TC Daily Pit Stop: CW Inks Broadcast Deal for Xfinity Series; Busch Wins SRX Debut; Legge Adds Xfinity Road Courses; Riggs Joins Spire for IRP
TC Daily Pit Stop: Friday, July 28th, 2023
The CW Network is set to become the exclusive home to the NASCAR Xfinity Series, as part of a seven-year agreement that will see the network broadcast all 33 events, along with practice and qualifying sessions, through 2031.
Starting in 2025, for the first time in the history of the second-tier series, the Xfinity Series events will be available on free, over-the-air broadcast television with additional content available through The CW’s digital platforms.
All NASCAR Xfinity Series events and ancillary content will be fully produced by the Emmy Award-winning NASCAR Productions group, in close collaboration with The CW Network.
In a race that was mired by yet another misjudgment on track by Paul Tracy, Kyle Busch balanced the perfect mix of aggressiveness and skill in Thursday night’s Camping World SRX Series event at Pulaski County Motorsports Park.
Busch, who was piloting the No. 51 Florida Panthers machine, held off Clint Bowyer for the race win. With the win, Busch becomes the fourth driver in the history of the SRX Series to win on debut.
The NASCAR Cup Series driver is the second to pull off the feat this season, as Denny Hamlin achieved it in his debut race at Stafford Speedway — the season-opening event for SRX.
2022 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series champion Layne Riggs has been tapped to join Spire Motorsports for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series T-Sport 200 at Indianapolis Raceway Park on August 11.
Riggs, the son of five-time NASCAR Truck Series winner Scott Riggs, will drive the No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro in the series’ playoff opener at the 0.686-mile facility located just down the street from Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Infinity Communications, a long-time supporter of Riggs’ racing efforts in NASCAR and the CARS Tour, will partner with the 21-year-old for his sixth career start in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, three of which have come this season.
Katherine Legge, who made four NASCAR Xfinity Series starts during the 2018 season, will return for her fifth this weekend at Road America. Legge will also return a few weeks later in the Pennzoil 150 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course. Legge, 43, will pilot the No. 07 Chevrolet Camaro for SS Green Light Racing.
Legge revealed on her Facebook page that she will run this weekend’s race with sponsorship from ref.ology.
According to a press release from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Legge will run a total of four NASCAR Xfinity Series events this season. Legge, who made it into the field for the Indianapolis 500 this season, says that experience paved the way for her to make the decision to give NASCAR another try.
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