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Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series
Next Contest: Coca-Cola 600
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date: Saturday, Might 26
Time: 18:00. EN
TV: FOX, at 17.30. ET
Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 600 miles (400 turns); Step 1 (ends in round 100),
Step 2 (ending spherical 200), Step three (ending round 300), last part (ending round 400)
2018 Winner: Kyle Busch [19659002] NASCAR Xfinity Series
Next Competition: Alsco 300
Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date: Saturday, Might 25
Time: 13:00 ET
TV: FS1, 12:30 p. ET
Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 300 miles (200 turns); Step 1 (Ending Round 45),
Step 2 (Ending Round 90), Ultimate Stage (Ending Spherical 200)
Winner of 2018: Brad Keselowski

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series
Subsequent Contest: SpeedyCash.com 400
Location: Texas Motor Speedway
Date: Friday 7 June
Time: 21.00 ET
TV: FS1, 20.30. ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 250.5 miles (167 turns); Step 1 (Ending Spherical 40),
Step 2 (Ending Round 80), Last Stage (Ending Round 167)
Winner of 2018: Johnny Sauter

Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series [19659002] Kyle Busch defends

Kyle Busch is the defending winner of Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 (18.00 ET FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) – for the first time to win the Monster Power NASCAR Cup collection on the Busch publish after last yr Might was the leading 377 rounds.

The 2015 Monster Power Champion was an awesome victory. Charlotte Motor Speedway's oval was at that time the one place on schedule the place Busch had not gained a daily season competitors, despite the fact that he was leading all lively drivers (including eight occasions Charlotte Winner Jimmie Johnson) in rounds (1370 laps)) and trails only Johnson (16-12) ) within the final five finishes.

The great temper and historical significance of his daughter Charlotte's victory may also help get Busch back to the sector, which he has arrange in 11 prime races and three wins in this season.

He suffered his first scorer in the 10-day World Cup race on Might 11th. Joe Gibbs Racing's Fragile 30th in Toyota No. 18 was a late penalty penalty for carrying too many pit windows. Not only did he maintain him a document for the consecutive opening of the 10th century (12), but paid him for the funding. He is now following 9 factors for Monster Power Champion Joey Logano. He nonetheless maintains a 29-point edge in an unbeatable third place at Kevin Harvick.

Nevertheless, he expects this weekend's problem in Charlotte. Though Busch took most of his Cup profession to earn his first victory at Charlotte Memorial Day 600, he is a supporter of the longest sporting occasion and believes he has a singular and unique place in sports activities. 19659002] “I like running 600 miles,” Busch stated. “I feel it brings a unique perspective to our sport – it's longevity. Individuals say, “It's too lengthy. It's boring. Properly, you already know, it's a part of the product and historical past we've had for a long time at Memorial Day, if you spend an extra hundred kilometers.

”And automotive preparation goes into it. Will your automotive help? Does the engine final? Are drivers competitive all through the competition? You typically get uninterested in up to 500 miles of competition. So, when you don't show indicators of weak spot, you ought to be pretty good. & # 39; & # 39;

Logano Leads

The dominant Monster Power NASCAR Cup champion Joey Logano took himself again to place after 15th -Place ending in Kansas Speedway combined with a very atypical 30-seat seat with previous point chief Kyle Busch. It is equally genuine together with his steady consistency as he has just one victory this yr when he left, with Busch, three wins.

Actually, Logano's staff, Penske's teammate Brad Keselowski, has tripled the prizes in addition to being only fifth, with 57 points behind Logano.

The difference is consistency. Logano has eight prime 10 on the opening ceremony in 12 competitions and has led the spherical in ten. 4 occasions Logano is ranked among the many prime three in Las Vegas, ranked second in California and Richmond, Va., And earned third in Bristol, Tenn.

The Logano No. 22 Group Penske Ford group has just one previous win at Charlotte within the fall, 2015, which led to the dominant 227 334 rounds. He had just one top-20 out of five races on the 1.5-kilometer monitor – the ninth place within the 2016 600 – and it has only led to 16 laps on that schedule.

