Race Weekend Central

Best Seat at the Track: Daniel McFadin Joins From Kansas Speedway


Graphic: Jared Haas

Jared Haas is joined by Frontstretch senior editor Daniel McFadin from Kansas Speedway to discuss the weekend’s racing action. With Kyle Larson securing his Championship 4 spot last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, the pair debate whether Larson will take it easy over the next two races or put the pedal to the metal. McFadin …

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Daniel Hemric on Pole for Kansas Xfinity Race

Daniel Hemric at 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Atlanta Motor Speedway NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Daniel Hemric will roll off from the pole in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway Saturday (Oct. 23). He drove his No. 18 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing to second behind teammate John Hunter Nemechek at Texas Motor Speedway last week. Austin Cindric begins in second on the front row with Hemric, while …

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Xfinity Breakdown: John Hunter Nemechek Upsets Playoff Grid in Texas

2021 Texas II NXS John Hunter Nemechek victory lane Logan Riely Getty

(Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

The Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday (Oct. 16) produced a new winner for 2021, disappointment for a series journeyman and close racing that has become commonplace on mile-and-a-half tracks in recent years. John Hunter Nemechek stormed to victory through a combination of officiating adversity, tire strategy and a lot of …

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Bridesmaid Once Again: Daniel Hemric Denied Xfinity Victory at Texas

Daniel Hemric crossing the start/finish line at Texas. Photo by Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

For the third time this season, Daniel Hemric walks away with a runner-up finish after seeing a potential trip to victory lane slip away following a late-race caution, this time at Texas Motor Speedway. From laps 48-174, Hemric and eventual winner John Hunter Nemechek swapped the lead with the latter spending the most laps out …

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John Hunter Nemechek Outruns Playoff Drivers, Wins Texas

2021 Texas II NXS John Hunter Nemechek victory lane NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Regardless of the driver, the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota is bad fast whenever it races. It robbed the playoff drivers of a win at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday (Oct. 16), the team flexing its might as John Hunter Nemechek got his second career win after battling teammate Daniel Hemric in the Andy’s …

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2-Headed Monster: Did Kaulig Racing Make Right Choice in Hiring Daniel Hemric?

NASCAR Xfinity Series

#18: Daniel Hemric, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Poppy Bank

Starting in 2022, Daniel Hemric will be the new driver of Kaulig Racing’s No. 11 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Hemric will replace Justin Haley, who will drive one of the organization’s Cup Series cars in 2022. Hemric’s career has been an interesting one as he has proven consistency but has yet to find …

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Dropping the Hammer: The Next (Best?) Hope For Daniel Hemric

Daniel Hemric

#18: Daniel Hemric, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Poppy Bank

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Daniel Hemric will drive for a new race team next season. Last week brought the news that for the third consecutive season, the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year will pick up stakes and migrate to another NASCAR Xfinity Series team. After stints with JR Motorsports …

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Did You Notice?: Winless NASCAR Drivers Seeking Talladega Breakthrough

David Ragan celebrates his victory at Talladega Superspeedway with Front Row Motorsports in 2013. (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Autostock)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Autostock

Did You Notice? … Talladega Superspeedway has always been labeled the best track for winless NASCAR drivers to pull an upset? The 2.66-mile oval has a history of pulling off one-hit wonders, from Richard Brickhouse winning his first and only NASCAR Cup Series race there in 1969 to Ron Bouchard pulling off this three-wide thriller in …

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Xfinity Series Silly Season: Daniel Hemric Headed to Kaulig Racing for 2022

2021 Atlanta Xfinity Daniel Hemric Sean Gardner Getty

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Current No.18 Joe Gibbs Racing driver Daniel Hemric is moving on to Xfinity Series powerhouse Kaulig Racing in 2022. Kaulig Racing took to Twitter to announce that Hemric would take over the No. 11 for next season. Justin Haley currently racing in that car, and will move to the Cup series for 2022, which was …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Why Every Playoff Driver Can & Can’t Win the Title

2021 Xfinity Daytona II Finish Kaulig Racing 1-2-4, L-R Justin Haley, No. 11 Chevrolet, AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Chevrolet, and Jeb Burton, No. 10 Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The time has arrived for the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. This weekend in Las Vegas, the postseason gets underway. Even if there was no title at stake, racing purists of a certain type would be drawn in for one reason, that in the postseason, the field is void of any current NASCAR Cup Series drivers. …

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Crew Chiefs for Martin Truex Jr., Aric Almirola Fined After Bristol Lug Nut Infractions


(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The crew chiefs of the No. 19 of Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 10 of Aric Almirola have each been fined $10,000 following lug nut infractions found during post-race inspection in the NASCAR Cup Series on Sept. 18, NASCAR announced Sept. 21. Both Mike Bugarewicz of the Stewart-Haas Racing team and James Small of …

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Xfinity Breakdown: 2-Lap Grudge Match Settles Bristol; Allmendinger Victorious

AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric crashing at the finish line at Bristol Motor Speedway in the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff cut off race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the first half of Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, it looked as if Justin Allgaier might return to victory lane at Bristol or Daniel Hemric would finally get his first victory. In the second half, Sam Mayer looked to be the favorite before Austin Cindric took control. The driver of the …

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