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Elliott Sadler Outlasts Denny Hamlin for 1st Darlington Victory

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Elliott Sadler, leading the most laps of the afternoon at Darlington Raceway, almost threw the victory away… twice. With two laps to go in Saturday’s VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200, it was Sadler who brushed the wall in turn two, giving hard-charging Denny Hamlin a shot to steal the win. “Those last two …

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Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones Collide in Late Crash at Bristol

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(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

After running inside of the top 5 for much of the night, Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones found themselves out of contention after colliding late at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mired in the back half of the top 10 following pit stops and varying strategies on the half-mile Tennessee oval, Jones and …

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Daniel Suarez Leads the Way in XFINITY Practice at Bristol

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Like most weeks in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Joe Gibbs Racing led the way in opening practice Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway. This time it was Daniel Suarez who paced the session at 126.046 mph, a day after leading 77 laps in the Camping World Truck Series race. Earlier this season Suarez placed sixth in the …

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Daniel Suarez on Top of Second Bristol Truck Series Practice

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

The second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice from Bristol Motor Speedway resulted in a one-groove racing surface — and track-record speeds. Daniel Suarez laid down a 14.820 second lap, which demolishes the official track qualifying record of Ken Schrader in 2004 of 15.118 seconds. Suarez wasn’t the only one to beat the official record, …

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Daniel Suarez Posts First Top-10 Finish on a Road Course at Watkins Glen

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

While Joey Logano dominated the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International, leading 67 laps en route to his second victory in as many seasons at the track, Daniel Suarez was the best of the rest in terms of the XFINITY Series drivers. Suarez paced the field for six circuits, the most of any other driver …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN App Missing NASCAR’s Speed

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(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

Rain delays are brutal in NASCAR for a bunch of reasons.  It kills exposure for the race, for one.  For us at Frontstretch, it messes up our article schedule for days on end.  But for all the frustration she causes some good can always come out of Mother Nature’s wrath.  For example, certain drivers that might …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Erik Jones & Daniel Suarez Taking Opposite Paths to the Chase

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(Photo: Russel LaBounty/NKP)

Halfway through the 2016 XFINITY Series season, there are two drivers who stand out as the biggest championship contenders.  Those drivers are the Joe Gibbs Racing duo of Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez.  Both are among the lucky few regulars who have won a race this year.  Jones has won twice, at Bristol and Dover.  Suarez, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Crushes the Field Again

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Kyle Busch’s Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was all about the numbers.  He started at the front of the field in position number one.  He led 190 of 200 laps, and even cleared 17,000 laps led in his XFINITY career.  A series of pit stops for two tires kept him at the top of …

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Kyle Busch Slays Field for 2nd Kentucky Win

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By how fast Kyle Busch drove in Friday’s Alsco 300, it’s quite the surprise that it’s his first victory at Kentucky Speedway in 12 years. Leading 185 of 201 laps, Busch – outside of a constant threat by teammate Erik Jones – had the field covered en route to his 81st XFINITY Series win and …

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Tracking the Trucks: William Byron Scores 4th Career Win at Kentucky Speedway

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

In a Nutshell: William Byron scored his third win in the last four races and his fourth overall when he took the checkered flag 0.190 seconds ahead of John Hunter Nemechek in thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Byron held off a hard-charging Nemechek and Daniel Hemric in the final …

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Daniel Suarez Claims Truck Series Pole at Kentucky Speedway

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(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Searching to give Kyle Busch Motorsports a series best 51st win, Daniel Suarez will lead the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field to the green flag at Kentucky Speedway. Suarez’s 29.511-second lap served as the quickest in Thursday’s Keystone Light Pole Qualifying for the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at the 1.5-mile Kentucky oval. …

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Daniel Suarez Talks Breaking Through in NASCAR, Championship Hopes

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Competing for wins and a championship is difficult in any series. Trying to do the same when you’re teammates with the greatest driver in series history and one of the few drivers that proved they can beat him? That sounds borderline impossible. Yet such is the situation Daniel Suarez finds himself in during the 2016 …

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