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Austin Dillon, Blake Koch Fastest In Friday XFINITY Practices At Bristol

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The question of the 2016 XFINITY Series season so far has been not who will beat Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing, but if they can be beat? Outside of the restrictor plate race at Daytona and a crazy race at Auto Club, nobody has really stepped up to the Toyota powerhouse until Friday. For …

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Kyle Busch Highlights Texas Warnings List

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For the second week in a row, the race-winning team in the Sprint Cup Series was warned for an issue found in inspection. Kyle Busch, whose No. 18 team won the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, was warned by NASCAR on Wednesday for failing pre-qualifying inspection twice. He was also warned following his …

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The Frontstretch 5: (Seemingly) Unlikely Drivers Who Could Get to Victory Lane in 2016

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Austin Dillon OK, so this one’s not really a stretch.  Dillon has been strong this season, he’s got the resources (his grandfather owns the team, so there might even be a little extra incentive), and the former Truck and XFINITY series champ has shown he can run with just about anyone. Dillon’s numbers are already on …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Kyle Busch’s Late Push Snatches Victory in Texas

Who’s in the headline – The early leader in 2016 Cup season is Joe Gibbs Racing. The organization started the season with Denny Hamlin‘s win at Daytona and now has back-to-back wins with Kyle Busch. Busch’s recent success, coupled with his impressive consistency over the first seven races (six finishes of fourth or better) has him …

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Austin Dillon Triggers Late Multi-Car Crash

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A relatively calm Duck Commander 500 erupted late Saturday night when Austin Dillon triggered a multi-car pileup with 46 laps remaining. Dillon got loose in front of Denny Hamlin, slid up the track and spun in front of the field, setting off the melee of cars that kept piling in. When the smoke cleared, a …

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Kyle Busch Sneaks by Martin Truex, Jr. for Texas Sweep

Get out the broom because Kyle Busch has done it again. Following a late-race pass on Martin Truex, Jr. on the final restart, Kyle Busch won the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway after leading just 34 laps. Busch wins for the second straight week in the Sprint Cup Series and fourth straight race …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Kyle Busch Returns to Championship Form, Conquers Martinsville

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Who’s in the headline – Kyle Busch went from winless at Martinsville to a two-time winner in one weekend. He dominated the race, leading 352 of the race’s 500 laps. It was the most by a race winner at the short track since Bobby Hamilton won the event in 1998. Busch chose the inside line for …

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The Big Six: Questions Answered After the 2016 Auto Club 400

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? From the “where did he come from?” category, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. didn’t look like a top-5 threat this weekend…until he was.  Stenhouse qualified 15th, and ran in the top 15 for most of the day, occasionally cracking the lower half of the top 10.  He had worked his …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Austin Dillon Wins after Wild Final Lap

Surprise! Austin Dillon claimed his first XFINITY Series victory of 2016 in the Treatmyclot.com 300 by Janssen at Auto Club Speedway. Dillon led only the last lap, beating Kyle Busch to the checkered flag after an unbelievable turn of events on the final lap. Busch was once again the most dominant driver of the day, …

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Austin Dillon Stretches Fuel For TreatMyClot.com 300 Victory

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Coming to the white flag of Saturday’s TreatMyClot.com 300 by Janssen at Auto Club Speedway, a familiar narrative appeared to be unfolding. Kyle Busch had just led his 133rd lap of the 150-lap event, and appeared to be cruising to his fourth win in as many attempts in 2016. Then, bedlam. Four turns later, seemingly …

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Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon Fastest in Friday XFINITY Auto Club Practices

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Kyle Busch continues his domination of the XFINITY Series by being fastest in the first practice session by half a second over the rest of the field. Meanwhile, Austin Dillon was fastest in the second practice session, but Busch’s presence was still felt. Practice 1 Busch’s second lap of his 23 ran in this session …

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