NASCAR XFINITY Series News and Rumors

Next Race: Charlotte

Entry List: 40 teams entered
Practice 1: Friday, September 28, 1:05-1:55pm/et. TV-NBCSN
Practice 2: Friday, September 28, 3:05-3:55pm/et. TV-NBCSN
Qualifying: Saturday, September 29, 12:10pm/et. TV-CNBC
Race: Saturday, September 29, 3:00pm/et on NBCSN, PRN (Stages 15/30/55), Green flag 3:18pm/et.

XFINITY Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
See the complete list on the Charlotte Motor Speedway entry list page.

Bobby Earnhardt to make XFINITY Series return at Kansas

Bobby Earnhardt will be making his return to the track in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway. Earnhardt, son of Kerry Earnhardt, will pilot the No. 66 HABCO car for MBM Motorsports in the October running of the Kansas Lottery 300.[More](9-24-2018)

Vinnie Miller joining BJ McLeod Motorsports

To jumpstart his new direction for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, Vinnie Miller will depart JD Motorsports with Gary Keller and join B.J. McLeod Motorsports for the final six races of the season beginning with Saturday afternoon's Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Miller, a rookie in the Xfinity Series this season has also inked a multi-year deal with McLeod's Mooresville, N.C.-based team which will see him compete a majority of the races in the team's flagship No. 78 Chevrolet Camaro full-time through the 2020 season.[More](9-24-2018)

Last Race: Richmond

Entry List: 40 teams entered
Practice 1: Results
Practice 2: Results
Qualifying: Starting Lineup
Crew Rosters: Posted
Pit Stalls: Posted
Race: Official Race & Points Report

Christopher Bell Gains Upper Hand in NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Victory at Richmond: A short run at the end of Friday night's GoBowling.com 250 was just what pole winner Christopher Bell needed to charge into the second round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. In a race that saw regular-season champion Justin Allgaier end his night with a hard crash into the Turn 3 wall with 24 laps left, and in a race that saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. lead the most laps in his only scheduled race of 2018, Bell surged past race leader Matt Tifft after a restart on Lap 237 of 250 and pulled away to beat Ross Chastain to the finish line by .566 seconds.[More](9-21-2018)

Bell wins Richmond International Raceway XFINITY race: #20-Christopher Bell won the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond for his 6th career win and 5th of the season. The win moves him on to the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoffs Round of 8.
#42-Chastain, making his final scheduled start in for Chip Ganassi, finished second, followed by #21-Daniel Hemric, #88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr., #2-Matt Tifft, #1-Elliott Sadler, #9-Tyler Reddick, #19-Brandon Jones, #3-Shane Lee, and #16-Ryan Reed.
There were 5 cautions for 40 laps and 11 lead changes among 5 leaders.
The average speed was 91.364mph.
Complete results are on the Richmond race results page (pdf).(9-21-2018)
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Richmond Race & Points Report (pdf).

XFINITY Driver standings following Richmond:
1) #20-Christopher Bell, Richmond win
2) #21-Daniel Hemric, 2062
3) #7-Justin Allgaier 2056
4) #4-Ross Chastain, 2053
5) #1-Elliott Sadler, 2051
6) #2-Matt Tifft, 2047
7) #9-Tyler Reddick 2046
8) #19-Brandon Jones, 2035
Currently outside the top 8 to advance to the next round:
9) #00-Cole Custer, 2035
10) #11-Ryan Truex, 2033
11) #12-Austin Cindric, 2028
12) #16-Ryan Reed, 2027
See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(9-21-2018)

Obaika Racing to make 2018 XFINITY debut at Charlotte

Next weekend, when NASCAR runs the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval for the first time, Obaika Racing and driver Tanner Berryhill will be running their first race of the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Berryhill will pilot the No. 97 Chevrolet Camaro with African companies Brand South Africa and VroomBrands on board as co-primary sponsors in the Drive for the Cure 200[More](-2018)

Go Bowling renews sponsorship of Richmond XFINITY race

Richmond Raceway announces an extension of its relationship with the bowling industry as Go Bowling will return as the entitlement sponsor for the fall NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race in 2019. The Go Bowling 250, set for Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, marks the start of the 2019 NXS Playoff.[More](9-12-2018)

Bar Harbor Foods, Sea Watch International to sponsor Dover XFINITY race

Dover International Speedway and Sea Watch International have reached an agreement for Bar HarborĀ® Foods to serve as the entitlement sponsor for the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race on Saturday, Oct. 6, track and Sea Watch officials announced today. The "Bar HarborĀ® 200" presented by Sea Watch International NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race (3 p.m., NBCSN) will be the third playoff race in the seven-race NASCAR Xfinity Series postseason, and the first elimination race for the 12-driver playoff field. Four drivers will have their playoff dreams ended after 200 laps around the world's fastest one-mile concrete oval.[More](9-21-2018)

Matt Tifft penalized after Las Vegas race

#2-Matt Tifft was penalized with the lost of 10 driver and 10 owner points after his car failed pre-race inspection 4 times.(9-19-2018)

NASCAR Xfinity Series Media Day Notebook

Justin Allgaier is wary of potential pitfalls as NASCAR Xfinity Playoffs begin; Brief stint in NASCAR's fastest lane has helped Cole Custer; Xfinity Playoff schedule couldn't be better for Christopher Bell.[More](9-18-2018)

NASCAR Xfinity Series 12-driver Playoff field set

The NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was high action and great drama with a first time winner in Ross Chastain and the 12 championship eligible drivers entering the race maintaining their contention for the opening round of the Playoffs, which begin next week at Richmond, Va.[More](9-15-2018)

MoneyLion joins Penske for four races

MoneyLion announces its partnership with Team Penske in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. MoneyLion will serve as primary of Team Penske's No. 22 Ford Mustang in Las Vegas, Richmond, Charlotte, and Homestead.[More](9-14-2018)

Autodesk to sponsor Custer

Autodesk will be the primary sponsor of the No. 00 Ford Mustang driven by Cole Custer and fielded by Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the Nov. 3 race at Texas Motor Speedwa.[More](9-12-2018)

Harvick not planning any additional XFINITY races

After making 346 starts and winning 47 times, last week's Xfinity race at Darlington will be Kevin Harvick's last in the series, the driver announced Tuesday on "Happy Hours," his SiriusXM NASCAR Radio show. "For me (Darlington) will be the last scheduled Xfinity race that we put on the schedule," Harvick said. The decision was made in order to allow him to concentrate on his Cup car.[More](9-5-2018)

Gragson potentially moving to the XFINITY Series with JRM

Truck Series' Noah Gragson may be replacing the retiring Elliott Sadler at JRM in 2019.[More](8-29-2018)

NASCAR announces 2019 changes for XFINITY, Trucks

NASCAR announced several rules for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series aimed at strengthening both the competition on the race track and the identity of each series. In the NASCAR Xfinity Series, a maximum starting field will be 38 cars starting in 2019. As part of the restructure, NASCAR will reallocate the purse money previously awarded to the 39th- and 40th-place finishers to the rest of the field.[More](8-23-2018)