Let this sink in for a moment – not a single NASCAR Cup Series playoff driver won a race in Round One of the playoffs.
Armed with a paint scheme commemorating his first and only NASCAR Cup Series victory and a pole position starting spot, AJ Allmendinger hopes to add another oval-track victory to his resume in Saturday’s Steakhouse Elite 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway (1 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.)
Both Kaz Grala of Boston, MA and Kaulig Racing continue to impress in each of their NASCAR Cup Series outings. Grala piloted Kaulig’s No. 16 Chevy to a sixth-place finish in the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 25, the best Cup finish to date for the young driver and team. The result completed a stellar weekend for the team, as Kaulig went to victory lane in the NASCAR Xfinity Series the day before via Jeb Burton‘s first career win.
Add another driver to the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff conversation. Brett Moffitt switched his points eligibility from the Truck Series to the Xfinity Series. At the time of the switch, Moffitt sat in 15th place in the Truck Series point standings, 37 points below the playoff cut line. Now, he enters Saturday’s Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega Superspeedway with zero points in the Xfinity Series.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (April 22, 2021) – The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is set for back-to-back race weekends in California, and the young men of TeamSLR have gone west in their pursuit of manifold destiny.
Words such as “positive” and “promising” were among the descriptors used by John Probst, NASCAR’s Senior Vice President of Racing Innovation, as the one-day session drew to a close. The test, he said, wasn’t a tipping point toward a full-fledged yes or no on going forward with wet-weather tires on shorter oval tracks in certain conditions, but it was key to gathering data and feedback for further assessment.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 13, 2021) – JR Motorsports and long-time partner BRANDT Professional Agriculture jointly announced today that Miguel Paludo, a Brazilian native and six-time Porsche Carrera Cup Champion, will drive the No. 8 BRANDT Chevrolet in three NASCAR Xfinity Series road course events in 2021. Paludo’s schedule begins with the second race of the season at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course (Feb. 20) and continues at Circuit of the Americas (May 22) and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (June 5).