Fan at the Track: Spring Talladega

‘Fan at the Track: Spring Talladega’ is an in-person perspective of the action at Talladega Superspeedway from Fan4Racing writer, Mike Orzel.

‘Fan at the Track: Spring Talladega’ is an in-person perspective of the action at Talladega Superspeedway from Fan4Racing writer, Mike Orzel. (Author commentary is their own opinion, and does not necessarily reflect the overall views at Fan4Racing.)

Talladega is always a wild, unpredictable experience.  The track’s slogan “This is more than a race, THIS IS TALLADEGA” plays prominently in track promotional materials and is spot on.  Talladega offers an experience far beyond what most fans expect at a more typical track, both in terms of the on-track action as well as the broader character of the track itself and the die-hard fans in attendance. 

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Jeb Burton Earns his First NASCAR Xfinity Series Win

Jeb Burton earns his first NASCAR Xfinity Series win in the rain-shortened Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon.

Jeb Burton earns his first NASCAR Xfinity Series win in the rain-shortened Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday afternoon.

A thunderstorm pelted Talladega Superspeedway at just the right time for Jeb Burton.

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Allgaier Sweeps Xfinity Weekend; Cindric Clinches Regular-Season Title

Allgaier sweeps Xfinity weekend in the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 on Saturday afternoon at Richmond Raceway in Virginia.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 12: Justin Allgaier, driver of the #7 BRANDT Chevrolet, celebrates inn Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 at Richmond Raceway on September 12, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Allgaier sweeps Xfinity weekend in the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 on Saturday afternoon at Richmond Raceway in Virginia.

The difference in his race was like night and day, but Justin Allgaier proved himself tops again – winning Saturday afternoon’s Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 at Richmond (Va.) Raceway answering a hard-fought victory Friday night and sweeping the Xfinity Series weekend doubleheader.

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Jeb Burton Ends Strong Xfinity Showing in Defeat at Daytona

Jeb Burton takes his JR Motorsports No. 8 to the garage after a strong run ends in an accident at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 15: Jeb Burton, driver of the #8 LS Tractor Chevrolet, prepares to pit during the NASCAR Xfinity Series NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Making the first of a handful of starts for the JR Motorsports team Jeb Burton won the first stage of Saturday’s NASCAR Racing Experience 300 Xfinity Series opener at Daytona International Speedway and led a race-best 26 laps only to get tangled in a late-race accident that derailed his shot a career-first victory.

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Rookie Crew Chief, Taylor Moyer Handling Multiple Drivers

Zane Smith driver of the No. 8 at JR Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway, talking with his crew chief during Xfinity Series qualifying for the Camping World 300 on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Photo – Jay Husmann for Fan4Racing Blog and Radio

The NASCAR Xfinity Series has seen multiple drivers split seat time in a car, and even chase the owner’s championship.  Normally it’s done with a rotation of Monster Energy Cup Series drivers and a veteran crew chief.  JR Motorsports is choosing a different path for the drivers of the No. 8.  While they have used a couple of Cup drivers like Chase Elliott and Ryan Preece, most of the schedule is covered by developing drivers like Jeb Burton, Ryan Truex, and Zane Smith, in the car for the Camping World 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday.

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