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Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series
Subsequent Contest: Reilly Auto Elements 500
Location: Texas Motor Speedway
Date: Sunday, March 31
Time: 3:00 pm. EN
TV: FOX, 14.30. ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 501 miles (334 turns); Step 1 (Ending Round 85),
Step 2 (Ending Spherical 170), Remaining Stage (Ending Spherical 334)
2018 Winner: Kyle Busch

NASCAR Xfinity Series
Next Competition: My Bariatric Options 300
Location: Texas Motor Speedway
Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 13.00 ET
TV: FS1, 12:30 PM ET
Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 300 miles (200 turns); Step 1 (ends with round 45),
Step 2 (ending spherical 90), ultimate part (ending with 200)
2018 Winner: Ryan Blaney

NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Package
Subsequent Competitors: Vankor 350
Location: Texas Motor Speedway
Date: Friday, March 29
Time: 20:30 ET
TV: FS1, 9.00. ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 220.5 miles (147 turns); Step 1 (ending spherical 35),
Step 2 (ending spherical 70), ultimate stage (ending on lap 147)
2018 Winner: Justin Haley

Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series

Brad Keselowski is off and operating

Only six competitions in the 2019 Monster Power NASCAR Cup collection and Brad Keselowski came second time for the final weekend. He led 446 to 500 laps to win the Martinsville Speedway victory. It’s his fourth prime class when he additionally gained the Atlanta Motor Speedway, ranked second in Las Vegas and third in California.

His victory on Sunday marked Workforce Penske third (Joey Logano gained in Las Vegas) – Joe Gibbs Racing, whose drivers have also gained three races (Denny Hamlin gained Daytona 500 and Kyle Busch gained in Phoenix and California). Two teams are the only winners of the present season

Keselowski is certain to maintain Sunday's O&L Reilly Auto elements operating at 500 tempo in Texas Motor Speedway at three pm. ET is FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. He has by no means gained there earlier than but has a few second strains, including in 2012, when he gained a collection of championships. He gained the Busch Pole position and led a report-breaking 312,334 rounds to win Jimmie Johnson's second place in 2015.

He had two top-10 video games ending within the final 4 races in Texas, however led to 33rd in the final race yr after he was collected at an event in Lapland 178. He was then 12th in the Playoff after 50 rounds. He has eight top-10 exhibits in 21 of Texas – 5 of them are the top five.

He’s back: Kyle Busch is able to defend Texas's victory

Defending the winner Kyle Busch might have felt a bit out of his race with third place on the Martinsville Speedway on Sunday – after profitable the winnings (including the victory of the 200's NASCAR collection) ) in the last two weeks. Busch has had an enormous season, and there’s no statistical cause to point out that he will slow down this week at Texas Motor Speedway.

Busch is rigorously ranking factors – 21 factors with Joe Gibbs Racing's teammate Denny Hamlin – and has five tops that open six races. He has not determined worse than the sixth seventh season and has completed every 2019 competitors. As well as, he has led them 361

AND. … He’s the final driver to have fun the spring victory at the Texas Motor Speedway Victory Lane. He has three profession races on the 1.5-kilometer monitor – every little thing comes within the spring. Joe Gibbs Racing's Toyota Camry chief received his first victory – in pole position – in 2013 and answered one other in 2016 earlier than last yr's award

Solely Jimmie Johnson (15) has more top-10 factors than Busch (12) on the monitor.

And as you anticipate to be the winner of the all-time Xfinity and Gander Outdoor Truck driver – he additionally has wins in the high-finish banks of Fort Value. He has gained eight Xfinity collection competitions in Texas, 5 of that are reside in 2008-2010 and he also has three Gander Outside Truck wins there

Texas has been a particular place for Erik Jones

Erik Jones, 22, is Sometimes, a smooth-spoken out of a racing automotive, however he has delivered some nice moments on the Texas Motor Speedway and doubtless this week's venue has a contest schedule. He completed final yr on the last 5 heads of the Fort Value practice – the fourth in both races – and he ranks among the many prime 10 in his 4 previous Cups.

20 Joe Gibbs racing automotive Toyota has four earlier wins on the monitor – three within the NASCAR Xfinity collection and one within the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series. He gained the 2017 Xfinity race at the pole place.

Jones will undoubtedly wish for a spectacular begin to the 2019 season. He had a top-10 prize within the first two races, including his third greatest profession in Daytona 500. Final weekend – 30-seat finish – a rough journey to Martinsville dropped him to 14th place on Sunday in Texas. But that is one place where Jones could be very optimistic when he cruises.

"Texas is one of your favorite songs and one of those songs that I have run well in trucks, Xfinity and Cup series." Jones stated. "We’ve had a couple of dangerous weeks [lately] however we’ve had velocity and good automobiles, just a bit dangerous luck along the best way. acquired presently this season with a brand new package deal and how I’ve gone to Texas up to now, we now have a terrific photograph so as to add one other Texas hat in our collection & # 39;. & # 39;

Almirola to maintain the momentum going

Aric Almirola perhaps didn’t win final week competitors Martinsville Speedway, but in Tampa, Florida, the driving force must undoubtedly feel that he is profitable the season. Opening ceremony at Daytona 500.

His greatest portray is the fourth Phoenix ISM Street Busch Station in Atlanta He has led a total of 69 rounds in three races. Earlier than final yr's becoming a member of Stewart-Haas Racing, his previous greatest season was 78 (2012).

