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Christopher Bell moves on to next playoff round with Richmond victory

RICHMOND, Va. A short run at the end of Friday nights GoBowling.com 250 was just what pole winner Christopher Bell needed to charge into the second round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. RELATED: Complete Xfinity race results In a race that saw r…

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Earnhardt Jr.’s Xfinity return was an important personal moment

RICHMOND, Va. — Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s lone scheduled race of the season — a one-off Xfinity Series effort — was intended to be a flashback, a low-pressure return to NASCAR competition after his retirement from full-time racing last season. It was also i…

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Kevin Harvick wins unofficial Busch Pole at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. Kevin Harvick vaulted to the forefront in the final round of Fridays Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying at Richmond Raceway, securing the unofficial pole position for Saturday nights Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. E…

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Alon Day aims for more opportunities in full-contact U.S. brand of NASCAR

RICHMOND, Va. — Alon Day has had a taste of racing at NASCAR’s highest level, making his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut last season at Sonoma Raceway. The venue was a sweet spot where Day said “I know where I’m coming from,” a winding road cour…

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Monster Energy Series team rosters for Richmond

NASCAR announced before the season that it will standardize at-track team rosters across all three national series in 2018, providing a structure for the number of personnel working on each vehicle during the course of a race weekend. Official team ros…

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Hooters expands sponsorship of Chase Elliott through 2021

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2018) Hooters has expanded its association with 12-time champions Hendrick Motorsports with a new contract that extends its primary sponsorship of driver Chase Elliott and the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team for three years. Ho…

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Ross Chastain is making the most of his opportunity

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ross Chastain tells an honest and surreal story of realizing his first victory in one of NASCARs major series — a dominating win in last Saturdays NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He said he and his friends …

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Xfinity Presents: Where technology defines NASCAR – team communications

Speed, coverage and control are critical elements of NASCAR team communications on race day, as drivers, crew chiefs and spotters explain in the first of a video series, “Xfinity Presents: Technology that Defines NASCAR.” “It starts with the driver and…

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Steve Phelps joins exclusive club as NASCAR President – ‘What an incredible honor’

Steve Phelps knows the list well, as do most folks with even a passing knowledge of NASCAR’s history. As far as “short lists” go, this one is just about as exclusive as it gets, and today NASCAR announced Phelps as the newest member of that club — one …

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NASCAR Fitness Challenge Powered by Lilly Diabetes is back!

NASCAR drivers, crew members and team employees are facing off Sept. 26 in the NASCAR Fitness Challenge Powered by Lilly Diabetes, and you can be part of the competition! Teams will gather at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza in a relay-style stationary bi…

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Comcast to host NASCAR Xfinity Series champ at Universal

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 18, 2018) Comcast today announced that this year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series champion will celebrate at Universal Orlando Resort™ on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in a series of activities that include fan meet-and-greets, a parade appearance and ex…

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Analysis: Hendrick in dangerous playoff situation; will they come out safe?

As the remaining races in 2018 dwindle, Hendrick Motorsports finds itself in unfamiliar territory. Three of its four drivers — Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman — advanced to the 2018 NASCAR Playoffs. And those same three drivers are in pre…

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Notebook: Allgaier wary of potential pitfalls as Xfinity Playoffs begin

If Justin Allgaier was starting to feel complacent about his regular-season championship in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, watching Sundays Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was all it took to inject a dose of real…

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Dale Jr. returns to race at Richmond, but will it be his last race?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. left the door cracked open for racing beyond Friday nights GoBowling 250 at Richmond Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In a spontaneous Q&A with fans on Twitter, Earnhardt responded to a question about whether Friday (7:30 p….

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Updates from the Armchair: Richmond prep, Camaro ZL1 paint schemes, and an iRacing tattoo

With NASCAR racing at Richmond Raceway this weekend, drivers like Xfinity Series racer Spencer Boyd are getting ready by turning some virtual laps. Little @iRacing for @RichmondRaceway in the #76 @Gruntstyle Chevy! pic.twitter.com/3dMRim6KVp — Spencer …

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Analysis: Rating playoff rebound hopes for Chase Elliott, Erik Jones

The NASCAR Playoffs got off to a wild start in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series postseason opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, as it felt like nearly every driver in 16-driver field found trouble of some sort at some point during the race. Two…

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