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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Sieg Racing Using 3 Teams to Fund Primary Team

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In a sport that has seen its economic model shift over the past two decades, Ryan Sieg Racing is doing all it can to keep primary driver Ryan Sieg going. Sieg, 31, has been racing full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since 2014 with his family-owned team. In 2016, the No. 39 team made the …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Christopher Bell Doesn’t Consider Himself Championship Favorite

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Expectations were high for Christopher Bell coming into 2018, and through the opening four months of the season, the No. 20 team has experienced the highs and lows of NASCAR with inconsistent results. Bell, 23, won the Camping World Truck Series championship in 2017 for Kyle Busch Motorsports. While driving a truck, he also competed …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Reed Utilizing Leadership to Turn the Tide at Roush Fenway Racing

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Four years ago, a young, brash kid got a full-time opportunity with Roush Fenway Racing. Now, Ryan Reed has turned into one of the organization’s leaders, specifically in the XFINITY Series. Reed, 24, is in his fifth season with RFR. In his stint with the company, he’s seen it all. Veterans have left the organization, while …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Michael Annett ‘Underperforming’ with JR Motorsports in 2018

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The JR Motorsports team is loaded with experience in the XFINITY Series, with drivers Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett, all of whom have raced full-time in the Cup Series. However, 12 races into 2018, two of them have performed up to expectations, and one, self-admittedly has not. Annett, 31, returned to JRM this season …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ray Black Jr. Finding it Tough Not Running Full-Time

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Ray Black Jr. is in unfamiliar territory in 2018 — he lacks a full-time ride in any of the top three NASCAR national touring divisions. In 2o15, Black drove full-time with SS Green Light Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. In 2016, he moved to the NASCAR XFINITY Series with the same organization and …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Reviewing the Opening 10 Races of 2018

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Through the opening 10 races of the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, the slogan “names are made here” would be accurate to describe NASCAR’s top preliminary division. In case you haven’t paid any attention or have simply forgotten what has transpired in the series over the first three months of the season, there has been …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ross Chastain Rising to Expectations in 2018

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Prior to the 2018 season kicking off at Daytona, JD Motorsports owner Johnny Davis put on a full court press to attempt to help his company. Through the first three months of the season, lead driver Ross Chastain is on pace for a career year. During the first 10 races of the season, Chastain has recorded three …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Truex Relishing Career-Best Opportunity with Kaulig Racing

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It seems like Ryan Truex has been around NASCAR forever. However, 2018 is just his second full season in any of the top three national touring divisions. Truex, 26, made his XFINITY Series debut in 2010 at Gateway Motorsports Park, finishing 28th for Michael Waltrip Racing. In 2011, he split time between MWR and Joe …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Jeb Burton Looking to Get Career Back on Track

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Five years ago, Jeb Burton looked like he was going to be one of NASCAR’s next big stars. Now, the 25-year-old is just trying to get his career back on the right track. Burton ran his first full-time season in a NASCAR national touring series in 2013 with Turner-Scott Motorsports. In 22 Camping World Truck …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Spencer Gallagher Stepping Up in Sophomore Season

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Spencer Gallagher would like to forget 2017. Everything was promising as he leaped into the NASCAR XFINITY Series after spending two full-time seasons in the Camping World Truck Series, narrowly missing the playoffs in 2016. But the GMS Racing rookie was in for a rude awakening while taking the next step up the proverbial ladder …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Joey Gase Enjoying Career-Best Start With Go Green Racing

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Expectations were limited for Joey Gase heading into the 2018 season as Go Green Racing was returning to the XFINITY Series for the first time since 2013. This season also marked the first time in team history that it was going to run just one driver for the entire season. Gase, 25, departed from Jimmy Means …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Bayley Currey Impresses in Series Debut

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Prior to Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, not many people knew the name Bayley Currey. Some people still may not know who he is. Currey, 21, recently moved to the Charlotte area to pursue a mechanical engineering degree at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, transferring from Texas State University. While schooling …

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