Likewise, his prime 5 after March 10 are just one lower than his greatest career season (six) before he

This week's Texas Motor Speedway has two prime courses – the seventh 2013 and the eighth Playoff final November . He has never led the Monster Power race on the monitor, but he also has a few Gander Vans tops at the age of 10.

"I've led extra laps firstly of this yr than I’ve led Almirola stated. “I'm not the perfect firstly of my career, however I feel our automobiles aren't where they have been last yr, and that's one of the things I’ve most pumping this season.

“Aero department and engineering division, individuals on the shop flooring have all turned some lengthy hours to repair a number of the things we've been lacking, and I feel some of this has already been introduced to Texas automobiles this weekend. & # 39; & # 39;

Harvick appears to be on the verge of his first 2019 victory

Kevin Harvick performed at Fort Value last yr when he had already risen to 3 races. This yr, the Monster Power NASCAR Cup Champion continues to be in search of the first. And the Texas Motor Speedway presents plenty of potential, based mostly on Harvick's latest work.

He has ten final races on the monitor, including a couple of wins and three others. Within the last 4 races he has two wins (Autumn 2017 and 2018), 2nd place (Spring 2018) and Column Station (Spring 2017), and he has been leading one of the best 379 rounds in that period.

Harvick arrives to the monitor third in factors and on the end of five highs, six competitions. Stewart-Haas Racing's Ford Mustang driver has three fourths (Atlanta, Las Vegas and California) – his greatest present season.

“This year there are so many changes,” Harvick stated to adapt to the brand new technical guidelines in 2019. ”It’s a must to depend on this earlier experience. It appears to us that he has had an honest end within the first few weeks. I don't assume our group feels that our automobiles are where they must be, however expertise has led to respectable ending so we will change the things we would like once we get residence. & # 39; & # 39;

Alternative to Anticipate Chasea Elliott

Chase Elliott is coming to her greatest present in the course of the season. It was the second largest effort for the dominant Brad Keselowski final weekend at Martinsville Speedway. It’s the first in a 4-automotive Hendrick Motorsports staff, as Elliott gained in Kansas on the end of last season. Elliott's 7.2 average score for Fort Value's high banks is the most effective within the collection. He additionally retains excessive marks statistically for the very best common operating position (9.6). He has the fourth greatest driver score (95.6) behind the previous Cup Champions' Trion, Jimmie Johnson (102.9), Kyle Busch (101.three) and Kevin Harvick (96.3).

Elliott has 5 tops in six Texas begins. His worst end is 11th place. And there's a variety of sentimental motivation on the monitor – that's when Elliott, an 18-year-previous senior faculty senior, gained the first NASCAR collection nationwide collection in the 2014 NASCAR Xfinity collection.

Glory: Jimmie Johnson is among the greatest in Texas

As so typically happens on schedule, seven occasions the Monster Power NASCAR Cup champion and 83 champion Jimmie Johnson arrive at Texas Motor Speedway with a prime-notch resume and perhaps more motivation to win Victory Lane know properly.

Hendrick Motorsports The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driver has gained the most effective of all time on the Texas monitor and prime 5 of all time. He has both accomplished the primary or second 12 occasions – greater than a 3rd of his 31 profession starts off the monitor.

His three sweeps from 2014 to 2015 are the only time the driving force has gained three straight tracks. He gained four out of five competitions in 2013-15. His 1,052 rounds are the very best ever. For 5 races he led 100 or more laps – a lot of the Sunday area.

Johnson's final victory was the 2017 Spring Competitors, after which final season he finished 35th in the spring after the autumn and the 15th Playoff. [19659002] She seems to Fort Value, who completed 15th after the championship, when final weekend Martinsville obtained to 24th. His two greatest ten-yr-olds arrived at Daytona 500 and then Phoenix three weeks in the past

Sunoco Rookie Replace: Preece Early Early

Perhaps not too shocking given Ryan Preec's reputation for short tracks, former NASCAR Whele Modified Tour Grasp gained the 16th place Martinsville Speedway half-mile away – his greatest results of eighth place in its goal Daytona 500 a semester on the opening ceremony.

It’s the second top-20 of the 28-year-previous previous Connecticut native who maintains lead in the 2008 Sunoco Rookie of the Yr. The JTG Daugherty Racing driver is ranked 25th, Richard Childress Racing's rookie Daniel Hemric (ranked 27th in Martinsville) completed 28th. Matt Tifft (31st) and Cody Ware (33) run the rookie champion.

It's the fourth time in six races, of which Preece has been prime-notch.

It is a collection present for all four drivers in Texas, but Preece, Hemric and Tifft have been especially promising runs on the NASCAR Xfinity collection monitor.

Preece finished ninth in the Xfinity Spring Competitors in Texas. Hemric's greatest finish is within the third race and has five top-10 on the Xfinity and Truck collection. Tifft, who drives Front Row Motorsports, was ranked prime 10 in six of his seven Xfinity, beginning in Texas at its greatest sixth final spring.

