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Xfinity Breakdown: Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 Ends in a Big One

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Welcome to the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season! NASCAR fans were treated to a great one on Saturday evening (Feb. 19) that ended with NXS rookie Austin Hill taking his first series victory at Daytona International Speedway.

It ended just about as “Daytona” as anybody could expect, with Anthony Alfredo (No. 23) getting into the right rear of Myatt Snider, resulting in Snider’s No. 31 car getting turned on the last lap. Snider went end over end and caught air, which flung him into the catchfence on the backstretch. The engine was ejected during the crash, but Snider was able to walk out of the car afterward.

Austin Hill Survives Scary Last-Lap Wreck, Wins Xfinity Series Daytona 300-Miler

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Rookie Austin Hill fought through a late-race wreck and narrowly edged out AJ Allmendinger to win the season-opening NASCAR Xfinity Series Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 at Daytona on Saturday (Feb. 19).

Myatt Snider was simply happy to emerge unscathed, overshadowing what was the most competitive Daytona Speedweeks race to date.

Tracking the Trucks: Chandler Smith Snags 2nd Career Win, Ben Rhodes Wins Championship in Phoenix

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In a Nutshell: Chandler Smith scored his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in Friday night’s (Nov. 5) Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway. The rookie led five times for 39 laps, including the final 18 for his second victory in five races, just one week after being eliminated from the championship battle. …

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Austin Hill Moving to Xfinity With RCR in 2022

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Austin Hill will move to the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Richard Childress Racing in 2022, RCR announced Oct. 29. Hill will run full time alongside fellow RCR newcomer and soon-to-be-former Camping World Truck Series competitor Sheldon Creed, who was announced earlier this fall to drive RCR’s No. 2. Hill’s car number was not announced at …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Potential Playoff Spoilers at Martinsville Speedway

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After back-to-back races to open the Camping World Truck Series Round of 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, the series continues to sit idle while the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series work their way through their respective playoffs to get to Martinsville Speedway in a few weeks. Christian Eckes and Tate Fogleman …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Elimination Looms Large at Bristol

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Sheldon Creed and John Hunter Nemechek are safe with one race left in the first round of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs as the series takes to the (paved) Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday (Sept. 16) night. Anyone who’s been paying attention to the tour at all this year would probably figure that, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2021 Truck Series Playoff Drivers, Part I

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Author’s Note: This is the first of two parts looking at the 10 drivers who have qualified for the 2021 Camping World Truck Series playoffs. Part two will run next week ahead of the opening playoff race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Meet the 2021 #CampingWorldTrucks Playoff field! pic.twitter.com/7fnSlZHgr9 — NASCAR Camping World …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Ends Regular Season With Watkins Glen Win

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his second straight win of 2021 with a victory in the Camping World Truck Series return to Watkins Glen International. The polesitter led three times for 35 of 61 laps in the lightning-shortened regular season finale. John Hunter Nemechek finished second, followed by Sheldon Creed. Todd Gilliland and Parker …

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