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Next Race: Daytona

Entry List: 44 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: Saturday, Feb 25, 10:30am/et on FS1
Race: Saturday, February 25, 3:30pm/et on FS1, MRN

J.J. Yeley paces final XFINITY practice: #14-J.J.Yeley was quickest in final practice at Daytona International Speedway with a speed of 187.005mph.
#4-Ross Chastian was second, followed by: #44-Benny Gordon, #42-Tyler Reddick, #00-Cole Custer, #07-Ray Black, Jr., #51-Jeremy Clements, #28-Dakoda Armstrong, #39-Ryan Sieg, and #13-Mark Thompson..
37 drivers practiced during the session.
See complete results on the Daytona final practice speeds page (pdf).(2-24-2017)

Jeb Burton joins JGL Racing for multiple races

JGL Racing announced that Jeb Burton has joined their popular "Young Guns" program by signing a multi-race deal to pilot the #24 Toyota in NASCAR XFINITY Series competition. Burton will first climb behind the wheel of the #24 Toyota in the April 8th event at Texas Motor Speedway.[More](2-24-2017)

Kettelle Roofing joins JD Motorsports at Daytona

Robert W. Kettelle Roofing Contractors of Florida will serve as a key associate sponsor for the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller team's three-way run in Saturday's Xfinity Series opener at Daytona International Speedway. [More](2-22-2017)

Fitzgerald Glider Kits sponsoring Penske in three NXS races

Team Penske announced that it has renewed its partnership with Fitzgerald Glider Kits, North America's leading glider kit assembler, for the 2017 NASCAR season. Team Penske welcomed Fitzgerald to its family of partners in 2016 as the company sponsored the #22 NXS Ford Mustang driven by Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Keselowski for four races last season. The Tennessee-based company will again sponsor the former championship-winning Ford for three races in 2017.[More](2-22-2017)

Gase announces partners for NASCAR XFINITY Series opener at Daytona

Joey Gase and Jimmy Means Racing announce their sponsors for the Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway this Saturday, February 25th. [More](2-21-2017)

David Starr partners with B.J. McLeod Motorsports in Daytona UPDATE

David Starr will join forces with B.J. McLeod Motorsports for the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway on February 25th piloting the # 99 Chevrolet Camaro.
UPDATE: To kick off their sophomore season of NASCAR XFINITY Series competition, B.J. McLeod Motorsports will field three cars in Saturday afternoon's PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway. 21-year-old Clint King will drive the team's flagship #78.[More](2-20/21-2017)

Nexteer Automotive returns to Richard Childress Racing

Following a successful 2016 season, Nexteer Automotive will kick off the second year of its partnership with Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR XFINITY Series program at Daytona International Speedway by serving as the primary sponsor of the #33 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Brandon Jones.[More](2-21-2017)

Menards extends sponsorship of Richard Childress Racing's XFINITY program

Looking to continue building success both on and off the track, Menards has renewed its partnership with Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR XFINITY Series program for a fifth year. Menards will serve as a primary sponsor for select races throughout the 2017 season with Paul Menard and Ben Kennedy driving the No. 2 Chevrolet and Brandon Jones in the No. 33 Chevrolet.[More](2-21-2017)

Casey Mears to run 12 races for Biagi-DenBeste

NASCAR veteran Casey Mears and sponsor GEICO will partner with Biagi-DenBeste Racing for 12 races in the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season.Mears will pilot the #98 GEICO Military Ford Mustang.[More](2-20-2017)

Morgan Shepherd plans to attempt Daytona NXS race UPDATE

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Morgan Shepherd running his first race at Hickory Motor Speedway in 1967. Shepherd plans to take his black and gold Camaro race in the Power Shares 300 at Daytona on Saturday, February 25, and that won't be the end of the line. [More](2-17-2017)

Drew Herring, Corey LaJoie return to JGL Racing

JGL Racing announces the return of Drew Herring and Corey LaJoie to their "Young Guns" program for the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. LaJoie will make his debut behind the wheel of the#24 Toyota in the second race of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The following week will find Herring fill the seat as the XFINITY Series moves to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first of three west coast races.[More](2-16-2017)

