Saturday, March 10, 2018

#NASCAR Xfinity Series Preview

NASCAR Xfinity Series Preview
#NASCAR Xfinity Series Preview

DC Solar 200

  • The Place ISM Raceway (Phoenix)
  • The Date Saturday, March 10
  • The Time 4 p.m. ET
  • TV FOX, 330 p.m. ET
  • Radio MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance 200 miles (200 laps);
    • Stage 1 (Ends on lap 45),
    • Stage 2 (Ends on lap 90),
    • Final Stage (Ends on lap 200)
#NASCAR Xfinity Series Preview
The NASCAR Xfinity Series has headed out West for the #NASCARGoesWest portion of the 2018 schedule (Las Vegas, Phoenix, California) which is a perfect time to turn the spotlight on the active drivers this season from the same area – (in alphabetical order):

Joe Gibbs Racing’s Rookie Christopher Bell Is Proving He’s A Title Contender

Despite a tough season-opener at Daytona in which he only ran 11 laps, finished 39th and started off the year 31st in points, the Joe Gibbs Racing rookie Christopher Bell has bounced back quite nicely in the last two races. At Atlanta and Las Vegas, he won back-to-back poles and finished on the podium of both events.

Stage Points Already Making A Difference In 2018

Just three races into the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, and stage points are already a factor in the hunt for the series title. A total of 13 drivers have scored stage points this season, led by JR Motorsports driver Tyler Reddick’ 36 stage points, which to put it into perspective, makes up 29.2% of his driver championships points total (123).

Third Time’s The Charm: JR Motorsports Looking For Third Straight Win At ISM Raceway

ISM Raceway was swept last season by JR Motorsports drivers, Justin Allgaier (spring race) and 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion William Byron (Playoff race), and this season the powerhouse organization returns with another strong stable of drivers to try to make it three in a row.

If JR Motorsports pulls off a third consecutive win this weekend at ISM Raceway, they will become the second organization to accomplish the feat in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, joining Joe Gibbs Racing, who won four straight from the fall 2012 race to the spring 2014 race, and then won three straight from the fall 2015 race-2016 sweep.

Perfection Obtained

Since the inception of NASCAR’s Loop Data in 2005, the NASCAR Xfinity Series has seen 67 perfect driver rating (150.0) performances, posted by 20 different drivers. Kyle Busch leads the series in perfect driver rating performances with 28; followed by Carl Edwards with seven and Brad Keselowski with six. Mark Martin posted the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ very first perfect driver rating performance in 2005 at Auto Club Speedway.

Jamie McMurray Returns To Xfinity

Not since the September 6, 2013 race at Richmond Raceway, approximately four and a half years ago, has Jamie McMurray competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. But all that will change this weekend, as the veteran Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will pilot the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet at ISM Raceway. McMurray’s Xfinity career has seen 187 starts, eight wins, 31 top fives and 68 top 10s; including a win at ISM Raceway in 2004.

Monster Mash

A total of four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver are entered in the DC Solar 200 this weekend:

  • Ty Dillon (No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet),
  • Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota),
  • Brad Keselowski (No. 22 Team Penske Ford) and
  • Jamie McMurray (No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet). 

#NASCAR Xfinity Series Preview

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