Saturday, February 24, 2018

What’s Happening In #NASCAR Today

What’s Happening In #NASCAR Today

Atlanta Motor Speedway - Rinnai 250 (#NXS) and Active Pest Control 200 benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (#NCWTS)

What’s Happening In #NASCAR Today

NASCAR Xfinity Series

    NASCAR Xfinity Series - Rinnai 250 #NASCAR
  • Next Race: Rinnai 250
  • The Place: Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • The Date: Saturday, Feb. 24
  • The Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: FS1, 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance: 251.02 miles (163 laps)
    • Stage 1 (Ends on lap 40),
    • Stage 2 (Ends on lap 80),
    • Final Stage (Ends on lap 163)


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

    #NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Active Pest Control 200 benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Next Race: Active Pest Control 200 benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • The Place: Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • The Date: Saturday, Feb. 24
  • The Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: FS1, 4:30 p.m. ET
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance: 200.2 miles (130 laps); 
    • Stage 1 (Ends on lap 40),
    • Stage 2 (Ends on lap 80), 
    • Final Stage (Ends on lap 130)

What’s Happening In #NASCAR Today

NASCAR Xfinity Series



Sunoco Rookie Tyler Reddick’s Already Making A Name For Himself In 2018

Sunoco Rookie Tyler Reddick’s Already Making A Name For Himself In 2018 #NASCAR

JR Motorsport’s latest addition to the organization, Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Tyler Reddick, jumped on the NASCAR Xfinity Series scene last weekend by not only winning the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, but also by locking himself into the Playoffs and perching himself atop the series driver standings. Now the 22-year old from Corning, California has set his sights on a title, but first must make his series debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend.

Spencer Gallagher Has GMS Racing A Contender Early in 2018

Spencer Gallagher’s sophomore season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series has started off in the right direction, as the 28-year old from Las Vegas, Nevada posted his best series career finish of sixth at Daytona International Speedway last weekend. The top-10 was the best finish by the GMS Racing organization in the NASCAR Xfinity Series to date. The solid showing has Gallagher ranked third in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings, also his best ranking in the points in his series career, 11 points back from the series lead.

JR Motorsport’s Elliott Sadler Is Picking Up Where He Left Off Last Season

JR Motorsport’s Elliott Sadler Is Picking Up Where He Left Off Last Season #NASCAR


After an emotional finish to last season that left Elliott Sadler runner-up in the final standings for the fifth time in his career, the veteran from Virginia returns in 2018 with one thing on his mind – the championship. Saturday’s race at Daytona looked to be the perfect stepping stone to his goal, but his JR Motorsports teammate Tyler Reddick had other plans, and squeezed out the win over Sadler by the closest margin of victory in NASCAR national series history (an official margin of victory of 0.000).


With another runner-up finish burning fresh in his mind, Elliott Sadler heads to Atlanta not only hungry for championship, but also a win. He hasn’t visited Victory Lane since Kentucky in 2016 (40 races ago).

Ryan Truex And Kaulig Racing Are Contenders Out Of the Box

Ryan Truex And Kaulig Racing Are Contenders Out Of the Box #NASCAR
Lots of anticipation and high expectations didn’t phase Kaulig Racing’s Ryan Truex this past weekend at Daytona International Speedway, as he posted his first top-10 finish with his new team in the 2018 season opener.

Ryan Truex, younger brother to 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr., joined forces with Kaulig Racing this season to run for the NASCAR Xfinity Series title after a strong performance last season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Hattori Racing Enterprises.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series



Three’s Company For Johnny Sauter

Johnny Sauter knows how to start a season off right. After last Friday night’s win in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway, he’s now accumulated a series-high three victories in the opening race. His other two trips to Victory Lane came in 2013 (then driving the No. 98 for ThorSport Racing) and 2016.


Crafton Looking To Return To Victory Lane…On Pavement

2017 was not a typical year for the driver of the No. 88 for ThorSport Racing. Matt Crafton only visited Victory Lane once…on dirt…at Eldora. And he hasn’t won on a paved surface since May of 2016 when he won at Charlotte Motor Speedway. That’s a streak of 39 races on paved tracks without a win for the two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion.

But if there’s a place where Crafton should feel confident he can reverse this fortune and cross the finish line first with his Ford, it’s Atlanta Motor Speedway where he won in 2015 as the series returned to Georgia after a two-year hiatus.

Subbing In

Todd Gilliland's Dad David took Pole in the #NASCAR #NCWTS Season Opener.
Todd Gilliland is scheduled to contend for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors this season, but he has to wait a few races to get in the truck. Until he turns 18 in May, the third-generation driver is unable to compete at tracks 1.5 miles or longer.

In the interim, his father, David, filled in at Daytona and now his truck owner, Kyle Busch, will take over the wheel at Atlanta and Kansas. (Spencer Davis is slated to drive the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota at Las Vegas.)


Almost-To-The-Front (Row) Joe

Almost-To-The-Front (Row) Joe and Son #NASCAR
Nearly lost in the excitement of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona last Friday night was the presence of veteran driver and team owner Joe Nemechek on the podium with a third-place finish in the season opener.

Nemechek, whose son John Hunter also competed in the race for NEMCO Motorsports and finished 25th after being caught up in wreck, posted his best finish since a third-place effort at Texas in June of 2014. The elder Nemechek will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet this weekend at Atlanta, a race that his son won in 2016.


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