Larson needs to keep up the tempo [19659002] It has been good for Might Kyle Larson, who took the primary Monster Power collection trophy for almost two years final weekend final week at Monster Power NASCAR All-Star Race – to qualify outdoors the Monster Power Open. . Although the competition didn’t pay the factors, it paid the winner and Larson a $ 1 million tempo.

No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet driver is coming in two greatest 2019 seasons – third place in Dover, Del. and eighth place in Kansas two weeks ago.

It’s a constructive sign that Larson could also be operating for a 58-race prize. His prime 10 and prime three years have been one of the best in sport. He has 58 prime 10, ranging from the 2016 season – 38 of which have been prime-notch. Which means 65.5% of his time, nicely sufficient, is 10 years previous, he's also ok to problem the victory.

specific, this season has felt the all-or-nothing three DNF TVs and two

"As I learned during the Cup of my career, from 2017 onwards, it is quite difficult to make a playoff," Larson advised reporters last weekend of the All-Star victory after. "There are a lot of cars that make it, but the last four or five items, depending on where the guys win the whole season, it's hard to make the game pieces."

it was more frustrating as a result of I knew we put ourselves in a nasty place so we might do it on Playoffs, where it’s a must to be extraordinarily constant and simply take what you will get now, so you’ll be able to't be as aggressive as you might be in case you have been can be a fast automotive and you’d persistently be within the prime five. It was extra frustrating.

”It looks like Kansas showed it last week. I feel like I used to be the seventh or the eighth or the other 12-seat automotive in all seasons, however I haven't been capable of show it. And the seventh – the twelfth isn’t so great. Every week ago or a number of days in the past, I might say that we can’t win this type of competition, however as we speak we showed that we might.

“We just should keep up the onerous work and study what we will, making our automobiles extra efficient and quicker, retaining more velocity, all. The Pit crew have to be there, I’ve to be on the ground if we need to proceed operating.

Harvick Needs to Close One

When Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing workforce confirmed up for Charlotte Motor Speedway's Coca-Cola 600 class basic final yr, the 2014 Monster Power Champion had already gained five wins. This yr, he has been close to five tops – all fourth place – no later than the 4th Ford driver.

You have to be optimistic about Charlotte. He only joined Dale Earnhard, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson with 4 victories in NASCAR's 4 largest competitions – Daytona 500 (2007), Coca-Cola 600 (2011, 2013), Brickyard 400 (2003) and Southern 500 (2014). Harvick's 2011 Coca-Cola 600 victory was from 28 starting factors. Solely eight occasions, the Charlotte winner Johnson has gone additional in the community to win at Charlotte, 37, in 2003. Harvick's four runners-up in Charlotte are among the most lively drivers.

Harvick is presently in third place, 38 factors behind leader Joey Logano. He arrives at Charlotte after it was a strong run on the 1.5-kilometer Kansas monitor the place he gained the Busch Pole, leading 104 laps, but ranked 13th. He has eight prime 10 races in 12 races, regardless of having suffered a troublesome trip on the large tracks of Daytona and Talladega races, each racing and ending at 26th and 38th.

In fact, the 1.5-pillars are thought-about Harvick's playground. Fifty of his 45 career wins – one-third of his profitable complete – include 1.5-mile tracks, most of that are of any type.

Charlotte is a Lacking Music in Hamlin Award

Denny Hamlin does loads of things on the Charlotte Motor Speedway, he simply doesn't have the gear for that.

Joe Gibbs' racing Toyota 11 driver has the third greatest driver score (97.3) on the monitor, the second greatest average (12.1) on the sector and his 10.5 common begin in third place among the many greatest lively drivers. He ranks among the many classes of knowledge in a lot of the major loops on three tracks, but is among the eight drivers who rank among the prime 16 who’re still in search of their first win.

At first of 26, Hamlin has nine tops and 17 top-10 finishes – just eightfold Charlotte winner Jimmie Johnson has the top 10 among the many most lively drivers.

Hamlin answered for the first time in an unequalled full-time 14-year profession in 2018 this yr's Daytona 500 season opening win, followed by a victory over Texas Motor Speedway 1.5 kilometers high last month. He has eight prime courses, ending in 12 competitions, however has gone on three consecutive races that finish outdoors the highest 10.

