Xfinity Series rumored
to be practice on Indianapolis Roadcourse
It has been reported by Robin Miller of Racer Magazine that Indianapolis Motor Speedway mentioned that the Xfinity Series will do a test on the Indianapolis Road Course later this summer.
No news about this possibility from NASCAR, but there have been talks about trying to add more road courses to the schedule. This could be a test for what the 2021 schedule could look like. The above image might not be the official road course layout if NASCAR races on the road course.
Cassill to Return to JD Motorsports at Talladega
Landon Cassill will drive for JD Motorsports in the April 27 Xfinity race at Talladega Superspeedway, the team announced Tuesday.
The race is a Dash 4 Cash event. Drivers earning Cup points cannot compete in those events. Cassill confirmed to NBC Sports that he has switched what series he’ll earn points from Cup to Xfinity to be eligible to compete.
Cassill will drive the No. 4 car at Talladega for Ross Chastain, who will be in the No. 10 car for Kaulig Racing that weekend. Chastain will return to the No. 4 car at Dover, the week after Talladega.
Cassill drove full time for JD Motorsports from 2013-15 and in three races for the team last season. The Talladega race marks his first Xfinity superspeedway race since July 2015 at Daytona.
“We are ecstatic to have Landon back in the seat for Talladega”, said team owner Johnny Davis in a statement. “He has always been considered one of the best drivers we had ever had in our cars in the time that he has spent driving for us, and I’m excited to see what we can accomplish with his wealth of experience on the Superspeedways.”
Flex Seal will sponsor Cassill’s car.
(Taken in Part From: Dustin Long - NBC Sports)
Cole Custer Becomes a 'Rich Man' at Richmond Capturing the Dash 4 Cash
Cole Custer said on Friday afternoon that his No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing NASCAR Xfinity Series team might be ready to peak in time for the Playoffs.
Clearly, Custer is ahead of schedule, after a convincing victory in Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway.
After losing the lead to Austin Cindric on a restart with 26 laps left, Custer regained the top spot on Lap 231 of 250 and pulled away for his second victory of the season. In a race that dodged a persistent threat of rain, Custer crossed the finish line 2.639 seconds ahead of Cindric.
Not only did Custer win for the fourth time in his career—and for the first time on a short track—but he also claimed the $100,000 Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus that goes to the highest finisher of four eligible contenders.
“We had a great car,” Custer said. “(Crew chief Mike Shiplett) made great adjustments as it went… This one means a lot. We hadn’t had a short-track win yet. We’ve struggled a lot at short tracks, but this helps
“A lot of my friends give me crap for being bad at this place, but I finally won, so I’ve got a little bit of bragging rights there, so that’s night. I’m just so happy. Two wins—that’s pretty awesome.”
Custer also served notice that he expects the team to get even better as the season progresses.
“I think we’re in a great place,” Custer said. “We’re going to get better and better. I think we’ve started to figure out our cars later in the race, and I think the second time we go back (to the same tracks), we’re going to be even better—just me and Mike working together at these tracks for the first time.
“We’re just going to be a team that gets better and better as the year goes on.”
Custer led three times for a race-high 122 laps. Third-place finisher Justin Allgaier led 86 and won the first stage but had to charge to the front after contrarian pit strategy left him 16th for a Lap 161 restart.
Allgaier was second by the time caution slowed the race for the sixth time on Lap 212, but he spun his tires on the subsequent restart on Lap 219 and fell back to fifth before recovering to third at the finish.
“The pit call we made at the end of the (second) stage there, it worked out, obviously, in our favor,” said Allgaier, who had crashed out of last week’s Bristol race after leading 138 laps. “But I pushed really hard to get back up to the front, and I just didn’t quite have enough there at the end to really do anything.
“I made a mistake on that restart. It really burns me up that I made the mistake, but all in all, a great day. I hope we got the monkey off our back.”
Cindric was hoping rain would halt the race when he was in the lead, but that didn’t happen. He did, however, qualify for the Dash 4 Cash two weeks hence at Talladega, where his sponsor, MoneyLion, also holds the entitlement for the race.
“Congrats to Cole and those guys,” Cindirc said. “I tried my best on that restart to hold him off, but they were obviously the class of the field. Him and the 7 (Allgaier). We had some fun and got some points and now we will move on to Talladega for the MoneyLion 300.
