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 We are excited to welcome RV General Store as the Official Sponsor of Crusin’ the Campground with Spencer Boyd.  In addition to the fan and driver interaction at the track, the 20-acre superstore will appear multiple times on the No. 76 Grunt Style Camaro as an associate sponsor in 2018.

RV General Store prides themselves on providing small store service with super store benefits and boasts the only RV Warranty Forever program in Oklahoma. Their slogan of “make going fun” accompanies this one stop RV shop started in 1982. They are happy to deliver just about anywhere and encourage NASCAR fans to check out their wide selection of new class A, class B, class C, toy haulers, fifth wheels or travel trailers at www.rvgen.com. 

Since his debut race at Martinsville in 2016, Spencer has visited the campgrounds or parking lots at almost every NASCAR race he’s competed in to sign autographs for the fans.  “I think it’s the second-best part of my “job”, besides driving the car of course,” says Boyd about meeting fans.  “I’ve made some friends out in the campground and look forward to seeing them when I visit their track.  Our sport thrives on these loyal fans and I’m going to do what I can to keep them coming back.”

The RV General Store logo will be featured on Spencer’s golf cart that helps him cruise the campgrounds and the No. 76 Grunt Style Chevrolet Camaro at Talladega, Iowa, Bristol, and Texas.  

RV General Store General Manager, Darrin Abel said about their new partnership, “Spencer is a salt-of-the-earth type of guy.  He is a hardworking, service-minded businessman, much like us, so it is natural for us to partner with him.  We love his interaction with the fans both at the track and on social media and look forward to reaching more NASCAR fans.

Fans can find Spencer “Cruisin’ the Campground” at most NASCAR Xfinity Series race he enters.  Please consider visiting his sponsor’s website to learn more.

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It was a one day show for the NASCAR XFINITY Series this weekend at Richmond Raceway. It's not too often the fans get to enjoy all of the on track activities on the same day. First practice started bright and early at 8:00am and second practice ended at 10:25am. Then the team had a long 6 hours to get the car ready and through tech for the ToyotaCare 250 qualifying. After the first run in qualifying Joey and the team were not satisfied with the lap and said it was too tight. The team made a few adjustments, cooled it down and sent him back out. Joey jumped up to 10th and finished 11th in the first round! When qualifying was all said and done, the Sparks Energy Chevrolet qualified for the show in 23rd. 

The sun started to set on a beautiful night in Richmond, Virginia and the first night race of the 2018 campaign was under way. It didn't take long to draw the first caution of the night, this one for the 52 of David Starr. They went back to green shortly with 51 laps remaining in the stage. The race would remain that way until lap 64, when the 45 of Josh Bilicki got into the wall drawing our second caution. In that caution, Joey had radioed to Crew Chief Patrick Donahue that he needed more forward drive. With there only being 6 laps remaining in the stage when they were to go back to green, Donahue elected to wave pit road. The green and white checkered flag had waved concluding stage one and Gase had worked up his way up to 21st.

In between stages, he brought the Sparks Energy Chevrolet down pit road for tires, a round in the left rear and some packer to help give him some forward drive. After a solid pit stop, Joey would restart stage two in 23rd. 

They went green for the entire second stage, but about 27 laps in to the 75 lap stage Gase had come over the radio to tell Donahue that he was too free on entry. Race leader Elliot Sadler had caught the 35 putting them a lap down right before the end of the stage. However, Gase being the first car a lap down, received the lucky dog and would restart on the lead lap. With the notes Joey had relayed, CC Donahue elected to pull out some packer in the left front, put one round in the right rear and adjust the tire pressures. 

Shortly after they had gone green for the final stage, another caution had come out. This time for the 7 of Justin Allgaier getting sideways in the middle of the front stretch. Luckily he didn't collect any others up as he was right in the middle of the action. Joey and spotter Pepper did a great job navigating through the mess to avoid any damage. 

They went back to green, and this run Joey had seemed to be running a lot better as he found his way up to 18th. But with about 50 laps remaining, he came over the radio and said he's starting to lose power steering. As the race progressed, the power steering had completely gone with about 20 laps remaining. Hanging tough for the final 20 laps, Gase was getting quite the workout but still brought the Sparks Energy Chevrolet to the checkered with a solid 22nd place finish.  

Another solid weekend for Joey and Go Green Racing was in the books. "We had a great car to start off the final stage  and we worked our way up in the top 20 after running around 22nd for most of the race. It was a solid run and ended up bringing the Sparks Energy Chevrolet home in 22nd," said Gase. "We're continuing to get better and better. Next weekend is a big weekend for us with the Sparks Energy 300, so we've got to keep moving forward and focus on Talladega."

