Latest NASCAR Xfinity Series News

Tony Stewart gets his driver: Ryan Preece promoted to Cup

Nov. 16, 2022 07:01 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart won the battle with partner Gene Haas over next year's NASCAR lineup by giving reserve driver Ryan Preece a shot with a top-tier Cup organization. Preece spent this entire year doing simulator work for Stewart-Haas Racing that helped the...

Ty Gibbs promoted to replace Kyle Busch in JGR's Cup car

Nov. 15, 2022 14:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ty Gibbs was promoted to NASCAR's top Cup series on Tuesday in an expected announcement that was void of any celebration as Joe Gibbs Racing continues to mourn the loss of Gibbs' father. Coy Gibbs died in his sleep hours after his 20-year-old son won the...

Column: Bittersweet win for Logano as Gibbs family mourns

Nov. 07, 2022 11:34 AM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano began his career at Joe Gibbs Racing, which signed him to a driver development deal when he was 15, and then put “Sliced Bread” in a NASCAR national series race seven days after his 18th birthday. There was a plan to develop Logano, but it was...

JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, dies hours after son wins title

Nov. 07, 2022 02:48 AM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship. He was 49. “It is with great sorrow that Joe Gibbs Racing confirms that Coy Gibbs...

Bell finishes 10th at Phoenix following Coy Gibbs' death

Nov. 06, 2022 20:31 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As Christopher Bell was about to leave for driver introductions, he still wasn't sure if he would even race in the NASCAR Cup Series finale. Bell and his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates learned a few hours earlier that team vice chairman Coy Gibbs, son of NFL and...

Gibbs wins first NASCAR Xfinity Series title with late pass

Nov. 05, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ty Gibbs felt like he embarrassed himself and, more importantly, his family by wrecking a teammate on the final lap last week. The only way to make up for it would be winning a championship with a clean, aggressive race. Gibbs pulled it off,...

Kyle Busch Motorsports switching to Chevy in Truck Series

Nov. 04, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch Motorsports is switching from Toyota to Chevrolet for its two new drivers in the NASCAR Truck Series. Chase Purdy will drive the No. 4 full-time and Jack Wood will have at least 10 races in the No. 51 while sharing it with Busch, other Cup and...

Ty Gibbs' aggressiveness may make Xfinity finale interesting

Nov. 04, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — JR Motorsports has three of the four cars in the Xfinity finale, an impressive accomplishment that gives Dale Earnhardt Jr,'s team strong odds to take home a championship. The fourth driver, Ty Gibbs, is a bit of a wildcard. If Gibbs is willing...

Hailie Deegan navigates social fame with NASCAR ambitions

Nov. 03, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

Hailie Deegan lives some eight miles off the main road in a house stripped of its address — a deterrent to a persistent stalker who managed to locate her even after the purchase of her first home. He hid in the brush across the two-lane road from the house. The situation with the...

Gibbs faces consequences for wrecking way into title race

Nov. 03, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ty Gibbs knew his teammate had to win the final regular-season race to qualify for the Xfinity Series championship. And yet Gibbs still spun Brandon Jones out of the lead on the final lap last week at Martinsville Speedway as Gibbs picked up his sixth win of the...