Booyah Mortgage to sponsor Ryan Sieg at Daytona

RSS Racing and driver Ryan Sieg welcome Booyah Mortgage as the primary sponsor on their #39 Chevrolet Camaro for the NASCAR XFINITY Series season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. Booyah Mortgage is a Veteran owned and operated business in central Florida and marks the company's first foray into Motorsports.[More](2-16-2017)

Benny Gordon driving for TriStar at Daytona

In addition to serving as the primary sponsor for the Monster Energy Cup Series #72 with Cole Whitt, the Florida Lottery will also participate in the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway with Benny Gordon behind the wheel of the #44 Florida Lottery Toyota.[More](2-16-2017)

NASCAR unveils XFINITY race stage lengths

NASCAR announced the 2017 stage lengths for each race in all three of its national series. A number of factors went into determining the lap count for Stage 1, Stage 2 and the Final Stage of each race, with a singular goal in mind - the best racing for NASCAR fans. [More](2-16-2017)

Veterans Motorsport partners with Mike Harmon for 2017

Veterans Motorsports Inc announced they have partnered with Mike Harmon Racing for the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. The team will debut their new partnership at Daytona International Speedway for the Powershares QQQ300 on February 23, 2017. [More](2-15-2017)

Sport Clips, VFW renew sponsorship of Darlington XFINITY race

Longtime partners, Sport Clips Haircuts and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) will once again return to sponsor the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series event at Darlington Raceway, extending their entitlement sponsorship through the 2020 race season. The Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 is slated for Saturday, Sept. 2 at the track Too Tough To Tame, as part of Darlington Raceway's award-winning throwback weekend. [More](2-15-2017)

Gase returning for full season with Jimmy Means

Several weeks after announcing a multi-race deal to compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Joey Gase revealed to Fronstretch he will be returning to full-time competition in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The 24-year-old will be back for his fourth straight season driving Jimmy Means Racing's #52 car on a full-time basis. [More](2-14-2017)

Precision Performance Motorsports returning to XFINITY Series

Fresh off the heels of a breakthrough 2016 NASCAR season, Precision Performance Motorsports has been hard at work building a fleet of NASCAR XFINITY and K&N Pro Series East cars, improving their new facility in North Carolina, and preparing for the 2017 season. With ten XFINITY Series cars and four K&N Pro Series East cars, equipment and talented people, PPM plans to further progress both programs in the upcoming year. [More](2-13-2017)

Congratulations to Joey Gase

Congratulations to Joey Gase on his engagement to Caitlin Himmelsbach. Gase announced the news on Twitter Sunday evening. [More](2-13-2017)

Scott Lagasse Jr. in the #24 at Daytona

JGL Racing announces that Scott Lagasse Jr. has joined the organization for the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Lagasse Jr., a native of St. Augustine, Florida, will pilot the #24 Toyota in the running of the PowerShares QQQ 300 at the "World Center of Speed". Lagasse Jr. will be making his 62nd career start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and his 11th career NXS start at Daytona. [More](2-10-2017)

Fox announces Cup drivers as XFINITY race analysts

For the third consecutive year, FOX Sports features a rotation of prominent MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES drivers as guest driver analysts for its 2017 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES race telecasts, beginning with the season opener at Daytona. FOX NASCAR adds to the TV booth for the first time Chase Elliott (one race) and Jamie McMurray (one), who join Kevin Harvick (five), Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano (two each). [More](2-10-2017)

Clements ready for full season

Jeremy Clements Racing announces that they will run the full 2017 NASCAR XFINITY season. The family run single car team will be competing in their seventh full time season. JCR finished the 2016 season with 3 Top 10s and 15th in the driver standings. JCR will extend their sponsorship with RepairableVehicles.com as a season-long partner on the #51 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Repairable Vehicles will be the primary sponsor for both Daytona International Speedway races and Talladega Superspeedway and other races to be named in the coming weeks. [More](2-10-2017)

