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Austin Cindric Beginning on Xfinity Pole at Atlanta

Austin Cindric races in 2021 Homestead Xfinity race with PPG colors Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Cindric will look to win back-to-back races as he rolls off from the pole in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday, March 20. A dominant performance at Phoenix Raceway helped him land the first spot on the starting grid. Jeb Burton will start next to Cindric on the front row, …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Survives Chaotic Final Restart, Wins in Phoenix

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

To say restarts on the current Phoenix Raceway configuration are crazy, especially late-race restarts, is putting it lightly. While pandemonium unfolded behind Austin Cindric in the Call 811 Before You Dig 200 on Saturday (March 13), Justin Allgaier in the final made a move on his outside, entering turn one on the final restart with …

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Austin Cindric Dominates in the Desert, Wins at Phoenix

NASCAR Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Cindric continued his NASCAR Xfinity Series win streak at Phoenix Raceway, dominating the Call 811 Before You Dig 200 on Saturday afternoon (March 13). Cindric won the race after leading 119 laps and avoiding all the chaos on the two-lap shootout. Ty Gibbs, Brandon Brown, Riley Herbst and AJ Allmendinger rounded out the top five. …

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Austin Cindric Adds CarShop Sponsorship

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

CarShop will be aboard Austin Cindric’s No. 22 Ford as a primary sponsor for several NASCAR Xfinity Series events this season, starting with this weekend’s race at Phoenix Raceway, Team Penske announced Wednesday, March 10. The car will feature a white background with pink numbers and bottom edges. “It’s a great opportunity to welcome a …

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AJ Allmendinger Claims 6th Xfinity Win at Las Vegas

AJ Allmendinger celebrates with a burnout after winning Las Vegas spring Xfinity race 2021 Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger’s car came to life late in the Alsco Uniforms 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday (March 6). The longtime racer’s No. 16 got by Daniel Hemric on a late-race restart, passing the driver who had been out front for most of the race and setting sail en route to the win. The …

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Friday Faceoff: Is William Byron a Championship Contender?

William Byron celebrates in victory lane at Homestead 2021 cup Photo Sean Gardner Getty Images

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Buy or sell: William Byron as a Cup Series Championship 4 contender. Luken Glover: At this moment I am buying it. One of the biggest underlying stories of the preseason was the reunion of William Byron and crew chief Rudy Fugle. Why is that pairing so special? Well, just five years ago, the pair won …

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Did You Notice?: Hendrick Motorsports is the New Face of NASCAR Youth Movement

Alex Bowman talks with Rick Hendrick before 2021 NASCAR Cup Race at Homestead Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice?… NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon retired in November 2015 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a shot at the Cup Series championship. He was 44 years old. Just five years later, William Byron trounced the field at that same track Sunday (Feb. 28) to take Gordon’s former No. 24 car to victory lane at …

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Myatt Snider Scores 1st Xfinity Win in Wild Homestead Race

2021 Xfinity Homesterad Myatt Snider, No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Flag (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the second week in a row, the NASCAR Xfinity Series had a first-time winner… and for the third straight week, a race in one of the sport’s three series was won by a first-timer. Myatt Snider won a chaotic, drama-filled Contender Boats 250 on Saturday (Feb. 27) afternoon, scoring his first career win after …

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Stock Car Scoop: Homestead-Miami Speedway Previews

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Frontstretch‘s Bryan Nolen previews the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway and gets you up to date on the start times of all three races, stage lengths, starting lineups and more. Nolen will also recap you on the Camping World Truck Series race from a week ago and get you ready for …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Also the ‘Best Season Ever’?

Austin Cindric and AJ Allmendinger racing at the 2021 Daytona road course event, Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If you have paid much attention during NASCAR Cup Series broadcasts this season, odds are good that you have seen the “Best Season Ever” ad campaign by Fox Sports, a brilliant messaging plan by all accounts. Somebody apparently forgot to tell the drivers of the NASCAR Xfinity Series that it did not exactly include them. …

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Austin Cindric Begins on Pole in Xfinity Homestead Event

Austin Cindric waits to begin the 2021 Xfinity Daytona road course event Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Cindric will lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series field to green at Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday, Feb. 27. Cindric claimed the pole position after finishing second at the Daytona International Speedway road course. Daniel Hemric starts second alongside Cindric on the front row, while his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Harrison Burton and Brandon Jones make up …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: I Missed So Much in Daytona

Denny Hamlin leads the pack during the 2021 O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A second straight weekend in Daytona Beach was not originally on the schedule, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic necessitated it. With that, you ended up with a tripleheader weekend on Daytona International Speedway’s road course. Compared to last year, these races were ridiculous. The most looney of all was Friday night’s Truck race. I’ll be …

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