Parade Laps: Insights Before This Week's Drivers' Media Tour

Six Drivers from the Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series – Richard Childress Racing's Daniel Hemric, Front Row Motorsports & # 39; David Ragan, Joe Gibbs Racing's Denny Hamlin, Stewart-Haas Racing Daniel Suarez, Rousy Fenway Racing's Ricky Stenhouse Jr and StarCom Racing's Landon Cassill – attend this week's media tour of Texas Motor Speedway earlier than Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Elements 500 (3:30 ET ET FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR –

Daniel Hemric, 28, Kannapolis, North Carolina, is within the Rookie Monster Power NASCAR Cup collection, operating No. eight for Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Childress Racing. Hemric is ending 27th within the Martinsville Speedway, however has a few 20 greatest exhibits this yr in Atlanta (20th) and Phoenix (18th). He has had an incredible success with Texas Motor Speedway, which is the third greatest in his profession in final yr's NASCAR Xfinity collection last yr and third within the 2016 NASCAR Gander Outside Truck.

David Ragan, 33, Unadilla, Georgia, drives No. 38 for Ford Mustang Front Row Motorsports. He’s a double Monster Power NASCAR Cup winner (in Tallad in 2011 and Daytona in 2013) and is at present ranked 26th, with the most effective show within the last month of the 26th. He has two prime 24 teams beginning in Texas – each coming in 2011 when he was driving Roush-Fenway Racing. He completed eighth in the spring race, gained a pole place within the autumn race and answered his greatest career with seventh place. Last yr he was ranked 23rd and 24th in Fort Value

Daniel Suarez, 27, Monterrey, Mexico, is the most effective begin of his three-yr profession in the Monster Power collection. He was ranked 10th in Atlanta and last week in Martinsville and completed 15th within the Monster Power NASCAR Cup leaderboards – his highest show after the season. It has been ranked the very best point within the career – he was additionally 15 weeks in his 2017 sub-season. Within the four collection, Texas, his greatest finish (14th) came to his first bud. He has four prime 10, nevertheless, through the NASCAR Xfinity collection and the NASCAR Gander Outside truck collection, including the most effective second greatest within the 2015 truck race in Texas.

Denny Hamlin, 28, Chesterfield, Va., Gained his second Daytona 500 victory over the 2019 season. He had 5 prime races within the first six races of the season – one among his objectives outdoors the top-10 was 11th. He gained second place in the Monster Power NASCAR Cup collection (21 factors behind Joe Gibbs Racing's teammate Kyle Busch) after fifth in Martinsville final Sunday. Hamlin has two wins in the Texas Motor Speedway – each races swept in 2010. He has 12 top-10 finishes in 26 that start off the monitor. His third place within the spring competitors 2017 is the one one in fourth in the last 4.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 31, Olive Branch, Mississippi, Can Contemplate Texas Motor Speedway as His Residence ”Raita. His success is definitely good, and he sees Fort Value originally of his greatest time. He is ranked 12th after six races and has four prime 15, together with one of the best sixth in the season in Las Vegas 1.5. He gained in Texas earlier than, and he claimed the 2012 Xfinity race on that season's championship. The Ford Mustang driver of the 17th-century Roush-Fenway Racing made the most effective collection of finishes (11) in 12 in Texas last fall

Landed Cassill, 29, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, made his greatest end in 2019 season (24) at the opening day of Daytona 500: in. StarCom Racing's Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driver continues to be in search of his first Prime-10 show at Texas Motor Speedway. His greatest end, nevertheless, is 21st and he received his first begin together with his StarCom group in 2017. this weekend this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Value, Texas, for My Bariatric Answer 300 on Saturday March 30 at 13.00. ET is FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Xfinity drivers do not just compete for abnormal prizes – checkers, prizes and points – however this weekend can also be the primary qualifier for the Sprint Four cash program in 2019. stops on April 12 at Richmond Raceway and April 27 at Talladega Superspeedway earlier than Might 4, ending at Dover International Speedway.

2019 Sprint Four Money Type:

Ø The 4 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championships in Texas Motor Speedway's first race can be awarded to the first Sprint Four Money occasion at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Ø 4 NASCAR Xfinity Series Drivers competing for Dash Four Cash, the very best finisher wins the $ 100,000 prize, and mechanically moves to defend the title on the subsequent event.

Ø The subsequent three highest ending NASCAR Xfinity collection championships for the full sum of 4 etitors, will participate within the Sprint 4 Money winner to compete next week's event


had also worked with our tracks and workforce and drivers on this difficulty and found that it (Dash Four Cash) labored properly for all of our companions and followers, ”stated John Bobo, NASCAR vice chairman of racing. [19659002] Bristol and Dover mark their fifth direct yr because the Dash Four Cash events. Richmond also turns into a five-time host; previous Dash Four Cash events in the course of the Virginia Brief Monitor have been discontinuous (2011, 2016-18). Talladega made his Sprint Four Money debut in 2018.

Ryan Preece (Bristol), Elliott Sadler (Richmond, Talladega) and Justin Allgaier (Dover) collected Sprint Four Money bonuses in 2018.

Last season Workforce Penske & # 39; s Ryan Blaney gained the Xfinity Series Spring Competitors on the Texas Motor Speedway and within the championship championship Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer and Ryan Preece have been the primary 4 to receive the Sprint 4 Money occasion.