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JP Motorsports (JPM) announces that full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, Jennifer Jo Cobb, will pilot its #55 Toyota Camry in this Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Sparks Energy 300 at the Talladega Superspeedway.
 
This will be Cobb’s first NXS race of the season, who is fresh off of her NASCAR Whelen Euro Series debut in Valencia, Spain where she raced the #10 Motorvision.TV Chevrolet for Racing-Total Team from Germany.  “It’s turning into a really good year with unexpected opportunities coming up - first Spain and now Talladega!” said the Kansas City, Kansas native.  “My team, JJCR and JP Motorsports have been working together to help each other during the 5-week break from the truck series,” she continued, “and my team rallied for me to be able to drive this race.  A group of race fans found out about the opportunity and went to work to collect the money to cover the race expenses for us and it became a win-win for both of our teams.”  Because of those efforts Swamp Daddy Crawfish restaurant will be on the hood and a logo for the “Show Me Dega Boulevard Club” race fans will be an associate sponsor.
 
JP Motorsports, owned by Jerry and Phyllis Hattaway, fields two full-time teams in the NXS series.  Cobb’s teammate will be Josh Bilicki, driving the #45 Prevagen Toyota Camry.  Cobb will continue to race full-time in the NCWTS but is also seeking sponsorship opportunities to race more with JPM in the NXS series.
 
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Ross Chastain, driving the No. 4 USVets911.com Chevrolet Camaro, came home with a top 20 finish for team JD Motorsports with Gary Keller at Richmond Raceway.

Chastain advanced to round two in ToyotaCare 250 qualifying and started the race in 16th place. The No. 4 USVets911.com Chevy finished in 18th place, maintaining Chastain’s 12th place position in NASCAR Xfinity Series driver standings.

“We had a pretty solid race today at Richmond,” said Chastain. “The car was really fast at the beginning of the race, and it felt like we were going to bring home another top-10, but something happened there at the end and we just didn’t have the same speed. My No. 4 guys worked hard, and we were able to keep fighting and bring home a top-20. It was an honor to have USVets911.com on board this weekend. They do great things ensuring that our veterans and their families have the support, resources, and opportunities they've earned, and I hope to be working with them more in the future.”

Next up for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 28th, 2018.

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Vinnie Miller, making his first career start at Richmond Raceway, finished in 31st place in Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250.

Driving the No. 01 JAS Expedited Trucking Chevrolet Camaro, Miller worked with his JD Motorsports with Gary Keller teammates and his driver coach, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Landon Cassill, to learn as much as possible ahead of the ToyotaCare 250.

“I went into the weekend hoping for a solid race finish, and I think we accomplished that,” said Miller. “Our practices right off the truck at Richmond (Raceway) were the best we’ve had all year. We were able to have a decent race, and I finished all the laps without a scratch on the No. 01 JAS Expedited Trucking Camaro. I can’t thank the Johnny (Davis), our sponsors, my crew chief Bryan (Berry), and the rest of the guys on this No. 01 team for all their support helping this rookie learn every weekend.”

Next up for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 28th, 2018.

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Joe Nemechek, driving the No. 15 Safeway Chevrolet Camaro for team JD Motorsports with Gary Keller, finished in 26th place in Friday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) ToyotaCare 250 at the Richmond (Va.) Raceway.

Nemechek advanced to round two in ToyotaCare 250 qualifying and started the race in 20th place.

“My No. 15 JD Motorsports team had a solid day at Richmond Raceway,” said Nemecheck. “I can’t thank the Safeway Eastern Division enough for their support this weekend. I had a really fast car for Friday’s race, and I’m really looking forward to being back at Talladega next weekend.”

Next up for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega (Al.) on April 28th, 2018.

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Garrett Smithley, driving the No. 0 FAME Chevrolet Camaro, came home with a 27th place finish in Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway.

This was the second race in 2018 with The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) on board Smithley’s No. 0 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro.

“It’s not the finish we were hoping for, but we had a decent race at Richmond,” said Smithley. “We struggled a little bit with grip all day long. The car was really good on short runs, but couldn’t slice through the field on long runs. We finished 27th with no damage on the car. I’m happy that FAME was back on board, and I’m excited to get to Talladega and keep digging.”

Next up for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 28th, 2018.

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Kaulig Racing is proud to announce its partnership with Richard Childress Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports for Customer Appreciation Day on Wednesday, May 23. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams and Xfinity Series team will open their doors to NASCAR fans from around the country at their campus in Welcome, N.C. 
 