“That will be a big one for me. I would love to win that race and the Dash for Cash at Talladega.”
Tyler Reddick came home fourth, followed by Ryan Sieg, who has finished no worse than 12th in the first eight races of the season. Zane Smith, John Hunter Nemechek, Chase Briscoe, Riley Herbst and Justin Haley completed the top 10.
(Taken in Part From: NASCAR.com)
Several First Time Xfinity Series Drivers in the Field at Richmond Friday
When the Xfinity Series takes to the track for the first night race of the 2019 season at Richmond Raceway, 3 drivers will be taking their first laps as a driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Tyler Matthews will race the #15 for JD Motorsports. Tyler has three Truck Series starts in 2018 with an average finish of 23rd. Colin Garrett will race the #66 for MBM Motorsports. This is Colin's first NASCAR start in the top 3 series. Colin has 14 starts in the K&N Pro East Series. Dillon Bassett has a total of 50 races in the K&N Pro East & West Series races, capturing one win in 2015. Dillon will be racing the #90 for DGM Racing.
Richmond Entry List for Weekend Doubleheader
NASCAR holds its second Virginia race weekend of the year when it heads to Richmond Raceway this weekend for a round of night racing. Cup and Xfinity Series teams will be in action at the .750-mile short track.
Friday night will be the Toyota Care 250 Xfinity NASCAR Race. There are 40 cars entered in the race, so 2 cars will be sent home after qualifying. Some notables will be Elliott Sadler will make his first of two scheduled starts driving Kaulig Racing’s No. 10 Chevrolet. Tyler Matthews will make his series debut in the No. 15 for JD Motorsports. Riley Herbst will make his season debut in the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing. Kaz Grala is set for his second start of the year for Richard Childress Racing in the No. 21. Zane Smith is set for his third start in JR Motorsports’ No. 8. This is the second Dash for Cash race so no Cup Series drivers will be in the race this weekend.
For the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, we will see out first Saturday night race of the season in the Toyota Owners 400. There are 37 cars entered for the race. Bayley Currey will be in Rich Ware Racing’s No. 52 car, and Quin Houff will make his third start for Spire Motorsports in the No. 77. The only non-charter team will be Joey Gase in the #66 Toyota that will sport a Sam Bass Tribute paint scheme this weekend.
(Taken in Part From: Daniel McFadin - Yahoo Sports)
Ryan Ellis Returns to NASCAR in
Part Time Xfinity Series Ride
Ryan Ellis will be back behind the wheel in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
The 29-year-old, who’s held PR duty with Go Fas Racing and Corey LaJoie, will transition to driving duties with BJ McLeod Motorsports for two races in 2019.
Driving the team’s No. 99 Toyota Supra, the Virginian will race at Iowa Speedway in June and Road America in August partnering with The Wes Cook Band.
The Wes Cook Band is a country band from Nashville, Tenn, whose song “I Stand For The Flag” was the inspiration for the paint scheme for the No. 99. Ellis and band manager Nathan Stoops converged for the two-race deal.
“I am thrilled to represent not only the Wes Cook Band, but also this song,” said Ellis. “I know they love America just as much as I do, and I know the NASCAR fans share the same love for this great country.”
Ellis has 48 prior starts in the Xfinity Series, finishing a highest of 15th at Daytona in 2016. The two starts will be his first of 2019.
“To be able to work with all of these great partners and have Enlisted Nine, Audio Video Specialists, Top Cover and Nine Line Apparel join us is huge,” he said. “I would not have this opportunity without them, and I appreciate them coming on board and can’t wait to race with B.J. McLeod and his group again this season.”
Stoops was proud to give Ellis the opportunity to return to the series while promoting The Wes Cook Band and “I Stand For The Flag.”
“We wrote this song as a love letter to America,” said Stoops. “An olive branch that promotes unity and patriotism. We’re thrilled for the opportunity to spread this message to such a patriotic audience as the NASCAR fans. We know they love America, just like we do!”
(Taken in Part From: Zach Catanareti - Kickin the Tires)
Christopher Bell Capture the Win & Dash 4 Cash at the Bristol Xfinity Race
Christopher Bell took the lead 18 laps before the end of the Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, and held on Saturday to capture not only the checkered flag but also $100,000 in the opening Dash 4 Cash race.