Of Observe: Comcast, the father or mother sponsor of the NASCAR Xfinity collection, can also be elevating the charity element of this yr's Sprint Four Cash program and working with each of the Dash Four Cash group's Veteran Providers to build Internet Necessities Digital Rally Level for an area veteran locally. Comcast's Internet Essentials is the nation's largest program for acquiring low-revenue households online, because it has linked 4 million low-revenue People since 2011. Comcast's $ 40,00zero Complete Donation will help promote the take-up of the Internet and know-how amongst low-revenue People.

Again At: Xfinity Series Returns to the Texas Motorcycle

Under is a fast statistical evaluation of the NASCAR Xfinity Series in Texas Motor Speedway to get the weekend:

Races / Starts:

Texas Motor Speedway Organized by 36 NASCAR Xfinity Series Competition. The primary Xfinity collection held at Texas Motor Speedway on April 5, 1997, was gained by Mark Martin, who drove Roush Fenway Racing Ford. A total of 336 totally different NASCAR Xfinity drivers have started Texas Motor Speedway, 231 drivers competed in multiple. Elliott Sadler leads the collection firstly of Texas Motor Speedway with 22.


The NASCAR Xfinity Series has 23 totally different drivers to win the Texas Motor Speedway Prize; headed by Kyle Busch with 4 poles (2004, 2009, 2012, 2016). Jeff Inexperienced gained the primary pole in Texas Motor Speedway in 1997 and Christopher Bell gained the newest Xfinity column in Texas Motor Speedway final November. The youngest Xfinity pole winner at Texas Motor Speedway is Erik Jones (April 10, 2015, 18 years, 9 months, and 11 days). Mark Martin is the oldest serial column winner at Texas Motor Speedway (4 November 2006, 47 years, 9 months, 26 days). Jeff Inexperienced owns NASCAR Xfinity collection qualifiers at Texas Motor Speedway at 193,493 km / h (April 6, 2002).


The NASCAR Xfinity Series has 18 totally different drivers to win in Texas Motor Speedway; Eight victories led by Kyle Busch (2008 sweep, 2009 swipe, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016). Mark Martin gained the first race in Texas Motor Speedway in 1997 and Cole Custer gained the final Xfinity race in Texas Motor Speedway final season. The winner of the Texas Motor Speedway's youngest Xfinity competition is Chase Elliott (April 4, 2014 at 6 pm, 4 months, 7 days). The oldest winner of the Texas Motor Speedway collection is Jeff Purvis (April 6, 2002, 43 years, 1 month, 18 days). Kyle Busch holds a report within the Texas Motor Speedway collection at a mean velocity of 151,707 mph (April 5, 2008).

Young Weapons: The Prime Five Xfinity Series Promise for the Future

5 races of books this season, and the NASCAR Xfinity collection of kids have come out of the gate shortly and vigorously this season; as a result of each driver who’s presently among the many prime 5 in the collection is beneath the age of 25 and has a mean of solely 22 years previous.





Driver's Age within the Years


Tyler Reddick





Cole Custer

Cole Custer

Cole Custer

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Christopher Bell


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Brandon Jones 19659002] 183





Austin Cindric







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This weekend in Texas, all five drivers distinguish only 41 factors, displaying competition for these rising stars has been robust between at times.

Richard Childress Racing's Tyler Reddick has rankings of just seven poi ts over another Cole Custer. Reddick's early success is due to constant ending. By means of 5 competitions, he has three tops and four prime 10s.

Cole Custer wins his first win two weeks ago at Auto Club Speedway and locked himself in Playoffs this season. Custer's current success has made him one in every of his favorites this weekend, as California gained last 1.5 miles final fall. Five races this season, Custer has earned one win, three prime class and 4 prime 10 yr olds

Solely 14 factors behind Custer's third in Championship rating when Auto Club Speedway is Joe Gibbs Racing's Christopher Bell. Bell took his first win this season back to Atlanta Motor Speedway. Now with 5 races he has one win, two tops and three greatest.

Bell's Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Brandon Jones, is at present fourth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver Championship after Auto Club Speedway; 23 factors again from third. By way of five races this season, Jones has posted two of the most effective and four prime 10 yr olds. solely four factors back from the fourth position of Brandon Jones and 41 factors again to the lead of the collection. Cindric has collected two prime and four prime courses this season




Cole Custer



Tyler Reddick







Ryan Sieg




Chase Briscoe




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6 19659002] 9.2


Austin Cindric




Brandon Jones





Five younger drivers in the prime five in a driver's placement position are on common prime 10 this season (proper chart). And drivers Christopher Bell (Atlanta) and Cole Custer (Auto Membership) have already gained this season.

This weekend in Texas, Cole Custer efficiently leads a youth brigade in Texas by grabbing a checkered flag for the Playoff November. However the remainder of the group has just lately left the monitor. Bell ranked second final yr, and Reddick finished second last season. Jones (Sixth) also released a collection of greatest-in-class finals in Texas final fall. Cindric has a mean of 6.0 outcomes in two begin-ups in Texas, so there's a mix of all 5 weekends.

Reddick has the prospect to be on the elite Xfinity collection record this season

NASCAR Xfinity Champion and current 2019 Series Chief Tyler Reddick has the opportunity to turn into the ninth driver this season and the first since Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2011 , 2012) gained a number of collection; Joined Sam Ard (1983, 1984), Jack Ingram (1982, 1985), Larry Pearson (1986, 1987), Randy La Joie (1996, 1997), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1998, 1999), Martin Truex Jr., 2005 ), Kevin Harvick (2001, 2006) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2001, 2012).

