Kansas Lottery 300 Results:
2nd: No. 22 Austin Cindric (p) highest finishing playoff driver.
5th: No. 39 Ryan Sieg
14th: No. 68 Brandon Brown
34th: Harrison Burton (p)
35th: No. 9 Noah Gragson (p) lowest finishing playoff driver
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NASCAR Wire Service:
KANSAS CITY, KS.: Ty Gibbs continued his phenomenal NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie season on Saturday with his fourth victory of the year in the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway.
Gibbs passed reigning series champion Austin Cindric on Lap 190 and 200 and beat the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford to the finish line by .759 seconds to earn his ninth top-five finish in his 16th start.
“He got a little bit free and kind of slowed down in (Turns) 3 and 4, and I could get to his left rear and side-draft him and get away from him,” the 19-year-old Gibbs said of the winning pass.
“I got loose a couple of times over there (pointing to Turns 3 and 4), but I was just trying to give it my all, trying to come back with a win. To have four wins this year in the Xfinity Series is just unbelievable.”
Gibbs victory as a non-Playoff driver means that at least three drivers will advance to the Championship 4 on points after next Saturday’s race at Martinsville Speedway. That’s good news for Cindric and AJ Allmendinger (third Saturday), who have made a habit of swapping the series lead this year.
Cindric and Allmendinger leave Kansas 47 points above the cutoff for the Championship 4, and barring disaster at NASCAR’s shortest track, both will earn spots in the title race Nov. 6 at Phoenix Raceway.
“I feel like I could hold my own with the track position and we did a good job being consistent and not making mistakes today,” said Cindric, who won the second stage and led a race-high 151 laps to 14 for the race winner. “Maybe if I didn’t enter (the corner) as high, I could have maybe air-blocked a little better.
“The cooler it got, the freer I was getting. I thought the tire cycle would help me, but it didn’t help me. I would have loved the win to lock our way in, but it’s better than crashing out at a Kansas Playoff race like I have the last three years. We led a lot of laps but finished second, but it could have been a lot worse.”
Indeed. Cindric could have suffered the fate of Noah Gragson or Harrison Burton who wrecked out of the race on Lap 179 when a misjudged move by Sam Mayer sent Burton’s Toyota spinning into Gragson’s Chevrolet, and both cars clobbered the outside frontstretch wall.
Burton and Gragson finished 34th and 35th respectively, dropping Gragson to sixth in the Playoff standings (24 points below the cut line) and leaving Burton eighth (51 points out of fourth and needing a win next Saturday at Martinsville).
“We were fast today,” Burton said. “We felt like this was a race we were finally showing what we were capable of, and it’s been a rough couple of weeks really. I don’t know—it’s just so frustrating.”
Ninth-place finisher Justin Allgaier is nine points above the cutoff for the Championship 4, two points ahead of Saturday’s polesitter, Daniel Hemric, who recovered from a spin with Gragson on Lap 97 to finish 15th.
Gibbs came back through the field to win despite a pit road speeding penalty under caution on Lap 93 after the completion of the second stage.
Justin Haley improved his chances of qualifying for the championship race with a fourth-place result, leaving him fifth in the standings and seven points behind Hemric. Non-Playoff drivers Ryan Sieg, Brett Moffitt, Michael Annett and Sam Mayer finished fifth through eighth, respectively.
-NASCAR Wire Service
NASCAR Wire Service
Playoffs’ Championship 4 is wide open in the NASCAR Xfinity Series
With only two more races remaining to set the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship 4 Round field, Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 (3 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Kansas Speedway will play a huge role in determining who advances. And it has been an unpredictable and tough place on the Playoff drivers.
From 2016-2020 at least five of the eight Playoff drivers had some sort of big trouble in a Kansas race. Last year, Austin Cindric and Noah Gragson collided on an early-race restart and the championship-favorites finished 28th and 36th, respectively.
Three of the previous four Playoff races this year have been won by non-Playoff drivers – including John Hunter Nemechek last week at Texas Motor Speedway. The result has been tight and unpredictable Playoff standings – still led by Regular Season Champion A.J. Allmendinger; but by a mere four-points over reigning series champion Austin Cindric.
The third and fourth positions in the standings are also tightly contested. Third place Justin Allgaier holds only a four-point advantage on fourth place, his JR Motorsports teammate Gragson.
Fifth place Daniel Hemric is only two-points behind Gragson. Justin Haley is six points behind and Harrison Burton is 21 points back. Brandon Jones is 32 points out of the fourth-place transfer position, but arrives at the Kansas 1.5-miler as the only fulltime NASCAR Xfinity Series driver with a previous victory at the track – winning back-to-back races in 2019 and 2020.
Interestingly, the four drivers currently below the cutoff line bring solid credentials to Kansas. Three of the four even boast single-digit average finishes through the four Playoff races.
Hemric, driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, has the best average Playoff finish (3.5) of ALL the Playoff drivers – the only driver with all top-five finishes in the previous four races. He was runner-up to Nemechek last week at Texas. And Kansas has been a resume highlight. He has three top-10 finishes in four starts there and that includes two runner-up finishes (2018 and 2020).
Jones, driver of the No. 19 JGR Toyota, has an average finish of 5.75 in Playoff races this season, with a runner-up showing at Talladega, Ala. and third place at Las Vegas. He has four top-10 finishes in six Kansas starts – including those pair of trophies. And. … Jones is surely extra-motivated having just re-signed with Gibbs this week to drive another Xfinity Series season for the team in 2022.
Haley, who drives the No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet, also has a perfect four top-10 finishes in four Playoff races this year for a 6.5 average finish. He also has never finished outside the top-10 at Kansas in three starts. His best work is fourth in last year’s Playoff stretch.
Allgaier (4.5) and Cindric (4.75) are the only other drivers with Playoff averages below 10. Allgaier – a two-race winner this season – has eight top-10 finishes in 11 Kansas starts. His best work is fifth place – three different times. He has three top-five finishes in the four Playoff races, including a runner-up showing at Las Vegas, but he hasn’t led a lap in the last two races.
Cindric, who joins Allmendinger with a series-best five race win total, has struggled at Kansas. The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, has only one finish better than 25th in four Kansas starts. On the upside, he was runner-up in the 2020 Spring race, leading 131 of the 175 laps. He has three top-five finishes in the 2021 Playoffs, including a runner-up at the Charlotte ROVAL, however his last win was Aug. 14 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.
