Race Weekend Central

Eyes on Xfinity: Jeffrey Earnhardt Expects Wins In Joe Gibbs Racing Opportunity

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Since Jeffrey Earnhardt‘s NASCAR career began in 2009, he’s driven low-budget equipment. That’s not the case this year, and he knows it. In mid-November, Earnhardt announced he and sponsors Xtreme Concepts and iK9 would join Joe Gibbs Racing for nine Xfinity Series races driving the No. 18 ride – the same one Kyle Busch has …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Justin Allgaier Putting 2018 in Rear View, Focused on Winning in 2019

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After winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season championship in 2018, Justin Allgaier was atop most people’s radars for the season-ending driver’s title. Then, the playoffs came. Allgaier, 32, won five races during the regular season, all coming in a span of 16 races. The No. 7 team entered the playoffs red hot, almost a …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Keeping Up With 2018 Offseason

#20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Rheem, #21: Daniel Hemric, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro South Point Hotel & Casino, #18: Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Juniper Networks, #42: Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Eneos, #22: Paul Menard, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Discount Tire Nascar Xfinity Series

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After a 13-week hiatus, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is set to take the high banks of Daytona International Speedway this Saturday (Feb. 16). Though it is the biggest race of the season, Daytona doesn’t give a fair prospective on how the season will turn out as a whole. You could argue that wasn’t the case …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Championship 4

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The XFINITY series has raced 32 times this season and just four drivers remain in contention for the championship. In a peculiar happenstance, the win woulds all be their first series title. The four drivers making up this year’s Championship 4 are Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick. A pair of rookies …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Silly Season Update

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Much of NASCAR’s annual Silly Season is focused on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile, a lot of moves happen in the NASCAR XFINITY Series as well. With two races remaining in the XFINITY season, many moves have been announced, many have not and retirement is right around the corner for some. Though not …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Garrett Smithley Hopes To Be Next Breakout Star at JD Motorsports

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Over the past few seasons, JD Motorsports has produced multiple elite talents. Garrett Smithley wants to add his name to that list. Smithley, 26, is in his third full season in the No. 0 ride — an opportunity that was originally scheduled only to be a three-race deal. Almost three full seasons later and he …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Reduction to 38 Cars in 2019 Worrisome for Some Team Owners

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In late August, NASCAR announced it was reducing the NASCAR XFINITY Series field to 38 cars per race in 2019, reallocating the purse money previously awarded to the 39th- and 40th-place finishers to the rest of the field. But that has some teams on pins and needles. Mike Harmon and Morgan Shepherd are two veteran NASCAR drivers …

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Eyes on XFINITY: JP Motorsports Surviving Rookie Campaign

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There are sure to be growing pains whenever a new team owner enters NASCAR. That’s exactly what Jerry Hattaway, co-owner of JP Motorsports, is discovering in 2018. Hattaway, a California native, has run a successful construction company, Crystal Clear Quality Home Improvement, for years. An avid race fan and friend to Derrike Cope, Hattaway wanted to …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Shane Lee Hoping to Finish Season Strong with Richard Childress Racing

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At the beginning of the season, many people probably didn’t know who Shane Lee was. But maybe people are starting to recognize his name. Whenever he’s been in Richard Childress Racing’s famed No. 3 Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this year, the North Carolina native has put together solid finishes — despite being a …

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Eyes on XFINITY: John Hunter Nemechek Disappointed By Not Running For Driver’s Championship

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John Hunter Nemechek is doing more racing in NASCAR this season than ever before. However, he has no shot at a driver’s championship in either the XFINITY or Camping World Truck Series postseasons. Nemechek, 21, made the jump to Chip Ganassi Racing this season to run a partial schedule in the No. 42 XFINITY car, …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Katherine Legge Hoping for More Opportunities in NASCAR

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When Katherine Legge‘s name flashed by on the ticker in last month’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, casual race fans likely ignored her. But she impressed Johnny Davis, owner of JD Motorsports, enough to get a shot on an oval this past weekend at Richmond Raceway. Legge, 38, finished 30th in …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Playoffs

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Just over seven months ago, the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season began at Daytona International Speedway in a five-overtime thriller, ending with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history. Seven months later, it hasn’t slowed down. Action has been fast and furious this season, as veteran drivers prove why they are the ones to …

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