish in the #22 for at least three XFINITY races

Veteran stock car and open-wheel driver Sam Hornish Jr. will return to Team Penske this summer to compete in select NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races for the team, driving the #22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang. Hornish is currently scheduled to compete in both upcoming series events at Iowa Speedway (June 24 and July 29) and the NXS road course event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (August 12).[More](6-15-2017)

Pocono XFINITY TV ratings

NASCAR Xfinity Series racing from Pocono, Pa. earned a 1.0 final rating and 1.5 million viewers on FOX Saturday afternoon - flat in rating and up 3% in viewership from last year's inaugural edition of the race, which was affected by rain (1.0, 1.4M). The broadcast team was made up exclusively of active drivers.[More](6-15-2017)

GMS Racing names Mike Ford NASCAR XFINITY Series Competition Director

Veteran NASCAR crew chief; Mike Ford has joined the team as GMS Racing's NASCAR XFINITY Series Competition Director. Tom Ackerman will continue to serve as the Competition Director over the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series program.[More](6-14-2017)

Cole Custer honors Sam Ard with throwback paint scheme for Darlington

While the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang is piloted by a relatively fresh face in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, it was a tenacious veteran whose heroics in the early 1980s made the No. 00 synonymous with winning. The No. 00 of today is driven by 19-year-old Cole Custer, who is competing for rookie-of-the-year honors in the stepping-stone division to the elite Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. And while Custer makes a name for himself in the XFINITY Series, he drives a car with a number made famous by Sam Ard.[More](6-14-2017)

Michael Annett's #5 TMC throwback scheme for Darlington honors Brad Doty

Brad Doty and Michael Annett's father, Harrold, go back a long way, smack in the middle of the heyday of winged sprint car racing in the United States. This Labor Day weekend, they'll be together again at the legendary Darlington Raceway (Sept. 2), when JR Motorsports driver Michael Annett will carry a special tribute to Doty on the No. 5 TMC Transportation Chevrolet in the NASCAR Xfinity Series event.[More](6-14-2017)

Overton's to sponsor Cup and XFINITY races at New Hampshire

Overton's, America's Marine and Watersports SuperStore, will serve as the entitlement sponsor for two major NASCAR races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next month. Speedway officials announced on Tuesday that the XFINITY Series race on Saturday, July 15 will now be called the Overton's 200, while the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, July 16 will be the Overton's 301.[More](6-13-2017)

Weber renews partnership with Ben Kennedy at Michigan

Ben Kennedy and GMS Racing announced that Weber, the world's premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills, grilling accessories and other outdoor room products, will serve as primary sponsor on the No. 96 Chevrolet Camaro for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) on June 17th.[More](6-12-2017)

Roush to suspend operations of #6 NXS team

Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Bubba Wallace will transition from its No. 6 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Ford Mustang to the iconic No. 43 Ford Fusion of Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) where the 23-year-old will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Pocono Raceway. With Wallace's focus on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Roush Fenway Racing will suspend efforts on the No. 6 NXS team after this weekend's event in Pocono. Roush Fenway and Wallace will continue to evaluate additional potential opportunities for Wallace to run in NXS races. Wallace has driven for Roush Fenway in the NXS for the past two and a half seasons, scoring a career-high finish of second at Dover last spring.[More](6-5-2017)

Black expected to return to SS Green Light as other drivers fill sponsor gaps

The lack of sponsorship has sidelined another competitor in NASCAR this week with SS Green Light Racing driver Ray Black Jr. out of a ride, at least temporarily, according to team owner Bobby Dotter.[More](5-25-2017)

2018 NASCAR national series' schedules released

NASCAR today announced sweeping changes to the lineup of tracks that make up the playoffs as part of its 2018 national series schedules. Next season, the final regular season race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be contested at iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the Round of 16 kicks off at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The fall weekend at Las Vegas serves as the final regular season event for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, with a three-race opening round of Richmond, Charlotte and Dover.[More](5-23-2017)