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Justin Allgaier Finishes 2nd at Indy: ‘It Wasn’t in the Cards Today’

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With NASCAR rolling into Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it had been a full calendar year since Justin Allgaier has visited victory lane in the Xfinity Series. On Saturday (Sept. 7), Allgaier came up one position short for the fifth time since his last triumph. Allgaier began the race in eighth position, his ninth consecutive top-10 start. …

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Emotion-Filled Top-5 Run for Jeb Burton at Indianapolis

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Jeb Burton hasn’t had many opportunities to showcase his talent in 2019. But when he has, the Virginia native has delivered. Saturday’s (Sept. 7) Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was no different. Burton qualified the No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet in 12th position. As soon as the green flag waved, he weaved his way …

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Kyle Busch Wins Xfinity Pole at Indianapolis

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Much like Friday’s (Sept. 6) practice sessions at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Joe Gibbs Racing was the class of the field in qualifying for Saturday’s (Sept. 7) Indiana 250, with Kyle Busch winning the pole at 168.397 mph. Busch was just ahead of Brandon Jones in second (168.083 mph), who recorded his first front row starting …

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Brandon Jones Hopes to Be Back at Joe Gibbs Racing in 2020

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This year hasn’t been what Brandon Jones has wanted at Joe Gibbs Racing, but he expects to be back with the team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2020. Plagued by back luck, Jones sits 11th in the championship standings heading into Saturday’s race (Sept. 7) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The No. 19 team has …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Cole Custer Opens Up on Darlington, Beer Bash & Buckshot

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, which saw Erik Jones win his first race of the season. Is Jones’ No. 20 team a sneaky pick for Homestead-Miami Speedway? The playoff bubble intensified with a clash of battles between bubble drivers Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson, as …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Jeb Burton Relishing Opportunity with JR Motorsports

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Over the past handful of years, Jeb Burton has been put through the NASCAR ringer. But that hasn’t stopped his persistence of finding an elite ride at the NASCAR Xfinity Series level. Burton, 27, has been around racing his entire life, with father Ward Burton racing full-time at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level …

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Pace Laps: Monday Morning Mayhem at Darlington, Cole Custer Picks Up Surprise Win

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Erik Jones Performs Under Pressure Erik Jones spent 2016 as Toyota’s hottest NASCAR prospect in the sport’s lower levels. He moved up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017, winning Rookie of the Year while knocking 2003 series champion Matt Kenseth out of a ride. 2018 was looked …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Tommy Joe Martins Adapting to Change at MBM Motorsports

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The month of August has been all about change for Tommy Joe Martins, who competed in his first four races for MBM Motorsports, owned by fellow driver Carl Long. Martins, 32, announced at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in late July that it would be his last race weekend with BJ McLeod Motorsports. Dating back to …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Erik Jones Opens Up About 2019

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a weekend of road racing in the NASCAR Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Christopher Bell picked up his first victory on a road course at Road America. All the talks are of Bell moving up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next year. …

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Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Dominates, Takuma Sato Stuns at Gateway

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Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Gets it Done on a Road Course Throughout Christopher Bell‘s young NASCAR career, he’s mentioned how he believes one of his weaknesses is road course racing. After Saturday’s (Aug. 24) CTECH Manufacturing 180, he can’t say that anymore. During the two practice sessions on Friday (Aug. 23), Bell was the car …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Daniel Suarez Battling Teammate for Playoff Position

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a fun weekend of short-track racing at Bristol Motor Speedway that saw Denny Hamlin edge out Matt DiBenedetto for the victory, though Matty D. won the hearts of many. With DiBenedetto announcing he won’t be returning to Leavine Family Racing in 2020, where are potential …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Shane Lee, H2 Motorsports Looking Toward the Future

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When Shane Lee and H2 Motorsports — a new NASCAR Xfinity Series team — announced they were going to run the second half of the 2019 season, many people didn’t think they’d make it to the first race. Now seven races in, not only have they made it, but five top-20 finishes have the team …

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