Ruben Garcia Jr on Fan4Racing Radio, Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 9 pm ET. Photo – Mike Comer/Getty Images
Ruben Garcia Jr is our guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR Weekend Preview, Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 9 pm ET.Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.
Now in his third season with Rev Racing, Ruben Garcia Jr is taking on a leadership role with their Drive for Diversity program. He’s the 2015 NASCAR Mexico Series champion and a current member of the NASCAR Next initiative along with his teammates Chase Cabre and Ryan Vargas. But this weekend, the rising star of NASCAR has his focus on improving his runner-up finish last year at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Continue reading →
NASCAR XFINITY Series teams are taking a well-deserved break this weekend and will return to action next Friday, July 1st for 100 laps covering 250 miles in the Subway Firecracker 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway. This marks the season debut for NBC Sports Network as they begin coverage at 7 pm ET with a green flag around 7:30 pm ET. Radio coverage is available on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
Chase Outlook: The Skinny on Where the Winners Shake Out
A little down time due to the off-weekend provides the perfect setting to take a look ahead at the three drivers who have raced their way into the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase with wins – Erik Jones, Daniel Suárez and Elliott Sadler.
If the XFINITY Series Chase were to start today, Joe Gibbs Racing’s Erik Jones would be seeded in the No. 1 position. Jones is now seventh in the standings but has two wins at Bristol and Dover this season, giving him six bonus points once the Chase begins. JGR’s Sunoco Rookie candidate, Jones, has been quite impressive this season, posting five poles and a series leading eight top-fives. NASCAR Season-To-Date Loop Data also paints a more detailed picture of Jones’ success this season. He ranks second in driver rating (106.7), fourth in average running position (9.477) and third in fastest laps run (204 laps, 9.1%). Continue reading →
Next Race: Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville
The Place: Road America
The Date: Saturday, Aug. 29
The Time: 3 p.m. (ET)
TV: NBCSN, 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 182.16 miles (45 laps)
Points Tighten as Dillon Capitalizes on Buescher’s Fuel Mileage Mistake at Bristol
When Chris Buescher’s Roush Fenway Racing Ford faltered on the front row of the green-white-checkered restart last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, the points leader faded to an 11th-place finish, as championship contender Ty Dillon motored to a third-place showing, closing the standings lead gap between first and second to 19 points.
Buescher was visibly upset about finishing outside the top-ten; his sixth in the last eight races. Continue reading →
Learn more about the Chase Countdown Challenges for some Sprint Cup drivers via the link above. For a couple other drivers – Dale Earnhardt Jr and Jeff Gordon – their specific Chase Countdown Challenge at Watkins Glen is more in-depth in this Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen preview, along with some other noteworthy topics of interest.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Top Of The Chase Grid
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s win on Sunday at Pocono Raceway catapulted him to the top of the Chase Grid Outlook, and if the Chase for the Sprint Cup began today, he’d start as the number one seed; which would be a first for the 11-time Most Popular Driver. Continue reading →
Road America in the state of Wisconsin is a road-racing jewel for the Nationwide Series. A four-mile road course in Elkhart Lake, the track boasts 14 turns and elevation changes that exceed 170 feet in one lap. The famed course has hosted many series over the years, but this weekend, the NASCAR Nationwide Series makes its fifth return for the Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up by Johnsonville, on June 21st with television coverage on ABC at 2:45 p.m. ET. Continue reading →