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Eyes on Xfinity: Move Over Monster; Xfinity Does More for Their Series

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From the outside, casual race fans probably think of Xfinity as just a TV and Internet service provider. But when looking at what Xfinity does for NASCAR from the inside, it’s much more than that. Sure, at the beginning of each season or when Xfinity comes out with something new, NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers might …

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Pace Laps: Bubba Wallace Impresses at Charlotte, While David Slays Goliath at Indianapolis

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Night of Emotions Saturday was a day full of emotion, passion and hard racing. From the beginning stage of the Monster Energy Open to the fireworks and celebration after the Monster Energy All-Star Race, nothing excelled over the prestigious event. Nothing, except for Kyle Larson. The Open began with …

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Brandonbilt Motorsports to Run 2 Cars at Charlotte

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For the first time in its brief history, Brandonbilt Motorsports will run two cars in a NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Mason Diaz, 19, will pilot the team’s flagship No. 86 car at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, which currently sits 17th in the owner standings. It will be Diaz’s second race of the season for …

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Justin Allgaier on 2019: ‘It’s Sucked’

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After dominating the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season, the year ended rough for Justin Allgaier. The bad luck and misfortune has transferred over to the opening three months of the 2019 season. Through the first 10 races, the No. 7 team has been one of the quickest teams on the race track, weekly. However, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: David Starr Talks Switch to Jimmy Means Racing

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In present-day NASCAR, it’s rare for a driver to move up the proverbial national touring series ladder late in their career. However, that’s exactly what David Starr has done over the past five seasons. Starr, 51, primarily drove in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series between 1998 and 2013, running 27 Xfinity races along the way. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Talks Trucks Win, Brad Keselowski Steals Victory In Cup

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at Kansas Speedway that saw Brad Keselowski victorious at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level, taking the win from Alex Bowman late. Bowman became the first driver in NASCAR history to have three consecutive runner-up finishes without a win. …

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Ryan Reed Focused on 2020, Not Giving Up on Career

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One of the biggest surprises late last year was Lilly Diabetes announcing it was leaving Roush Fenway Racing and Ryan Reed for 2019. The two sides had been aligned since Reed was introduced to the Xfinity Series in 2013 for six races. In 171 races, Reed recorded a pair of victories, both coming in the …

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Pace Laps: 2019 NASCAR Handling Package Kicks Critics to the Curb at Kansas

#45: Ross Chastain, Niece Motorsports, Chevrolet Silverado Trunorth/paul Jr. Designs Celebrates His Win Nascar Gander Outdoors Truck Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: For New 2019 NASCAR Handling Package, There’s No Place Like Kansas Insiders told me the sport’s low-horsepower, high-downforce package used in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this year had its best chance to succeed at Kansas Speedway. The ingredients were all there to put on a good show on …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Brandon Brown Talks Career Run at Dover, What’s Too Fast?

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Martin Truex Jr. getting back to victory lane at Dover International Speedway, as he and Alex Bowman came from the back to finish one-two. Many drivers, including Kyle Busch, were outspoken about the aerodynamic package used at Dover, claiming the speeds were too fast. Were Busch’s comments …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Christopher Bell Putting Races Together, Tired of Talking About Cup

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When Christopher Bell won seven races in 2018, arguably having the best rookie campaign in NASCAR Xfinity Series history, everyone knew he was the real deal. Yet at the end of the season, he failed to win the championship. That result came mostly due to the championship being decided in one race. Both Bell and …

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Bubba Wallace Putting Negatives Behind, Focused on Positives

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The opening three months of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season haven’t gone the way Bubba Wallace had hoped for. But he’s looking to put the negatives behind him. Wallace, 25, is in the midst of his second full season at the Cup level and currently sits 28th in the championship standings through 10 …

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Kyle Larson: ‘It Was Nice to Finally Get a Clean Weekend’

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Over the opening three months of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, anything and everything has gone wrong for Kyle Larson. But in Monday’s (May 6) Gander RV 400, the No. 42 team put a full race together at Dover International Speedway. Larson was fast all weekend, qualifying third and having the best consecutive …

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