Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk Review of Michigan and Mid-Ohio – Monday, August 12, 2019

Guests on this episode include...

Grant Enfinger

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 2019 regular-season Champion with ThorSport Racing in the No. 98 Ford.

Austin Wayne Self

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver with AM Racing, after finishing fifth at Michigan on Saturday afternoon.

NOTE: Unfortunately, Austin Wayne Self was unable to call into our live broadcast. We’ll work to reschedule his appearance on another episode.

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Jay Husmann every Monday night 8:30 to 10 pm ET as we bring fans the smartest race talk around on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk Review!

Stay tuned in 10 to 10:30 pm ET for NASCAR Hot Topics Sound Off as our Fan4Racing crew discusses the hottest topics from the weekend of racing,

We’re talking all the latest from Michigan International Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, and Gander Outdoors Truck Series along with the Xfinity Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  We’ll include updates from the K&N Pro Series, ARCA Menards Series, and more.

Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

Our LIVE broadcast starts at 8:30 pm ET on Monday, August 12, 2019.

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Austin Cindric Collects his Second Consecutive Xfinity Career Win at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, OHIO – AUGUST 10: Austin Cindric, driver of the #22 PPG Ford, celebrates after winning the B&L Transport 170 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 10, 2019, in Lexington, Ohio. Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

LEXINGTON, Ohio _ Austin Cindric claimed his second NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in as many weeks – earning an impressive 3.78-second win over Christopher Bell and former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup driver A.J. Allmendinger Saturday afternoon at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

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Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk Review of Michigan, Mid-Ohio, and Evergreen – Monday, August 13, 2018

 

Our guest is NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver, Derek Thorn with Bruncati’s Sunrise Ford Racing after winning at Evergreen Speedway this weekend.

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala every Monday night 8:30 to 10 pm ET as we bring fans the smartest race talk around on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk! 

Stay tuned in 10 to 10:30 pm ET for NASCAR Hot Topics Sound Off as our Fan4Racing crew discuss the hottest topics from the weekend of racing with co-host Andy Laskey

We’re talking all the latest from Michigan International Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck Series along with the Xfinity Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Couse and the K&N Pro Series West at Evergreen Speedway. We’ll include updates from the K&N Pro Series East, ARCA Racing Series, and more.

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Our LIVE broadcast starts at 8:30 pm ET on Monday, August 13, 2018.

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Justin Allgaier Chases Down Austin Cindric for Mid-Ohio Win

Justin Allgaier, driver of the #7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, poses with the winner's decal in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rock N Roll Tequila 170 presented by Amethyst Beverage at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 11, 2018 in Lexington, Ohio. Photo - Daniel Shirey/Getty Images
Justin Allgaier, the driver of the #7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, poses with the winner’s decal in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rock N Roll Tequila 170 presented by Amethyst Beverage at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 11, 2018, in Lexington, Ohio. Photo – Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

LEXINGTON, OHIO – Justin Allgaier pulled off the NASCAR version of a ‘spin and win’ to take the Xfinity Series victory in Saturday’s Rock N Roll Tequila 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

The JR Motorsports driver of the No. 7 Brandt Chevrolet rallied from late-race contact and a spin to pass Austin Cindric with eight laps remaining, claiming his third win of the season and first at the famed 2.4-mile road course.

Cindric’s No. 22 Penske Racing Ford won the pole position and led a dominant 59 of the race’s 75 laps but his track position gamble out front on old tires couldn’t hold off a hard-charging Allgaier, who pitted for new rubber in the race’s final caution period with nine laps remaining. 

Cindric held on for second place. Richard Childress Racing driver Daniel Hemric finished third, followed by teammate and Ohio native Matt Tifft. Ryan Truex rounded out the top-five. Allgaier beomes the sixth different winner in as many Xfinity races at Mid-Ohio.

The race was typically ‘road course aggressive’ with lots of bumping and banging throughout the field, particularly in the waning laps. And the final pass for the lead was the result of dramatic back-and-forth, give-and-take between Cindric and Allgaier, who exchanged the front position three times on a single lap before Allgaier pulled away for the checkered flag by 2.095-seconds.

