NASCAR XFINITY Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Charlotte

Entry List: 43 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: Saturday, May 26, 10:10am/et. TV-FS1 • Qualifying Order
Race: Saturday, May 26, 1:00pm/et on FS1, PRN (Stages 45/90/200), Green flag 1:18pm/et.

Keselowski paces final XFINITY practice: #22-Brad Keselowski was quickest in final practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 182.340mph.
#9-Tyler Reddick was second, followed by: #18-Kyle Busch, #20-Christopher Bell, #00-Cole Custer, #23-Chase Elliott, #42-Jamie McMurray, #61-Kaz Grala, #12-Austin Cindric, and #98-Chase Briscoe.
See complete results on the Charlotte practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(5-24-2018)

Phantom Fireworks joins Kauling Racing

Kaulig Racing is excited to announce Phantom Fireworks as the new primary sponsor of the No. 11 Chevrolet driven by Ryan Truex in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). The sponsorship will begin with the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26 followed by the next five NXS races.[More](5-23-2018)

JP Motorsports' crew member appeal amended

The National Motorsports Appeals Panel announced Wednesday it had amended a penalty assessed on May 9 to former Xfinity Series crew member Michael L. Hayden.[More](5-23-2018)

Brandon Hightower joins JP Motorsports UPDATE

The team announced on Twitter that it has parted ways with Stephen Leicht and Brandon Hightower will drive the #55 for the remainder of the season.More](5-22-2018)

Fatal Clothing to support Dylan Lupton at Charlotte

Strengthening his relationship with California-based companies, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Dylan Lupton (@LuptonDylan) announced today with JGL Racing that Fatal Clothing will support the team in Saturday afternoon's Alsco 300 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Fatal Crew was established in 2004 as a garage built clothing company. Based in Southern California and heavily influenced by its culture, Fatal represents and supports this lifestyle through art, fashion, music, and action.[More](5-22-2018)

Billy Wilburn to crew chief Allgaier at Charlotte and Pocono

JR Motorsports has named veteran car chief Billy Wilburn as crew chief of Justin Allgaier and the No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture team for this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway and next week at Pocono Raceway. Wilburn, who is currently in his fifth season as car chief of the No. 7 team, will step into the role normally occupied by Jason Burdett. Burdett is serving a two-race suspension after an infraction was found following the team's NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Dover International Speedway.[More](5-22-2018)

Chase Elliott to drive for GMS Racing in select races

GMS Racing officials announced today that NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott will drive the No. 23 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) entry this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) as well as other select races on the 2018 NXS schedule. Hooters, which sponsors Elliott's No. 9 Cup Series team at Hendrick Motorsports, will serve as primary sponsor for the No. 23 team at CMS in honor of the restaurant chain's 35th Anniversary and 22nd Annual Hooters International Pageant.[More](5-21-2018)

Kaz Grala out at JGL Racing UPDATE

Tuesday evening he tweeted that the team would not honor the remainder of his season long contract to drive the #24. The team told NBC that it would no longer run the #24 due to lack of sponsorship.
UPDATE: After being released from his ride at JGL Racing, Kaz Grala has found a new home for the next four races. Grala will join Fury Race Cars in the No. 61 Ford Mustang beginning at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Shane Wilson will serve as his crew chief.[More](5-20-2018)

Dover XFINITY TV ratings:

NASCAR Xfinity Series racing from Dover earned a 0.5 rating and 783,000 viewers on FS1 last Saturday, down 29% in ratings and 22% in viewership from last year (0.7, 1.0M) and down 55% and 52% respectively from 2016 (1.1, 1.6M). So far this season, every single Xfinity and Cup Series race has posted a decline in ratings and/or viewership.[Sports Media Watch](5-14-2018)

Kansas Speedway, Kansas Lottery renew partnership

Kansas Speedway and the Kansas Lottery today announced their continued partnership in a multi-year deal. The Kansas Lottery, who has partnered with Kansas Speedway since 2001, will continue as the sponsor of the NASCAR XFINITY Series race.[More](5-12-2018)