"I’m pleased with our staff and what characters we have now proven thus far this season. We started with a scorching two wins and our focus is to return to it and achieve the subsequent win and transfer up within the rankings.

King of the King

Within the case of Coca-Cola 600 Martin Truex Jr. has established excellence. He led one of the best of the 392 400 rounds of the Busch column on his approach to the 2016 competitors. And he has responded to this great victory in the fall of 2017. Only within the last 5 races, Truex has led to an astonishing 716-round Charlotte oval – most drivers this time. He has only completed third in the final five races

There’s cause to consider that Truex will take his new staff, No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing's Toyota crew, also to aggressive heights. He has gained two of the final 4 races on schedule – main from 186 to 400 rounds to say Richmond Prize and lead 132 rounds in Dover.

"Charlotte has been a really strong song for us in recent years," Truex admitted. “It felt good about how our automotive drove within the All-Star last weekend, so I give me the arrogance to go this weekend that we will do a few of the similar things for 600.… I'm wanting ahead to stepping into the traditional race mode and see the place we stack. & # 39; & # 39;

Austin Dillon hopes to return to "home" for Victory Lane

One driver who’s eagerly awaiting racing "home" is Austin Dillon. About 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet driver gained the 2017 race, which took the lead when Jimmie Johnson ran out of gasoline, leaving two rounds. They have been the only two laps Dillon led.

It was an emotional victory for Dillon and the workforce. It was Dillon's first victory within the Monster Power collection, and it was the first time that No. 3 RCR Chevrolet had gained the race after Dale Earnhardt at Talladega, Ala. In 2000

Since then, Dillon gained the 2018 Daytona 500 – leading solely to the last round. He is at present in 18th place, just outdoors the Playoff-eligible top-16. He ranks Johnson in 16th place with 11 points. Charlotte has been a superb comply with-as much as North Carolina – not yet persistently within the Monster Power collection.

He gained again-to-back Xfinity races in Charlotte – both from the pole place – sweeping the 2015 season. 19659002] Parade Laps: Insights earlier than this week's driver's media tour

Six drivers in the Monster Power NASCAR Cup collection – JTG Daugherty Racing's Chris Buescher, Roush Fenway Racing's Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chip Ganassi Racing's Kyle Larson, Entrance Row Motorsports Matt Tifft, Richard Martin Truex Jr. of Childress Racing's Daniel Hemric and Joe Gibbs Racing Take part on this week's media tour of Charlotte Motor Speedway earlier than Sunday's Monster Power NASCAR Cup Coca-Cola 600 (18.00, ET FOX, PRN). , SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Chris Buescher, 26, Prosper, Texas, aims to improve the continuation of Charlotte Motor Speedway. He has three prime courses in 5 collection starting on the monitor – and final yr at Coca-Cola 600. 29. The former Monster Power Series Sunoco Rookie of the Yr is a couple of 10 years previous in 2019 – both coming 1.5. -Mile stripes are just like Charlotte. He was one of the best ninth in the season in Atlanta in February and the 10th within the newest Cup points profitable in Kansas two weeks ago, No. 37 at JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 31, Olive Department, Miss. banks. Stenhouse has seventeen or higher finishes by way of 12 opening competitions, and is ranked 20th within the 16-point staff, which can ultimately go to Playoffs. His only top-10 end in the Charlotte collection came last Might to 600 miler (10.)

Kyle Larson, 26, Elk Grove, California, involves Coca-Cola 600, who feels most optimistic for the primary time on Monster Power NASCAR All-Star Race gained the race final weekend. The Chip Ganassi Racing controller appears to have set the season back on monitor. Earlier than the victory he had a few 10 tops – the third in Dover and the eighth in Kansas. He finished in 15th place at Coca-Cola 600. He has four tops within the 40 CGR Chevrolet in Charlotte, together with the final two oval races. His greatest aim is fifth in the fall of 2016; nevertheless, he has gained the Xfinity Series Competitors (2014, Spring).