This will be the first Xfinity Series start for A.J. Allmendinger at Kansas since a one-off entry back in 2007 (he finished 25th). He had four top-10 finishes in 18 NASCAR Cup Series races there as well. Although a DNF at Talladega, Ala. lowered his average finish in this year’s Xfinity Series Playoffs to 13.25, he has three top-10 finishes, including a victory at the Charlotte ROVAL.
Gragson, another two-race winner in 2021, has three top-10 finishes in four Xfinity Playoff races including a best of third place at Las Vegas and last week at Texas. That’s indicative of his season at 1.5-mile tracks, where he has six top-10 finishes in eight previous races at the 1.5-milers. He is still looking for his first top-10, however, at Kansas where his best previous showing is 13th in 2019; his first Xfinity Series race at Kansas. He won there in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2018.
The No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, which has 10 victories with four different drivers (including Nemechek last week at Texas), will be back in the lineup with Ty Gibbs at Kansas. Interestingly, the 19-year old Gibbs, a three-race winner in 2021 is the highest ranked non-Playoff driver despite having only 16 starts in the 30-races to date.
-NASCAR Wire Service
Joe Gibbs Racing Press Release:
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C (October 20, 2021) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) driver Brandon Jones will return to race full-time in 2022 behind the wheel of the No. 19 Toyota Supra. Jeff Meendering will also return as his crew chief continuing the leadership, continuity and experience the team has built to be a top contender for the championship run next year.
Menards will also return as the primary sponsor and will expand its longtime support of Jones with a full season sponsorship for all 33 races in 2022. Menards has sponsored Jones throughout his Xfinity Series career.
“We are excited about the opportunity to be a full-time sponsor for Brandon Jones in the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series for Joe Gibbs Racing,” said Jeff Abbott, Menards Marketing and Promotions Manager. “Brandon has gained valuable experience through the years at many levels of racing, including winning in the ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Truck Series and Xfinity Series and most recently by qualifying twice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs.
Brandon has proven himself time and again by winning races, competing for championships and being an outstanding ambassador for Menards and our valued racing partners. We look forward to being a part of his continuing success in 2022.”
Jones just advanced to the Round of 8 in the 2021 Xfinity Series Playoffs after earning 11 top-five finishes and 17 top-10 finishes so far this season. He continues his charge in the 2021 championship run and is focused on advancing and challenging for the championship in Phoenix.
“Brandon provides a veteran driver presence in the Xfinity Series for us,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “He has advanced into the final eight of the NASCAR playoffs for the second consecutive year and now our focus is to make it into the next round with the opportunity to race for the championship in Phoenix. We’re excited to have him back next season with the opportunity to represent Menards every week.”
Currently in his fourth season with JGR, Jones has become the senior Xfinity Series driver for the organization. The No. 19 team has shown improved consistency each season, with Jones earning a career-high 11 top-five finishes with three races remaining in the season.
“This has been a very strong season so far and I couldn’t be prouder of our 19 team,” stated Brandon Jones. “It will be great to have Jeff Meendering back as my crew chief for the third consecutive year; his leadership is exactly what this team needs. I also realize how fortunate I am to have partners like Menards and Toyota; their support means the world to me. I couldn’t be more excited to have Menards return and more importantly, their support for the full season. It’s huge. I am thrilled to be back at Joe Gibbs Racing next season. Right now, I remain focused on our championship run and making it to Phoenix this year for a shot at the Xfinity Series title.”
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About Joe Gibbs Racing:
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Cup Series teams, four NASCAR Xfinity Series teams, an ARCA Menards Series team, and a driver development program. Its 2021 driver lineup will consist of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., and Christopher Bell in the NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile, Brandon Jones, Harrison Burton, and Daniel Hemric will each run fulltime in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021. Ty Gibbs will compete fulltime in the ARCA Menards Series while joining Busch, Hamlin, Truex, John Hunter Nemechek and Ty Dillon to run a partial schedule in the Xfinity Series. JGR is based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Joe Gibbs, who also earned his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was named as one of the NFL’s top 10 coaches of all-time with a winning career that included three Super Bowl Championships as head coach of the Washington Football Team. JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning five Cup Series championships and five Xfinity Series owner’s championships, along with more than 350 NASCAR races, including four Brickyard 400s and four Daytona 500s.
-Joe Gibbs Racing
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 18, 2021) –BJ McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) announces today that full-time Arca Menards Series driver Nick Sanchez will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) debut with team owner BJ McLeod for several races in 2022.
A member of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program, Nick Sanchez is making the leap up into the NXS after finishing his first full-time year of racing in the Arca Menards Series where he’s earned 8 top-fives and 12 top-ten finishes in the 2021 season.
“We are excited to have Nick make his Xfinity series debut with our team,” said team owner BJ McLeod. “Nick has proven himself behind the wheel in the ARCA series and he has the drive to make the next step in the Xfinity Series.”
“The significance of this next step is very meaningful for me,” said Nick Sanchez. “It’ll obviously be my first time participating in one of the top 3 series of NASCAR, which is something I’ve always dreamed of ever since I started racing. Since the day I first met BJ, we’ve always been on the same page. We both share the same collective goals for next year and I feel he and his team have made significant strides in performance each year they’ve been in the (Xfinity) Series. My main goal next year is to learn and get the most out of the car’s performance, hopefully yielding some good finishes for myself and the team.”
Additional details regarding race schedule and partners for Sanchez will be announced in the near future.
About Nick Sanchez
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About BJ McLeod Motorsports
BJ McLeod Motorsports is owned by current NASCAR Cup driver, BJ McLeod, and his wife Jessica. For more information about BJ McLeod Motorsports, including sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.bjmcleodmotorsports.com. Follow along with the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
-BJ McLeod Motorsports
Kansas Lottery 300 Entry List and Notable Entries:
No. 15 Bayley Currey - JD Motorsports
No. 17 Garrett Smithley - SS Green Light Racing
No. 23 Patrick Emerling - Our Motorsports
No. 26 Dylan Lupton - Sam Hunt Racing
No. 31 Jordan Anderson - JAR
No. 54 Ty Gibbs - Joe Gibbs Racing
FORT WORTH, TX.: John Hunter Nemechek overcame a late race pit penalty to rally through the field and take his second career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday in the Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 at Texas Motor Speedway – the first of three Playoff events that will set the Championship Four field for the season finale.