Bell, who led 57 laps in all, logged his second victory of the season and his first at Bristol.
Tyler Reddick was second in the No. 2 Chevrolet, while polesitter Cole Custer was third in the No. 00 Ford. Chase Briscoe and John Hunter Nemechek rounded out the top five.
This was the first of four races in the Dash 4 Cash bonus program. The highest finishing Dash 4 Cash-eligible driver in any of the four races — consecutive stops at Bristol, Richmond Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Dover International Speedway — earns a $100,000 bonus.
Eligible drivers in Bristol included Bell, Reddick, Briscoe and Michael Annett. Bell, Reddick, Custer and Briscoe will compete for the prize at Richmond.
Bell initially took the the lead from Justin Allgaier, who led 138 laps, when Allgaier’s No. 7 Chevrolet suffered a mechanical failure. He pulled into the garage on Lap 227, done for the day.
(Taken in Part From: NASCAR.com)
Christopher Bell Not Sure
Where He Will Race in 2020
Christopher Bell doesn’t know what he will be doing next season yet in NASCAR, and the Joe Gibbs Racing driver surprisingly seems unworried about his timetable for reaching the Cup Series.
“If I ever make it to Cup,” Bell told reporters Friday afternoon
“I mean, yeah, unless you know something I don’t,” Bell said with a smile.
But Bell, 24, spent much of his media session Friday singing the praises of his enjoyment of racing the Xfinity Series and seemed content if he remains on the circuit for another year. Is there a new attitude this season?
“Yeah, I’m trying to figure out how to word this,” he said with a laugh. “So obviously I want to go to Cup, right? But I never meant that phrase as, ‘I don’t want to be in Xfinity,’ because I love the Xfinity Series, and like I just said, I love the cars and feel they race well.
“Ultimately I get to drive race cars for a living, so that’s really cool.”
The status and career path of Bell has been an open question that has drawn much scrutiny. Officials from Toyota Racing Development, which has invested millions in helping groom the dirt racing prodigy, have said numerous times that Bell will remain in the Toyota camp for his inevitable promotion to Cup.
That’s prompted speculation because there are only five viable Toyota seats – four of which belong to Joe Gibbs Racing, which is fielding Bell in the Xfinity for the second consecutive season.
The only JGR driver in a contract year is Erik Jones, who recently told NBC Sports that he is working on an extension with the team. The only other option would be Leavine Family Racing, whose No. 95 Toyota is filled by Matt DiBenedetto this season, or this could become a two car team in 2020.
Bell said he hasn’t asked about his 2020 schedule yet and is unconcerned.
“It’s still early in the year,” the Norman, Okla., native said. “Normally, I don’t figure out where I land until August-ish. So we’re definitely early in the year to know where I’m going to be.”
And when he does know, he isn’t expecting to take Jones’ spot or anyone else at Gibbs.
“I never really pictured Erik being my hole,” Bell said. “If you look at the Gibbs camp now, I can’t picture anyone being my hole because all four cars are running exceptional now. Watch any of the races, all four are right in the top five. I don’t know where I’m going to land. I’m just enjoying the ride now.”
(Taken in Part From: Nate Ryan - NBC Sports)
NASCAR Releases Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoor Truck Series 2020 Schedule's
NASCAR released its 2020 schedule for the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Wednesday, unveiling an innovative slate that mirrors the work done for next year’s Cup Series schedule and one that brings both series back to iconic Virginia short tracks for the first time in more than a decade.
The announcement also provides a clearer picture of the schedule for a historic Pocono Raceway doubleheader next summer, and a look at the tricky road to the Championship 4 — at a new venue — for both series.
Confirmed last week with the reveal of the Cup Series schedule, ISM Raceway at Phoenix will host a tripleheader championship weekend, beginning with the Gander Trucks title race Nov. 6. The Xfinity Series championship is decided the next night at the 1-mile track.
ISM Raceway at Phoenix recently completed a $178 million renovation project designed to improve the fan experience, and one which included a reconfiguration for the track’s start/finish line. The track has hosted the Round of 8 finale for all three NASCAR national series since the introduction of the NASCAR Playoffs elimination format.
