Matthew Jackson

Matthew Jackson

 

Austin Cindric won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race and captured the championship at Phoenix Raceway.

Cindric passed Justin Allgaier on the final lap of the race to win the race and claim his first Xfinity Series championship.

The overtime restart was set up when championship contender Chase Briscoe spun out with just three laps to go. Allgaier would restart in the lead after deciding to stay out under caution. Cindric would came to pit road, giving up his lead. Cindric would restart third.

The two drivers made contact with Noah Grayson coming to the white flag as Cindric made it three wide between Allgaier and Gragson.

“I’m speechless. I’m pretty humbled by the effort,” Cindric told NBCSN post-race.

Rounding out the top five were Noah Gragson in second, Brandon Jones in third, Michael Annett finished fourth and Justin Allgaier finished fifth.

For Cindric, this marks his sixth victory of the 2020 season. Driver No. 22 will return to his Xfinity Series ride next year before going to Cup in 2022.

Chase Briscoe, who won a Xfinity Series-high of nine races, finished ninth.

“Frustrating day,” Briscoe told NBCSN post-race. “I’ve got to do a lot better job coming here. Something about this place I struggle with.”

Rounding out the top ten were Harrison Burton in sixth, Ross Chastain in seventh, Justin Haley in eighth, Chase Briscoe in ninth and Jeremy Clements in tenth.

Harrison Burton, who finished sixth won the rookie of the year title. 

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will kick off their 2021 season at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13, 2021.

 

Stage 1 Winner: Chase Briscoe

Stage 2 Winner: Austin Cindric

Race Winner: Austin Cindric

Harrison Burton won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway for his second consecutive victory.

With his win on Saturday, Burton (20) became the youngest driver ever to win at the paperclip. His father, Jeff Burton previously held the record at 23 years old.

“Martinsville is one of those places that’s really cool to win at,” Burton told NBC Sports after his win.

For Burton, this marks his fourth victory of the 2020 Xfinity Series season.

Rounding out the top five were Justin Allgaier in second, Noah Gragson in third, Jeb Burton in fourth and Ross Chastain in fifth.

Saturday’s race was also the last race in the Round of 8, setting the four drivers to race for a championship next weekend in Phoenix. Austin Cindric, Chase Briscoe, Justin Allgaier and Justin Haley all transferred to the championship race at Phoenix.

For Briscoe, Cindric and Haley this will be their first championship appearance. Allgaier on the other hand has had four appearances in the title race.

Ross Chastain, Brandon Jones, Noah Gragson and Ryan Sieg all chances of them running for a championship this year are over.

Saturday’s Xfinity Series race was the first at Martinsville since 2006.

Rounding out the top ten were Riley Herbst in sixth, Chase Briscoe in seventh, Michael Annett in eighth, Brandon Jones in ninth and Austin Cindric in tenth.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series championship race will be held on Nov. 7 at Phoenix Raceway at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. 

 

Stage 1 Winner: Noah Gragson

Stage 2 Winner: Ross Chastain

Race Winner: Harrison Burton

Brett Moffitt won Saturday’s NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. The 2019 series champion became the first driver to clinch a spot into the championship race at Phoenix Raceway next month.

Driver No. 23 held the race lead in an overtime restart against his teammate Zane Smith.

Smith would cause the need for an overtime finish after he made contact with Moffitt as they battled for the race lead. Smith’s truck made contact with the Turn 3 wall.

After the race, Moffitt took blame for the incident.

“Got to apologize to the 21 for trying to block him, but we were racing hard for a championship spot.” Moffitt told FS1 post-race. “A bad block by me. It’s my fault.”

Rounding out the top five were Sheldon Creed in second, Austin Hill in third, Grant Enfinger in fourth and Chandler Smith in fifth.

Hailie Deegan, who made her truck series debut, finished 16th. Her finish is the best finish by a female in their truck series debut. While the race was going on, it was announced that Deegan will run the series full-time starting in 2021.

Rounding out the top ten were Christian Eckes in sixth, Timothy Peters in seventh, Matt Crafton in eighth, Derek Kraus in ninth and Trevor Bayne in tenth.

The NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series heads into Texas Motor Speedway on October 25th at noon ET.

 

Stage 1 Winner: Sheldon Creed

Stage 2 Winner: Sheldon Creed

Race Winner: Brett Moffitt

AJ Allmendinger won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race in overtime at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval.

Allmendinger was able to dodge spinning cars throughout the race not to mention the horrible conditions that drivers faced running the race in rain.

Saturday’s victory is Allmedinger’s fifth win in the Xfinity Series and second this season. Allmendinger also won last year’s Xfinity Series race at the Charlotte Roval as well.

“Oh my God. I don’t know what to say,” Allmendinger told his team on the radio after winning Saturday’s race.