Matt Tifft, 22, Hinckley, Ohio, continues to be on the lookout for the primary 10 in the Rookie Cup season. His greatest show thus far No. 36 Front Row Motorsports in Ford is 20th in Phoenix. He was in the 21st last Cup win in Kansas. Tifft's Charlotte CV has three NASCAR Xfinity Series tops and two NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck races. His greatest profession within the show is fifth place in the 2016 Gander Vans race

Daniel Hemric, 28, Kannapolis, N.C., brings an inspiring option to his house monitor, Charlotte Motor Speedway. He scored the perfect finish (18th place) with the identical 1.5-inch remaining points in Kansas two weeks ago. One yr's Sunoco Rookie competitor has one top-10 workstation (fifth at Talladega), but will certainly encourage the top three 10 qualifying activities within the 8th Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. His solely previous prime 10 at Charlotte was the ninth place within the 2016 truck.

Martin Truex Jr., 38, Mayetta, NJ, boasts a great mojo title Charlotte, the place in 2016 he set one of the best document ever, main 392 to 400 laps for the first Coca-Cola 600 win. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing driver Toyota has been notably good late in Charlotte – he dominated the 2016 Memorial Day with a basic, gained the 2017 race sport as a part of the Monster Power Championship and was the second largest within the 600 race final yr. Truex has gained two last 4 races in 2019 – Richmond and Dover. – Which leads more than 100 rounds in every win. He has seven top-10 and four excessive-end exhibitions and is ranked seventh in factors.

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Return of the NASCAR Xfinity Series to Charlotte Motor Speedway

After a two-week break, NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to operation this Saturday, Might 25 at 13:00 ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Alsco 300 , 11th race within the 2019 schedule. This season is filled with great races that produce 4 totally different winners of the pole race and 5 totally different winners of the competition, 4 of which are from the collection titles – Christopher Bell (three wins), Cole Custer (two wins), Michael Annett (one win), and the collection Investment Director Tyler Reddick (one win)

Charlotte Motor Speedway has hosted the NASCAR Xfinity Series 73 occasions and has produced a total of 47 totally different profitable winners and 35 totally different winners since 1982.

Harry Gant Wins First NASCAR Xfinity Series Contest held at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Might 29, 1982 at the pole position. Gant gained three more Xfinity races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, making his victory four at a velocity of 1.5 kilometers. Gant is the third most tied Xfinity Charlotte wins Brad Keselowski, who gained his fourth Xfinity collection career at Charlotte Motor Speedway final season.

This weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway marks the fourth time in 2019, competing in the 1.5-kilometer monitor (Atlanta, Las Vegas and Texas). Christopher Bell gained victory in Atlanta after which his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch gained in Las Vegas and Texas, but Busch isn’t on this weekend.

Christopher Bell from Joe Gibbs Racing is at present main a collection of championship tracks of 1.5 kilometers this season for 5.667. Under are the highest 5 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champions, with a mean ranking of 1.5 nautical miles on average this season.

Placement

Xfinity Rivals

Common Ending on 1.5-Pound Strains

1

Christopher Bell

5,667

2

Tyler Reddick

] three

Michael Annett

7,667

four

Justin Haley

Justin Haley

8.333

eight.333

eight.333

Noah Gragson

Noah Gragson

Sixers: Charlotte winners can continue

The road that began in 2015 when Austin Dillon swept Charlotte Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity collection. Hamlin (Might 2016), Joey Logano (Oct 2016), Ryan Blaney (Might 2017), Alex Bowman (Oct 2017) and Brad Keselowski (Might 2018) – Take a Ticket and Deliver the Winners' Line to Six Totally different Drivers

Is the story persevering with? It’s potential that the one current week that shall be happening this weekend is Austin Dillon, who drives No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet Camaro.

This weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway 2013, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion, Austin Dillon, is beginning a second collection for Kaulig Racing with Senior Supervisor Alex Yontz. Dillon and Yontz came from the gate, who forged their comics at their debut in Las Vegas Motor Speedway earlier this yr, and began on 31st and competed fifth (19659002). Dillon has 9 tracks on the NASCAR Xfinity collection and two of them got here to Charlotte Motor Speedway (sweep of 2015). All in all, he has made 10 sets, beginning with Charlotte, sending three columns, two wins (each from the pole), six greatest and seven tops. His average beginning place in Charlotte is 3.9 and his common objective is 5.8.