Reddick has seven-point leading kits that lead to another place after Auto Club Speedway. Ranking and profitable within the regular season will give Reddick a place in Playoffs and 15 Playoff Points to take the place.

Reddick has made three starts in the Xfinity collection of Texas Motor Speedways. -The final place in the final match of the final match of the event within the final season of his career

Custer needs to do it back to Texas

When successive wins of Texas Motor Speedway come in the NASCAR Xfinity collection, no one does it better than Kyle Busch has gained 5 consecutive victories through the years 2008-2010. Truly, only four drivers have ever withdrawn from the Texas backgammon, and this weekend, Stewart-Haas Racing's Cole Custer will probably be fifth.

And no one within the NASCAR Xfinity collection rides greater than Cole Custer right now. 21-year-previous Ladera Ranch, California, returns to Texas Motor Speedway, her first Xfinity Playoff victory (final November) when she first introduced this season's two wins in Auto Membership Speedway. 19659002] Custer comes to Texas, who is ready to make it two in a row because 1.5-Miler is certainly one of his greatest songs. 4 start in Texas, Custer has scratched the victory (2018), prime four and a mean of three,750 (serial-greatest).

If Custer wins in Texas on Saturday, he joins Mark Martin (1999, 2000), Kyle Busch (Sweep 2008, Spring 2009), Carl Edwards (Autumn 2010, Spring 2011) and Erik Jones (Swipe 2017) as the only drivers to win consecutive Video games in Texas Series.

XCI Competition to Make Xfinity Debut with Driver Jeffrey Earnhardt

Joe Gibbs Racing gained the season in a powerful means, Jeffrey Earnhardt has been capable of combine it with a new co-operation with the newly based XCI Racing. ensimmäistä kertaa NASCAR Xfinity -sarjassa Texas Motor Speedwayssä

Xtreme Ideas Inc., joka on maailmanlaajuisesti johtava avaimet käteen -ratkaisujen ratkaisuissa, lisää Joe Gibbs Racingin sponsorointia muodostamalla liiton tiimiin, joka näkee XCI Racingin kenttä oman kilparadansa kahteen Monster Power NASCAR Cup -sarjan kisat ja viisi NASCAR Xfinity -sarjan kilpailua vuonna 2019.

Earnhardt kokeilee n. 81 XCI Racingin Toyota Camrya miehistön päällikkönä Mathew Lucasilla tällä viikonloppuna Texas Motor Speedwayssä järjestön NASCAR-sarjan kansallisen sarjan debyyttiin, joka palvelevat XCI Racingin Monster Power NASCAR Cup -sarjan debyyttinä, kun se purkaa 28.Four. kilpailun Talladega Superspeedwayssä.

Seuraavat neljä kilpailua XCI Racing on suunnitellut Xfinity-sarjassa 29. kesäkuuta. 5 Daytona Worldwide Speedwayssä, 16. elokuuta Bristol Motor Speedwayssä ja 31. elokuuta Darlington Racewayssä

XCI Racing päättyy 13-vuotisjuhlaansa Monster Power -sarjan kilpailussa Talladega.

hyvin tarkoituksellinen ja metodinen lähestymistapa tulla NASCAR-tiimiksi ”, sanoi Landon Ash, Birminghamin perustaja, Alabama-pohjainen Xtreme Ideas ja XCI Racingin omistaja. ”Tekninen liitto Joe Gibbs Racingin kanssa tekee oppimiskäyrästä hieman vähemmän jyrkän ja antaa meille mahdollisuuden kilpailla kilpa-autoilla aivan portista. Päätavoitteena on tulla NASCAR Cup-sarjan täysipäiväiseksi tiimiksi. Otamme sen, mitä opimme tällä kaudella ja soveltamme sitä seuraavaan kauteen. Aiomme kasvaa asteittain, ja liittoumme JGR: n kanssa on keskeinen osa tätä kasvua. ”

Paras uutinen kumppanuudesta on Jeffrey Earnhardtin faneilla on enemmän mahdollisuuksia nähdä taitojen kasvava taito. Earnhardt now has 5 further Xfinity races with XCI Racing on prime of his previously announced 9 with Joe Gibbs Racing.

“Jeffrey Earnhardt has been an excellent representative for Xtreme Concepts and iK9, and through this endeavor with Joe Gibbs Racing, we plan to grow together,” stated Ash.

The Mooresville, North Carolina, native’s career is trending in the proper course. In two starts this season, Earnhardt has posted one prime 10 and a mean finish of 10.5. He has three collection profession starts at Texas with a profession-greatest end of 19th in 2014.

Kaz Grala to make season debut with Richard Childress Racing at Texas

Richard Childress Racing will roll out the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Xfinity Series season debut of Kaz Grala.

Grala made the bounce from the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series to the NASCAR Xfinity Series final season on an element-time basis, operating 10 races for JGL Racing after which 12 extra for FURY Race Automobiles. Throughout these 22 starts he posted two prime fives and five prime 10s.

“This is definitely the biggest opportunity I’ve had in my career,” stated Kaz Grala. “Running for a powerhouse team like RCR is a dream come true, and one I plan on making the most of. With only a limited number of races to make an impression, I’m ready to get to work and lay it all on the line.”

