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Eyes on XFINITY: JR Motorsports Overwhelming Favorites for Championship

2017 Nascar Xfinity Series, Richmond

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The regular season for the 2017 XFINITY Series has come and gone and one thing has remained certain since Daytona: JR Motorsports is the team to beat. Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, William Byron and Michael Annett comprise the quartet of drivers under the JRM banner. The organization has been the most consistent XFINITY team all season long, …

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Pace Laps: Championship Favorites Reign at Chicago, Josef Newgarden Wins IndyCar Title

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Tales Of The Turtles 400 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Il Usa Sunday 17 September 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Furniture Row/denver Mattress Toyota Camry Celebrates His Win World Copyright:brett Moist Nkp

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Importance of Execution – It ended some days and opened opportunity for others. Heck, it even had its place in the day of the race winner Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Execution is an important factor in tying one end of the race to the other, especially once the playoffs …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Hometown Party for Justin Allgaier

Justin Allgaier Chicago Burnout

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Until 15 laps to go, Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series looked to be on its way to being won by yet another Cup Series regular. But an eventful restart was a breakthrough moment for Illinois native Justin Allgaier. Allgaier came out of the pits in fourth position but was …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 27: Where Do We Go?

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Episode 27: Where Do We Go? Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joseph and Zach look at the Silly Season turned hilarious and where we think Danica Patrick, Kasey Kahne and others will end up. Also, we look at the top contenders heading into the Monster Energy …

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Furniture Row Racing Downgrading to One Car in 2018

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tn Usa Monday 24 April 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row/denver Mattress Toyota Camry Erik Jones, Sport Clips Toyota Camry World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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After months of speculation on whether or not Furniture Row Racing would remain a two-car operation in 2018, team owner, Barney Visser confirmed that it will field just one car next season. On Thursday night’s Sirius XM NASCAR Radio show “Dialed In,” Visser admitted to selling the charter of the No. 77 car, driven in …

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Eyes on XFINITY: JJ Yeley, TriStar Motorsports Surviving with Limited Funding

Jj Yeley Richmond Xfinity

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TriStar Motorsports has been racing in the XFINITY Series full-time since 2010, when they started with Jason Keller as the primary driver. In 2014, team owner, Mark Smith, ran a four-car operation, hoping to be the next big thing in the penultimate division of NASCAR. Fast forward just three years later, and JJ Yeley is the …

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Kasey Kahne, Hendrick Motorsports Working on Finding Speed for Playoffs

2017 Kansas I Cup Kasey Kahne Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Every year, Hendrick Motorsports is labeled as one of the teams to beat going into the season. 2017 was no different. Coming into the new season, HMS had a ton of momentum from Jimmie Johnson‘s championship run in 2016. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was coming back from a concussion, and Chase Elliott was poised to win …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson Steals Victory in Bizarre Richmond Ending & RPM’s Uncertain Future

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Screwed by the Pooch? Spending some time in the land of if’s for a moment here, Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 could’ve ended a whole lot differently. Some misfortune for others changed the game in a race that was ultimately won by Kyle Larson. Let’s start with one of the …

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Joey Logano’s Quest for First NASCAR Title Postponed Another Year

Joey Logano Richmond Cup Series

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2017 2017 was supposed to be the year of Joey Logano. I admit, he was my championship pick prior to the season kicking off at Daytona in February. Coming off a year in which he had three victories and finished runner-up in the championship standings to Jimmie Johnson, Logano was supposed to shine this season. …

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Jamie McMurray Enjoying Consistent Season

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Richmond

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While Kyle Larson soaked in the champagne and confetti in Victory Lane on Saturday evening at Richmond Raceway, his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Jamie McMurray was upset after running outside the top 10 for the entire 400 lap event. Despite having an eventful night and never getting the balance of the No. 1 machine right, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Brad Keselowski Charges Late for Victory

Brad K Richmond Burnout Xfinity Series

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On Friday afternoon when Kyle Busch won the pole for the Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond Raceway, he became the the 0dds-on favorite for the race victory. Until lap 53, it looked like it was going to be the Kyle Busch show, when Bobby Dale Earnhardt blew a right front tire, which brought out the …

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