Nemechek, whose full-time job is contending for a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship, is the third different driver to win an Xfinity Series race in the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota joining Kyle Busch and Ty Gibbs – the trio combining for nine wins in 2021 in assorted part-time starts.
Nemechek’s victory by .956-seconds over Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Hemric marked the third win in four series Playoff races by a non-Playoff driver this season. It was the second Xfnity Series win in the 24-year old Nemechek’s career – the other coming at Kansas Speedway in 2018.
A penalty during a pit stop – a crewman coming over the wall too soon – took Nemechek from the lead to 18th position for a restart with 51 laps remaining. Far from crushing his hopes, it motivated Nemechek and his team.
During a pit stop on the 10th and final caution period with 28 laps remaining, Nemechek’s team called for a two-tire change while the rest of the contenders took four tires. The strategy put him on the front row for the re-start and he navigated his way forward and re-took the lead for good with 20 laps remaining.
“[Spotter] Stevie Reeves and [crew chief] Chris Gayle kept me calm,” said Nemechek, who led a race best 92 laps on the afternoon. “I’ve grown a lot as a driver and been put in positions like that in the truck series as well.
“Man, I can’t say enough about this whole team. The 54 has been fast every single week. My goal coming in was to win. I had to win to prove to myself I can do this.”
It marked the third runner-up finish for Hemric this season and the 10th of his Xfinity Series career as he races for his first career victory. He was the top Playoff driver on Saturday.
“They just made a really good call to take two [tires] there, obviously,” an understandably subdued Hemric said of Nemechek, adding, “Congratulations to those guys. We just weren’t quite good enough [to catch him].”
Those two Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas were pretty much the story of the day. NASCAR Xfinity Series championship leader A.J. Allmendinger led the opening 13 laps and then his chief challenger, defending series champion Austin Cindric, took the lead, earning his 10th stage victory.
The JGR Toyotas pushed forward and started racking up the laps led. Nemechek won Stage 2 and primarily exchanged the lead with Hemric for the remainder of the race. The exception was a bold pit move – defending Texas winner Harrison Burton (also a JGR driver) opted not to pit on the last caution and led six laps before Nemechek overtook him and held the lead until the checkered flag.
JR Motorsports driver Noah Gragson finished third rallying from damage early in the race, followed by his teammate Justin Allgaier and Cindric.
Allmendinger was sixth, followed by Justin Haley, Burton, Michael Annett and Brandon Jones. All eight of the Playoff drivers were among the top 10 with Nemechek and Annett the exceptions.
The sixth-place finish for Allmendinger was good enough to keep him atop the championship standings by four points over Cindric. Allgaier is third, 26 points back and Gragson is fourth.
Despite his runner-up effort, Hemric is fifth, two points behind Gragson. Hailey is sixth (-6), Burton (-21) and Jones (-32) round out the Playoff standings.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series moves to the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway for the second race of this Playoff round next Saturday afternoon, the Kansas Lottery 300 (3 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Current NASCAR Cup Series rookie Chase Briscoe is the defending race winner. However, Jones is a two-time Kansas winner, taking back-to-back wins in Fall, 2019, and Spring, 2020.
-NASCAR Wire Service
MOORESVILLE, N.C.: SS GreenLight Racing (SSGLR) and sophomore NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Joe Graf Jr. confirmed today the signing of lifestyle brand apparel company MARKET as the primary marketing partner of the team’s No. 07 Chevrolet Camaro for Saturday afternoon’s Andy’s Frozen Custard 335k at Texas Motor Speedway.
The penultimate intermediate speedway event of the season signifies MARKET Racing’s first foray into the NASCAR world and with athlete driver Graf Jr.
“I’m thrilled about this partnership with MARKET,” said Graf Jr. who scored his first top-10 in NASCAR Xfinity Series competition two races ago at Talladega Superspeedway. “MARKET has become a bold brand in their respective arena and now they are branching out to NASCAR, particularly the Xfinity Series with myself and SS GreenLight Racing and we’re excited to showcase some of their epic apparel.
“Because of the potential growth and reach we feel we can activate together; discussions are already underway for them to be a part of our team beyond Texas and for next season. This is a relationship that I feel will explode on so many levels and cater to a lot of NASCAR fans. The car looks fantastic and I’m ready for a strong weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.”
MARKET is a lifestyle brand that moves at the speed of the internet to mash up pop culture and streetwear in a powerful combination made deadly with collaborations with some of the industry’s biggest players.
Its limited-edition drops generate products and ideas that move from concept to sell-out in just a few hours by designing, producing and launching products in real-time from its DTLA atelier.
MARKET removes the barriers between good ideas and successful business by blurring the line between collaborators and customers. It helps creatives, dreamers and misfits bring their ideas to market, providing entry into the exclusive worlds of design and streetwear with education, resources and mentoring.
MARKET was founded by Mike Cherman, who got his professional start with a guerilla campaign that caught the attention of sneaker industry god Jeff Staple. Today, MARKET has attracted top collaborators like Converse, Puma, Lacoste and Cole Haan and celebrity fans that include Erykah Badu, YG, Jay-z and LeBron James.
“At MARKET, we’re always trying to do the unexpected to reach and grow our community in truly unconventional and diverse ways,” said MARKET spokesperson Dillon Gerstung. “Partnering with Joe Graf Jr. to bring streetwear and MARKET to the diehard fans of NASCAR is an opportunity we immediately wanted to be a part of.”
For more on Joe Graf Jr. visit JoeGrafRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Joe Graf Jr.), follow him on TikTok (@JoeGrafJr), (Twitter (@JoeGrafJr) and Instagram (@joegrafjr).
Visit marketmarketmarket.com to explore their full market of tops, bottoms and accessory products.
For more on SS GreenLight Racing, please like them on Facebook (SS GreenLight Racing) and follow them on Twitter (@SSGLR0717) and visit their website at SSGreenLight.com.
The Andy’s Frozen Custard 335k (200 laps | 300 miles) is the 30th of 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-car field will take the green flag on Sat., Oct. 16, 2021, shortly after 3:00 p.m. ET with live coverage on NBC, the Performance Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.
-SS Green Light Racing
STATESVILLE, N.C. (October 13, 2021) –Jordan Anderson Racing (JAR) announced today Kaz Grala will make his second start of the season behind the wheel of the team’s No. 31 Bommarito.com / EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts Chevrolet Camaro SS in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS); Saturday, October 16.