Rounding out the top five were Noah Gragson in second, Daniel Hemric in third, Alex Labbe in fourth and Ross Chastain in fifth.

Noah Gragson, who finished second had a run in with Riley Herbst as they raced for the race lead. Gragson would get sent into the barrier by contact from Herbst.

This marks the second time these two drivers have made contact this season. Earlier in the year at Texas Motor Speedway in July, Gragson made contact with Herbst and sent him into the wall.

“I don’t really get mad. I get even,” Gragson told NBC Sports.

Chase Briscoe, who led a portion of the race and was in contention at the end of the race spun before entering Turn 2 during the overtime restart.

“The driver just made a mistake,” Briscoe told NBC Sports.“In the conditions like this you’ve got to be at 100 percent and it bit me. So very unfortunate. That one is gonna sting for a long time.”

Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race was also a cutoff race meaning that four drivers would be eliminated from the playoffs. Harrison Burton, Brandon Brown, Riley Herbst and Michael Annett were all eliminated from the playoffs.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will open the Round of 8 next Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN.

 

Stage 1 Winner: Kaz Grala

Stage 2 Winner: Chase Briscoe

Race Winner: AJ Allmendinger

Justin Haley won Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Haley went from tenth to the lead in the final 10 laps of the race to win and advance into the next round.

“Got this thing into the Round of 8. That’s the most important,” Haley told NBCSN post-race.

For Haley, this marks his third straight win. His previous two wins came at Talladega in June and Daytona in August.

Haley was leading the race when the caution came out on the back straightaway that involved playoff contender Harrison Burton and four other drivers.

Michael Annett, who originally finished the race in second but his car was disqualified for failing post-race inspection.

Rounding out the top five were Ryan Sieg in second, Noah Gragson in third, Brandon Jones in fourth and Daniel Hemric in fifth.

Ryan Sieg, who finished second marked his second straight top five finish. Noah Gragson’s third place finish marks his sixth top 10 finish in a row.

Chase Briscoe, who won both stages of the race, lost the lead with 2 laps to go after hitting the wall.

Rounding out the top ten were Ross Chastain in sixth, Josh Williams in seventh, Garrett Smithley in eighth, Brandon Brown in ninth and Alex Labbe in tenth.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head to the Charlotte Roval at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on October 10th. This race will mark the first playoff elimination race.

 

Stage 1 Winner: Chase Briscoe

Stage 2 Winner: Chase Briscoe

Race Winner: Justin Haley

Chase Briscoe won Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in a late race pass to get the victory in the final regular season race of the season.

Briscoe passed Austin Cindric late in the race and would hold command of the lead to the checkered flag. Friday’s victory marks Briscoe’s seventh win of the season, a series high.

“I was so mad after last week,” Briscoe told NBCSN post-race. “I told all the guys there ain’t no way we’re getting beat today. I was so mad after how we ran last week and I get on the internet all the time and I see guys count us out after one bad race and I know what this team is capable. I finished second here the last two races and I wanted to win here so bad and it’s awesome that I can actually celebrate it with all these race fans.”

Rounding out the top five were Ross Chastain in second, Austin Cindric in third, Harrison Burton in fourth and Justin Allgaier in fifth.

Ross Chastain, who finished second lead 117 laps of the race and took the lead on three different occasions.

Justin Allgaier, who finished fifth lead the early part of the race, leading 126 laps and sweeping the first two stages. However, Allgaier would loose the race lead in the pits after Stage 2 during pit stops.

Rounding out the top ten were Anthony Alfredo in sixth, Noah Gragson in seventh, Brandon Jones in eighth, Jeb Burton and Riley Herbst in tenth.

Brandon Brown, who finished 12th, clinched the final playoff spot.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will open their playoffs at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 26th at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN.

 

Stage 1 Winner: Justin Allgaier

Stage 2 Winner: Justin Allgaier

Race Winner: Chase Briscoe

Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s NASCAR Cup playoff race at Richmond Raceway, earning him a spot in the second round of the playoffs.

“Man, this thing was awesome,” Keselowski told NBCSN post-race.

Driver No. 2 led 192 of the 400 lap race, including the final 48 laps.

Keselowski said post-race that he hopes this id the car they use for the championship race at Phoenix later this year.

“We knew this was gonna be a really big pit strategy race, but we had the speed, we had the strategy. This team today did it all,” Keselowski told NBCSN post-race.

Rounding out the top five were Martin Truex Jr. in second, Joey Logano in third, Austin Dillion in fourth and Chase Elliott in fifth.

Kyle Busch, who before the race started failed pre-race inspection twice, finished sixth.

Completing the top ten were Kevin Harvick in seventh, Aric Almirola in eighth, Alex Bowman in ninth and Clint Bowyer in tenth.