“I thought we gave it away when I went off (course),’’ Allgaier said of his mid-race collision with Ford’s Cole Custer. “But that pit call (for tires) at the end is what did it. …We’ve been good this year, but to do it (win) at a road course is even better.”

And, he added with a smile, “it was a real barn-burner at the end.’’

For his part, Cindric was understandably disappointed to come home runner-up because he had clearly been the class of the field all weekend. The 19-year old Indiana-native came just two-seconds away from claiming his first Xfinity Series win, but did lead the most laps and earned a stage win as well.

“It was a big points day for me. .. but too bad we couldn’t capitalize with a dominant car,’’ Cindric said.

Four-time race winner and series points leader Christopher Bell ran as high as second place at one point, but heavy contact between him and veteran Elliott Sadler in the closing laps spun Bell’s No. 20 Toyota around and caused a final lap catch-up session. He ended up 11th and still holds a 17-point advantage over Hemric and Elliott in the standings with four races left to set the Playoff field.

Former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year, Andy Lally led seven laps and finished 15th – leading the road racing contingent to a good showing on the afternoon.

IMSA standout and former IndyCar driver Katherine Legge finished 30th, having to retire her car ten laps from the end with engine problems. She is scheduled to compete with the Xfinity Series again at Road America in two weeks – as is NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, who is coming out of retirement for that race.

The Xfinity Series races the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway next Friday at 7:30 p.m.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Race – Rock N Roll Tequila 170 Presented by Amythyst Beverage
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, Ohio
Saturday, August 11, 2018

  1. (7) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 75.
  2. (1) Austin Cindric #, Ford, 75.
  3. (9) Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 75.
  4. (5) Matt Tifft, Chevrolet, 75.
  5. (6) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 75.
  6. (2) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 75.
  7. (4) Cole Custer, Ford, 75.
  8. (20) Spencer Gallagher, Chevrolet, 75.
  9. (13) Alex Labbe #, Chevrolet, 75.
  10. (11) Ryan Reed, Ford, 75.
  11. (10) Christopher Bell #, Toyota, 75.
  12. (16) Brendan Gaughan(i), Chevrolet, 75.
  13. (12) Kyle Benjamin, Toyota, 75.
  14. (18) Chase Briscoe, Ford, 75.
  15. (8) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 75.
  16. (14) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet, 75.
  17. (17) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 75.
  18. (24) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 75.
  19. (30) Tommy Joe Martins, Chevrolet, 75.
  20. (28) Josh Bilicki #, Toyota, 75.
  21. (32) David Starr, Chevrolet, 75.
  22. (23) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 75.
  23. (3) Brandon Jones, Toyota, 75.
  24. (27) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 75.
  25. (35) Spencer Boyd #, Chevrolet, 75.
  26. (33) Tim Cowen, Ford, 75.
  27. (19) Kaz Grala #, Ford, 75.
  28. (31) Garrett Smithley, Chevrolet, 75.
  29. (36) Chad Finchum #, Toyota, 75.
  30. (22) Katherine Legge, Chevrolet, Engine, 65.
  31. (15) Tyler Reddick #, Chevrolet, Accident, 60.
  32. (25) JJ Yeley, Chevrolet, Rear Gear, 48.
  33. (26) Cody Ware(i), Chevrolet, Accident, 37.
  34. (21) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, Transmission, 29.
  35. (39) John Jackson, Dodge, Transmission, 23.
  36. (38) Vinnie Miller #, Chevrolet, Brakes, 14.
  37. (37) Stephen Leicht, Dodge, Clutch, 11.
  38. (40) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, Overheating, 9.
  39. (29) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, Brakes, 6.
  40. (34) Dylan Murcott, Toyota, Accident, 0.

Average Speed of Race Winner:  73.312 mph.

Time of Race:  02 Hrs, 18 Mins, 36 Secs. The Margin of Victory:  2.095 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  Six for 18 laps.

Lead Changes:  Seven among four drivers.

Lap Leaders:   A. Cindric # 1-17; J. Allgaier 18-21; A. Cindric # 22-42; A. Lally 43-49; A. Cindric # 50-63; C. Bell # 64; A. Cindric # 65-71; J. Allgaier 72-75.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  A. Cindric # four times for 59 laps; J. Allgaier two times for eight laps; A. Lally one time for seven laps; C. Bell # one time for one lap.