“Coming off a great Cup Series NextGen Test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval this week, I’m excited to get back behind the wheel of the No. 31 JAR Chevrolet in the Xfinity Series this weekend at Texas and compete.” Stated Grala.
“Jordan has assembled a great group of guys and drivers with his first-year team, and I am proud to have the opportunity to be a part of it. They gave me a great car last time out at Road America, and I’m confident we can earn a great finish at TMS. To have the Bommarito Automotive Group Halloween paint scheme on the car for the month of October is something I hope all our fans will be excited about.”
Having competed full-time and partially in NASCAR’s top three series for the last six seasons, the 22-year-old Boston, Mass. native holds 73 starts to his credit collecting one win, 10 Top-5’s and 28 Top-10 finishes. In 33 career NXS starts, Grala has raced to four Top-5 finishes, and nine Top-10’s.
In the spirit of the upcoming Halloween holiday Grala’s No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro SS will debut a unique ‘Boo-mmarito’ Automotive Group Halloween themed livery.
“John, Chuck and everyone at the Bommarito Automotive Group have always been super supportive of new things to bring excitement to the team.” Stated JAR President Jordan Anderson.
“This weekend with a fan-favorite like Kaz in the car I thought it would be a cool idea to change it up a bit and run a Halloween theme on the No. 31 Chevrolet. We’ll also be featuring EasyCare on the hood as we continue to see success building our automotive group of business-to-business partners through different dealer groups.”
Now in the sixth year of supporting Jordan Anderson Racing; Bommarito Automotive Group currently operates 20 automotive franchises throughout every St. Louis neighborhood led by President John Bommarito and the over 900 dedicated team members. What once started as a vision to have one Bommarito vehicle in every driveway, is today a reality thanks to the family’s “Where Price Sells Cars” mission.
For more information on the Bommarito Automotive Group or to see the vehicles they currently have, visit them online at Bommarito.com, and follow their social channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Joining Bommarito Automotive Group as a partner on the JAR No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro SS for the Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 is EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts, a division of APCO Holdings.
Since 1984, EasyCare has been a leader in the automotive industry helping some of the most successful dealerships in the nation drive results in their stores with a full suite of driver benefits, innovative dealer services, and industry leading customer service.
For more information about what EasyCare has to offer, visit EasyCare.com for information about the APCO Holdings family of brands, visit APCOHoldings.com.
The NXS Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 will be broadcast LIVE on NBC and the NBC Sports App at 3:00 PM EST on October 16 and aired LIVE on the Performance Racing Network (PRN) and on SIRIUS/XM NASCAR radio Channel 90.
Stay updated with everything Kaz Grala by following him on Social Media; Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
For more information on JAR, visit JordanAndersonRacing.com, and be sure to follow the team all season on the JAR social channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Jordan Anderson Racing
Jordan Anderson Racing (JAR) is a NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) team, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team, owned by owner/driver Jordan Anderson. Established in 2018, JAR has competed full-time in the last three NCWTS seasons claiming back-to-back runner-up finishes in the 2020 & 2021 season opening NextEra 250 at Daytona International Speedway. JAR fields a full-time entry in the NXS Series; the No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro SS driven by Jordan Anderson, Tyler Reddick, Josh Berry, Kaz Grala, Sage Karam, Erik Jones, Austin & Ty Dillon. JAR also fields the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado for select drivers in the NCWTS.
-Jordan Anderson Racing
Fort Worth, TEXAS (October 12, 2021) –Jesse Little returns to the seat to the No.78 BJ McLeod car this weekend and he is thrilled that Apex Wireless will be along for the ride again as the primary partner.
As part of this partnership, Jesse expects to bring awareness to companies in TX, and beyond that Apex Wireless is dedicated to helping their corporate, education, and government clients lower their telecom costs and will help them achieve their specific goals while maintaining their budget while meeting each companies individual needs. Please visit the Apex Wireless website and request additional information.
“We are looking forward to the race at Texas this weekend and are proud to support Jesse and the BJ Mc Leod Motorsports team,” says William Brunton, President Apex Wireless. “We value the relationship we have built this year and will be cheering him and the team on from the sidelines!”
“It has been a lot of fun working with Apex Wireless this year,” says Jesse. “They are a fantastic partner and I look forward to being able to build upon the relationships we have built and to bring home a great finish for the Apex Wireless team.”
About Apex Wireless
A Telecom Consulting firm based in Austin Texas since 1998. We represent all 3 major carriers, T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT &T, and specialize in Wireless Phones, Mobile Broadband, Routers, Transportation and Education mobile solutions, and Asset Management. We have a presence in Texas, California, Virginia, and Colorado. We work with Several Enterprise/SMB accounts throughout the US and France as well as government agencies and educational institutions. Learn more on the APEX Wireless website.
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-Jesse Little Racing / BJ McLeod Motorsports
Sam’s Club will be on the hood of Justin Allgaier’s No. 7 Chevy in the Xfinity Series’ Round of 8 opener at Texas Motor Speedway.
Sam’s Club is promoting its Make Over My Backyard Sweepstakes, which begins Thursday, Oct. 14.
In 22 starts at Texas, Allgaier has a trio of top-five finishes, including a runner-up finish to Kyle Busch in June. Over the last three races at the track, the No. 7 car has led a total of 156 laps.
Tom and Tj Keen of Keen Parts (CorvetteParts.net) are launching a campaign in conjunction with their NASCAR sponsorship of driver Ryan Ellis, in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, to help raise awareness and provide funding for women’s cancers. The campaign, set to begin on Monday, October 11th, will extend through race day on October 30th, 2021 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia.
Profits from the initiatives will be split 50/50 between The Laughlin Family Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. During the duration of the campaign, fans who donate $30.00 or more will get their name, or a name of their choice, on Ellis’ CorvetteParts.net racecar. Fans can also show their support by recognizing someone who has been affected by cancer through the $30.00 donation. Donations can be made at The Laughlin Family Foundation. The deadline for name submission is October 21, 2021.
In addition, a VIP pit experience with meet and greets with both Ellis and Laughlin will be available for auction for the October 30th race, as well as Ellis’ race worn suit. Limited corporate/ individual sponsorships are also available through donation on the quarter panel of the racecar for increased branding opportunities.
CorvetteParts.net, a family-owned business owned by Tom and Tj Keen, sells parts and accessories for Corvette-lovers of all generations. They have been loyal NASCAR sponsors and friends of many within the industry since 2011, supporting drivers of all levels since then. The Keen’s elected to donate much of their sponsorship space to these foundations to raise money for these great causes.
