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Dillon Bassett Rebounds at Richmond for Best Career Xfinity Finish

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Finishing 13th isn’t sexy for most race teams, but for DGM Racing it’s like a win. Dillon Bassett, making his fourth career Xfinity Series start, went for a ride in qualifying on Friday (Sept. 20) at Richmond Raceway, spinning out on the get-up-to-speed lap. But when the No. 90 Chevrolet ended his run, he was …

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Michael Annett Points Racing in Opening Round of Playoffs

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Michael Annett entered the 2019 Xfinity Series playoffs with one mission: points racing. That’s exactly what the No. 1 team did on Friday night (Sept. 20) at Richmond Raceway in the playoff opener. The No. 1 car qualified 10th, the worst of the three JR Motorsports teams that made the playoffs. During the majority of …

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Noah Gragson Looking to Keep Consistency Rolling into Xfinity Playoffs

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Eyes were on Noah Gragson entering the 2019 NASCAR season, moving up to the Xfinity Series from running two full seasons in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Throughout the season, his consistency has improved. Gragson, 21, hit the ground running with JR Motorsports this season, posting seven consecutive top-15 finishes to start off the season. …

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Ryan Sieg Hoping to Continue ‘Career Year’ in Xfinity Playoffs

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When Ryan Sieg finished fourth in the 2019 Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway, it wasn’t that much of a surprise. But his strong run through the first three months of the season was a tad surprising. Not that Sieg isn’t a top-caliber driver, but the Georgia native, with his family-owned RSS Racing …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Justin Allgaier Making Push Toward Xfinity Series Title

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an interesting weekend of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. came out on top in the opening race of the playoffs, but it was Kyle Busch who stole the post-race headlines, bashing drivers who haven’t won. The comments transpired after an on-track …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing the 2019 Playoffs

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The regular season of NASCAR is complete. The Xfinity Series has raced from coast-to-coast, creating a “Big Three” — and heated rivalries. But it’s time for the postseason. Action has been fast and furious in 2019, with drivers returning to the series and stepping up their win totals. Veteran drivers have come back to relevance, …

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Pace Laps: Lady Luck Takes Over at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Keeps On Trucking Martin Truex Jr. had been lost in the shuffle of title contenders as NASCAR descended upon the gambling capital of North America. Las Vegas Motor Speedway seemed a better fit instead for Team Penske’s two stars, Brad Keselowski and reigning Cup champion Joey Logano. They were …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Kyle Larson Gears Up for Postseason

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a frantic weekend of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick dominated the Brickyard 400 en route to his third win of 2019. But the bigger story was the playoff battle, which saw Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman race their way into the postseason, while …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Stephen Leicht Overcoming Depression, Looking for Redemption

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Flashback to 2007, Jimmie Johnson was in the midst of five consecutive championship-winning seasons at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level. But in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, it was a shoe by the name of Stephen Leicht who was turning heads. At the time, Leicht was competing for Robert Yates Racing. He won his …

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Pace Laps: Cup Playoff Grid is Set, Justin Allgaier Readies For Xfinity Title Hunt

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Calamity Strikes, Playoff Grid is Set Regardless of the attendance size, the 2019 Big Machine Vodka 400 was full of action. 48 of the 160 laps were run under caution, but when the checkered flag flew at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the playoff grid was set. Nine drivers failed to finish …

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Bubba Wallace Finishes 3rd at Indy: ‘We Needed This’

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Prior to Sunday’s (Sept. 8) Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bubba Wallace plastered all over social media how good his No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet was. Come the race, he backed it up. After a solid two practice sessions, Wallace backed up his social media game by qualifying 15th, one of his best …

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