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Chase Briscoe, Cole Custer Lead Dover Xfinity Practices

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NASCAR Xfinity Series teams prepared their cars in a pair of practice sessions Friday (Oct. 4) for Saturday’s Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200. Chase Briscoe took the top spot in the first period, while his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Cole Custer led the final session. First Practice In practice for the final race in the …

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Christopher Bell, AJ Allmendinger Lead NASCAR Xfinity Practice Sessions at Charlotte ROVAL

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Christopher Bell and AJ Allmendinger led two practice sessions Friday afternoon (Sept. 27) for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive For The Cure 250. In first practice, it was Bell who had the top speed of 98.853 mph. Cindric was second followed by Allmendinger, Garrett Smithley and Chase Briscoe rounding out the top-five drivers. There were …

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Friday Faceoff: Where Will Daniel Hemric Be Racing in 2020?

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Erik Jones faces a must-win situation this weekend to advance to the next round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. What is the biggest hurdle between him and a win on the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL? Adam Cheek: To put it simply, chaos and unpredictability. Erik Jones finished in the top 10 five out …

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Cole Custer Builds Playoff Buffer with 3rd at Richmond

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Cole Custer entered the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs on Friday night (Sept. 20) with a large buffer over the Round of 12 cut line thanks to his six wins in the regular season. He left with an even bigger one thanks to a third-place run in the playoff opener at Richmond Raceway. “It was a …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Lower Level Success Be Necessary to Race in Cup?

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Kyle Busch indicated drivers should have more lower level success before being allowed to race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Do you agree? Adam Cheek: I believe so. At the very least, they should have a certain number of starts in either Xfinity or the Gander Outdoor Truck Series — maybe 10 or …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing the 2019 Playoffs

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The regular season of NASCAR is complete. The Xfinity Series has raced from coast-to-coast, creating a “Big Three” — and heated rivalries. But it’s time for the postseason. Action has been fast and furious in 2019, with drivers returning to the series and stepping up their win totals. Veteran drivers have come back to relevance, …

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Cole Custer Wins Xfinity Pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

2019 Las Vegas NXS Cole Custer Pole Winner NKP

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Cole Custer will start on the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ 2019 regular season finale. The Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 will go green at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 14 with TV coverage provided by NBCSN. Custer’s Stewart-Haas Racing No. 00 turned the fastest lap at 181.372 mph while Joe Gibbs Racing’s …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Racing’s Hallowed Mausoleum

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the great cathedrals of auto racing, with over a century’s worth of events run there. One of the overlooked aspects of cathedrals, aside from their beauty, is that they are a little creepy at the same time. In the history of IMS, many racers have died while competing, making …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Cole Custer Opens Up on Darlington, Beer Bash & Buckshot

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, which saw Erik Jones win his first race of the season. Is Jones’ No. 20 team a sneaky pick for Homestead-Miami Speedway? The playoff bubble intensified with a clash of battles between bubble drivers Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson, as …

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Pace Laps: Monday Morning Mayhem at Darlington, Cole Custer Picks Up Surprise Win

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Erik Jones Performs Under Pressure Erik Jones spent 2016 as Toyota’s hottest NASCAR prospect in the sport’s lower levels. He moved up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017, winning Rookie of the Year while knocking 2003 series champion Matt Kenseth out of a ride. 2018 was looked …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Denny Hamlin Goes Back to Front to Back

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It’s not too often that the key moment in a race at Darlington Raceway happens well after the checkered flag waves. Then again, Denny Hamlin has been making Xfinity Series events at The Track Too Tough to Tame into foregone conclusions for years, winning five of them and racking up a career average finish that …

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Bringing Back Buckshot: Denny Hamlin Disqualified, Cole Custer Wins at Darlington

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Cole Custer scored his sixth win of the season after initial race winner Denny Hamlin was disqualified, capping off the first race of throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway. Saturday’s (Aug. 31) race saw Hamlin outrun a challenge from Custer to take the checkered in the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, but the No. 18 failed …

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