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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Wins at Phoenix as Championship 4 Decided

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Eight Chasers went into the Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway eyeing one of the four spots in next week’s Championship 4. After a night of miscues and misfortune for several of the Chasers, Daniel Suarez, Elliott Sadler, Erik Jones and Justin Allgaier emerged as the four championship contenders with just one race remaining. Kyle Busch, …

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Tracking the Trucks: Daniel Suarez Scores First Career Victory in Phoenix

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(Photo: Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

In a Nutshell: Daniel Suarez finished 0.510 seconds ahead of Johnny Sauter to score his first career Truck Series win in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150. Suarez, who had one of the two strongest trucks in the field, took advantage of teammate William Byron‘s blown motor and led the final 12 circuits en route to …

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Daniel Suarez Grabs First Career Win as Championship 4 is Set at Phoenix

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Daniel Suarez is winless no more in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. After finishing runner-up four times, the part-time driver of the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota snagged his first-career win Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnny Sauter, who swept the first two races in this round, finished second. Matt Crafton. Cameron …

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Kyle Busch Just Barely Fastest in Opening XFINITY Phoenix Practice

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(Photo: Zach Catanzaresi)

This weekend, Kyle Busch is back in the XFINITY Series for his final start of the season.  Since he was in the Chase for the Sprint Cup last season, he is barred from racing in next weekend’s Ford EcoBoost 300.  So far, he’s looking good to cap off his support season with a good run. …

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Entry List: Camping World Truck Series Longhorn 350 Features Austin Dillon

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series returns to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the second race in its Chase Round of 6. Just two races remain before that field will be reduced to the Championship 4, battling it out in a winner-take-all race for the trophy at Homestead. As of Monday, there are 35 trucks entered, …

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Pace Laps: Martinsville Madness and XFINITY Point Battles

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Sprint Cup: Racing for every point, right? – With the Sprint Cup Series Chase now down to eight drivers, only half of them will move on to the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. You didn’t have to tell Denny Hamlin that as the No. 11 held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammates in the closing laps …

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Daniel Suarez, William Byron Fastest In Martinsville Truck Practices

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicked off the weekend on Friday, running two practice sessions at the Martinsville Speedway. Daniel Suarez and William Byron, teammates for the week at Kyle Busch Motorsports, were the fastest in Practice No. 1 and Practice No. 2 respectively. Although both are in the Toyota camp this season, both will …

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Mexico Series to Return in 2017 with Peak as Title Sponsor

On Tuesday, NASCAR announced that Old World Industries’ PEAK brand will serve as the new title sponsor for the NASCAR Mexico Series, starting in 2017.  The NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series will race in 2017 on a suite of ovals and road courses in a schedule that will be announced at a later date.  Prior to that, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Daniel Suarez Rolls to Victory at Dover

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Daniel Suarez continued a strong season and a good start to the Chase by winning the Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway.  The race was originally scheduled to run on Saturday afternoon, but persistent rain pushed the event back to Sunday morning.  With the Sprint Cup race set to run later, Suarez was Sunday’s …

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Daniel Suarez Tames Monster Mile with 2nd XFINITY Win

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Photo: Nigel Kinrace NKP

Despite a cloudy and gray morning at Dover International Speedway, Daniel Suarez shimmered bright in Sunday’s rain-postponed Drive Sober 200, taking the victory in dominating fashion by leading 123 of 200 laps en route to his second win in his XFINITY Series career. Punching his ticket to the Round of 8 in the series’ first …

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2-Headed Monster: Which Inaugural Chase Will Be More Intriguing, Trucks or XFINITY?

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When NASCAR announced it was expanding its Chase playoff system to the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series earlier this year, fans weren’t sure how to react. On one hand, the Chase awards a championship based on the performance of seven races, and many wonder whether that cheapens the championship. On the other hand, …

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Rain Halts Opening XFINITY Series Practice at Chicagoland Speedway

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

A large rain storm has stalled opening NASCAR XFINITY Series practice for the final race of the regular season at Chicagoland Speedway. Series regulars got just over 20 minutes to try to dial in their cars before a large storm cell descended upon the Joliet, Illinois facility. Daniel Suarez‘s 30.475-second lap sat atop the charts …

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