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Erik Jones, Brandon Jones Pick Up XYO Sponsorship

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Pennzoil 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nv Usa Friday 2 March 2018 Erik Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Sport Clips World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Joe Gibbs Racing announced Wednesday (April 18) it has signed XYO Network as a multi-race primary sponsor for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team of Erik Jones and the XFINITY Series team of Brandon Jones. XYO Network is a location-data company with over 8 million location beacons in its GPS network. “We are in …

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Pace Laps: Rain Ratchets Up NASCAR Competition At Bristol

2018 Xfinity Bristol Zach Catanzareti John Hunter Nemechek

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain, Rain, Please Stay? The fact NASCAR wrested 204 laps out of Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway was a minor miracle. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event was faced with a 90 percent chance of precipitation during the day; the race itself went green nearly half an hour …

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Ryan Preece Wins the Race and the Cash in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300

2018 Auto Club Ryan Preece, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Rheem

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Preece is now $100,000 richer. The part-time driver of Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 won the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (April 14), his second career win. Preece also won the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Dash 4 Cash prize of $100,000 by beating out Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer and Christopher …

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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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Eyes on XFINITY: Brandon Jones Gets Fresh Start with Joe Gibbs Racing

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In 2017, Brandon Jones experienced the ol’ sophomore slump with Richard Childress Racing. This year brought a new opportunity as he jumped ship to Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 19 car. Coming off a solid rookie season in 2016 and finishing 10th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship standings, 2017 was a tiring year …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kevin Harvick Makes FOX’s Work Difficult at Atlanta

2018 Atlanta Zach Catanzareti Cup Alex Bowman Aj Allmendinger

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Atlanta Motor Speedway is in a tough spot on the schedule.  As Bryan Gable noted Monday in Up to Speed, this race probably should be run a month from now.  At the end of March, the weather is probably pretty nice in Georgia. February, in general, is a tough go for NASCAR.  There just aren’t …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Keeping Up With a Busy Off-Season

2017 Kansas Ii Nxs Christopher Bell Celebrates Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

Another off-season has come and gone and the XFINITY Series is set to take to the high banks of Daytona this Saturday. As prestigious as the World Center of Racing is, the race that opens the season doesn’t tell the fans how the season is going to turn out. 2017 was dominated by Joe Gibbs …

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Brandon Jones to Join Joe Gibbs Racing in NASCAR XFINITY Series for 2018

2017 Daytona Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Brandon Jones

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Two of their Toyota Camrys are in contention for the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series owner’s championship. But Joe Gibbs Racing already has their eyes on 2018 along with a new driver they’re adding to the lineup: Brandon Jones. JGR announced their plans for the future Wednesday, maintaining an XFINITY presence. They ran three full-time cars …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Will Aric Almirola Bring to Stewart-Haas Racing?

2017 Kansas I Cup Aric Almirola Russell Labounty Nkp

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Most of the pieces of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series puzzle have been filled. Only a handful of spots are left in order to complete the nearly 40-piece set. One of those is the No. 10 machine, which Aric Almirola will likely pilot starting next year. The current Richard Petty Motorsports driver is …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Erik Jones Sweeps the Night & Season at Texas

Erik Jones Texas Burnout

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By winning the pole Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, Erik Jones became the odds-on favorite to win the 300-mile race. The No. 20 team delivered. Jones led every lap in the opening stage en route to the stage victory. Stage 2 was a bit more difficult, but after lap 90, the No. 20 team …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Richard Childress Racing Yet to Win in 2017

2017 Dover I Nxs Daniel Hemric Car Nigel Kinrade Nkp

Daniel Hemric (Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

With three races remaining in the 2017 XFINITY Series season, Richard Childress Racing is still looking for its first victory. This situation is unique for an organization that is used to picking up at least one checkered flag during the course of the season. Childress started a full-time XFINITY Series organization in 2000, with Mike …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Ryan Blaney Cruises to Checkered Flag at Dover

2017 Nascar Xfinity Series, Dover

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After sweeping the pair of practice sessions on Friday, Ryan Blaney became the favorite for Saturday’s Use your Melon Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway. However, with an eighth-place qualifying effort, the driver of the No. 22 had to pass some good cars to get to the front. Blaney was chasing down pole-sitter William …

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