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2-Headed Monster: Should Busch Clash Move to LA Coliseum?

Nascar Cup Series

#21: Matt DiBenedetto, Wood Brothers Racing, Ford Mustang Motorcraft/Quick Lane

Reportedly, NASCAR is considering moving the exhibition Busch Clash from Daytona International Speedway to the Los Angeles Coliseum for 2022. The event has traditionally opened Speedweeks at Daytona, which culminates with the Daytona 500. The move would follow NASCAR changing the Clash from Daytona’s superspeedway to the road course in 2021. While this potential move …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Noah Gragson a Dark Horse for the Title?

#9: Noah Gragson, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Bass Pros Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC

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Unlike NASCAR’s other two national series, the playoffs won’t be underway this weekend in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. That won’t start for another three weekends from now at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, after events at Darlington Raceway, Richmond Raceway and Bristol Motor Speedway. Even if most of the field is set for the postseason in …

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Eyes On Xfinity: AJ Allmendinger Making Series His Fun Factory

AJ Allmendinger Michigan NASCAR Xfinity Series

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Routine can at times be a bad thing. The more you get used to something, the more common it can be. The novelty wears off.  The initial newfound excitement can fade. Drivers aren’t immune to this. If you get used to winning, some competitors come to expect it and the emotion becomes nearly robotic at …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Josh Berry’s Opportunity Now Bigger Than Ever

Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Celebrates (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Over time, lack of experience, even if not on purpose, has marked many drivers that have contended for and won championships in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In recent years, guys like Austin Cindric, William Byron, Chase Elliott and Austin Dillon have hoisted the series’ championship trophy. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Move Over, Everyone. This Is Ty Gibbs’ World

Ty Gibbs Watkins Glen 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photogrpahy)

When the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity season meets its conclusion at Phoenix Raceway, there will be no shortage of pomp and circumstance with the crowning of a new series champion. Regardless if it’s a repeat title by Austin Cindric or someone else hoisting the championship trophy, this much is true: This year’s champion won’t be the …

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Eyes On Xfinity: A JGR ‘Star Car’ Should Include Bubba Wallace

Bubba Wallace NASCAR Circuit of the Americas 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

We’re not even seven full months into 2021, so there’s obviously a long time between now and the start of the 2022 NASCAR season. There will obviously be some things that will be different next year. Some are known, such as the Team Penske plans to move Harrison Burton and Austin Cindric into the NASCAR …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Time for Harrison Burton to Prove People Right

Harrison Burton Road America 2021

#20: Harrison Burton, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra DEX Imaging

The expectations may be unfair. But racing can be an unfair business at times. That’s just the way it is at times. As last year ended, Harrison Burton may not have been in the Championship 4 of the NASCAR Xfinity Series, but he carried the mantle of a heavy favorite into the offseason. There was …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Jordan Anderson’s Team Looks to Continue Overachieving

Nascar Xfinity Series

#31: Kaz Grala, Jordan Anderson Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Ruedebusch.com

Jordan Anderson will admit that the itch to still get behind the wheel and drive is “still there.” This weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Anderson gets a chance to satisfy that itch, getting behind the wheel of his own car for the second time this year in the Xfinity Series. The first time came …

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5 Points to Ponder: Does Joe Gibbs Racing Have the Upper Hand?

2021 Atlanta NXS Kyle Busch drinking rowdy energy NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

1. Is it time to unionize?  Between angst over Atlanta’s reprofiling of the track and details that had trickled out over the past week leading into Atlanta, this much was clear: Many of the biggest names in the sport felt that their voices were not being heard and were none too pleased about it.   …

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Kyle Busch Takes Issue with Ross Chastain’s Late-Race Moves

Kyle Busch car at Atlanta NASCAR Cup race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch sent Atlanta Motor Speedway’s aged surface out with one more thrilling race to the end on Sunday (July 10), both drivers had to carefully navigate lapped traffic, a factor magnified by the absence of a caution flag in the final stage.   Kurt Busch went on to win, and in …

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Drivers Continue Sounding Off on Atlanta’s Planned Repave

Kevin Harvick on pit road at Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 2021). (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The specter of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s surface commanded the lion’s share of attention prior to Sunday (July 11) afternoon’s Quaker State 400.   Sunday’s race will be the final event on Atlanta’s current surface before it will be repaved and reconfigured. A day after pointed and profanity-laced criticism from Kyle Busch regarding the planned repave, …

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Daniel Hemric Riddled Again by Bad Luck at Atlanta

2021 Atlanta Xfinity Daniel Hemric Sean Gardner Getty

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

The good news for Daniel Hemric was that his team had appeared to snap a rash of foul fortune near the start of the final stage of Saturday’s (July 10) Credit Karma Money 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The bad? Those demons returned in the final 10 laps, once again costing Hemric his first NASCAR …

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