Perhaps the biggest change confirmed Wednesday is the return of the NASCAR Xfinity Series to historic Martinsville Speedway, with incredibly high stakes in the penultimate race of the season before the title field is set.
The Xfinity Series has raced at Martinsville just once in the past 25 years — in July 2006, a race won by Kevin Harvick. Martinsville will host the Gander Trucks that weekend as well, setting up the first-ever tripleheader weekend at the track.
Richmond Raceway also plays a prominent role in both schedules. The Gander Trucks will return to Richmond for the first time since 2005, while the newly renovated raceway will play host to the regular-season finale in the Xfinity Series to set the field for the 12-driver Playoff field.
“The NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series were both built on short-track racing, and it is important that short tracks remain a prominent part of our series schedules,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR managing director of racing operations and international development. “We returned to our roots in many ways with today’s announcement. Martinsville and Richmond were part of the original Xfinity and Gander Trucks schedules, and we’re excited for their return as part of a strong overall slate.”
The Xfinity Series schedule has three new tracks in its seven-race Playoffs, and two new elimination races that mirror the Cup Series at a road course and a short track.
The postseason opens Sept. 18 at Bristol Motor Speedway, with a Friday night race under the lights. After a trip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway — both Bristol and Las Vegas are new to the postseason — the series concludes the Round of 12 at the Charlotte Roval.
The Round of 8 sees a Kansas-Texas-Martinsville stretch before ending at ISM Raceway.
The Gander Trucks, meanwhile, open the Playoffs at Gateway Motorsports Park. The 1.25-mile track serves as host for the first Round of 8 race on Aug. 21. A trip to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, site of the 2019 Playoffs opener, and then Bristol Motor Speedway completes the Round of 8.
The Round of 6 starts at Las Vegas, and includes Talladega Superspeedway and Martinsville Speedway before crowning a champion at ISM Raceway.
Announced last week with the 2020 Cup Series schedule reveal, Pocono Raceway will hold the first Cup Series doubleheader in NASCAR history. The Cup Series will race at the 2.5-mile “Tricky Triangle” on Saturday and then again on Sunday, two points-paying races in two days.
It’s officially a tripleheader weekend in Pennsylvania. The Gander Trucks joins the NASCAR Cup Series on a full Saturday of racing, and the Xfinity Series races on Sunday — also with the Cup Series. Yes, that’s four NASCAR national series races in two days.
“I definitely think it’ll be a bucket-list item for fans,” Kennedy said. “It’s going to be a unique piece of our schedule for all three series.”
(Taken in part from Brad Norman - NASCAR.Com)
Dolly on the Chevrolet of Reddick
for Select Races in 2019
East Tennessee icon Dolly Parton will be seen zipping around Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday after striking a deal to be featured on one of the race cars.
For the event, the hood of NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Tyler Reddick’s No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro will be adorned with Parton’s likeness and her record company, Dolly Records, while the rest of the car prominently features the logos from each of Parton’s Pigeon Forge-area attractions. The rest of the car is trimmed in pink.
“It’s an honor to represent Dolly Parton and her variety of businesses on our No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway,” said the California native. “Dolly is an icon and has had a lot of success in her career, which is something I admire while trying to build my own success in NASCAR. Hopefully, we can take Dolly and the No. 2 Camaro to Victory Lane this weekend in her home state of Tennessee. I think that would be really special for everyone who is a fan of hers.”
Reddick is the 2018 Xfinity Series champion and enters the event in Thunder Valley with RCR as the current series leader. He is fresh off a second place finish in last weekend’s event at Texas Motor Speedway.
(Taken in part from WATE6)
Harrison Burton to race 8 races for Joe Gibbs Racing in Xfinity Series for 2019
This weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, 18-year-old Harrison Burton will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut. The teenager will take the next step, driving the No. 18 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing on April 6 in the Alsco 300. It will be the first of eight races this season for the young driver, a schedule announced Monday.
Burton’s eight slated contests in 2019 will be at Bristol, Iowa (June 16), New Hampshire (July 20), Richmond (Sept. 20), Charlotte’s Roval (Sept. 28), Dover (Oct. 5), Kansas (Oct. 19) and Texas (Nov. 2).