BBR Music Group partners with Tyler Reddick

Chip Ganassi Racing announced a partnership with Nashville-based entertainment powerhouse BBR Music Group on the #42 Chevrolet Camaro with Tyler Reddick for multiple NASCAR XFINITY Series races in 2017. The car will feature the multi-media superstar Trace Adkins (whose new album SOMETHING'S GOING ON will be released on March 31), for the season-opening XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway. [More](2-9-2017)

Anderson's Maple Syrup sponsoring Brandon Jones

Richard Childress Racing has partnered with Anderson's Maple Syrup to serve as a primary sponsor for multiple races this season with driver Brandon Jones and the #33 NASCAR XFINITY Series team. The Wisconsin-based company will also have an associate sponsorship presence throughout the 2017 season. This is the second partnership between the two family-owned companies, as Anderson's Maple Syrup was featured on the #2 Chevrolet Camaro for two XFINITY Series events in 2014. [More](2-9-2017)

Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff sponsoring Hemric

Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff has returned to Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, partnering with rookie driver Daniel Hemric. Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff will serve as the primary sponsor for the #21 Chevrolet team in the season-opening XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway, as well as additional events during the year. The tobacco-free, smokeless brand will also serve as an associate sponsor throughout the 2017 season. [More](2-8-2017)

XFINITY Dash 4 Cash returns in 2017

The NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash has an updated format for 2017 with the implementation of stages in each race of the series' 33-event circuit. Stage 1 and Stage 2 will determine which four drivers are eligible in the main race for the Dash 4 Cash prize, and a $100,000 check for each event. The top-two finishing NASCAR XFINITY Series points-earning drivers in each of the two stages will make up the four-driver Dash 4 Cash field for the Final Stage. Once Stage 1 is complete, the two drivers who lock into the main field won't have their position counted following Stage 2 to ensure a four-driver field.[More](2-8-2017)

Chastain, Smithley, Rhodes driving for JD Motorsports

Veteran NASCAR team owner Johnny Davis will attack the 2017 Xfinity Series schedule with a young but experienced group of drivers. Davis, owner of JD Motorsports with Gary Keller, one of the NASCAR garage's most established teams, announced Tuesday that Ross Chastain, Garrett Smithley and Harrison Rhodes will drive the team's Chevrolets in NASCAR's No. 2 series this season. Chastain, 24, returns to JD Motorsports for a third straight season, while Smithley, also 24, is back with the team after his rookie year last season. Rhodes, 23, drove for JD Motorsports in 2015 and is returning for another full-season run this year.{More](2-7-2017)

Ben Kennedy to drive partial schedule for Childress

Rheem, Menards and Richard Childress Racing are committed to championing the NASCAR XFINITY Series charge to be the series where "names are made," and each have long histories of supporting aspiring drivers from local short tracks to NASCAR's feeder series. Ben Kennedy will be the latest up-and-coming driver to be given that opportunity when he climbs into the #2 Chevrolet Camaro for nine NXS races, the first of which will be at Talladega Superspeedway this spring. [More](2-6-2017)

MBM announces some XFINITY plans

From the Carl Long Motorsports Facebook page, "MBM will field car #66 Ford in the ARCA series at Daytona for Mark Thompson and Phoenix Air. The following week Mark returns in #13 Toyota Xfinity Series. Brandon Hightower is in the process of finalizing his sponsor partners, and will be in the #40 Advanced Specialized Carriers Toyota.[More](2-2-2017)

Armour sponsoring Sadler, Kahne

JR Motorsports and Pinnacle Foods' Armour brand have agreed to a multi-year partnership extension, the team announced. A JRM partner since 2014, Armour will have primary branding in four races with Elliott Sadler and the #1 team in each of the next two NASCAR Xfinity Series seasons. Pinnacle Foods is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, and its brands can be found in more than 85 percent of American households.(More](2-1-2017)

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