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Brad Keselowski Takes XFINITY Pole in Tiebreaker Over Erik Jones

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Brad Keselowski and Erik Jones posted identical 186.909 mph speeds in the final round of qualifying for this afternoon’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, but because the No. 22 car sits higher in the owner standings, Keselowski will lead the field to green for the first time this season. Jones, who …

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Tracking the Trucks: Johnny Sauter Puts Exclamation Point on Championship 4 Bid

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In a Nutshell: Johnny Sauter passed Matt Crafton just before the field took the white flag to win the Striping Technology 350 Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Sauter led just six laps en route to his third win of the season and the seventh for GMS Racing. Daniel Hemric, …

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Kyle Larson, Dakoda Armstrong Lead XFINITY Series Practices in Texas

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Kyle Larson and Dakoda Armstrong paced the pair of XFINITY Series practice sessions held on Friday ahead of Saturday afternoon’s O’Really Auto Parts Challenge. Larson led the first session with a fast lap at 185.599 mph, just one-tenth of a second faster than Daniel Suarez. Matt Tifft was second quickest, …

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Kevin Harvick Leads First Practice at Texas Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch Goes to Backup Car

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Kevin Harvick led the Sprint Cup Series opening practice at Texas Motor Speedway ahead of Sunday afternoon’s AAA Texas 500. After spending time atop the leaderboard early, Harvick dropped back before a mock qualifying run put him back in the top spot with a lap at 196.685. Joe Gibbs Racing …

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Matt Tifft Joins Joe Gibbs Racing XFINITY Lineup Full-Time in 2017

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The feel-good story of Matt Tifft’s 2016 season continues. After undergoing brain surgery earlier this season to remove a benign, low-grade tumor, Tifft returned to racing in Sept., making a combined six starts in the Camping World Truck and XFINITY series since his comeback. Next season, the driver who had …

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JR Motorsports Expands XFINITY Lineup for 2017 With Michael Annett

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Friday morning brought the news that Michael Annett will drop back to the XFINITY Series next season. Annett, who has run the last three seasons full-time in the Sprint Cup Series, will join the JR Motorsports XFINITY lineup next season. With speculation that HScott Motorsports will shut down its Cup …

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Christopher Bell Leads Lone Truck Series Practice at Texas Motor Speedway

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Christopher Bell led the rain-delayed practice for the Camping World Truck Series at Texas Motor Speedway Friday morning. Running 23 laps in the session, Bell posted a fast lap of 182.556 mph, edging non-Chaser Tyler Reddick, who posted a fast lap of 181.855 mph. Matt Tifft, Matt Crafton and William …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Looking Back at the 2016 Rookie Class … So Far, Part II

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Part I Austin Wayne Self No. 22 AM Racing Toyota Starts: 19 Wins: 0 Top 5s: 0 Top 10s: 1 Average Start: 23.5 Average Finish: 19.9 DNFs: 4 The 2014 ARCA Rookie of the Year entered the Truck Series full-time to pilot his family-owned truck and has spent much of …

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