“Keen Parts is honored to team up with both the Laughlin Family Foundation and the Susan G. Komen organization in their quest to help fight cancer. We’re hoping that this will get a massive push and hope fans will help us raise money for everything that these fine charities do,” stated Tj Keen of CorvetteParts.net.
Ryan Ellis, driver of the CorvetteParts.net racecar said of the event, “It says so much about Tom and Tj [Keen] that they donated these sponsorship locations of their sponsored racecar to these causes. It’s a beautiful scheme that really ties the whole thing together. It’ll be so special to carry the names of these donors and families affected by cancer and I hope that we can raise a substantial amount of money to make a difference. My mother-in-law battled breast cancer and is currently in remission, and after hearing about Craig and Linda’s [Laughlin] story, the Keen’s offered to split the car for both causes which is so cool. We want to highlight all women’s cancer with this effort and I hope we can use the combined NHL, NASCAR, and extended media platforms to raise as much money as possible.”
“We are thrilled that Tom Keen at CorvetteParts.net and Ryan Ellis reached out to us about this collaboration to help support and put an end to women’s cancers. We are so excited to be a part of this,” said Craig Laughlin of The Laughlin Family Foundation.
The Laughlin Family Foundation’s mission is to help spread awareness, education and research for underfunded and rare cancers. Former NHL player and current NBC Sports Washington analyst started the foundation when his wife Linda was diagnosed with a rare gynecological cancer in 2018. The Susan G. Komen Foundation invests in research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
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Entry List Notes:
41 Entries, No. 13 is a DNQ.
No. 1-Michael Annett-JR Motorsports
No. 5-Mason Massey-BJ McLeod Motorsports
No. 23-Tanner Berryhill-Our Motorsports
No. 31-Jordan Anderson-JAR
No. 54-John Hunter Nemechek-Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 99-Matt Mills-BJ McLeod Motorsports
Gaffney, SC (2021) - Swann Security, Ryan Vargas, and JD Motorsports with Gary Keller are thrilled to share the news that Swann Communications has extended their partnership to sponsor Vargas' #6 Chevrolet Camaro for the final four races of the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Season!
"Swann Security has been an amazing partner this year," says Vargas, "I am so excited to bring all these different paint schemes to the track for the final four races of the season! It means a lot that Swann has decided to step up in the way they have, and for them to cap the year off with such a fun campaign, it's going to be a LOT of fun!"
“Swann couldn’t be more excited to share the news of this extension,” says Leslie Conover, VP of Sales for Swann Communications, “from highlighting regional partners such as Brandsmart and NFM, to bright and flashy holiday cars, we’re excited to end the racing season strong with Ryan!”
Each race will carry a different variation of the Swann Security paint scheme.
This weekend, at Texas Motor Speedway on October 16, a Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Swann car will be with BRANDSMART USA adorning the quarter panels. BRANDSMART USA is one of the leading Consumer Electronics and Appliance Retailers in the Southeast.
As previously announced, at Kansas Speedway on October 23, Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM) will be on the hood of another Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Swann paint scheme. NFM is owned by Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway & is the largest home furnishing store in North America! Ryan Vargas, Swann and Nebraska Furniture Mart will also be hosting a meet and greet at NFM's Kansas City location on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT.
Martinsville Speedway (10/30) will showcase an entirely new Swann Security Chevy with an Orange, Purple, Black, and Neon Green paint scheme to celebrate Halloween weekend!
Lastly, at Phoenix Raceway (11/6), the Swann car will take on another new look with a Christmas-themed paint scheme to get fans in the spirit of the holidays. With Black Friday on the horizon, it'll be the perfect time to purchase your Swann Security Enforcer System!
“We are looking forward to crossing the finish line with Ryan Vargas for the last NASCAR races this season,” says Leslie Conover, VP of Sales at Swann Security. “The Swann team will be cheering for Ryan Vargas on from the sidelines this Fall.”
For more information about Swann products and to learn more about their NASCAR ambassadors, visit them on the web at https://www.swann.com/us/ambassadors.
To keep up with Ryan Vargas, follow his social media pages and visit his official website at https://www.ryanvargas.com/.
Swann is a veteran in the global security camera market and has been in this business for over three decades. Founded in Melbourne, Australia, Swann creates innovative DIY security solutions, including their patent-pending Enforcer™ Series product line, which offers enhanced crime deterrence with red and blue flashing lights, spotlights, and sirens, combined with mobile alerts, when unwanted activity is detected. Also, Swann is the only brand on the market that offers a complete lineup of inter-connectable wired and wireless security solutions via the Swann Security app that is completely integrated with Google Assistant and Alexa. As the global leader in wired, DIY security solutions, Swann helps its customers protect their homes, businesses, and garages no matter where life takes them - around the world or the track. Follow Swann on social media to stay updated on the latest products and news: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
-JD Motorsports w/ Gary Keller
Ferguson will sponsor Jeb Burton in Saturday’s Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
This will be the first time Ferguson has sponsored a Kaulig Racing car.
Driver Points Post Charlotte Roval:
Owner Points Post Charlotte Roval:
AJ Allmendinger stayed undefeated at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
The driver of the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet won his third straight race at the 2.28-mile, 17-turn Roval and achieved several milestones in the process.
With his overtime victory in the Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Allmendinger clinched a spot in the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. He won for the fifth time this season and the 10th time in his career.
Winning for the sixth time on a road course, Allmendinger broke a tie with race runner-up Austin Cindric for most-ever Xfinity road course victories.
Allmendinger, who worked his way forward from the 14th starting position, took the lead for good on Lap 48 when Ty Gibbs suffered brake problems, blew the chicane on the backstretch and had to come to a full stop before continuing.
From that point, Allmendinger stretched his lead to 8.8 seconds before a caution for Tommy Joe Martins’ wreck on Lap 64 sent the race to overtime.
After the subsequent restart on Lap 67, Allmendinger pulled away again and beat Cindric to the finish line by 3.192 seconds.
Cindric, the defending series champion, already had clinched a spot in the Round of 8. Third-place finisher Daniel Hemric joined him, along with Justin Haley (fourth Saturday), Brandon Jones (fifth), Noah Gragson (sixth), Justin Allgaier (ninth) and Harrison Burton (15th).
Jeb Burton, Myatt Snider, Jeremy Clements and Riley Herbst were eliminated from the Playoffs.
