Race Weekend Central

Daniel Suarez Tops Final 2015 Kansas Lottery 300 Practice at Kansas

2015 Kansas Speedway NXS Daniel Suarez credit Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo Credit: Rick Lunkenheimer, Frontstretch)

Daniel Suarez is still seeking his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory, and he took one more step toward reaching that goal early Friday evening at Kansas Speedway. Suarez paced the final practice session for the series, with a fastest lap time of 29.450 seconds at 183.362 mph. Series points leader Chris Buescher led much …

Read more

Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte

Austin Dillon Race for the Cure 300 2015 Charlotte Mike Neff (9)

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Kyle Busch led more than half the laps in the Drive for the Cure 300, but he wasn’t around for the one that counted. Instead, Busch ended the night in the garage as Austin Dillon made a clean sweep of Charlotte Motor Speedway, bookending his win in the May Xfinity Series race. Dillon, who started …

Read more

Clint Bowyer’s Chase Takes Hit with Chicagoland Penalty

2015 Chicago CUP Clint Bowyer Danica Patrick CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)­­

Four teams were penalized following the Chicagoland race weekend and one’s Chase hopes now hinge upon winning one of the next two races. Clint Bowyer’s No. 15 team was assessed a P4 penalty for an infraction relating to the track bar. Bowyer team violated rule that prohibits beveled washers and/or other components that allow track …

Read more

Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Furious 7 300 at Chicagoland

2015 NXS Chicagoland Erik Jones Burnout NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

He’s back. Make that four victories in nine races for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season. The Joe Gibbs Racing tandem of Busch and Matt Kenseth dominated the Furious 7 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Leading a combined 186 of the 200 laps, the two had virtually no competition on the evening. With …

Read more

Kyle Busch, Joey Logano 1-2 in 2015 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Qualifying at Richmond

NASCAR XFINITY Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 - Qualifying

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

A Cup driver once again looks to be the one to beat in an Xfinity Series race, with Kyle Busch winning the pole for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250, his second pole of the season, fifth at Richmond and 44th of his career. Busch’s lap of 122.073 mph put him ahead of fellow Sprint …

Read more

Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington

2015 Darlington NXS Denny Hamlin Kevin Harvick racing CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography, 2015)

Denny Hamlin absolutely dominated the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington on Saturday, winning the pole, leading 117 laps and posting a perfect driver rating en route to the win. The victory was Hamlin’s third of the season — including two from the pole — and his 14th career win in his …

Read more

Denny Hamlin Wins 2015 VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington with Late-Race Pass

2015 Darlington NXS Denny Hamlin burnout CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Daniel Suarez nearly had it: his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory. But in the end, it was Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin who won Saturday’s VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 from Darlington Raceway, having passed series rookie Suarez with three laps to go en route to victory. All was not lost, though; …

Read more

Tracking the Trucks: 2015 UNOH 200 at Bristol

2015 CWTS Bristol Ryan Blaney Team Burnout Woohoo CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

In a Nutshell: Rain was the big story for much of the day Wednesday, delaying practice early in the day and placing some doubt on whether drivers would even be able to qualify. But the track stayed dry until late in the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP; the red flag flew with just 34 laps …

Read more

Entry List: 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio

Buescher Mid-Ohio 2

(Photo: Roush Fenway Racing)

For the second straight week, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is going road course racing. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 15 Mid-Ohio 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The list includes 38 teams, meaning everyone will make Saturday’s race as the starting grid maxes out at 40. Verizon IndyCar Series veteran …

Read more

Joey Logano on Pole for 2015 Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen

2015 Bristol I NXS Joey Logano car credit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

It was a Penske-dominated day in Xfinity Series qualifying at Watkins Glen, with Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski posting the top-two lap times in both of the sessions and the end result being Logano on the pole for the Zippo 200. The pole was Logano’s 30th of his career, tying Mark Martin for second-most on the …

Read more

Cup Drivers Dominate 2nd Zippo 200 Practice at the Glen

2015 Watkins Glen NXS Kyle Larson vertical CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Sprint Cup regulars continued their domination of the Xfinity Series on Friday, placing four Cup drivers in the top five in final practice at Watkins Glen. Kyle Larson topped the charts with a fast lap of 123.623 mph. Joey Logano, who paced the first practice, was second with a lap of 122.223 mph. Paul Menard …

Read more

Team Penske Sweeps Opening Zippo 200 Practice at Watkins Glen

2015 Watkins Glen NXS Joey Logano CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Team Penske swept the opening round of practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 200 on Friday, with Joey Logano besting teammate Brad Keselowski for the top spot. Logano, who is looking to win his first NXS race at the Glen, turned a lap of 122.452 mph. Keselowski, the 2013 winner of this race, ran …

Read more

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com