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Eyes on XFINITY: Blake Koch, Kaulig Racing the Perfect Match

2017 Xfinity New Hampshire Zach Catanzareti Blake Koch

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Matt Kaulig took a risk starting his own race team, Kaulig Racing, heading into the 2016 season. His choice of driver Blake Koch, who was at a crossroads in his career. Prior to taking the ride, Koch spent seven partial seasons in the XFINITY Series, running a full schedule only in 2015, and finishing 17th in …

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Pace Laps: A Massive Weekend at New Hampshire for JGR and Josef Newgarden’s Big IndyCar Win

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, New Hampshire

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Roller coaster of a Day for JGR – You may not find a more adventurous day for Joe Gibbs Racing all season than Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. That’s because one JGR driver scored the win, another lost the trophy late, the third brought it home in a solid position and …

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Kyle Larson Picks up Seventh Second-Place Finish of 2017 at New Hampshire

2017 Cup New Hampshire Zach Catanzareti Kyle Larson

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For the second consecutive week, Kyle Larson passed the most racecars, starting from the back, only to race to the front early on. The No. 42 car started shotgun on the field after Larson’s pole winning run was disallowed on Friday for an unapproved rear deck lid. However, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver wasted no …

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Jimmie Johnson: ‘I’ll take responsibility on that one’

2017 Cup New Hampshire Zach Catanzareti Jimmie Johnson

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Jimmie Johnson started off the Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway from the front row in prime position to score some stage points, possibly even his second stage victory of the season. However, by the end of the frontstretch on the opening lap, NASCAR posted Johnson for jumping the restart, beating pole-sitter Martin Truex …

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Kurt Busch Confident He’ll Re-Sign with Stewart-Haas Racing

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2017 started off with the highest of highs for Kurt Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing, winning the Daytona 500. Since then, it’s been a roller coaster, featuring up-and-down finishes that are defining his season. Still, as the NASCAR season hits its halfway point, the team’s confidence remains high. Busch sits 15th in the championship standings heading …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Wins But Ryan Preece Shines in Season Debut

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In what started out to as the Kyle and Brad show, Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing pit crew executed on the final pit stop, en route to his second consecutive victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the XFINITY Series. Not as dominating as 2016, leading 190 of 200 laps, Busch paced the …

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Kyle Busch Wins Second Consecutive XFINITY Series Pole at New Hampshire

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Last season, it didn’t take Kyle Busch long to lead a lap, after starting from the pole, en route to leading 190 of 200 laps at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In Saturday’s XFINITY Series race, he will once again led the field to green. Busch laid down a lap at 129.353 mph, scoring his third …

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Kyle Larson Tops Opening Cup Series Practice at New Hampshire

2017 Pocono Cup Zach Catanzareti Kyle Larson

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Dating back to last fall, Kyle Larson has been the fastest person in New England, sweeping all three practice sessions for the playoff race last September. Friday morning, the No. 42 car turned a lap of 133.971 mph, jumping to the top of the leader board, turning the fastest lap at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. …

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Joey Logano Surprised at Recent Team Penske Performance

2017 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Joey Logano

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Joey Logano was red-hot to start off the 2017 season, eight top-10 finishes in the opening nine races, concluded by his victory at Richmond International Raceway after starting in the back. Since his encumbered victory at the short track, it’s been a tale of two seasons for Logano and Team Penske. In the past nine …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 3 Drivers that Need to Step Up in 2nd Half of Season

2017 Pocono Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Brandon Jones

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After the 100th lap of the XFINITY Series race this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the season will hypothetically see the crossed flags, meaning it’s half complete. Through the first 16 events, the series has been dominated by Cup Series regulars. Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch and Erik Jones are all multi-time winners this season. Add Aric …

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Pace Laps: Fan Favorites Shine in NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar

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Cup Series: Truex Out-Performs Himself in Kentucky – Even on Martin Truex Jr.’s terms, Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 was a dream night. Leading 152 of 267 laps, Truex jumped to an almost-unheard of 16-second lead on second-place Kyle Larson as the field approached the final lap. And even after a last-second caution and a …

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