John Hunter Nemechek and GMS Racing will utilize chassis no. 223 this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This chassis has been ran five times this season by Nemechek. Twice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (start: 10th/finish: 2nd - Spring & start: 13th/finish: 8th - Fall), Charlotte Motor Speedway (start: 14th/finish: 12th), Kentucky Speedway (start: 11th/finish: 12th) and at Kansas Speedway (start: 15th/finish: 18th).
Below is an in-depth look at the four drivers who have qualified for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship 4 and will race for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the Ford EcoBoost 300 on Saturday, Nov. 16 (at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
The good news for Austin Cindric was that he overcame a speeding penalty to score a sixth-place finish Saturday afternoon at ISM Raceway, his 23rd top-10 in 32 races this season and his third at the one-mile Arizona speedway. The not so good news: despite the tremendous effort, it wasn’t enough to for the young driver to transfer into the Championship 4 next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
COLE CUSTER, No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang – WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE 7? “I kind of struggled with the brake pedal all day. I was just saving my brakes until like 15 to go and I just let it have it there at the end. I got to close in, but I didn’t quite have enough. Our Haas Automation Mustang, I mean that was probably the best we’ve been at Phoenix so far, but we just kind of struggled trying to get the whole run together.”
CHASE BRISCOE, No. 98 Ford Performance Ford Mustang – IS IT A MUST-WIN WEEKEND? “We don’t have to win, but obviously a win is gonna get way easier. If you look at Denny, he was 20 points to the good and after Texas he was 20 points to the bad, so I don’t think we have to win. It certainly helps if you win, obviously, but, really, your whole mindset changes after the first stage. "
“We just came from Texas where the No. 11 car did not have the best of luck, but the No. 10 car finished in second place, which is super awesome for our team. We’re going to Phoenix, a short track, this weekend. We had some success at Richmond, which was our latest short track, so I am really excited to get to Phoenix. We only have two races left this year with our LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, so I’m excited that the whole Kaulig Racing team is pumped up. We are going to go finish this season off with a big win.”