Race Weekend Central

Eyes on XFINITY: All About Learning in Rookie Season for Austin Cindric

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Austin Cindric was in unchartered territory coming into the 2018 season, knowing as a rookie he would be competing in the full NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule with three different teams and two organizations. Fast forward five races and Cindric has stumbled out of the gates, with a best finish of seventh at Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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2-Headed Monster: Are Drivers Too Quick To Wreck Each Other?

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Dirty Deeds With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading back to Martinsville Speedway this weekend, references to what took place during last fall’s visit to the paperclip-shaped half-mile are inevitable. Chase Elliott was leading and on the verge of his first career win when he took a shot to his rear bumper from Denny …

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Entry List: DC Solar 200

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40 cars have entered the XFINITY Series DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway. With 40 cars entered this week, all of them will qualify for the race. Jamie McMurray returns to the XFINITY Series driving the No. 42 DC Solar Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy. McMurray has not made a start since 2013 driving for JR …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Hits Blackjack in Sin City

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Whenever a racetrack has tire wear, Kyle Larson pops to the top of a lot of people’s minds regarding a potential race winner. In Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300, the No. 42 Chevrolet led 142 laps en route to his first career victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Larson started from second, and it didn’t take …

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Austin Cindric Rebounds from Disappointing Daytona Performance

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After only completing ten laps last weekend at Daytona, Austin Cindric put on a veteran performance in Saturday’s Rinnai 250. The strong run resulted in his first career top-10 finish. It wasn’t easy for the driver of the No. 12 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang. But Cindric backed up a top-10 starting spot with a quiet, …

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Entry List: 2018 Rinnai 250

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For Saturday’s XFINITY Series Rinnai 250, there are 43 cars entered.  As a result, three teams will fail to qualify. As is the norm these days with the eligibility rules, there are a number of changes.  At Chip Ganassi Racing, Kyle Larson is out of the No. 42 Chevrolet and John Hunter Nemechek will make …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Wins 5-Overtime Thriller

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Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series will go down as an instant classic, and seemingly never-ending race, as Tyler Reddick crossed the finish line first in the fifth overtime. Reddick led 10 laps on the afternoon, most of which came during the 23-lap overtime stretch. The No. 9 …

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1st NASCAR XFINITY Wreck of Season Goes to… Austin Cindric

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And the winner of the first NASCAR XFINITY Series wreck of 2018 is… Austin Cindric. Cindric, who is running a full-time schedule for multiple teams this season, never got the handling right in his No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. Struggling from the start of the race, he fell through the pack and into a …

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Austin Cindric Running Full-Time for 2018 XFINITY Season

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Austin Cindric will drive the full 33-race NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule in 2018, splitting time between Roush Fenway Racing and Team Penske. Cindric will drive nine events in the RFR No. 60 Ford Mustang shared with Chase Briscoe and Ty Majeski, while during the rest of the schedule he will drive either the Nos. 12 …

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Austin Cindric, Devlin DeFrancesco Complete Banana Boat Rolex 24 Lineup

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On Friday, JDC-Miller MotorSports announced that a couple of teenagers, Austin Cindric and Devlin DeFrancesco, will round out the driving lineup for the team’s No. 85 ORECA 07-Gibson (nicknamed the “Banana Boat”) at Daytona.  They’ll join up with regular drivers Robert Alon and Simon Trummer to form what could be a very quick quartet. Cindric …

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Entry List: Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Roar Before the 24

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For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, next week’s Roar Before the 24 is the beginning of a transition season for the series.  So far, it looks like it may result in a more top-heavy series. There are 40 teams entered in the season opening Roar Before the 24.  However, 28 of those teams are …

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Entry List: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the 24

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about which teams will attempt the Rolex 24 in 2018.  The mandatory Roar Before the 24 test sessions in early January give viewers a look at who will be there.  As of Wednesday, there are 50 teams entered for the three-day test. On …

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