Grala might be paired with Richard Childress Racing’s veteran crew chief Justin Alexander this weekend. The 20-year-previous from Boston, Massachusetts made his collection monitor debut at Texas Motor Speedway final season driving for JGL Racing – he started 37th and drove as much as a 26th-place end.

Keselowski and Busch are a few double dippers value noting

The two hottest drivers in the Monster Power NASCAR Cup Series, Workforce Penske’s Brad Keselowski and Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch, shall be pulling double obligation this weekend, competing in each the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 29 and the Monster Power Series race on Sunday, March 30.

Kyle Busch will strap into the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry with crew chief Ben Beshore this weekend at Texas. The duo has been nearly unstoppable this season, in three Xfinity begins they’ve two wins, three prime fives and a mean finish of 1.three. Busch can also be the collection chief in wins at Texas with eight victories; including five straight from 2008-2010. In 20 complete collection begins at Texas he has accrued eight wins, 15 prime fives, 16 prime 10s and a mean end of 7.0.

Group Penske’s Brad Keselowski can be guiding the No. 12 Ford Mustang this weekend at Texas with crew chief Matt Swiderski calling the photographs from the pit box. Keselowski’s collection season-debut at Daytona within the season-opener ended early with a roof hatch challenge (37th-place end); so, one can anticipate, he is in all probability itching to get a strong efficiency on the board. Keselowski has made 18 collection begins on the well-known Texan 1.5-mile facility posting two wins (2013, 2015), 12 prime fives, 14 prime 10s and a mean finish of 9.3.

Parade Laps: Insights forward of this week’s driver media breakouts

4 drivers from the NASCAR Xfinity Series – JR Motorsport’s Noah Gragson, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer, Richard Childress Racing’s Kaz Grala and Joe Gibbs Racing’s Brandon Jones – shall be collaborating on this week’s media rotations at Texas Motor Speedway leading into this Saturday’s My Bariatric Answer 300 at 1 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Noah Gragson (No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro)

Birthdate: July 15, 1998

Driver’s Age: 20

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada

Hobbies: Downhill mountain biking

Staff: JR Motorsports

Crew Chief: David Elenz

Xfinity Profession Highlights:

Made NASCAR Xfinity Series debut with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2018 at Richmond Raceway; beginning 11th and ending runner-up.
In complete he made three Xfinity Series begins last season, posting two prime fives and three prime 10s; all whereas competing fulltime in the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series the place he completed runner-up within the championship standings.
2019 Season Highlights:

Presently eighth in the Xfinity driver championship standings, 59 points behind the standings lead
In five begins this season, has posted one prime 5, two prime 10s and a mean end of 9.2.
Current leader of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Yr standings by 11 factors over second-place John Hunter Nemechek.
Texas Motor Speedway Performance:

Will probably be making his collection monitor debut at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. Has finished in the top-10 on the primary two 1.5-mile tracks the collection visited in 2019 – Atlanta (ninth) and Las Vegas (third).

Cole Custer (No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mustang)

Birthdate: January 23, 1998

Driver’s Age: 21

Hometown: Ladera Ranch, California

Hobbies: Watching sports

Group: Stewart-Haas Racing

Crew Chief: Mike Shiplett

Xfinity Profession Highlights:

In 2018, he made the Playoff’s Championship 4; finally ending runner-up in remaining driver standings while his No. 00 automotive gained the owner’s title
Made the Playoffs and finished fifth within the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship standings in his rookie yr (2017).
Has three profession NASCAR Xfinity Series wins (Homestead, Texas and Auto Membership Speedway); including final season’s Playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway to win his method into the Championship 4.
2019 Season Highlights:

At present second within the NASCAR Xfinity driver points standings, simply seven factors again from the collection standings leader Tyler Reddick and 7 factors forward of third place Christopher Bell.
In 5 begins this season, he has posted one win (Auto Club), three prime fives, four prime 10s and a mean finish of 6.0 (collection-greatest).
Has led the fourth-most laps (80) this season.
Texas Motor Speedway Efficiency:

Has made 4 collection starts at Texas Motor Speedway, posting one win (2018 Playoff race), four prime fives and a mean finish of three.8 (collection-greatest).

Kaz Grala (No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro)

Birthdate: December 29, 1998

Driver’s Age: 20

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Hobbies: Surfing, S.T.E.M., pc coding, understanding

Staff: Rich ard Childress Racing

Crew Chief: Justin Alexander

Xfinity Profession Highlights:

Competed part-time in the collection in 2018 for JGL Racing (10 begins) and FURY Race Automobiles (12 begins), posting two prime fives, 5 prime 10s and a mean end of
2019 Season Highlights:

Can be making his NASCAR Xfinity Series season debut this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway for Richard Childress Racing.
Texas Motor Speedway Efficiency:

Made his collection monitor debut at Texas Motor Speedway final season driving for JGL Racing – he began 37th and drove as much as a 26th-place end.

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

Group: Joe Gibbs Racing

Crew Chief: Jeff Meendering

Xfinity Profession Highlights:

In 2018, he tallied a career-greatest end of second at Talladega and reached the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs for the second time, ending a profession-greatest ninth in 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 finishing a then career-greatest 10th in the standings.
2019 Season Highlights:

Presently fourth in the NASCAR Xfinity driver championship standings, 37 points back from the collection standings leader Tyler Reddick and four factors ahead of fifth place Austin Cindric.
In five starts this season, he has two prime fives, four prime 10s and a mean end of 9.8 (career-greatest).
Texas Motor Speedway Performance:

Has made six collection starts at Texas Motor Speedway, posting two prime 10s and a mean finish of 19.5.
Completed sixth within the Playoff race at Texas last November.

