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Christopher Bell Has Fun in 2nd Place Finish at Bristol

Nascar Xfinity Series

#42: Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro DC Solar and #20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Rheem

Christopher Bell came up short to Kyle Larson in the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night (Aug. 17), but he was grinning ear to ear while doing it. “I had a ton of fun tonight,” Bell said. “This was my first true Bristol race where you got the top going really …

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Kyle Larson Finally Victorious at Bristol Motor Speedway

Nascar Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After coming up short in eight previous tries, Kyle Larson was finally victorious in a NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Larson dominated, leading 202 laps, to win the Food City 300 on Friday night (Aug. 17). “I haven’t started looking for a broom,” Larson said in reference to trying to sweep the …

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Does Everyone Owe Jeremy Mayfield An Apology? He Says….

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It’s been over nine years since Jeremy Mayfield was banned from NASCAR after testing positive for meth. The controversy ruined his career in the sport; despite Mayfield’s repeated denials, some were left thinking the driver was an addict. But now, recent events have those people starting to believe his side of the story. Once news …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s XFINITY Conflict of Interest Be a Problem?

#7: Justin Allgaier, Jr Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Breyers 2in1 Nascar Xfinity Series

Justin Allgaier (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. recently traded his steering wheel for a microphone.  The retired two-time Daytona 500 champion joined NBC’s broadcast team for coverage of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races. Any time a former driver steps into the booth, they will have prior relationships with some of the current competitors — …

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Massie’s Minute: Here’s How to Fix the Cup Problem in the XFINITY Series

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Comcast Salute To Service Juniper Celebrates His Win Nascar Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s no secret that despite the rules being more strict than ever, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars are still hogging most of the wins in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. This problem has led to an identity crisis in the series where names are supposed to be made. If you include Ryan Preece, the …

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Justin Haley Scores 1st Win at Gateway Motorsports Park

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

After coming up short several times this season, Justin Haley finally parked it in Victory Lane in the Camping World Truck Series. The Winamac, Ind. native held off a hard charge from Todd Gilliland and Johnny Sauter to win the Eaton 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday night (June 23), his first career victory. “I’ve …

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Grant Enfinger Wins the Pole at Gateway Motorsports Park

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Grant Enfinger was the fastest man in Madison, Ill. on Saturday evening (June 23). The Fairhope, Ala. native laid down a lap of 138.867 miles per hour to capture the pole award at Gateway Motorsports Park, Enfinger’s second career pole in the Camping World Truck Series and his first of the season. Enfinger will look to build …

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Kyle Larson Wins Back-to-Back Poles at Sonoma Raceway

2018 Cup Dover Zach Catanzareti Kyle Larson

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Growing up, Kyle Larson used to come to races at Sonoma Raceway — now he’s winning Busch Pole Awards at it. Larson topped the charts for qualifying for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Saturday afternoon (June 23) with a speed of 94.597 miles per hour. It was Larson’s sixth career pole award, his second in a …

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Cory Roper, the Definition of Grassroots Racing

2018 Trucks Martinsville Zach Catanzareti Cory Roper

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Back in March, a team showed up on the entry list for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway that few in NASCAR had ever heard of: Roper Racing Team. The team’s No. 04 Ford, driven by owner Cory Roper, surprised the racing world that weekend when it advanced to the second …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Kaz Grala Details How Fury Race Cars Saved His Season

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

At the beginning of the season, Kaz Grala was slated to drive the full NASCAR XFINITY Series season for JGL Racing and compete for Rookie of the Year. The pairing started out with success, with Grala scoring a fourth place finish at Daytona International Speedway in his NXS debut. Fast forward to three months later, …

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Jimmie Johnson Shows Speed in Top-5 Coca-Cola 600 Finish

2018 Cup Dover Zach Catanzareti Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In the past, a fifth-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway would have been a disappointment for Jimmie Johnson. After all, he’s won at the track eight times. But in the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday night (May 27), the top-five finish at Charlotte for Johnson was a vast improvement from the way the No. 48 Chevrolet has …

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A Blown Tire Ends Kevin Harvick’s Winning Streak

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Light Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Heading into the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick was the guy to beat. Harvick had won five of the first 12 races in 2018; six if you count last week’s Monster Energy All-Star Race. He was going for his third straight points win and fourth straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event. …

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