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XFINITY Breakdown: Ross Chastain Whips the Field to Score 1st NASCAR Victory

NASCAR Xfinity Series

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Three weeks ago, Chip Ganassi Racing announced it would sign on Ross Chastain for three races in the XFINITY Series. And it only took him two races in the No. 42 ride to find Victory Lane. Chastain didn’t get the best qualifying lap in, lining up fifth for Saturday’s DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Just Like Old Times, Kurt Busch Wins Bristol

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Who’s in the headline Kurt Busch owned Bristol at one point in time. He won five races there from 2002 through 2006, including three straight in 2003 and 2004. Since his fifth win in 2006, he didn’t have a single runner-up finish. Busch ran in the top 10 the majority of the night and made …

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Kevin Harvick Tops Opening Practice at Pocono

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

From the time Kevin Harvick went out on the racetrack, the No. 4 car was the fastest racecar at Pocono Raceway in Saturday’s opening session. Harvick turned a lap of 174,965 mph, .010 seconds ahead of Daytona winner Erik Jones, who jumped to second the scoring pylon with a few minutes to spare in the …

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Entry List: Gander Outdoors 400

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(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

After a thrilling finish between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to the Pocono Raceway for the second time this season on Sunday, July 29. 39 cars are on the preliminary entry list this weekend with some notable changes. Premium Motorsports will enter two …

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Frontstretch Podcast: JJ Yeley on What Makes an Underdog

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review the weekend of demolition derby style of racing at Daytona International Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and JJ Yeley, who had a pair of top-20 finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races. Erik Jones picked up his first Cup Series …

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Entry List: Coke Zero Sugar 400

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the second time this season on Saturday, July 7. 41 cars are on the preliminary entry list, and there are several changes to note. StarCom Racing will field two cars this weekend.  Joey Gase will pilot the No. 00 while Landon …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Sieg Racing Using 3 Teams to Fund Primary Team

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In a sport that has seen its economic model shift over the past two decades, Ryan Sieg Racing is doing all it can to keep primary driver Ryan Sieg going. Sieg, 31, has been racing full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since 2014 with his family-owned team. In 2016, the No. 39 team made the …

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Entry List: Coca-Cola 600

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the longest race of the season, the Coca-Cola 600.  41 cars are on this week’s entry list, meaning that one team will go home without racing for the first time this season. Matt Kenseth returns to the No. 6 car …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Spencer Gallagher Wins First Career Race in Bizarre Fashion

NASCAR Xfinity Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Whenever NASCAR takes to the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway, there’s going to be fast speeds, big wrecks and possible first-time winners. All of that, along with a plethora of pit strategies, was included in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 as Spencer Gallagher won his first NASCAR race, leading just the final lap. Gallagher started the …

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Eyes on XFINITY: The Reason Why TriStar Motorsports Shut Down Its XFINITY Program

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In 2014 and 2015, TriStar Motorsports had five NASCAR XFINITY Series teams. Fast forward three seasons and the team no longer fields any entry in the division. Last season, J.J. Yeley ran full-time for the organization, finishing 14th in the series standings. However, the organization was working with a limited budget as the No. 14 car …

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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Entry List: Lucas Oil 150

2017 Loudon CWTS Todd Gilliland Truck Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

One race remains in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Round of 6 to decide who will race for the title at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That elimination race sends the series west to Phoenix International Raceway for the 23rd annual Lucas Oil 150. There are 30 trucks on the penultimate preliminary entry list. That includes no …

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Eyes on XFINITY: JJ Yeley, TriStar Motorsports Surviving with Limited Funding

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(Photo: John K Harrelson / NKP)

TriStar Motorsports has been racing in the XFINITY Series full-time since 2010, when they started with Jason Keller as the primary driver. In 2014, team owner, Mark Smith, ran a four-car operation, hoping to be the next big thing in the penultimate division of NASCAR. Fast forward just three years later, and JJ Yeley is the …

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