XCI Racing

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XCI Racing
Owner(s)Landon Ash
SeriesMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Race driversMonster Energy Cup Series:
81. Jeffrey Earnhardt (part-time)
Xfinity Series:
81. Jeffrey Earnhardt (part-time), Erik Jones (part-time)
SponsorsMonster Energy Cup Series:
81. iK9
Xfinity Series:
81. Xtreme Concepts, Comcast
ManufacturerToyota
Opened2019
Career
DebutMonster Energy Cup Series:
2019 GEICO 500 (Talladega)
Xfinity Series:
2019 My Bariatric Solutions 300 (Texas)
Races competedTotal: 2
Monster Energy Cup Series: 1
Xfinity Series: 1
Drivers' Championships0
Race victories0
Pole positions0

Xtreme Concepts Inc. Racing, also known as XCI Racing, is an American professional stock car racing team owned by Landon Ash and is a subsidiary of Xtreme Concepts Inc. The team currently competes part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, fielding the No. 81 Toyota Camry for Jeffrey Earnhardt and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, fielding the No. 81 Toyota Supra for Earnhardt as well. XCI Racing has a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing.[1]

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

The team was scheduled to attempt both Talladega races in 2019 with Earnhardt in the No. 81 Camry.[1] Team executive Landon Ash has stated that the goal of XCI Racing is to run a full schedule in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.[2] On August 7, 2019, Earnhardt announced that he parted ways with sponsor and XCI affiliate iK9, as well as Joe Gibbs Racing.[3]

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 MENCC Pts Ref
2019 Jeffrey Earnhardt 81 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL
22
DOV KAN CLT POC MCH SON CHI DAY KEN NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV TAL
KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM -* -*

Xfinity Series[edit]

The team will attempt five races with Earnhardt in the No. 81 Supra, beginning at Texas in March.[1] Additional races include Chicagoland Speedway in June, Daytona International Speedway in July and Bristol Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway in August.[4] On July 3, 2019, XCI Racing unexpectedly withdrew from the July Daytona race.[5] On August 7, 2019, Earnhardt announced that he parted ways with sponsor and XCI affiliate iK9, as well as Joe Gibbs Racing.[3] JGR driver Erik Jones took over the No. 81 car at the Bristol night race,[6] where he finished 37th after being involved in a multi-car pileup with Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, and Joey Logano.[7]

Xfinity Series[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts Ref
2019 Jeffrey Earnhardt 81 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX
8
BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI
16
DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM -* -*
Erik Jones BRI
37

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jeffrey Earnhardt to drive seven races for new Cup, Xfinity team in 2019". NBC Sports. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "NASCAR's newest team is XCI Racing". Motor Racing Network. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b Crandall, Kelly (August 7, 2019). "Earnhardt splits with sponsor iK9". Racer.com. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Bonkowski, Jerry. "Jeffery Earnhardt to drive seven races for new Cup, Xfinity team in 2019". NASCAR on NBC. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. ^ DeGroot, Nick (July 3, 2019). "Jeffrey Earnhardt withdraws from Daytona Xfinity Series race". Motorsport Network. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  6. ^ McFadin, Daniel (August 12, 2019). "Preliminary entry lists for Bristol Motor Speedway". NBC Sports. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  7. ^ "Frontrunners involved in early on-track incident at Bristol". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. August 16, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.

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