Race Weekend Central

John Hunter Nemechek ‘Really Needed’ 3rd-Place Iowa Run

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If it weren’t for strategy, nobody had anything for Christopher Bell in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Iowa Speedway. But one of the only cars that did once the race wound down was John Hunter Nemechek. The GMS Racing driver earned his second-best finish of the 2019 season with a third-place effort in Saturday’s U.S. …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell Puts Field, Battles in Rear-View Mirror at New Hampshire

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There was some tight racing and flaring tempers at times during the ROXOR 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Christopher Bell just wasn’t part of any of it. Not for any bad reason from the perspective of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team. Bell just simply was the best car for most of the …

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Junior Johnson, Midnight Moon Partner with GMS Racing at Bristol

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Junior Johnson and GMS Racing announced a sponsorship agreement for drivers Brett Moffitt and John Hunter Nemechek. Moffitt and Nemechek will team up with Johnson’s Midnight Moon brand to promote a limited edition reality label that will come to life on their app on smart phones. Midnight Moon will be on Moffit’s Gander Outdoors Truck …

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Eyes on Xfinity: John Hunter Nemechek’s Special Bond with Grandmother Routing Him to Success

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Growing up, almost every single child leans on their grandmother for some sort of life advice. Fortunately for John Hunter Nemechek, his grandmother, Martha, is obsessed with racing. Nemechek, 22, is in the midst of his first full-time season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with GMS Racing. But it’s well-known that the North Carolina native …

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NASCAR 101: Top Average Finish By Xfinity Drivers at Daytona & Talladega

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Here’s the cool thing about this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway: no Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers. For a while, that would have been a rarity in NASCAR, something to shock. There was a period of time in NASCAR’s secondary series when an Xfinity regular winning a race in their …

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John Hunter Nemechek, Digital Ally Pair for 2 Xfinity Races

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A new primary sponsor will be on board John Hunter Nemechek’s No. 23 Chevrolet for two upcoming events. GMS Racing announced via a press release that Digital Ally, Inc. will sponsor Nemechek for Friday night’s race at Daytona International Speedway, as well as at Watkins Glen International. “I am really excited to have Digital Ally …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Midwestern Mayhem

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series headed to Joliet, Illinois this weekend, which houses a track calling itself Chicagoland Speedway, despite being about 45 minutes to an hour from downtown Chicago. The start of the Camping World 400 was delayed for several hours due to rain, and high winds blew the covers off several cars, …

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Regan Smith Returning To JR Motorsports For Road Courses

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Regan Smith is returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series and JR Motorsports, the team announced via a Twitter video late Wednesday afternoon (June 19). Smith will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro for two races: the B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Aug. 10 and the CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Yellow Light

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was off this past weekend, leaving the Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series to contest an eventful Sunday doubleheader following a rainout on Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. So we’ll look at how Cup drivers are doing with their new teams for the trends worth tracking this week. …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell, Team Prevail at Dover With Passing at a Premium

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It’s pretty common to refer to the final yellow flag pit stop of a NASCAR race as the “money stop.” On Saturday at Dover International Speedway, it earned that name in very literal fashion for Christopher Bell and his No. 20 Toyota team en route to a victory in the Allied Steel Buildings 200. Dover …

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Christopher Bell Nabs Dover Allied Steel Buildings 200 Win After Cole Custer Dominance, Late-Race Drama

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Cole Custer absolutely dominated Saturday’s (May 4) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway. But Christopher Bell beat Custer off pit road, busted through to clean air and busted up Custer’s chance to win the 2019 Allied Steel Buildings 200. It’s Bell’s 11th career NASCAR XFINITY Series win, his second straight victory at Dover …

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The Frontstretch 5: NASCAR Feel-Good Stories

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1. A silver lining On a Sunday in March 1997, the Truck Series raced at Homestead Miami Speedway. Late in the event, John Nemechek, the younger brother of Cup driver Joe Nemechek, spun in the first corner and slammed into the wall with the driver’s side. He was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. …

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