“I knew it was coming out,” Allmendinger said of the final caution. “It wasn’t going to go simple like that. That was a fight today. We had to be kind of on defense early, worrying about the points. This place was tough to pass—the track was really slick to start with, obviously, because of all the rain.
“Once we got the lead, the (car) was stupid-fast.”
As the final run progressed, Cindric didn’t have the pace to keep up with Allmendinger.
“I feel like this has honestly been one of my weakest road courses for probably exactly what you saw—the rear tires fall off way too much,” Cindric said. “I felt like I was driving a skid-pad car after about 10 laps.
“I feel a little bit lucky and a bit fortunate, honestly. I didn’t get moved or put in the wall, so either way we had a fast car. I think we set a fast lap time and got a good finish, so that sets us up well for Texas. I just wish we could have taken advantage of getting a Playoff point.”
Instead, it was Hemric who added to his Playoff point total by winning the first two stages of the race. Allmendinger gained five additional Playoff points for the victory.
The race featured six lead changes among five drivers, with Allmendinger leading the final 21 circuits. There were seven cautions for 13 laps, the fourth of which also caused a brief stoppage when the brakes failed on the No. 07 Chevrolet of Josh Bilicki, with the car plowing through the backstretch chicane and dislodging pieces of curbing in its path.
Track workers had to remove the exposed bolts that had held the curbing in place before the race could continue.
-NASCAR Wire Service
Mooresville, NC (October 8, 202) – Fort Worth Screen Printing and driver, Bayley Currey, have teamed up for the Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 at Texas Motor Speedway with NASCAR Xfinity Series team JD Motorsports. Currey will pilot the No. 15 entry.
Since 1997, Fort Worth Screen Printing has provided textile screen printing services to promotional products distributors, marketing firms, advertising agencies and end users throughout the United States.
Jon Garrett from Fort Worth Screen Printing says “Fort Worth Screen Printing is proud to be the primary sponsor on Bayley’s car at Texas Motor Speedway. It has been a pleasure working with Bayley for the past two years, and we are looking for exciting things to happen in the future. Bayley represents our company well in everything that he does.”
In addition to Fort Worth Screen Printing being the primary sponsor, fellow Texas-based companies will be present on Currey’s No. 15. Tuff Skinz, a Dallas based vented outboard motor cover producer, Freelancers Esports, an Athens, TX based esports Team, Athens Screen Printing, an Athens, TX based contract decorator and Factory Setups, an online racing setup shop.
Currey, a Texas native, has had the Texas-based company as a partner for several years and is looking forward to returning to the Lone Star State with Forth Worth Screen Printing colors on board.
“It’s always nice to return home, especially to one of my favorite tracks on the circuit,” Currey said. “I’ve always ran well here and I’m looking forward to a good run with Fort Worth Screen Printing next weekend.” The 24-year-old driver has six NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the 1.5-mile track with a best finish of 12th.
The Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 at Texas Motor Speedway is set for Saturday, October 16 at 3pm ET. The 200-lap event will be broadcast live on NBCSN.
-JD Motorsports with Gary Keller
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 8, 2021) – Brandonbilt Motorsports (BMS) announces today its newest partnership with American PetroLog as the primary sponsor of Brandon Brown and his No. 68 Chevrolet Camaro for this Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL.
America PetroLog is a dedicated team of logistics professionals that are focused on solving the complex supply chain challenges of their customers. Dedication, reliability and accountability are three of American PetroLog's primary pillars to success as they offer a wide variety of logistics, transportation, storage and transloading services to the chemical industry.
“Our team at American PetroLog is made up of results-driven, hard working professionals and I immediately recognized those same core values in Brandonbilt Motorsports and Brandon Brown. October 9th in Charlotte will be the first race in our partnership, but I can see a long-term relationship between the companies and much continued success. Let’s go Brandon!” Said Jeff Colonna, American PetroLog President & CEO.
Brandon Brown rolls into Charlotte Motor Speedway with a full head of steam after capturing his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at the Talladega Superspeedway, last Saturday. The 28-year-old driver from Woodbridge, Virginia looks to make his 3rd start on the Charlotte ROVAL and bring home another impressive performance.
"We're coming off of the biggest race weekend in my career and there's no better way to roll into the next one than with a brand-new partner like American PetroLog," said Brown. "Our goal is to find them as much success on the track as off of it, and I'm ready to get to work."
The No. 68 American PetroLog Chevrolet Camaro will make its NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this Saturday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, with coverage airing live on NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET.
For more information about American PetroLog, please visit www.AmericanPetroLog.com.
About Brandonbilt Motorsports
Brandonbilt Motorsports is a family-owned, professional stock car team competing full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). Owned and operated by Woodbridge, Virginia native, Jerry Brown, Brandonbilt Motorsports has quickly become a household name in the NASCAR Xfinity Series through hard work and determination. As a smaller team in the NXS, Brandonbilt Motorsports’ goal has always been to do the most with less, while also becoming a contending organization in every race that it enters. Brandonbilt Motorsports shocked the racing world in 2020 as driver, Brandon Brown, secured the team’s first playoff berth in only its second, full-time season in the NXS, before going on to finish the year 11th in the overall points standings. On the horizon in 2021, Brandonbilt Motorsports looks to pick up where it left off as a playoff-caliber team at each event it enters. To learn more, visit bmsraceteam.com.
STATESVILLE, N.C. (October 7, 2021) – Michigan-based company Koucar Management has partnered with Our Motorsports’ No. 23 team for this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL with driver Ty Dillon.
Koucar Management specializes in real estate, mergers, acquisitions, and operations of companies providing products, services, and solutions in diverse industries worldwide. A vital component of the Koucar portfolio is EOTECH. Trusted by top-tier professionals, EOTECH produces professional grade optics offering world-class service to our law enforcement, special operations professionals, and civilian consumers.
As the company makes its initial foray into NASCAR sponsorship, the Koucar Management livery will feature the Koucar family of companies in a unique pink and white scheme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“We could not be more excited to be a part of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and sponsoring Ty Dillon and the Our Motorsports team,” said Joe Caradonna, Managing Partner of Koucar Management. “What makes it even sweeter is this is a Drive for the Cure event and all of our Food and Beverage locations will be having events and donating a portion of our sales on race day to cancer research.”
Joining EOTECH from the Koucar family of companies will be Cambria Hotels, i2G Systems, Detroit Taco, Bar Verona, Pristine Properties, Verona Inspired Italian, Apex Placement and Consulting and Element 22.