The names are made in Charlotte Xfinity collection

Charlotte First-Winner

Date

Alex Bowman

7. October 2017

Dave Blaney

13. October 2006

Mike Bliss

15. October 2004

Sterling Marlin

6. October 1990

Terry Labonte

5. October 1985

19659002] Tim Richmond

25. Might 1985

Bobby Allison

26. Might 1984

Darrell Waltrip

9. October 1982

Harry Gant

29. Might 1982

9 totally different drivers have gained their first career in the NASCAR Xfinity collection at Charlotte Motor Speedway and all nine have named themselves in NASCAR

The final driver to win their first race at Charlotte Motor Speedway was Alex Bowman in the Xfinity race in October 2017 . Bowman had an element-time schedule for Chip Ganassi Racing

Earlier than Bowman's father was Ryan Blaney of the current Monster Power NASCAR Cup collection, and The Buckeye Bullet Dave Blaney within the DIRT Racing controller, who earned a lone NASCAR collection nationwide In his profession, he gained his victory within the NASCAR Xfinity collection at Charlotte in 2006. Blaney fought with Matt Kenseth in the closing rounds to win.

Probably the most vital of the 9 winners are the three NASCAR household museums Darrell Waltrip (1982), Bobby Allison (1984) and Terry Labonte (1985), all of whom gained their first career on the Xfinity Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

This weekend might be one other great opportunity for the driving force to break and win his first profession on the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway; Alsco 300's 39 members on Saturday, Might 25 (at 13:00 ET in FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR) solely 13 former winners who left 26 drivers hungry for the primary Victory Lane trip.

Austin Dillon (2015 Sweep) and Jeff Green (Might 2001, Might 2002) are the only two previous winners of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.

Bell has some spices to get Reddick at factors

Idle in one other NASCAR Xfinity rating rating Joe Gibbs Racing's Christopher Bell benefit could be the victory of NASCAR Xfinity Series leader Tyler Reddick to date this season (three), however Bell's lack of consistency has set factors (-23) he wants to shut Reddick within the common season championship.

Both drivers are operating a daily season championship because the winner gets 15 additional recreation factors. Each Reddick's and Bell's locks for winnings, choosing up Playoff Points are the important thing to their success afterward.

Bell's three races of victory (Atlanta, Bristol and Dover) and 4-stage winnings (tied to the collection-most) with Cole Custer) this season have given him 19 Playoff Points and he presently has 1 seed in rounds

Richard Childress Racing's Tyler Reddick, however, is the present investment supervisor and has gained one victory and two stage winnings, which symbolize their complete rating of seven factors this season.

If the regular season ends at this time, Reddick as the present Investor Director would then get an extra Playoff score (+15) to win the regular season championship end result with No 1 seed coming to Playoffs with 22 Playoff Points. A daily season title winner could be a driver championship swap. Playoff scores are essential for driver success and their capability to advance within the NASCAR Xfinity Series

Charlotte Motor Speedway Weekend, Bell has a small benefit on Reddick on the 1.5-kilometer monitor. Bell has made two units to start out with the highest two weeks and a mean of three.5. He finished third on this race final season. Reddick has also made two units from Charlotte by sending one to the highest 10 and a mean end of 16.5.

Signal of the Occasions: A Youth Movement in the Xfinity Series

Rank

Driver

Points

] Driver's Age (Years)

1

Tyler Reddick

462

23

2

Christopher Bell

439

24

Cole Custer [19659002] 391

21

4

Austin Cindric

381 [19659002]

Justin Allgaier

348

32

32

32

6

335

24

24

24

] 7

John H. Nemechek #

325

21

eight

Ryan Sieg

315

315

315

315

31

31

Noah Gragson #

304

20

10

Michael Annett

297

32

Justin Haley #

294

294

294

294

294

294

19659002] 12

Bra ndon Jones

286

22

Average Position r Age

24.2

Twelve drivers can get the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff this season and shouldn't be stunned that this season is among the 12 greatest in the NASCAR Xfinity Championships. Youth Movement

Wanting at the present prime degree in the 12 Series Driver Championship, 9 out of 12 (75%) are beneath 25 years previous. The 12 greatest average of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver Factors is as follows: Dover is 24.2, of which 12 out of 12 are 20-21. The highest 12 elders – Michael Annett and Justin Allgaier – are solely 32 years previous.

