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XFINITY Breakdown: Drive for the Cure 300

Alex Bowman- INDY

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Since being announced as the replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88, Alex Bowman has earned his share of detractors. Entering the Drive for the Cure 300, the knock has been Bowman’s winless resume in all three of NASCAR’s top national touring series. Time to go ahead and cross that criticism off the list. Bowman …

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Justin Allgaier Paces NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice from Charlotte

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Justin Allgaier ended the NASCAR XFINITY Series regular season with a win at Chicagoland. Now, he’s looking to back that up with a victory to end Round 1 of the NXS playoffs at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Allgaier kicked off the weekend atop the boards in first practice. The two-time XFINITY Series winner in 2017 lapped the …

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4 Burning Questions: How Memorable Will the Final Fall New Hampshire Race Be?

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH USA Sunday 16 July 2017 Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Busch Beer Ford Fusion and Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx Office Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

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What’s Up with New Hampshire’s Sticky Compound? New Hampshire Motor Speedway confirmed this week that the track will once again apply the same PJ1 compound used in the July event. The compound, being applied to the first and third grooves of the racetrack, was a much-hyped edition to the one-lane racetrack at which cars can …

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Eyes on XFINITY: JR Motorsports Overwhelming Favorites for Championship

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The regular season for the 2017 XFINITY Series has come and gone and one thing has remained certain since Daytona: JR Motorsports is the team to beat. Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, William Byron and Michael Annett comprise the quartet of drivers under the JRM banner. The organization has been the most consistent XFINITY team all season long, …

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Pace Laps: Championship Favorites Reign at Chicago, Josef Newgarden Wins IndyCar Title

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL USA Sunday 17 September 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota Camry celebrates his win World Copyright:Brett Moist NKP

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Importance of Execution – It ended some days and opened opportunity for others. Heck, it even had its place in the day of the race winner Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Execution is an important factor in tying one end of the race to the other, especially once the playoffs …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Hometown Party for Justin Allgaier

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Until 15 laps to go, Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series looked to be on its way to being won by yet another Cup Series regular. But an eventful restart was a breakthrough moment for Illinois native Justin Allgaier. Allgaier came out of the pits in fourth position but was …

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Justin Allgaier Takes XFINITY Race at Chicagoland

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It is not too often that dual burnouts happen after a NASCAR race, but that was the sight after the XFINITY Series’ TheHouse.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway Sept. 16 when JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler joined each other for post-race burnouts. Allgaier emerged victorious at the race for his second win of …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Anyone Win Their Way into Playoffs?

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA USA Sunday 30 April 2017 Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Haas Automation Demo Days Ford Fusion and Joey Logano, Team Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion World Copyright: Russell LaBounty NKP

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Will Anyone Will Their Way Into the Playoffs? Simply put, there are some drivers who can’t play nice, not anymore. These are the racers who are outside the playoff grid entering Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400. And in 2017, that means a must-win night is in order. That’s because the closest contender to 16th-place Jamie McMurray is …

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Justin Allgaier, Kyle Busch Top XFINITY Practices at Bristol

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series held a pair of practices on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 17) in preparation of the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 18. Justin Allgaier was the fastest man in Thunder Valley during the first session with a speed of 125.363 mph. Kyle Busch (125.134 mph), who won the Camping …

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Justin Allgaier Back on Track After Top Five at Watkins Glen

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In the midst of the party at Watkins Glen International that saw Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers dominate the Zippo 200, XFINITY Series regular Justin Allgaier quietly emerged with a fourth-place result. The finish was Allgaier’s fifth top five and ninth top 10 of the season. Coming off his seventh-place finish here last season, the …

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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Wins First Indianapolis Attempt

William Byron-Indy

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Before Friday, William Byron had never visited the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But from the moment his car unloaded off the truck, the driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevy proved he would be a factor. With the new aerodynamic package, as well as adding restrictor plates to an XFINITY Series event at the Brickyard, all of JRM’s cars …

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Justin Allgaier: ‘I Screwed Myself There’

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

A day of potential turned into a nightmare for Justin Allgaier. In Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a strategy move took Allgaier’s No. 7 JR Motorsports team from the top to the bottom in a matter of seconds, as they chose to pit from the race lead near the end of Stage …

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