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William Byron added two more superlatives to an already lengthy list – 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion and 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year.

The 19-year old is only the second driver to win the XFINITY Series championship in his rookie season (Chase Elliott, 2014). Following an extraordinary rookie campaign, the NASCAR Next graduate, who finished third, outlasted his Championship 4 competitors Elliott Sadler (eighth), Justin Allgaier (12th) and Daniel Hemric (34th) in the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to capture his second NASCAR title. He also won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship in 2015. Byron’s ascent to the top level of the sport will continue in 2018, as Hendrick Motorsports announced that he will drive the iconic No. 24 Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.-NASCAR Media
Nov 18 - 8:45 PM

Christopher Bell, 22, completed an outstanding sophomore campaign by capturing the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship following Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

To capture the crown, Bell, who finished second, outdueled fellow Championship 4 contenders Johnny Sauter (third-place finish), Austin Cindric (fifth) and Matt Crafton (sixth) at the South Florida track. Scoring a series-high five wins and winning the regular season championship, Bell dominated the 2017 season to earn a second-consecutive spot in the Championship 4. Bell punched his ticket to the playoffs early, winning the second race of the season at Atlanta. Bell finished this season with five wins, and series highs in both top fives (15) and top 10s (21).-NASCAR Media
Nov 18 - 8:39 PM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Ford) won the Ford EcoBoost 300, his first victory in 38 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.

This is his first 19th top-10 finish in 2017 and first top-10 finish in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS). Sam Hornish Jr. (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in seven races at HMS. It is his third top-10 finish in 2017. William Byron (third) posted his first top-10 finish in his first start at HMS. William Byron is the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion. Byron is also the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Chevrolet is the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series manufacturer's champion. The 2017 season has seen 18 different winners tying the series record set back in 1988.
Nov 18 - 8:26 PM

Kyle Busch posted the quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 164.681 mph in his first circuits on the track.

Like Martin Truex Jr., he was equally fast in the morning session, so it appears he will be Truex’s main competitor for the championship. His worth to fantasy owners is minimized by the risks they will have to take among bargain drivers, however.
Nov 18 - 3:24 PM

Martin Truex Jr. posted the fastest single lap in Happy Hour for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 171.195 mph. He was also second-quickest in terms of 10-lap averages with a speed of 164.460 during his first 10 laps on track.

Truex was mong the top three in both fastest and quickest laps in the morning as well. He has dominated 1.5-mile tracks albeit the doglegged version and not this true oval. It is difficult to not thing of him as athe favorite to win the championship in light of his domination in 2017.
Nov 18 - 3:13 PM

Tyler Reddick (No. 42 BBR/Granger Smith Chevrolet Camaro), making his first start at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS), won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Ford EcoBoost 300 with a lap of 165.624 mph.

This is his second pole in 18 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races. It is his second pole and ninth top-10 start in 2017. Cole Custer (second), the fastest qualifying Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, posted his 24th top-10 start of 2017 and his first in two races at HMS. Camping World Truck Series regular Christopher Bell (third) posted his first top-10 NXS start at HMS. It is his seventh in eight NXS races this season.
Nov 18 - 2:32 PM

Kevin Harvick posted both the slowest top speed and worst 10-lap average among the Championship contenders in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

His average speed of 163.888 mph put him sixth on that chart behind Martin Truex Jr. (second), Brad Keselowski (third), and Kyle Busch (fourth). His fastest lap of 17th was marginally slower than that of Busch’s, but the cumulative effect does not bode well for his title hopes.
Nov 18 - 1:35 PM

Kurt Busch posted only the 22nd-quickest time in Saturday morning’s practice for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 160.855 elapsed speed.

Only 24 drivers made 10-lap runs, so he was slower than everyone except Ryan Newman and Chris Buescher. Fantasy players will want to look for their differentiator someplace else.
Nov 18 - 1:24 PM

Martin Truex Jr. posted the second quickest 10-lap average speed in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 165.186 mph during his first 10 laps on the track.

Truex was third fastest in terms of single laps in that session and the combination of speed and durability is going to make him the favorite to win the 2017 Championship.
Nov 18 - 1:21 PM

Denny Hamlin posted the fastest single lap of practice in the Saturday morning session for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 171.130 mph. He also had the quickest 10-lap average of 165.574.

That put Hamlin in s class of his ow. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Martin Truex Jr. both landed in the 170 range with the remainder of the field slower still. Hamlin has a strong record at Homestead and is highly motivate to win after getting knocked out of the playoffs last week.
Nov 18 - 1:13 PM

Chase Briscoe (No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150) won the Ford EcoBoost 200, his first victory in 24 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races.

This is his 14th top-10 finish in 2017 and his first top-10 finish in two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway (HMS). Briscoe also wins the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year title. Christopher Bell (second) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at HMS and his 21st top-10 finish in 2017. Bell also wins the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship. Johnny Sauter (third) posted his eighth top-10 finish in 12 races at HMS.
Nov 17 - 11:28 PM

Cole Custer (No. 00 Haas Automation Ford) had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the XFINITY Series final practice for the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL.

The average speed of 162.852 mph was best of the 17 cars that ran at least 10 consecutive laps on the track for this final practice session. No. 1 Elliott Sadler, No. 20 Christopher Bell, No. 22 Sam Hornish Jr. and No. 42 Tyler Reddick and the rest of the top-five on this list.
Nov 17 - 11:13 PM

William Byron (No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet) tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, FL.

He ran a fast lap of 166.087 mph. No. 2 Ben Kennedy, No. 00 Cole Custer, No. 20 Christopher Bell and No. 22 Sam Hornish Jr. round out the top-five of the 41 cars out on the track. The No. 74 Dodge, driven by Mike Harmon, was the slowest in the final practice session.
Nov 17 - 11:10 PM

JGL Racing announced that Kaz Grala has signed a multi-year agreement that will see the 18-year-old driver pilot the teams' XFINITY Series No. 24 Ford.

Grala will complete his first full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. His 2017 season started off with a bang as he became the youngest NASCAR driver in history to win at Daytona International Speedway, securing himself a spot in the Playoffs. JGL also announced they are switching from No. 24 and No. 28 (Joe Gibbs Racing alliance) Toyota's to (Roush Fenway Racing alliance) Fords in 2018.-Integrity Sports Marketing
Nov 17 - 7:38 PM

Martin Truex Jr. held the top spot in qualifying for the Ford 400 until the last minute. Denny Hamlin turned a late run into the top qualifying lap when he was .005 seconds faster than Truex's best run. The playoff contender will start on the front row one position ahead of fellow playoff driver Kyle Busch.

With Kyle Busch starting one position behind Truex and the two being razor close in both practice and qualifying times so far this weekend look ahead to a hard battle between the top two starters of the final four playoff contenders.
Nov 17 - 7:32 PM


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