The Xfinity collection runs a juvenile cup this season and Charlotte has been spoiled by young individuals. Eight drivers have gained the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway at age 25 or under. including Kyle Busch, who set the Series's youngest winner at the age of 19. Busch's members are Jeff Gordon (20 years previous), Rob Moroso (20), Kyle Larson (21), Joey Logano (22), Ryan Blaney (23) Alex Bowman (24) and Austin Dillon (25)

NASCAR Xfinity Series, and so forth .: [19659002] Double Dippers: 4 drivers this weekend – Austin Dillon, BJ McLeod, Joey Gase and Ross Chastain – competing in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Alsco 300 (Saturday 25 Might at 13:00 ET: within the FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and the Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 (Sunday, Might 26 at 6 pm ET in FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR radio.

Earnhardt again to JGR: NASCAR's nephew, Famil Dale Earnhardt's Corridor, Jeffrey Earnhardt, returning to No. 18 Joe Gibbin Competitors Toyota Camry with Crew Supervisor Ben Beshore this weekend Charlotte Motor Speedway. through the 1.5 mile monitor ( Atlanta and Texas

Burton returned to the JRM: former Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series driver and Daytona 500 champion Ward Burton, Jeb Burton returns to No. 8 JR Motorsport at Chevrolet Camaro and Chief of Employees Taylor Moyer this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Burton has made one earlier begin within the workforce earlier this season at Texas Motor Speedway – he started sixth and finished fifth.

Playoff Bubble Replace: After Dover Worldwide Speedway's tenth race, Joe Gibbs Racing's Brandon Jones 12th and Ultimate Playoff Switch Point prolonged 13 points to Ross Chastain from 33 to 42 points. Between these many points between Chastain and the final Playoff switch station, it is probably that the JD Motorsport driver will win his approach to the place. This season Chastain has sent one prime 10 and a mean of 17.1. He has been doing 9 careers since Charlotte, on average 20.8.

. Briscoe is now in second place with John Hunter Nemechek 10 points in the direction of Charlotte this weekend. Xfinity Rookie exhibits Dover after Briscoe (335), Nemechek (325), Noah Gragson (304), Justin Haley (294), Brandon Brown (204). Briscoe on useless Sunoco Rookie tällä kaudella, joka on alkanut Charlotteissa – hän aloitti yhdeksännen ja päättyi 11. viimeisellä kaudella. Motorsportin Noah Gragson, Joe Gibbs Racingin Brandon Jones, Staff Penske'n Austin Cindric ja JD Motorsportin Garrett Smithley – osallistuvat tämän viikon tiedotusvälineisiin Charlotte Motor Speedwayssä, joka johtaa tämän lauantain Alsco 300: een klo 13.00. ET on FS1, PRN ja SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Noah Gragson (nro 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro)

Syntymäaika: 15. heinäkuuta 1998

Kuljettajan ikä: 20

Kotikaupunki: Las Vegas, Nevada [19659002] Harrastukset: Maastopyöräily

Joukkue: JR Motorsports

Miehistön päällikkö: David Elenz

Xfinity-uran kohokohdat:

NASCAR Xfinity -sarjan debyytti Joe Gibbs Racingin kanssa vuonna 2018 Richmond Racewayssä;
Kaiken kaikkiaan hän teki kolme Xfinity-sarjaa, jotka alkavat viime kaudella. kaikki kilpailevat kokopäiväisesti NASCAR Gander Outside Truck -sarjassa, jossa hän sijoittui kakkossijaksi mestaruuskilpailussa. ] Kymmenen alkaa tällä kaudella, on julkaissut yhden viiden parhaan, kolme alkuun 10s ja keskimääräinen viimeistely 12,0.
Tällä hetkellä kolmas vuonna 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Yr sijoitus, 31 pistettä takana alokas sijoitusta lyijyä.
Charlotte Motor Speedway Efficiency:

Shall be making his collection monitor debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.
Has finished within the top-10 at two of the primary three 1.5-mile tracks the collection visited in 2019 – Atlanta (ninth) and Las Vegas (third). Finished 13th at Texas.

