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Friday Faceoff: Does NASCAR Need to Race in Europe?

Jenson Button, driver of the #24 NASCAR Next Gen Chevrolet ZL1 drives ahead of the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Circuit de la Sarthe June 7, 2023 in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Does NASCAR need to race in Europe? And with how poor the Next Gen car is on short tracks, do we even want Nashville Fairgrounds anymore?

Xfinity Breakdown: Aric Almirola Pounces When It Matters at Sonoma

#28: Aric Almirola, RSS Racing, Micheal Roberts Construction Ford Mustang

(Photo: NKP)

Most were pretty sure a NASCAR Cup Series driver would win the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ DoorDash 250 on Saturday, June 10, at Sonoma Raceway. Kyle Larson, the 2021 Cup champion, was an overwhelming favorite. In the first round of qualifying, he had the field covered by over a second. Meanwhile, Aric Almirola turned some heads …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Wins a Marathon in Charlotte

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Justin Allgaier celebrates on his car after winning the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a postponement, red flags and a further delay, polesitter Allgaier won the Xfinity Series race. But who else stood out?

Xfinity Breakdown: Kyle Larson Takes Win From John Hunter Nemechek at Darlington

2023 Xfinity Darlington I Kyle Larson, No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet, wins as John Hunter Nemechek, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, wrecks (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Although Larson and Nemechek made headlines with the memorable finish, who else had a noteworthy performance at Darlington?