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Gray Gaulding to Drive for BK Racing in Daytona 500

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After yet another roller coaster off-season, BK Racing will attempt its seventh Daytona 500 next Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. Ron Devine, owner of BK Racing, has signed Gray Gaulding to pilot the No. 23 machine in the Great American Race. It will be Gaulding’s first Daytona 500 start, coming off a ninth-place effort in the series’ …

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BJ McLeod Plans 2 Full-Time XFINITY Teams in 2018

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In 2016, BJ McLeod started B.J. McLeod Motorsports, hoping it would turn into something special. Two years later, and the driver-owner is excited to be heading to Daytona International Speedway with new racecars in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. In a SiriusXM NASCAR radio interview on Saturday, Jan. 20, McLeod confirmed that Ryan Ellis, Caesar Bacarella …

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Quin Houff Excited About ARCA Ride, Wants to Return to XFINITY Series

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Heading into the seventh race of the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season at Bristol Motor Speedway, Quin Houff was likely a name only local short track fans or ARCA Racing Series followers would know. But at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile, Houff started 21st and at one point ran inside the top 10. The No. 46 …

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Frontstretch Podcast: A Fresh Season to Come

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In the first episode of the Frontstretch Podcast in 2018, we discuss all the changes — or lack of which — for the 2018 NASCAR season with Dustin Albino, Zach Catanzareti and Davey Segal. In the last two months and change, the sport has been on the sidelines as the drivers, teams and media “enjoy” …

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Richard Childress Racing Names Drivers of Third XFINITY Series Car

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Back at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Richard Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing confirmed to Frontstretch that its XFINITY Series program would be scaling back from five to three full-time teams. On Wednesday, five drivers were announced to the driver lineup of the famed No. 3 machine. Childress’ grandsons Austin and Ty Dillon will make up the bulk of …

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NextGen Motorsports Making Part-Time Leap to Truck & XFINITY Series

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Last season, NextGen Motorsports took its turn in NASCAR, putting together a K&N Pro Series East program. Less than one year later, the family-owned operation is heading to the Camping World Truck and XFINITY Series on a part-time schedule. Teddy Brown, competition director at NextGen Motorsports and longtime NASCAR crew chief, confirmed to Frontstretch that the team …

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Precision Performance Motorsports Shuts Down XFINITY Series Program

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After three years of existence and 18 races later, Richard Gdovic, owner of Precision Performance Motorsports has decided to close the doors on an XFINITY Series entry. Heading into the 2017 season, Gdovic had set out to run the entire 33-race schedule, kicking it off with a 22nd-place finish at Daytona with Anthony Kumpen. Quin …

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JD Motorsports Plans on Running 4 Full-Time Teams in 2018

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Johnny Davis has been in the NASCAR realm for over three decades. In 2018, though, he plans on expanding JD Motorsports, running four full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series entries for the first time. JD Motorsports is coming off a season in which Ross Chastain finished 13th in the championship standings, picking up back-to-back finishes of sixth …

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Carl Long Is Brutally Honest About His Team’s Woes, But He Remains Optimistic for 2018

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Over the past few seasons, Carl Long has attempted to get MBM Motorsports off the ground running. However, whether it’s a setback here or there, he’s self-admittedly struggled. In early 2016, Long took over MBM Motorsports XFINITY Series program full-time, as co-owner Derek White was arrested on charges stemming from failing to pay taxes on tobacco. …

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2017 XFINITY Series Review

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Heading into the 2017 season, the XFINITY Series was stacked with competition with returning veterans, fresh babyfaces entering the next chapter of their career and even Cup drivers making the leap back down to be competitive in the top preliminary division. With all of that, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers still dominated the schedule, winning …

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Brandon Brown Set for 10 XFINITY Series Races in 2018

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Brandon Brown will return to the XFINITY Series for 10 events in 2018 after also running 10 races in 2017. Brown, 24, will kickoff the season competing in the No. 86 Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway, fielded by his father, Jerry Brown. It’s possible that he will return the following week at Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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2017 NASCAR Cup Team Review: BK Racing

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BK Racing entered its sixth season of competition in 2017, and it might have been its most difficult season to date. Before the season kicked off in Daytona, team owner Ron Devine encumbered the company’s equipment, supplies and racecars in a UCC filing for a $15 million line of credit from Virginia Racer’s Group. In …

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