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Kyle Busch, Ben Beshore Continue Bonding Process with Las Vegas Top 5

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If a team is only as good as its most recent race, then the No. 18 team from Joe Gibbs Racing should feel pretty good about itself as the NASCAR Cup Series leaves Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With Kyle Busch being paired with new chief Ben Beshore just one year after needing nearly a full …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Let’s Go Feuding, Boys!

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If you go in the garage of any NASCAR series … well, at least if you did before the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to see the divide: the one between the haves and the have nots. On one end of the garage are teams that have the resources to run near the front each week …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Also the ‘Best Season Ever’?

Austin Cindric and AJ Allmendinger racing at the 2021 Daytona road course event, Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If you have paid much attention during NASCAR Cup Series broadcasts this season, odds are good that you have seen the “Best Season Ever” ad campaign by Fox Sports, a brilliant messaging plan by all accounts. Somebody apparently forgot to tell the drivers of the NASCAR Xfinity Series that it did not exactly include them. …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Who Could Topple Austin Cindric on the Daytona Road Course?

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series stays in Florida this week, taking to the Daytona International Speedway road course instead for the Super Start Batteries 188. Given the current state of NXS, any driver other than defending champion and defending Daytona road course winner Austin Cindric winning this weekend would amount to a surprise winner. Even in …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Any Driver Be Locked Into the Daytona 500?

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Who is more likely to end their Daytona 500 drought first: Kyle Busch or Brad Keselowski? Luken Glover: This is a tough one because neither driver has really established themselves as a favorite at the end. Trouble seems to find both of these champions at the worst times. However, I have to go with Kyle …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings, No. 18: Austin Dillon

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Fair or not, the shadow of driving the same car number as one of, if not the most legendary driver in NASCAR history will always hang over the head of Austin Dillon until he drives it no more. There’s a white-hot spotlight for the North Carolinian. In the midst of those expectations, he has still …

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2021 NASCAR Preseason Power Rankings No. 29: Corey LaJoie

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The driver with a ‘stacking pennies” mentality will now look to pile them up in a new stable in 2021. It’s a new era for both Corey LaJoie and Spire Motorsports in 2021, with the third-generation racer having moved on from Go Fas Racing after competing in the No. 32 car the past two years …

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Chase Elliott Wins Phoenix, Is 2020 Cup Champion

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NASCAR’s top division again has a second-generation champion.  Chase Elliott won Sunday’s (Nov. 8) Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway, racing from the back to lead nearly every lap of the final stage to win both the race and his first NASCAR Cup Series title.  Elliott led 153 laps, doing so seven times, the first …

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Chase Elliott Wins 2020 Xfinity 500 at Martinsville, Will Race for Cup Title

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Leading 236 laps, including the final 41, Chase Elliott punched his ticket to race for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series title next weekend at Phoenix by virtue of his win in the Xfinity 500 on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Ryan Blaney finished second ahead of Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch.  By virtue of finishing …

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Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Postponed to Monday

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Due to weather conditions preventing on-track activity, Sunday’s Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 has been postponed to 10 a.m. Monday (Oct. 26). The race will be televised on NBCSN and picked up by SIRIUS XM channel 90 on radio along with local PRN affiliates. NEWS: Today's race has been postponed due to inclement weather at @TXMotorSpeedway. …

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