Conor Daly to run XFINITY Series race at Road America

Roush Fenway Racing will field three Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustangs at Road America for the NASCAR Xfinity race on Saturday, August 25th. Lilly Diabetes Drive Down A1C driver Ryan Reed will be joined by Wisconsin hometown driver Ty Majeski in the No. 60 and IndyCar driver Conor Daly will round out the trio behind the wheel of the No. 6. Daly, like Reed, competes at the highest levels of racing while managing his Type 1 diabetes. The Xfinity race at Road America will be his NASCAR debut. Majeski also has a close tie to the diabetes community as his grandfather has Type 2 diabetes.[More](5-11-2018)

Spencer Boyd sports special colors to honor military at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Spencer Boyd and Grunt Style are proud to announce they will be running a special paint scheme Memorial Day Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway to honor our great nation's military. Joining the scarlet and gold Camaro will be Calcutta Outdoors as a new sponsor to the No. 76 team.[More](5-9-2018)

Dover post-race penalties announced

The teams of #7-Justin Allgaier and #3-Jeb Burton both received L1 penalties. Allgaier will not be able to use his Dover race win to make the playoffs.[More](5-9-2018)

U.S. Cellular to back JRM's No. 1 Chevrolet as primary sponsor at Iowa

JR Motorsports announced today that wireless carrier U.S. Cellular will join Elliott Sadler and the No. 1 team as a primary sponsor for the U.S. Cellular 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway on July 28.[More](5-8-2018)

New name for Pocono XFINITY race

Pocono Raceway today announces a multi-year partnership with J. P. Mascaro & Sons under which the June 2 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at 'The Tricky Triangle' has been renamed the Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J. P. Mascaro & Sons. Also, as part of this partnership, J.P. Mascaro & Sons will serve as at the 'Official Waste Services and Recycling Provider of Pocono Raceway.'[More](5-7-2018)

XFINITY Series drivers shake down Charlotte

Some of NASCAR's biggest names joined its most popular rising stars for a day-long shakedown of NASCAR Xfinity Series machines on Monday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Past NASCAR Xfinity Series champions including Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski joined more than 20 Xfinity Series stars in testing Charlotte's 1.5-mile superspeedway in advance of the Alsco 300 on May 26.[More](5-7-2018)

Gallagher told to leave Charlotte test

Spencer Gallagher, suspended indefinitely for violating NASCAR's substance abuse policy, briefly attended Monday's Xfinity Series test at Charlotte Motor Speedway before he was informed he was not allowed to be there and left.[More](5-7-2018)

Former JP Motorsports crew member allegedly breaks jaw of team owner

NASCAR has indefinitely suspended a crew member arrested on a second-degree assault charge after allegedly breaking a team owner's jaw in a fight Friday morning in the Dover International Speedway garage. Lawrence Hayden, 33, a former crew member for JP Motorsports, was taken into custody following the fight, according to a Dover Police Department news release. The police were called to the garage at 10:51 a.m. Friday. According to the news release, Hayden and JP Motorsports co-owner Jerry Hattaway, 56, were involved in an argument and then a fight. [More](5-5-2018)

Spencer Gallagher suspended by NASCAR

Spencer Gallagher has been suspended indefinitely from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body's substance abuse policy. On May 1, Gallagher was found to have violated Section 19 (NASCAR's substance abuse policy) of the 2018 NASCAR rule book. Gallagher has agreed to participate in the Road to Recovery Program.[More](5-2-2018)

XYO Network partners with Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that XYO Network will sponsor Erik Jones for two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races and Brandon Jones for six races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season. XYO Network provides an efficient and foolproof way to deliver trustworthy location data through cryptolocation technology that protects privacy while providing greater accuracy.[More](4-18-2018)

Fitzgerald renews sponsorship of Bristol XFINITY race

Fitzgerald USA, a national leader in the trucking industry, has renewed its sponsorship of the popular NASCAR XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), affirming its partnership with the track in a multi-year agreement announced today. As part of the announcement, BMS and Fitzgerald debuted the new name of the race and its logo: beginning spring 2019, the race will be known as the Fitzgerald USA 300.[More](4-15-2018)

Chevrolet may change Camaro nose

Chevrolet is reportedly seeking design change approval from NASCAR for a new nose on its XFINITY Series version of the iconic car. [More](4-14-2018)