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series

A brand new search for NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series in Texas

This weekend’s March 30th race date marks the earliest the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series has appeared at Texas Motor Speedway because the collection began coming to the monitor in 1997.

Traditionally, the primary Fort Value race of the seas on was all the time the early June race. But this yr, NASCAR switched things up a bit and moved the fall date to the spring, creating an early season nationwide collection triple-header in the Lone Star State. The Gander Vans will return on the normal June date, as properly.

For these holding monitor at house, the previous fall race outcomes will define the earlier race winner – and in this case, that winner can be Justin Haley, who isn’t entered in the Gander Vans race this weekend.

Nevertheless, the winner of the two races prior to that, and the winner of five general at Texas, is returning – Johnny Sauter.

Kyle Busch trying to win four in a row

There’s a profession milestone within the NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series that Kyle Busch hasn’t hit, but.

And that’s win four collection races in a row. He has a shot to try this Friday night time within the Vankor 350 at 9 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Busch has gained the newest three races, which also happen to be the one three races he’s entered in 2019. This marks the third time in his Gander Vans profession he has recorded three straight visits to Victory Lane:

2019 – Atlanta, Las Vegas, Martinsville

2014 – Kansas, Charlotte, Dover

2011 – Nashville, Dover, Charlotte

Just one driver in Gander Vans historical past has gained 4 or extra races in a row – and that was NASCAR Hall of Famer Ron Hornaday Jr. in 2009 (Milwaukee, Memphis, Kentucky, IRP, Nashville). Including Busch’s current streak and Hornaday’s streak of five victories, seven totally different drivers – for a total of 11 occasions – in collection historical past have gained three in a row.

Busch should shake off the rust in Fort Value if he’s to maintain the streak alive. He hasn’t raced on the 1.5-mile monitor because the fall of 2014, but that outing netted him his third win at Texas.

General, he has three wins (fall races in 2009, 2010, 2014) in 12 starts on the monitor, together with eight prime-five finishes.

Sauter savors return to Texas

If there’s anyone enthusiastic about seeing Texas Motor Speedway transfer as much as an earlier spot in the schedule this season, it’s Johnny Sauter. The Wisconsin native is the winningest lively driver on the 1.5-mile circuit with five wins general. It’s also his private greatest monitor with more wins, prime fives and prime 10s than at another facility.

Sauter’s five wins at Texas (Summer time 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Summer time 2018) higher his mark of four at Martinsville. He also has 10 prime-five and 16 top-10 finishes in his 21 races at Texas. Among lively drivers, only Matt Crafton has extra prime fives (14) and prime 10s (25) than Sauter.

Of notice, Sauter is again with the staff (and truck number) he was with when he gained his first two NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series races at Texas – ThorSport Racing and the No. 13. One factor is totally different, nevertheless – he’s now in a Ford, whereas the workforce raced Toyotas back when he recorded those wins in 2012.

He’ll be going after a singular hat trick at Texas – profitable with three totally different OEM emblems on his truck, as he gained three of his races in a GMS Racing Chevrolet.

The one other driver to have gained with totally different producers at Texas was Dennis Setzer (Dodge in 1999 and Chevrolet in 2004).

Of word, Sauter’s ThorSport Racing teammate Crafton in the No. 88 Ford might additionally be a part of that club – his two earlier wins at Texas (Summer time 2014 and Summer time 2015) came in a Toyota.

New chief in the clubhouse

After holding the spot atop the p oints because the Atlanta race within the second week, Grant Enfinger needed to give up his result in Halmar Friesen Racing’s Stewart Friesen following Martinsville.

This marks the primary time Friesen has led the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series points standings – and he holds a slender 4-point lead over ThorSport Racing’s Enfinger.

Friesen took over the lead in the standings on the power of robust performances at Las Vegas (fourth) and Martinsville (fifth) – and gained a variety of ground by putting nicely at the conclusion of Stage 1 and Stage 2 in each of these races.

Friesen twice completed second on the conclusion of a stage and was in the prime 10 after each of the other levels at Las Vegas and Martinsville. Enfinger did not earn a stage level in both race.

And there’s good purpose for Friesen to be optimistic heading into Texas. He completed second in the summertime race last yr after which eighth in the fall. He also began on pole in that June race final season.

General, he has a mean end of 11.5 in 4 starts at Texas.

But he can’t let up – Enfinger has a reasonably strong history at Texas, himself. In 4 begins, he has a mean finish of 6.5 – a mean that was brought down by a 12th-place finish final fall. Prior to that, he had finishes of third, seventh and fourth.

Jesse Iwuji back underneath “Friday night lights” in Texas

If there’s anyone accustomed to enjoying underneath the strain of “Friday night lights” in the Dallas metro area, it’s US Navy officer and driver of the No. 34 Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet, Lt. Jesse Iwuji.

From nearby Carrollton, Texas, Iwuji performed high school football at Hebron Excessive Faculty earlier than happening to the US Naval Academy, where he also performed soccer. This weekend will mark Iwuji’s career debut at his hometown monitor.