Stage #1 Top-Ten: 7,1,11,4,22,61,23,15,60,2

Stage #2 Top-Ten: 22,2,20,00,21,9,51,1,3,7

Fan4Racing NASCAR Weekend Preview of Michigan, Mid-Ohio, and Evergreen

Join host Sharon Burton every Thursday night 8:30 to 10 pm ET for NASCAR Weekend Preview. Then 10 to 10:30 pm ET for NASCAR Hot Topics Sound Off on Fan4Racing Radio 

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Jay ‘MJ’ Husmann every Thursday night 8:30 to 10 pm ET for Fan4Racing NASCAR Weekend Preview as we rev up race fans for the upcoming weekend of racing!

We’re previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck Series at Michigan International Speedway, along with the Xfinity Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Course and the K&N Pro Series West at Evergreen Speedway. We’ll also have a few updates from the ARCA Racing, K&N Pro Series East, and more.

Then, stay tuned in 10 to 10:30 pm ET for Fan4Racing NASCAR Hot Topics Sound Off as we discuss all the hottest topics leading into the weekend of racing,

Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast. 

Our LIVE broadcast begins at 8:30 pm ET, Thursday, August 9, 2018. 

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JD Motorsport’s Ross Chastain Racing Toward the Xfinity Series Playoffs

Ross Chastain on Fan4Racing Radio, Monday, August 6, 2018, at 9 pm ET Photo – Jerry Markland/Getty Images

Ross Chastain is our guest on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk, Monday, August 6, 2018, at 9 pm ET. Call 929-477-1790 or tweet @Fan4RacingSite with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

In one of their best seasons, JD Motorsports with Gary Keller is on course toward making it to the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs with their No. 4 driver, Ross Chastain. Now sitting 12th in the series point standings, Chastain has just six races left to keep his team in playoff contention. Continue reading

NASCAR Celebrates Youth, Families in Return of Kids Drive NASCAR

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Kids’ Takeovers at Race Tracks Highlight Three-Week Campaign

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 23, 2018) – Back-to-school can officially wait. For the next three weeks, the NASCAR® industry is bringing summertime racing fun to kids and families with the return of Kids Drive NASCAR, the sport announced Monday. Continue reading

Mountain Climber Justin Marks Prepared to Summit High Banks of Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Justin Marks is preparing to make his Daytona 500 debut on Feb. 18 (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX) and as far as first-timers go, there may be no driver more prepared for this great step in his career. Continue reading

Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk Review of Michigan, Mid Ohio and Evergreen – Monday, August 14, 2017

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Our Winner’s Circle guest is NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver, Chris Eggleston, with Bill McAnally Racing after winning at Evergreen Speedway.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, Noah Gragson with Kyle Busch Motorsports talks about his 2017 season.

NASCAR XFINITY Series driver, Matt Bell, with King Autosport as we talk about racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and his IMSA 2017 season with Stevenson Motorsports.

Join host Sharon Burton and co-host James Bickford every Monday night 8:30 to 10 pm ET as we bring fans the smartest race talk around on Fan4Racing NASCAR & Race Talk!

We’re reviewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Camping World Truck Series at Michigan International Speedway along with the XFINITY Series at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course and the K&N Pro Series West at Evergreen Speedway. We’ll also have updates from the ARCA Racing Series and the K&N Pro Series East

We’re talking all the latest news in racing including Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, XFINITY, Camping World Trucks, K&N Pro, ARCA Racing Series and more.  So buckle up and stay tuned into Fan4Racing Radio throughout the 2017 season.

Call 929-477-1790 OR tweet @Fan4RacingSite or @Bickford_James with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.

Our 2017 season continues at 8:30 pm ET on Monday, August 14, 2017.

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Hornish Jr. Edges Hemric to Claim First Mid-Ohio Victory

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Sam Hornish Jr. dominated Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge, but his victory was anything but certain until the waning laps of a caution-filled race.

Hornish, driving Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford Mustang, earlier had eclipsed his own qualifying record at the 13-turn, 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and edged series rookie Daniel Hemric by 1.335 seconds when the event ultimately went green for the final time with five circuits remaining in the 75-lap distance. Continue reading