“Harrison continues to impress at each level of his racing career,” Steve DeSouza, executive vice president of Xfinity Series and development for Joe Gibbs Racing, said. “Ben (Beshore, crew chief) has the No. 18 team off to a strong start this season and we believe Harrison will continue that momentum for us starting at Bristol.”
Burton will have DEX Imaging, which has backed him for several years, on the car during those eight races.
“It is going to be a life-changing experience for me,” Burton said during the live-streamed JGR announcement. “I’ve been working my whole life for this.”
Currently, Burton drives for Kyle Busch Motorsports in NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series full-time and sits ninth in the series standings through the first five races. His best career finish is third (twice), which came at Iowa and ISM Raceway last season.
Harrison is the son of former longtime NASCAR driver and current NBC Sports analyst Jeff Burton.
(Taken in part from Brandon Hauff - Frontstretch)
Jeb Burton Hoping for a Full-Time
Jr. Motorsports Ride in 2020
Jeb Burton was quite emotional after the Xfinity Texas race this past weekend. This was the first race for Jeb behind the wheel of the #8 Chevrolet for Jr. Motorsports.
On Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Monday afternoon, Jeb mentioned that he is talking with Jr. Motorsports about possibly becoming a full time driver in 2020 if full sponsorship can be found. Where will Jeb fit into the 4 car field of Jr. Motorsports is yet to be determined.
It was Jeb's second ever top 5 finish in the Xfinity Series in 26 starts, where he has an average finish of 17th. Jeb also has also raced part time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for a total of 32 races with his average finish being 36th. Jeb said he will still race a handful of more races for Rick Ware Racing in the Cup Series in 2019. Finally Jeb has 1 win in the Gander Outdoor Truck Series in 2013 at Martinsville with a total of 53 starts in that series.
Entry Lists Released for Bristol Race Weekend
The Entry List for both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series were released early Monday morning ahead of a double header weekend.
The Cup Series sees 38 cars on the entry list for the Food City 500. The two non-charter teams are Reed Sorenson in the #27 for Premier Motorsports, and Joey Gase in the #66 for MBM Motorsports. Some other notables in the field, Cody Ware in the #51, Bayley Currey in the #52, and Quin Houff in the #77
The Xfinity Series sees 37 cars on the entry list for the Alsco 300. Everyone will make the race this weekend. This will be the first Dash for Cash race in 2019, so no Cup drivers will be in the race this weekend. Some notables, Zane Smith will be in the #8 for Jr Motorsports, Harrison Burton will make his Xfinity Series debut in the #18 car for Joe Gibbs Racing, and 77 year old, Morgan Shepherd will be making his 450th career start in the series.
Kyle Busch Confirms He Will Retire From Xfinity Series after 5 More Wins
Kyle Busch has been dominate during the Xfinity Series races so far in 2019, after picking up his 3rd win in 4 races. Those days may be coming to an end soon. Kyle Busch confirmed on the Sirius XM Radio Show, Dialed In with Clair B. Lang that he will indeed plan to retire once he reaches 100 victories in the Xfinity Series. "This win today means I am one step closer to retirement" said Kyle Busch after his win at Texas today. "Yes, I am done once I reach 100 wins. I have told Joe Gibbs he won't have to fund a ride for me after my 100th victory." "I will race an Xfinity Race if Joe (Gibbs) really needs me to for sponsorship reasons, but I currently have no plans to race in that series once I reach 100 victories"
Kyle Busch, has the most wins than any other driver in the Xfinity Series after capturing his 95th career win at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, holding off several drivers after a late race caution to get the victory. Over the course of Kyle's Xfinity Series career he has 349 starts, and has won a race every year since 2004, except for the 2012 season where he competed in 22 of the 33 races that season, but stayed winless.
Kyle Busch Captures 95th Xfinity
Series Win at Texas
Kyle Busch moved one win closer to a Lone Star sweep with his victory this afternoon in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, the My Bariatric Solutions 300.
While his car wasn’t the class of the field on Saturday, Busch executed a perfect launch on the final restart to take the lead. Over the final eight laps, Busch held off Tyler Reddick to secure his ninth NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Texas Motor Speedway and the 95th of his series career.
“This Toyota Supra was awesome today,” Busch said. “It was really fast on the long run I could just never get people away from me on the front side of the run to get settled into my rhythm and be able to go. Every time I got to the outside, people would just drive by me on the bottom. Then when I’d get to the inside, somebody would bust it on the outside on me and make me loose.