The driving force’s identify gained’t be the only one among his truck with Lone Star State ties as his sponsor, FUELTRAX, is predicated in Texas. The paint scheme might be designed by a 15-year-previous from Dallas.

The corporate also has a big proportion of their operations based mostly out of Nigeria – where Iwuji’s family is from. And they are going to be at Texas Motor Speedway to help Iwuji, attending their first race ever this weekend.

Friday’s race might be Iwuji’s second NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race of 2019 (he finished 26th at Las Vegas) and fourth general. He has 39 starts in the NASCAR Okay&N Pro Series East and West in addition to six ARCA Menards Series starts.

Harrison Burton holds giant lead in Sunoco Rookie of the Yr standings

Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Harrison Burton has taken a commanding lead in the Sunoco Rookie of the Yr standings over GMS Racing’s Sheldon Creed. After four races, Burton holds a 31-point advantage.

Burton slipped a bit in the general points standings, sliding from second after Las Vegas to fifth following an 11th-place finish at Martinsville. He involves Texas with one race underneath his belt on the monitor, a sixth-place effort final fall.

Creed has one start at the monitor, additionally last fall, which netted him a 25th-place end.

The one different Sunoco Rookie contender entered this weekend who has expertise at Texas is Tyler Dippel – who completed 14th last fall.

Parade Laps: Insights ahead of this week’s driver media breakouts

4 drivers from the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series – DGR-Crosley driver Tyler Ankrum, Jordan Anderson from Jordan Anderson Racing, Halmar Friesen Racing driver Stewart Friesen, and Todd Gilliland from Kyle Busch Motorsports – can be collaborating in this week’s media rotations at Texas Motor Speedway. These four drivers are getting ready for the Vankor 350 this Friday, March 29, at 9 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Tyler Ankrum (No. 17 DGR-Crosley Toyota Tundra)

Birthdate: March 6, 2001

Driver’s Age: 18

Hometown: San Bernardino, California

Staff: DGR-Crosley

Crew Chief: Kevin Manion

NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Profession Highlights:

Because of age restrictions, Ankrum missed the first three races of the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series season earlier than turning 18 earlier this month.
He plans to run the rest of the season as a contender for Sunoco Rookie of the Yr honors.
2019 Season Highlights:

Ankrum made his 2019 debut at Martinsville Speedway and finished 19th behind the wheel of the No. 17 Toyota Tundra for DGR-Crosley.
Texas Motor Speedway Efficiency:

He will make his first collection start at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.

Jordan Anderson (No. 3 Jordan Anderson Racing Chevrolet Silverado)

Birthdate: April 15 , 1991

Driver’s Age: 27

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina

Hobbies: Constructing our group, graphic design, music

Group: Jordan Anderson Racing

Crew Chief: Kevin Eagle

NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Career Highlights:

Certainly one of just a few owner/drivers in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series.
Posted his first two collection career top-10 finishes in 2018; together with a profession-greatest end of seventh at Talladega Superspeedway.
Has completed within the prime 20 in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series driver championship standings during the last 4 seasons; together with a career-greatest 15th last yr.
2019 Season Highlights:

In 4 begins this season, he has one top-20 end and a mean end of 22.8.
He’s at present 18th in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series points standings; 94 factors again from the collection standings lead.
Texas Motor Speedway Performance:

He has eight collection starts at Texas, posting two top-20 finishes and a mean finish of 22.4

Stewart Friesen (No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing Chevrolet Silverado)

Birthdate: July 25, 1983

Driver’s Age: 35

Hometown: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Hobbies: Dust racing

Staff: Halmar Friesen Racing

Crew Chief: Trip Bruce

NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Career Highlights:

In 2018, he competed in all 23 races, qualifying for the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Playoffs for the first time; finally completed the season seventh in factors.
In 2017, he competed half-time (19 races), posting two prime fives, five prime 10s and a pole.
Made his NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series debut in 2016 at Eldora.
2019 Season Highlights:

Presently the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series driver championship standings leader by 4 points over second place Grant Enfinger.
In four starts this season, he has amassed a pole, two prime fives, three prime 10s and a mean finish of 9.2.
Texas Motor Speedway Performance:

Friesen started on the pole final yr within the fall race at Texas.
He has one prime-five and two top-10 finishes in 4 begins at the 1.5-mile monitor. His average start is 9.5 and his common end is 11.5.

Todd Gilliland (No. Four Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra)

Birthdate: Might 15, 2000

Driver’s Age: 18

Hometown: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina

Hobbies: Video video games, spending time with household and buddies

Staff: Kyle Busch Motorsports

Crew Chief: Marcus Richmond

NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series Profession Highlights:

In 2018, he competed in 19 races, finished 10th in the championship factors and recorded profession-highs in prime fives (4) and prime 10s (9).
In 2017, he made his NASCAR Gander Outside Truck Series debut at Dover Worldwide Speedway. In complete, he made six starts, posting two prime fives and three prime 10s.
2019 Season Highlights:

Presently ninth in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series driver championship standings.
Has recorded two top-10 finishes this season – at Atlanta and Las Vegas, the opposite two 1.5-mile tracks the collection has visited in 2019.
Texas Motor Speedway Performance:

Gilliland has made two begins at Texas – the two races in 2018. He finished sixth in the summer race earlier than ending fourth within the fall.

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