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Chase Briscoe will battle it out in the series finale with three other drivers for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship in Phoenix.
Last week's winner, Harrison Burton, who has three victories and 20 top-10 finishes so far this season, will start 10th at Martinsville and looks to continue his winning ways.
C.J. Radune notes Austin Cindric will be looking to sweep the Texas races this season and will start seventh this weekend.
With his victories in the last two Kansas races, Brandon Jones has the third spot in C.J. Radune’s Lower-Risk Lineup.
Austin Cindric is a whiz at road courses, having won at both Road America and Daytona road courses earlier in the year, so expect him to fair well at Charlotte’s ROVAL.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Sieg is returning to his RSS Racing No. 39 team once again this season. He's coming off another campaign of two Top-10 and nine Top-15 finishes. It all added up to a fairly typical 16th-place finish in the final driver standings for Sieg. The 31-year-old Georgia native is now across 150 starts plateau and is finding himself a veteran among many younger faces in the Xfinity Series. That experience, albeit with a small race team, is very valuable. Sieg and his veteran crew chief, Kevin Starland, should once again be up to the task of competitive racing in this division of NASCAR. We expect similar numbers and consistency from this driver and team in 2019.
RSS Racing has been doing the most with the least for the last four seasons now. Sieg did have a bit of a step back in performance last year, but not so much as to cause concern. He still collected one Top-10 and seven Top-15 finishes en route to finishing the year 15th in the standings. This small race team is expected to deploy again in the upcoming season. Sieg now has over 130 starts of experience in this division of NASCAR, and has proven he can race with the best in this series despite his team's handicaps. At 30-years-old he's in the prime of his racing career, and we look for his good work with the family's No. 39 team to continue.
No official plans have been announced as of this writing, but it is expected that Sieg will return with his No .39 RSS Racing team in the upcoming season. It's hard to believe but he finally crossed the 100-start plateau last season. Sieg had his best campaign to-date with three Top-10 finishes, 24 Top-20 finishes and a career-best ninth-place finish in the final driver standings. The 29-year-old Georgian is find himself suddenly among the elder statesmen of the Xfinity Series as it continues to shift younger from year-to-year. For what his team lacks in equipment, Sieg more than makes up for with talent and intelligence. It makes him a very predictable and consistent performer among the lower tier of drivers in this division of NASCAR.
This small race team showed steady improvement in 2015. Sieg only nabbed one Top-10 finish, but he improved his average starting position by 2.5 spots and his average finish improved by one spot to 19.1 over what he recorded in 2014. The result was 10 Top-15 and 23 Top-20 finishes. That’s a lot of racing and finishing on the lead lap for a small, single-car team. Sieg rolled home to a career-best 11th-place finish in last year’s driver’s standings. We expect the 28-year-old driver to continue his upward trajectory, but slowing due to the neighborhood he’s entering. A few of those borderline Top 10’s should become Top-10 finishes in 2016.
Sieg completed his third full season of truck series racing in 2012. He earned one Top-10 finish en route to a career-best 15th-place finish in the driver standings. For much of the first half of the schedule, Sieg was just logging laps but it seemed he and this team really began to up their performance in the final third of the season. The 25-year-old Georgia native will be reunited with crew chief Tony Wilson and hope to build on the momentum they finished last season with. We look for Sieg to post many Top 15’s in the coming year and hopefully reduce some of those undesirable DNF’s.
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Third at Darlington
Sieg finished third in the Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway Saturday afternoon.
Third at Vegas
Sieg finished third in the Boyd Gaming 300 Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday evening.
Confirmed for 2019 Season
Sieg and 2000 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Jeff Green told Frontstretch this week they will both return to RSS Racing in 2019 for the full Xfinity season. The team is hoping to find funding to run a third car as the underdog operation looks to remain competitive in the sport's second-tier division.
Will Race Again in 2018
RSS Racing and driver Sieg are happy to announce a return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series for a full schedule in 2018, RSS Racing PR reports.
Returning in 2017
RSS Racing is again planning a full season with Sieg behind the wheel of the No. 39 Chevrolet. The team is still searching for sponsorship for Sieg. RSS is also prepared to run a second car in 2017 if the right driver and sponsor materializes, RSS Racing PR reports.