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Pace Laps: NASCAR Resets After Easter Off Week

2018 Talladega Team Penske Cup Zach Catanzareti

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Talladega Up Next Easter has become a NASCAR tradition. Or, should we say, a NASCAR vacation. It’s the only weekend from February through November none of the sport’s top three series show up and race. As you’d expect, no racing led to a quiet news week. But business is about …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Winless Streak, Alexander Rossi Dominates in Long Beach

#00: Cole Custer, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Haas Automation Nascar Xfinity Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Short-Track Winless Streak There was no stopping Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, as the driver of the No. 19 Toyota held off a fading Clint Bowyer and a hard charging Joey Logano to win his first short track event. Kyle Busch led …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Cole Custer Cruises to Richmond Victory

#00: Cole Custer, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Haas Automation Nascar Xfinity Series

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Cole Custer has shown speed throughout the 2019 season, including edging out Kyle Busch at Auto Club Speedway. On Friday (April 12), the No. 00 showed that same speed throughout the entirety of the ToyotaCare 250, leading a race-high 122 laps en route to the victory at Richmond Raceway. After starting from fourth due to …

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Justin Allgaier Rides Up & Down Night, Ends Up 3rd at Richmond

2019 Richmond Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Justin Allgaier

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A roller coaster day for Justin Allgaier ended with a podium finish at Richmond Raceway on Saturday (April 12) in the ToyotaCare 250. The No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet showed speed early, winning stage one. But after a strange cycle of pit stops mired him back in 14th, he was never able to get back …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Bristol Provides Good Racing, Decent Coverage and Bad Luck

2019 Bristol Zach Catanzareti Cup Clint Bowyer

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Bristol Motor Speedway always seems to provide some interesting action.  The usage of PJ1 TrackBite on the concrete banks has led to mixed results over the years.  This past weekend just might have been the most competitive at Bristol since the 2007 reconfiguration. Food City 500 Sunday’s 500-lap race was a relatively quick affair by …

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Tyler Reddick, Kyle Busch Lead Texas NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice For My Bariatric Solutions 300

2019 Atlanta Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Tyler Reddick

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NASCAR Xfinity Series practice for the 2019 My Bariatric 300 at Texas Motor Speedway has been completed Friday (March 29). Reigning series champion and current points leader Tyler Reddick along with former series champion Kyle Busch led the way ahead of Saturday’s race. First practice Busch was in a Richard Childress Racing sandwich on the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Phoenix Brings Changes to FOX, Erik Jones in the Booth

#18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Extreme Concepts/ik9, Celebrates After Winning The Ik9 Service Dog 200 Race In Phoenix.

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ISM Raceway brought additional power and higher speeds (as compared to normal). It also brought yet another Kyle Busch sweep.  It was noted on FOX’s broadcast Sunday that this is the 12th time that Busch has swept a weekend (two of those being three-race sweeps).  It seems like more than that at times. The original …

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Kyle Busch Wins iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway

2019 Phoenix Nxs Kyle Busch Burnout Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Kyle Busch led 116 of the 200 laps en route to winning the iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway, his second consecutive victory in the Xfinity Series. Busch won by a 3.025-second margin over Ryan Truex, who earned his career-best Xfinity Series finish. Despite the seemingly easy nature of the victory, it was not …

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Despite Late Wreck, Zane Smith Shakes Off Rust in JR Motorsports Debut

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Zane Smith said yesterday, before he made his first start for JR Motorsports, that “to be there at the end” was what the driver wanted to achieve in his first Xfinity race. Smith accomplished just that, even if the ending wasn’t what he hoped for. Running just outside the top 10 for nearly the entirety …

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Justin Allgaier, Justin Haley Pace Xfinity Practices at Las Vegas

#7: Justin Allgaier, Jr Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Brandt Professional Agriculture Nascar Xfinity Series

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series held two practice sessions on Friday afternoon (March 1) to open the weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ahead of Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300. Justin Allgaier was quickest in the opening session with a speed of 178.737 mph. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Busch was second, followed by Tyler …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Justin Allgaier Putting 2018 in Rear View, Focused on Winning in 2019

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After winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season championship in 2018, Justin Allgaier was atop most people’s radars for the season-ending driver’s title. Then, the playoffs came. Allgaier, 32, won five races during the regular season, all coming in a span of 16 races. The No. 7 team entered the playoffs red hot, almost a …

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Michael Annett Leads Parade, Wins First NASCAR Xfinity Race of Career at Daytona

2018 Las Vegas I Nxs Michael Annett Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Michael Annett could not care less how many passes happened Saturday (Feb. 16) at Daytona International Speedway. At the end of the day, he left a NASCAR Xfinity Series winner. Annett led a race-high 45 laps and stayed in control down the stretch to win the 2019 NASCAR Experience 300.  Teammate Justin Allgaier also served as …

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