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XFINITY Breakdown:Kyle Busch Continues XFINITY Dominance at Indianapolis

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The XFINITY series has been running at Indianapolis for five years and for the last four it has been Kyle Busch’s playground. After a 22nd place run in 2012 Busch has won three of the last four races and two in a row. Saturday’s effort was especially dominant, with Busch leading all 20 laps of …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Sweeps XFINITY Series Practice Sessions at Pocono

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For the first time in XFINITY Series history, race cars logged laps on Pocono Raceway. Joe Gibbs Racing led the way, topping the charts in both practice sessions on Thursday. Practice One:  Defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch led the opening practice at 170.171 mph, over a tenth of a second faster than his closest competition, …

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XFINITY Series Regulars Sweep Practice Sessions at Charlotte

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An XFINITY Series regular paced each practice session Thursday in preparation for Saturday’s Hisense 4K TV 300. It was a welcome boost for a division that has dealt with its share of Cup interlopers this season. In practice one, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas took center stage. Erik Jones, a two-time winner this season and the …

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Brandon Jones Focused on RCR with High School in the Rear-view

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The last thing a busy high school student wants to do is spend extra time in the classroom when everyone else is heading home. For one adolescent, he was not staying at Lake Norman High School past the final bell of the day because he was in trouble. But this was not your ordinary high …

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2-Headed Monster: Heat Races … Are They Worth It?

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NASCAR is in the midst of a brand-new experiment this season: heat races in the XFINITY Series. NASCAR has used heat races before in the Camping World Truck Series at Eldora, using multiple races to set the starting lineup for the main event, but until 2016 the NXS ran full-length events, lap one to lap …

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Texas Rangers Reveal Special Paint Scheme for Brandon Jones at Texas

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Next weekend, when the XFINITY Series returns to action at Texas Motor Speedway, Brandon Jones will sport a special paint scheme adorned in the Texas Rangers baseball team colors. Jones will also throw out the first pitch when the Rangers face the Seattle Mariners next Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. CT. ⚾️ meets ?! Introducing the …

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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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NASCAR Mailbox: Winners & Losers in the New XFINITY, Trucks Chase Formats

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President Barack Obama started his presidential campaign prior to 2008 with the words “Change we can believe in.” Change occurs generation after generation, making adaptations to new technologies and resources available throughout the world. As the world continues to develop, NASCAR has been in the midst of reaching a new generation of fans for quite …

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Menards Continues XFINITY Series Partnership With RCR

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On Tuesday, Richard Childress Racing announced that Menards will continue its relationship with the team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series throughout 2016. NASCAR fans will see the well-known home improvement store on the side of the No. 2 Chevrolet driven by Paul Menard and the No. 33 Chevrolet driven by Brandon Jones in select events. …

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Some Brandon Jones, GMS Racing Penalties Reduced, Others Upheld After Talladega

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Following the Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, Brandon Jones and his No. 33 GMS Racing team were levied a P4 penalty when illegal brackets were found during pre-qualifying inspection. The organization appealed the penalty, which included a three-race suspension for crew chief Shane Huffman, six months of probation, a $10,000 fine and the loss of 25 championship points …

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