“We were just all over the place today. Certainly, a fast race car once I could get rolling. Christopher Bell ran a great race, he should have won this thing today.”
Bell, who finished third, led a race-high 128 laps. But the “fuel only” decision by crew chief Ben Beshore on the final pit stop afforded the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Supra to the lead for the last run. Busch extended his advantage over Reddick by .861-seconds at the finish line.
(Taken in part from Reid Spencer - NASCAR Wire Service)
Xtream Concepts Racing Looking at Possible Big Plans in Near Future
Xtream Concepts Racing is the newest team currently in NASCAR, but with some big backing from Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing, this could become the next powerhouse team in NASCAR.
Xtream Concept Inc. is a company that trains Law Enforcement with military exercises. i-K9 is one of the main focuses of Xtream Concepts Inc. which has been primary sponsors several races with Jeffery Earnhardt and Kyle Busch as the driver.
Well now Xtream Concepts Racing was formed over the winter, making Xtream Concepts Inc. become a car owner in both the Xfinity Series and Monster Energy Cup Series in 2019 part time.
The team is ran by Joe Gibbs Racing. The race shop is housed in Joe Gibbs Racing, and all employees for this team are Joe Gibbs Racing employees. In an interview on Sirius XM Radio Show, The Front Stretch, Joe Gibbs Racing Director of Competition, Adam Stevens talked about the collaboration with the team. Adam Stevens said he is the Director of Competition of both teams. JGR will create the cars in house for Xtream Concepts Racing, and will use JGR employees for all aspects of this new race team.
Adam Stevens said this team will race a hand full of races in each series with Jeffery Earnhardt as the driver in the #81 Toyota. Stevens also said he will remain the Competition Director through 2019 for both teams, but currently Joe Gibbs Racing is looking at its options with Xtream Concepts Racing for 2020.
It is possible to see the #81 full time in 2020, which would become a very close satellite team with Joe Gibbs Racing. Toyota who has been vocal in the past that they hope to have another Toyota powerhouse team in the near future in the Monster Energy Cup Series. Currently the only current multi car Toyota team in the Cup Series is Joe Gibbs Racing.
Entry List for Texas Posted for all Three Series.
Also, Kyle Busch will be in all Three Races
The entry list for this weekends races were released a moments ago. There will be 40 cars at Texas in the Cup Series this weekend, which is the most cars we have seen on track since the Daytona 500.
A few notables, Reed Sorenson will be back behind the #27 car for Premium Motorsports, Cody Ware and BJ McLoud will be back at Rick Ware Racing, Timmy Hill will be in the #66, Garrett Smithly in the #77, Gaunt Brothers Racing returns with Parker Kliggerman in the #96, and Obaika will have a TBA driver in their #97 as they atempt their first race of the season.
In Xfinity Series, 40 cars are entered in a 38 car field. Jeffery Earnhardt will be racing with a new team, Xtream Concepts Racing carrying the #81 i-k9 Toyota.
Trucks have 32 entries, so all trucks will make the field.
Kyle Busch will be in all three series once again this weekend.
A.J. Allmendinger will return to NASCAR competition this year in multiple Xfinity Series races for Kaulig Racing, the team announced Thursday.
Allmendinger, who serves as an analyst for NBC Sports’ motorsports coverage, will drive the No. 10 Chevrolet in an undisclosed amount of races. Kaulig Racing fields Justin Haley full-time in the No. 11 Chevrolet.
Allmendinger joins a growing list of drivers who are scheduled to pilot the No. 10 this year, including Ross Chastain, Austin Dillon and Elliott Sadler.
“I am excited for the opportunity to hop back into a Xfinity Series car,” Allmendinger said in a press release. “I look forward to helping Kaulig Racing build their program, as well as fight for wins with them.”
Allmendinger has one win and 11 top-five finishes in Cup and two Xfinity wins. All three wins were on road courses.
Allmendinger last made laps in NASCAR in the 2018 Cup finale in Miami. He also competed in the Rolex 24 at Daytona earlier this year.
(Taken in part from Daniel McFadin - Yahoo Sports)
NASCAR Xfinity SERIES:
Saturday, April 27th 2019 - 1pm EST