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Brandon Jones Fastest in 1st XFINITY Chicagoland Practice

Nascar Xfinity Series Overton’s 200 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, Nh Usa Friday 14 July 2017 Brandon Jones, Sparco Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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Brandon Jones turned a fast lap late in the first NASCAR XFINITY Series practice session at Chicagoland Speedway to put his No. 33 at the top of the speed charts with a speed of 174.413 mph. Erik Jones led a majority of the session with a speed of 173.639 mph, still good enough for second. …

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Brandon Jones Staying Positive Following Disappointing New Hampshire Finish

Nascar Xfinity Series Overton’s 200 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, Nh Usa Friday 14 July 2017 Brandon Jones, Sparco Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Brandon Jones’ disappointing season continued Saturday afternoon in the Overton’s 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Finishing 34th, 43 laps down, Jones’ struggling sophomore campaign took another blow after having to pull his car to the garage area for repairs early on. “I felt a vibration happen when I got into the corners,” Jones said. …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 3 Drivers that Need to Step Up in 2nd Half of Season

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After the 100th lap of the XFINITY Series race this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the season will hypothetically see the crossed flags, meaning it’s half complete. Through the first 16 events, the series has been dominated by Cup Series regulars. Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch and Erik Jones are all multi-time winners this season. Add Aric …

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Kyle Busch Takes Second XFINITY Series Win of 2017 in Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway

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Kyle Busch won the rain-postponed XFINITY Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway Saturday afternoon. It was Busch’s 88th XFINITY Series win and his second of the season. Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Kevin Harvick, and Ty Dillon rounded out the top-five finishers. Erik Jones took the win in an eventful stage one. On the start, an accordion-style wreck …

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Christopher Bell, Brandon Jones Top Iowa Truck Practices

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On Friday afternoon (June 23) at Iowa Speedway, Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Christopher Bell was the fastest man in Camping World Truck Series practice.  Bell’s lap of 23.289 seconds (135.257 mph) in the first session stood up as the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Bell’s lap was six hundredths of a second faster …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Denny Hamlin Wins Photo Finish Thriller Over William Byron

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In a race where strategy was key at Michigan International Speedway, it came down to the final corner of the last lap between one of NASCAR’s most experienced drivers, Denny Hamlin, and its young superstar-in-waiting, William Byron. Their XFINITY Series battle came down to a photo finish. Hamlin was dominating Stage 3 until a debris …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Reviewing the First 10 XFINITY Series Races of 2017

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Coming on the heels of two consecutive bye weeks, the XFINITY Series took to Charlotte Motor Speedway this past Saturday, and to no one’s surprise a Cup Series regular was victorious. Over the past several years, that has been the theme of the XFINITY Series, even though “names are made here.” But there is a bright …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Brandon Jones Staying Upbeat in Sophomore Season

2017 Daytona Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Brandon Jones

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Brandon Jones kicked off his 2017, sophomore season with a bang, by winning the pole for the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, something that may have been a surprise to some. Crashing out on Lap 28 in one of the race’s three vicious wrecks, Jones finished the race 29th. In the eight races since Daytona, …

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Blake Koch, Brandon Jones Fastest in Talladega XFINITY Practices

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series hit the high banks of the Talladega Superspeedway on Friday (May 5) for two practice sessions in preparation for Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300. Ordinarily, practices at restrictor plate races don’t hold much weight. But when the same cars top the charts in both rounds, there might be something more to it. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Focuses On Fontana Restart Action

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Like what we’ve seen from FOX NASCAR coverage, Auto Club Speedway has undergone a paradigm shift of opinions over the past 20 years.  At first, there was some excitement about being back in Southern California after being away for nine years.  The place was packed and the racing was OK.  The track even got a …

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Brandon Jones Wins First NASCAR XFINITY Pole at Daytona

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Brandon Jones continued the weekend’s young-gun trend Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, winning the pole for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race to be held later this afternoon. In his 39th start, the 20-year-old sophomore driver earned the third straight Daytona pole for Richard Childress Racing. Jones, who made the XFINITY Chase last season hopes to …

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Brandon Jones Tops XFINITY Practice at Chicagoland

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Fresh off of 150 miles in Thursday’s ARCA Racing Series race, Brandon Jones led the field in the first full practice session for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Jones’ 30.352-second lap led the way in final practice for Saturday’s Drive for Safety 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. It was an all-Jones top two, with Erik Jones ending …

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