Dillon has five previous starts for Our Motorsports in 2021 not finishing outside the top-15. Saturday will mark Dillon’s first start at the Charlotte ROVAL in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
The Drive For The Cure 250 will take place on Saturday, October 9 at 3 p.m. ET. The 155.44-mile event will be broadcast on NBCSN.
About Koucar Management
Located in the Greater Detroit, MI area, Koucar Management specializes in real estate, mergers, acquisitions, and operations of companies that provide mission-critical products, services, and solutions in diverse industries across the Globe. For more information, please visit www.Koucar.com.
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About Our Motorsports
Our Motorsports competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, fielding the No. 02 Chevrolet Camaro for Brett Moffitt, and the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro for multiple drivers. To find out more information about our team, please visit ourmotorsportsgroup.com.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Oct. 7, 2021) – Big Machine Racing, the NASCAR Xfinity Series team owned by music mogul Scott Borchetta, will be back for its sophomore season in 2022 and is stepping things up, announcing today its enhanced partnership with powerhouse NASCAR team Richard Childress Racing.
Big Machine Racing is wrapping up its first year of NXS competition and has seen a good amount of success for a single-car team. Returning in 2022 is driver Jade Buford, who drove to a top 10 at Michigan International Speedway earlier this year and has 14 top-20 finishes so far in his rookie season. Crew chief Patrick Donahue, a 28-year veteran of the sport, will also be back next season.
“To be able to join Richard Childress and the iconic RCR means we just put a turbocharger on our Big Machine Racing program,” said Borchetta. “As a racer and fan, I’ve always looked up to Richard, all of his accomplishments, and his organization. He’s a winner in the truest sense and I look forward to the day that we can share our first victory together.”
RCR will provide Big Machine Racing with chassis and engineering support, along with other key assets. The team has already been receiving horsepower from ECR Engines, which will continue in 2022. Also, back as a partner is Chevrolet. While Big Machine Racing will remain an independent operation, the team will relocate from Mooresville, North Carolina, to be closer to RCR’s main campus in Welcome, North Carolina.
“Scott Borchetta and everyone at Big Machine Racing have built a great program and we look forward to not only continuing our relationship in 2022, but to enhancing it with additional technical and engineering support,” said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “Our team partnership model is proven, and we know that this partnership will be beneficial for Big Machine Racing, RCR, ECR and Chevrolet.”
RCR’s highly successful NXS program has produced countless wins and multiple championships, most recently with Tyler Reddick in 2019, and continues to be a contender each week. Big Machine Racing is looking to build its program to have similar results.
“I’m over-the-top excited for the future of Big Machine Racing,” said Buford. “An alliance with an organization like RCR will give us a huge advantage in improving our racing program and add another level of consistency that will help us achieve better results across the entire season.
“With support and access to RCR’s resources, we will have a much better playbook going into every race. Thank you to our team owner, Scott Borchetta, for making this opportunity possible. This will be a huge step forward in making Big Machine Racing a weekly front-runner in the Xfinity Series.”
For the latest news from Big Machine Racing, visit BigMachineRacing.com or follow for updates on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
About Big Machine Racing: Big Machine Racing is a division of the Nashville, Tennessee-based mega-brand Big Machine, led by music executive and entrepreneur Scott Borchetta. Big Machine Racing encompasses multiple motorsports facets, including driver, race and track sponsorships. Most recently, Big Machine became a major stakeholder in IndyCar’s newest event, the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Other key partnerships include the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and Ray Evernham’s SRX Series. In 2021, Borchetta expanded Big Machine Racing into team ownership, announcing the formation of the Big Machine Racing NASCAR Xfinity Series team with rookie driver Jade Buford. For more information, visit BigMachineRacing.com.
About Richard Childress Racing: Richard Childress Racing (rcrracing.com) is a renowned, performance-driven racing, marketing and manufacturing organization. Incorporated in 1969, RCR has celebrated over 50 years of racing and earned more than 200 victories and 16 championships, including six in the NASCAR Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Truck Series and is a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 (1998, 2007, 2018). Its 2021 NASCAR Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion, 2017 Coca-Cola 600 winner and 2018 Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Chevrolet), along with two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick (No. 8 Chevrolet). RCR fields a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series program with Myatt Snider (No. 2 Chevrolet).
-Big Machine Racing
Workers in virtually every garage in every city and town across America have almost certainly been impacted by cancer in one way or another.
WORKPRO® TOOLS will include National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) http://www.nbcf.org/october on a flashy new pink paint scheme to raise awareness for NBCF. WORKPRO® has renewed their partnership with NBCF for a second year and expanded the very popular Pink Tool line. Currently WORKPRO® has a total of 13 different pink tools and sets available on Amazon https://amzn.to/3386KDZ and each purchase results in monetary donation to NBCF.
Josh Williams who will be driving the No.92 hotrod for three races during October had this to say, “I’m thankful for the opportunity to be flying the Pink WORKPRO colors on our 92 Chevy. Working with the NBCF is an honor and what better fit for the pink line of tools the WORKPRO offers to support the foundation.”
NBCF’s mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. The NBCF message this year is RISE “Rally in Screening Everyone”. Due to the difficulties the last year brought, people have been putting off their mammograms, so the hope is to bring awareness to this so people make appointments and be proactive.
To help raise awareness WORKPRO will sponsor pink themed cars in the upcoming races:
-10/9 Charlotte Motor Speedway
-10/16 Texas Motor Speedway
-10/23 Kansas Speedway
“We believe the ‘pink’ line of tools sends an incredibly important message for awareness beginning this October during national ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ Month,” said Li Feng, Senior Vice President of Great Star Industrial USA, acknowledged the importance of his company’s commitment in the helping NBCF in their mission to help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. SVP Feng went on to say, “Our company stands shoulder-to-shoulder with these workers and everyone who has been stricken by this disease.”
Michael Annett SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Interview Notes:
In a interview on The Morning Drive on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Michael Annett says the decision to retire from full-time competition was made one of the hardest decisions he has made and "felt it was time to do something else for me and it was just time".
Being sidelined due to the recovery of his injury, Annett said he "had a lot of time to think and realized there's other endeavors you want to take on". Currently Annett does not know what is next for him but full-time NASCAR racing is not it anymore. "Racing is still what I love to do so its frustrating" when having to sit out of the car with the ongoing recovering from hit injury.