Brandon Jones (No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry)

Birthdate: February 18, 1997

Driver’s Age: 22

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Hobbies: Woodworking, vintage automotive restoration, metallic fabrication, farming

Workforce: Joe Gibbs Racing

Crew Chief: Jeff Meendering

Xfinity Career Highlights:

In 2018, he tallied a profession-greatest end of second at Talladega and reached the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs for the second time, finishing a profession-greatest ninth within the standings.
In 2017, he captured his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series pole (Daytona-1).
In 2016, he made the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs in his rookie season; finally ending a then career-greatest 10th within the standings.
2019 Season Highlights:

At present 12th in the NASCAR Xfinity driver championship standings (the ultimate switch spot to the Playoffs), 176 factors back from the collection standings lead.
In 10 starts this season, he has produced two prime fives, 5 prime 10s and a mean finish of 15.4.
Charlotte Motor Speedway Efficiency:

Has made 5 collection starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, posting one prime 10.
His common begin at Charlotte is 13.zero and his average end is 13.four.
Completed 15th on this race at Charlotte final season.

Austin Cindric (No. 22 Group Penske Ford Mustang)

Birthdate: September 2, 1998

Driver’s Age: 23

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Hobbies: Mountain biking, water sports, listening to music

Group: Workforce Penske

Crew Chief: Brian Wilson

Xfinity Career Highlights:

Ran a full Xfinity s eason in 2018, splitting time with Roush Fenway Racing and Workforce Penske, making the Playoffs and finally ending eighth in championship standings.
In 2017, he made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Street America driving for Workforce Penske; he began on the pole however finished 16th.
2019 Season Highlights:

Presently fourth within the NASCAR Xfinity driver points standings, 81 factors again from the collection standings lead.
In 10 begins this season he has posted four prime fives, eight prime 10s and a mean end of 7.eight.
Charlotte Motor Speedway Efficiency:

Cindric made his collection monitor debut at Charlotte final season, the place he started eighth and completed 16th.

Garrett Smithley (No. 0 JD Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro)

Birthdate: April 27, 1992

Driver’s Age: 26

Hometown: Peachtree Metropolis, Georgia

Hobbies: Singing and appearing/theater

Staff: JD Motorsports

Crew Chief: Bryan Berry

Xfinity Career Highlights:

Has competed fulltime within the NASCAR Xfinity Series during the last three seasons (2016-2018) posting a greatest finish of 18th in the collection championship standings in 2016.
Put up a Xfinity Series career-greatest finish of fifth within the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway in 2018.
Made NASCAR Xfinity Series profession debut in 2015 at Homestead-Miami Speedway driving for automotive proprietor Derrike Cope.
2019 Season Highlights:

At present 16th within the NASCAR Xfinity driver points standings, 299-points again from the collection standings lead, and 123 factors back from 12th place Brandon Jones in the remaining Playoff spot.
In 10 begins this season he has posted one top-15 and 5 top-20 finishes
He has a mean finish of 20.7. Completing 96.6% of his laps attempted.
Charlotte Motor Speedway Performance:

In five collection begins at Charlotte Motor Speedway he has collected two top-15 finishes; including his greatest end on the monitor (14th) in final season’s race
His common beginning position at Charlotte is a 31.4 and his average finish is 20.2.
Has accomplished 99.four% of his laps tried at Charlotte.

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series

Kyle Busch completes five-race sweep

Together with his victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway last Friday night time, Kyle Busch closed out his allotted five NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series races for the yr with a clean sweep – profitable at Atlanta, Las Vegas, Martinsville, Texas and Charlotte.

The win marked Busch’s 56th win within the Gander Vans and his 205th win in a NASCAR nationwide collection race.

Looking forward to Texas Motor Speedway’s summer time race, the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota is slated to pushed by 2000 Gander Vans champion Greg Biffle.

The veteran driver can be making his return to NASCAR for the first time since 2016, when he competed full-time for Roush Fenway Racing in the Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series. Biffle has 16 wins in the collection by way of 81 starts, also tallying 42 prime-5 and 54 top-10 finishes.

