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Eyes on XFINITY: Brandon Brown Hanging with the Best in XFINITY

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Prior to making the jump, part-time, to the XFINITY Series this season, NASCAR fans might recall Brandon Brown‘s top-five performance in the Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona to kick off the 2016 season. Maybe they remember the epic save he had at Kansas Speedway en route to a 12th-place finish. Or maybe they …

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Pace Laps: Denny Hamlin Dominates Darlington, IndyCar Series Title Battle Tightens

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Makes a Darling out of Darlington – Nobody, even the drivers, seem to understand why a certain track brings success to a certain driver. Jimmie Johnson has Dover, Jeff Gordon had Martinsville. Why? “It just suits my driving style.” For Denny Hamlin, a sweep of the weekend at …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Denny Hamlin Makes Darlington Personal Playground

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, Darlington

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On Saturday morning Denny Hamlin scored his fifth pole at Darlington Raceway. Just a few hours later, though having to work for it, he put the “Flying” No. 18 car into Victory Lane for his fifth win at the famed racetrack during the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200. Hamlin dominated early, leading the opening 31 …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 25: Throwin’ It Back

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Episode 25: Throwin’ It Back Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joseph and Zach recap Jeremy Clements’ shocking Road America victory and what impact it has put on the XFINITY Series playoffs. We also discuss the history of Darlington Raceway, the excitement of the official Throwback Weekend and …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Josh Bilicki Earning Respect of Veteran Drivers

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One month ago, the name Josh Bilicki might have been ignored, having only competed in four career XFINITY Series races, only one of which had come in 2017. But coming off a career-best 12th-place finish at Road America, the road course veteran is trying to work his way up the proverbial ladder of NASCAR. Bilicki, 22, …

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Pace Laps: Jeremy Clements Gets Long Awaited Victory, Josef Newgarden Extends Points Lead

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: What to Do With An Off-Week – Hopefully, you enjoyed your off-weekend, because they will be no more in 2017. After an 18-week stretch for the Cup guys, they all kept it easy this last weekend of August before a final 12-week haul leads us to the offseason. But let’s …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 24: Time’s Tickin’

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Episode 24: Time’s Tickin’ Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joseph and Zach recap Kyle Busch’s Bristol Sweep, if Erik Jones and Joey Logano can win their way into the playoffs and how the manufacturers are shaping up with one-third of the season left to run.  We also …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Cole Custer Building a Notebook in Rookie Season

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As the 2017 XFINITY Series season began, there were no set expectations for Cole Custer. He was a proven winner in the Camping World Truck Series, but Stewart-Haas Racing was making its debut in the second-tier division of NASCAR. Custer, 19, showed a lot of speed in the opening months of the season, but successful results were hard …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Takes the Broom at Bristol & Bad News for Brad Keselowski Racing

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bristol Win Slips Through Fingers of Erik Jones, Matt Kenseth – As American screenwriter Eric Roth once said: “Our lives are defined by opportunities… even the ones we miss.” Following a blinding qualifying lap Friday afternoon, rookie Erik Jones was in prime position to grab his first career Cup win …

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Kyle Busch Sweeps the Weekend at Bristol

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Heading into Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch was the hottest driver in NASCAR, winning both the Camping World Truck and XFINITY series races earlier in the weekend. This race was no different. It didn’t take Busch long to race to the front, capturing the lead from …

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Austin Cindric Adds XFINITY Race at Road America to Schedule for Team Penske

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Battling to make the playoffs in the Camping World Truck Series, Austin Cindric announced on Twitter that he will be piloting the No. 22 Team Penske XFINITY Series car next weekend at Road America making his series debut. Cindric, 18, son of Team Penske president Tim Cindric, is familiar to road courses. Last year, he …

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