Michael Annett goes on to say that with his recovery and post recovery when he returned he would run a race and then the next day he couldn't walk and would ultimately have to sit out the next race. Annett said being in the car in general was what was hurting him the most the next day following a race.
Annett says he will run the next and last 5 races of the 2021 Xfinity Series. At the end of the interview Michael Annett says "I've run my course and its just time to do something else but man its hard to talk about right now. Its one of the hardest decisions you'll have to make". Annett goes on to say he is leaving the door open to run some one-off races and would like to run a race here and there next year (2022). Regarding his long time sponsor "If I'm going to be in a car next year I hope Pilot Flying J will be involved as they've been a huge supporter of me for 16 years". Michael also says he hopes Pilot Flying J stays in the sport in some way. Annett will take it all in over the next 5 races as this is it for now behind the wheel of a NASCAR stock car.
JR Motorsports Release:
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 6, 2021) -- With a career spanning 16 years in the top tiers of NASCAR competition and over 90,000 laps turned, Michael Annett announced today his retirement from full-time driving duties at the conclusion of the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
“I’m just so grateful for the opportunities I’ve had,” the 35-year-old Annett said. “Being able to drive racecars for a living is honestly a dream come true for me. It’s been a privilege to work with some great teams and alongside some of the most talented folks in the garage. None of which would have been possible without the support of my partners, which I’m happy to call lifelong friends. It’s those relationships and friendships that are the most rewarding.”
Annett, a native of Des Moines, Iowa, has been a staple in NASCAR with the familiar colors of Pilot Flying J, TMC Transportation, Allstate Peterbilt Group, WEX EFS and others sponsoring his entries over the years. He competed in his first full-time season in 2009 and has made more than 430 starts across NASCAR’s top three series.
-JR Motorsports / RSMG
This story will be updated once more information is obtained
Xfinity Series at the Charlotte Roval Entry List Notes:
41 entries for Xfinity race Saturday on Charlotte road course. No. 13 DNQ.
Berry in the 1. Rodgers in the 26. Gibbs in 54. AHill in 61.
No. 1 Josh Berry - JR Motorsports
No. 15 Kris Wright - JD Motorsports / Sam Hunt Racing collaboration
No. 23 Ty Dillon - Our Motorsports
No. 26 Will Rodgers - Sam Hunt Racing
No. 31 Sage Karam - Jordan Anderson Racing
No. 52 Spencer Boyd - Jimmy Means Racing
No. 54 Ty Gibbs - JGR
No. 61 Austin Hill - HRE
ALLADEGA, AL.: As he crossed the finish line under caution on a dark race track, Brandon Brown surrendered to the emotion of his first victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
“Thank God,” Brown exulted. “We did it. We did it. We won!”
On a day of unexpected victories at Talladega Superspeedway—a track where the unexpected sometimes seems commonplace—Brown had a narrow lead three-wide with Justin Allgaier and Brandon Jones at the previous scoring loop when NASCAR called the fifth caution of the race on Lap 102 for a multicar wreck in Turn 4.
With darkness preventing the resumption of the race, NASCAR showed the checkered flag to Brown under yellow on Lap 107 of a scheduled 113, with Jones credited with second and Allgaier third.
Brown’s excitement hadn’t abated one iota by the time he got to Victory Lane.
“You can ask my neighbors at Coastal Carolina, I did plenty of burnouts to practice for this moment,” said Brown, who drives for his family-owned team, Brandonbilt Motorsports. “Oh, my god. It’s a dream come true. A Talladega winner. Oh my god, Dad, we did it!
“This is everything we hoped and dreamed for. Everything I’ve ever wanted to do is take the trophy home to Mom and Dad. Oh, my god. Thank you so much Larry’s Lemonaid…all of our partners. It’s unbelievable.”
Brown was a keen student of the action during the first two stages of the race, won by John Hunter Nemechek and Blaine Perkins. He noticed major changes in momentum between the top and bottom lanes at the 2.66-mile track.
“Everything shifted top to bottom so much, it was like, ‘OK, let’s just stay patient where we’re at and hope for the best,” Brown said. “We saw our moment and we seized it. God, I’m just so proud of Brandonbilt Motorsports and so proud of our team, here and at home and everyone that worked on our team since the beginning.
“We did it. We did it. We did it.”
Brown, Jones and Allgaier were trading the lead three-wide when the No. 20 Toyota of Harrison Burton broke loose in Turn 4 and ignited an eight-car crash that slowed the race for the final time.
Daniel Hemric finished fourth, followed by Jordan Anderson, Justin Haley, Jeb Burton and defending series champion Austin Cindric, who clinched a spot in the Round of 8 in the Xfinity Playoff with an insurmountable points edge over ninth-place Jeb Burton.
On the final lap of the first stage, the cars of Sam Mayer and regular-season champion AJ Allmendinger collided in Turn 3, demolishing both vehicles. The No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet of Mayer slammed the outside wall so heavily that NASCAR had to red-flag the race for repairs to the SAFER barrier.
Allmendinger took a heavy hit in the points, but he’s still 33 above the cut line heading to next Saturday’s Round of 12 elimination race at the Charlotte Roval, a track where he is expected to excel.
“That’s why you work so hard during the regular season to build up bonus points,” Allmendinger said after a trip to the infield care center. “We’ll see where it puts us going into the Roval… It’s a minor setback in a great year.”
If Allmendinger’s setback was minor, the hit Noah Gragson suffered in a Lap 88 wreck was a major one. Gragson was running at the front of the field in the inside lane when slight contact from Jeb Burton’s Chevrolet to the left rear of Brett Moffitt’s Camaro—after Moffitt’s car had gotten loose—triggered the first major wreck of the event.
Moffitt’s Chevy slid down the track into Gragson’s No. 9 Camaro, which rocketed nose-first into the outside wall. As Gragson slipped back down the track, Myatt Snider—with nowhere to go—plowed into the rear of Gragson’s car.
Like Allmendinger, Gragson suffered a significant blow in the standings but remained 18 points above the current cut line for the Round of 8.
“The 02 (Moffitt) just got turned by the 10 (Burton), and I got it head-on and got cleaned out by the 2 (Snider),” Gragson said. “So, just a bummer. We had a fast car.”
Brown’s victory was the nightcap—literally—of a Playoff doubleheader with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Earlier on Saturday, Tate Fogleman secured his first Truck Series win in the Chevrolet Silverado 250.
-NASCAR Wire Service