Biffle has a win at the Texas 1.5-mile monitor – taking the checkered within the June race en path to his collection championship. He additionally started from the pole for that occasion.

Earlier this yr, Biffle joined Kyle Busch Motorsports at Texas for the March race weekend, jumping behind the wheel for a number of apply laps to knock the rust off.

Massive Splash: Poole rebounds for first prime 5

After lacking the Kansas race resulting from lack of sponsorship, Brennan Poole put in a implausible effort at Charlotte Motor Speedway final weekend – finishing second to a dominant Kyle Busch for his first career prime 5 within the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series.

And it was solely his second top-10 finish within the collection – his other a ninth-place outcome on the spring edition of the Texas race this yr in his first collection go to to the monitor. General, Poole has competed in solely 10 Gander Vans races.

Because the collection takes a pair weeks off before hitting the monitor at Texas on Friday, June 7 for the SpeedyCash.com 400, Poole has cause to be optimistic that the journey west might be fruitful for him.

Along with that robust finish within the Lone Star State in his lone Gander Vans go to to the monitor, he has had average success at Texas in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In case you toss out a 37th-place end result resulting from a crash within the spring of 2017, he posted a mean end of 11.75 in his different four starts.

He posted a greatest finish of seventh within the fall 2017 race and had a prime 10 in that same race in 2016, finishing eighth.

Friesen nonetheless frozen out of Victory Lane

If there’s anyone who understands the saying, “So close, yet so far away,” it’s Stewart Friesen.

The driving force of the No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet has 4 prime-5 finishes this season, together with a runner-up at Texas and a third-place end at Charlotte final weekend. And he suffered a very merciless destiny at Kansas after dominating the race – a miscommunication on a late pit cease prevented the staff for getting enough gasoline within the truck to make it to the top and he was relegated to a 15th-place outcome.

However one has to think about the confetti will fly quickly for Friesen. He’s led 126 laps and posted a mean finish of 8.6 this season – even managing to finish 10th after a late crash took him out of the season opener at Daytona. And regardless of that and the gasoline concern at Kansas, he has completed all but four of the laps run this season.

And he needs to be enthusiastic about returning to Texas to start out off the month of June. Of Friesen’s 15 prime-5 finishes in his Gander Vans career, eight of them have come on 1.5-mile tracks. This consists of twice in Fort Value (June, 2018 and March, 2019).

ThorSport Racing still the class of the sector

It’s been well known that ThorSport Racing is having a banner yr in the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series, as all 4 of their drivers sit in the prime six in the driver factors standings.

They usually have one of many two drivers who are locked into the Playoffs by way of a victory – Johnny Sauter together with his win at Dover.

Grant Enfinger within the No. 98 Ford continues to steer the collection standings, holding a 15-point lead over Halmar Friesen Racing’s Stewart Friesen. Brett Moffitt, driving for GMS Racing, sits in third.

But ThorSport drivers make up the subsequent three spots in the order – Ben Rhodes is fourth, two-time Gander Vans champ Matt Crafton is fifth, and 2016 titlist Sauter is sixth.

The combined average finish for the quartet is 7.85 – led by Enfinger’s average mark of 5.9.

Every driver has a minimal of three prime-five finishes this season (led by Crafton’s 5) they usually have combined for 3 poles (Crafton – two, Enfinger – one).

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series And so forth.

OEM performance at Texas: Toyota and Chevrolet have led the cost at Texas Motor Speedway general since 2004 – combining to win each race since then. Prior to that, Ford gained the first two races in 1997 and 1998, and Dodge gained their first race on the monitor in 1999. General, Toyota leads with 18 wins – together with the newest race in the spring of this yr by Kyle Busch. Chevrolet had taken the three wins previous to Busch’s, to succeed in a complete of 17. Dodge has 5 wins and Ford has three on the 1.5-mile circuit.

Sunoco Rookie snapshot: Anthony Alfredo’s eighth-place finish at Charlotte gave him a career-greatest NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series performance. And it was ok to be the very best-finishing Sunoco Rookie contender of the night time. Alfredo is operating an element-time effort with DGR-Crosley and Charlotte marked his fourth race of the season. He’s scheduled to race in two weeks at Texas Motor Speedway.