Clint Bowyer, who finished tenth currently holds the final transfer spot to the second round of the playoffs. He ahead of William Byron by three points and ahead of Cole Custer by eight points. Matt DiBenedetto is 25 points below the cutoff and Ryan Blaney is 27 points below the cutoff.

Denny Hamlin secured a spot in the second round of the playoffs with his 12th place finish.

The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday Sept. 19th at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. This race will cut the playoff field from 16 drivers to 12 drivers.

Ben Rhodes won Sunday’s NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway.

Rhodes took the lead coming to the final lap and held off Derek Kraus to win Sunday’s truck race.

“That was such a tough win.” Rhodes told FS1 post-race.

For, Rhodes Sunday’s win marked his first of the season, snapping a 48-race winless streak.

Sheldon Creed, who looked to be on his way to a third win in the last five races chances ended when he gave up the race lead to pit before the overtime restart and would also be caught for speeding on pit road, ending his chances of a victory.

Rounding out the top five were Derek Kraus in second, Austin Hill in third, Grant Enfinger in fourth and Christian Eckes in fifth.

Notables:

Greg Biffle, who made his first truck series start since he last won at Texas Motor Speedway last year finished 19th.

2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne finished 27th in his first truck series start and his first NASCAR race since 2018.

David Ragan, who made his first Truck series start since 2006, finished 22nd. Ragan suffered damage in an incident in which Matt Crafton made contact with Josh Reaume and Reaume hit Ragan’s truck.

Rounding out the top ten were Raphael Lessard in sixth, Todd Gilliland in seventh, Stewart Friesen in eighth, Timmy Hill in ninth and Brett Moffitt in tenth. 

The NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series will head to Richmond Raceway on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on FS1.

 

Stage 1 Winner: Brett Moffitt

Stage 2 Winner: Sheldon Creed

Race Winner: Ben Rhodes

Sheldon Creed won Sunday’s NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series race at Gateway to win his third race of the season.

Driver No. 2 took the race lead from his GMS Racing teammate Sam Mayer on a restart with 13 laps to go in the final stage.

Sunday’s win gave Creed his second win as apart of the “Triple Truck Challenge,” giving Creed a $150,000 bonus.

“I want to start with apologizing to Gilliland,” Creed told FS1 post-race. “It’s so hard to pass here and I got the opportunity to get to his inside, just was really loose getting in and he was close to my door. They were having such a good day. Hate to do that to him. He owes me one. Hats off to my guys. Great adjustments all day, came from 17th. Had my work cut out for me.”

Gilliland, who won the first two stages of the race finished 22nd after he got into the Turn 2 wall after making contact with Sheldon Creed as they battled for the race lead with under 40 laps to go.

Rounding out the top five were Brett Moffitt in second, Austin Hill in third, Sam Mayer in fourth and Stewart Friesen in fifth.

Rounding out the top ten were Raphael Lessard in sixth, Zane Smith in seventh, Grant Enfinger in eighth, Ty Majeski in ninth and Tanner Gray in tenth.

Championship contender Johnny Sauter would have to leave the race before Lap 30 due to a mechanical problem. Rising start Chandler Smith finished 24th after he wrecked after making contact with Ben Rhodes on Lap 78.

The NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series will head to Darlington at 2 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 6th on FS1.

 

Stage 1 Winner: Todd Gilliland 

Stage 2 Winner: Todd Gilliland 

Race Winner: Sheldon Creed

Justin Allgaier won Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover to win his first Xfinity Series race of 2020, ending a 20-race winless streak.

Allgaier led 120 laps of the 200 lap race, including the remaining 50 laps.

For driver No. 7, it’s his sixth straight Dover race in which he’s finished third or better.

“These last 18 to 24 month have been crazy,” Allgaier told NBCSN post-race. “Just proud of these guys and the no give of attitude they’ve got. What a day. What a racecar. We were off a little bit in the beginning and Jason did a great job of getting us where we need to be at.”

Rounding out the top five were Austin Cindric in second, Ross Chastain in third, Noah Gragson in fourth and Noah Gragson in fifth.

Austin Cindric, who finished second has finished runner-up in the last seven races.

Rounding out the top ten were Riley Herbst in sixth, Jeb Burton in seventh, Justin Haley in eighth, Michael Annett in ninth and Chase Briscoe in tenth.

Jeb Burton, who finished seventh earned his third top 10 of the 2020 season with only six starts thus far.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will race once again on Sunday as part of the doubleheader from Dover this weekend with coverage beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN.

For Sunday’s race, the top 15 finishers will be inverted. Brett Moffitt will start from the pole and Brandon Brown will start alongside in second.

 

Stage 1 Winner: Austin Cindric

Stage 2 Winner: Justin Allgaier

Race Winner: Justin Allgaier

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