Both Richard Childress Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports will host their partners as well as hundreds of fans migrating to the area for Charlotte’s Speed Weeks. Along with welcoming fans, Kaulig Racing will be celebrating a monumental step in its NASCAR journey. At 12:00 p.m. ET during Customer Appreciation Day the team will open its new 5,000-square foot addition with a ribbon cutting ceremony and toast by team owner Matt Kaulig. 
 
Stemming from the Richard Childress Racing Museum will be food trucks, partner exhibits, tailgating games and more!
 
In addition, all three teams will participate in autograph sessions throughout the day at the Museum. 
 
You can also stay up-to-date with autograph times and the other festivities by clicking “interested” here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1791447057824733/
 
The event is set to run from 9 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 23. All media members are invited to take part in the festivities.
 
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Spencer Gallagher

No. 23 Allegiant Chevrolet Camaro

Richmond Raceway

Start: 17th

Stage one: 26th

Stage two: 13th

Finish: 17th

Points: 8th

Additional Info

- Gallagher sits eighth in NASCAR Xfinity drivers points, one point above Brandon Jones.

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"We were just off this weekend. We couldn't get the handling quite right and I was in need of forward drive. Honestly though, last year I would have been happy with this 17th-place finish, so to be disappointed in a finish like that just shows me how much this team has improved and the GMS Racing Xfinity program has grown. Not all of the races will be great but I believe it's how we handle the bad days that get us better as a team. I am really looking forward to Talladega next weekend and try to qualify for another chance at one hundred thousand dollars."

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series headed to Richmond, Virginia for the first night race of the season. Richmond Raceway played host to the second Dash for Cash event following Bristol Motor Speedway. 

Friday was a one day show for the XFINITY Series with two practice sessions, qualifying, and the race all in the same day. Boyd rolled off in the 34th position for the start of the race. Within the first 8 laps of the 250 lap event, Boyd managed to rocket his way up 6 positions from his starting position. Caution came out early for the 52 of David Starr on lap 18. Boyd restarted in the 26th position with about 50 laps remaining in the first stage. Boyd really struggled with the handling of the Grunt Style Chevrolet in the remainder of the first stage. Daniel Hemric won the first stage with Boyd in the 32nd position. 

Boyd came in for 4 tires, fuels, and adjustments to help the car rotate better in the center of the corner. The Stewart Haas Crew had an excellent stop picking up three spots, as Boyd restarted in the 29th position for the second stage. Boyd did his job on the restart by making sure he was the first car a lap down in hopes of a quick caution to receive the lucky dog. Again, there was no such luck for Boyd and team as the second stage went caution free. Virginia's own Elliott Sadler was victorious in the second stage with Boyd rounding out the top 30. 

Boyd radioed to his crew that as the run went on, he struggled keeping the car on the bottom of the track because the car would just not rotate through the center of the corner. In addition to that, the tires were chattering bad on the exit of the corner. As the final stage got started the 7 of Justin Allgaier went spinning across the front stretch. Somehow, nearly every car avoided the smoke cloud and were able to continue on. The race finished out with about an 80 lap green flag run. Christopher Bell scored the race win as well as the $100,000 pay out for the second Dash for Cash event. Spencer Boyd rallied after an up and down day to bring the Grunt Style Chevrolet home in the 28th position.  

After the race Boyd reflected, "Overall I'm pretty happy with our result today. It was a really long day for everyone with everything being in one day. Our car was a rocket ship on those restarts, but unfortunately it would fall off quite a bit on those long green flag runs, which we had a lot of tonight. You can't help but smile when you come to Richmond though, because the facility, the management, and the people are all so great. I love this place." 

Boyd will remain in Richmond Saturday where he will spend time with his sponsor, signing autographs for fans, and taking part in Richmond's eSports event at 1:00 P.M. Talladega is up next for the XFINITY Series with practice next Friday and the Sparks Energy 300 beginning at 3:00 P.M. E.T. 

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Chase Briscoe battled a loose handling car all night and was unable to recover from nose damage sustained in a multi-car accident, eventually finishing 26th at Richmond Raceway Friday night.

The Mitchell, Indiana, native rolled off the grid 15th in his Nutri Chomps Ford, but immediately reported the car’s handling was too loose. The No. 60 team went to work after a caution at lap 63 to help improve the handling, and Briscoe would finish the stage 23rd.

Briscoe maintained his track position, running 24th at the halfway point of the race before losing a lap to end the second stage, reporting he had no rear grip and needed more adjustments. As laps wound down, Briscoe was collected in a multi-car accident, which led to nose and splitter damage on the No. 60 Ford.

The damage further hindered the car’s handling and Briscoe would go on to finish 26th in the 250 lap race.

Next up for the No. 60 team is Talladega Superspeedway, with Ty Majeski making his second start of the season in the car.

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