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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Spins and Wins at Watkins Glen

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Starting from the outside of the front row, it didn’t take Kyle Busch long to get to the front at Watkins Glen International. In fact, he passed Joey Logano on the first corner en route to leading the opening 16 circuits of Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race. However, Busch’s day could have gone south after spinning …

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Brad Keselowski Leads the Way in Final Cup Series Practice at Watkins Glen

2017 Texas I Cup Brad Keselowski Russell Labonty Nkp

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Just passed halfway in Saturday’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Watkins Glen International, Brad Keselowski jumped to the top spot, posting a lap of 125.880 mph, narrowly edging out Kurt Busch (125.862 mph). Keselowski turned 16 circuits, tied for the second most in the 55-minute session. In seven career starts at WGI, …

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Joey Logano Staying Upbeat Despite Rough Stretch

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After going to Victory Lane at Richmond Raceway on April 30, 2017 took a turn for the worse for Joey Logano. NASCAR deemed that the No. 22 car was illegal for competition, taking away Logano’s victory that would qualify him for the playoffs. In the 12 races since, the Connecticut native has eight finishes outside the …

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Ryan Newman Optimistic About Playoff Chances

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Coming into 2017, Richard Childress Racing was anxious to get back into Victory Lane, as it has been for each of the past three years. Turns out, in this case, the fourth time was a charm. It took only four races in 2017 before Ryan Newman stopped the skid. He punched his ticket into the playoffs by pulling a …

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Joey Logano Paces Final XFINITY Practice at Watkins Glen International

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Two-time defending Zippo 200 winner Joey Logano led the way in final XFINITY Series practice at Watkins Glen International. The No. 12 car paced the field at 121.948 mph, over three-tenths of a second ahead of Kyle Busch (121.412 mph). Logano turned 10 laps, tied for the fewest among the top 22 drivers on the …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 21: Money Talks

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Episode 21: Money Talks Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach discuss how sponsorship will dictate silly season news, Kyle Busch’s breakthrough win at Pocono, analyzing Ryan Preece’s future and more! This week’s episode was brought to you by DraftKings, the No. 1 platform …

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Eyes on XFINITY: More Standalone Events, Please

Ryan Preece Iowa

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If you happened to miss Saturday’s action-packed barn-burner XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway, go through some archives and find it. Unreal. While sitting in the Pocono Raceway media center, everyone was on the edges of their seats throughout the entire race, but more so for the finale. Phrases such as ‘holy shit” and “that …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Noah Gragson Improving Through Rookie Campaign

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The 2017 Camping World Truck Series is filled with talented rookies attempting to get noticed and make a mark. Thus far, they have not disappointed. In particular, Kyle Busch Motorsports is filled with young guns, led by second-year driver Christopher Bell. However, his teammate Noah Gragson, in his rookie tour, is in a similar position as …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Natalie Decker Fitting in Nicely with Venturini Motorsports

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Heading into the 2017 ARCA Series season, Natalie Decker had little to no experience on tracks that the ARCA teams competed on. Joining an established team such as Venturini Motorsports for three events, her goal was to get better week after week. Due to some success, finishing 11th in her series debut at Toledo Speedway …

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Gray Gaulding, BK Racing Deal Up in Smoke: How Their Futures Impact NASCAR

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Go Bowling 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Ks Usa Saturday 13 May 2017 Gray Gaulding, Bk Racing, Dr Pepper Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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On paper, BK Racing is a small, underfunded Toyota team, and Gray Gaulding is a teenager many NASCAR fans had never heard of before this season. But in their quest for survival, a closer look at their deal turned sour opens a Pandora’s Box of financial questions for modern-day stock car racing. It’s a different type of …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Gets That Monkey Off His Back

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Last Lap the Sweetest for Kyle Busch – It took 1,114 laps led for Kyle Busch to turn into Victory Lane in 2017. Starting from pole for the fifth time this season, Busch led the most laps in Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway (74), surviving a 55-lap green-flag run to the end …

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