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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Crushes the Field Again


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Kyle Busch’s Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was all about the numbers.  He started at the front of the field in position number one.  He led 190 of 200 laps, and even cleared 17,000 laps led in his XFINITY career.  A series of pit stops for two tires kept him at the top of …

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Kyle Busch Captures Pole for XFINITY Series Race at New Hampshire

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For the fifth time this season, Kyle Busch will lead the field to the green flag for the start of the XFINITY Series race. With a speed of 130.792 mph, the No. 18 Toyota narrowly beat out his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones. The pole is Busch’s 53rd of his XFINITY Series career, and …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which XFINITY Series Drivers are Underrated?

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series season is well under way, and while the Sprint Cup drivers continue to dominate NASCAR’s version of Triple-A, there are some folks who are making a name for themselves. Obviously, the top-tier teams will continue to be the ones that perform the best, especially given they have the funding to compete with …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Blake Koch on Building Kaulig Racing

Blake Koch is walking around the NASCAR XFINITY Series garage on cloud nine in 2016. The 30-year-old is currently in position to make the Chase, attempting to do so in Kaulig Racing’s first year on the circuit. Kaulig Racing opened its doors during the off-season. Matt Kaulig, owner of LeafFilter Gutter Protection, opted to start …

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Pace Laps: Tony Stewart’s All-Star Race Ends in Flames, Kaulig Racing Running Strong and Doug Coby Searching for Third Straight Whelen Modified Tour Title

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Sprint Cup: Back to the Old Tony Stewart. As they say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire – As Tony Stewart was collected in a crash in Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race, the veteran driver making his final appearance in the non-points event gave the NASCAR world another piece of stimulating commentary on his way out the door …

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Logano, Koch Okay After Vicious Talladega Crash

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If the start-finish line at Talladega Superspeedway was located in the same area of the track as Daytona International Speedway, then Joey Logano would have been the winner of Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300. Instead, Logano was left climbing out of a wrecked racecar after contact with eventual winner Elliott Sadler. Logano was leading the field …

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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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XFINITY Breakdown: Chase Elliott Chasing History At Daytona

Chase Elliott will start Sunday as the youngest pole winner in Daytona 500 history. Saturday, the 20-year-old proved why he’s ready to graduate to NASCAR’s top level full-time. Elliott drove a masterful race down the stretch in the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevy, taking the lead from Joey Logano on lap 107 and then using teammate …

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Ty Dillon Leads 1st Practice of XFINITY Season

A crash by Darrell Wallace, Jr. provided the only fireworks in an otherwise tame first practice session for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season at Daytona International Speedway, with championship contender Ty Dillon leading the way. Dillon, again the driver of the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing, topped the chart with a speed of 192.526 …

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2016 NASCAR Media Week: A Look Back at What Went Down

It was quite a week for the drivers, teams and media of NASCAR. For three days, they all gathered together inside the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., for the annual NASCAR Media Tour. Once the curtain fell on Thursday, the 2016 NASCAR season quickly appeared more clear as many announcements were made on …

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Blake Koch Joins New XFINITY Team for 2016

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There will be a similar look to Blake Koch‘s ride in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2016, but that doesn’t mean everything behind the scenes is the same. Today (Jan. 20), Koch announced he’ll move to the newly founded Kaulig Racing in 2016, piloting the single-car operation’s No. 11 LeafFilter-sponsored Chevrolet for the balance of the XFINITY …

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Beyond The Cockpit: Blake Koch on Returning to TriStar Motorsports in 2016 and More

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Most drivers spend years in lower divisions before they are recruited by a NASCAR team, racing from the time they could still count their age on one hand. For Blake Koch, the road was much faster than that, as he competed in only 20 races in his driving career before he was recruited by the …

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