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Kyle Busch Flies to 3rd XFINITY Win at IMS

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Kyle Busch is quickly become Mr. Indy across both NASCAR series that currently compete at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After winning the pole for the fourth straight year at Indy, Busch led 62 of 63 laps toward his third XFINITY Series victory at IMS, seventh of the season and 83rd of his career. “I was able …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Better Racing Leading to Higher Fan Engagement

2016 Pocono I CUP Pack Racing Turn 3 Anthony Lumbis Sr.

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis, Sr.)

One race past the halfway mark of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, the overall reception of competition has been quite positive. With closer competition and fewer negatives about the quality of the product, fans have been quite impressed with the majority of races in 2016. While the on-track product is still not where drivers …

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Iowa Winner Sam Hornish, Jr. Among Teams Penalized by NASCAR

2016 Iowa Speedway NXS Sam Hornish Jr. burnout photo credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Another race winner was hit with a penalty by NASCAR on Wednesday. Sam Hornish, Jr.’s No. 18 XFINITY Series team was among six penalized for having modified body panels. The issue was caught in post-race inspection. The No. 1 team of Elliott Sadler, No. 7 team of Justin Allgaier, No. 20 team of Erik Jones, …

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Justin Allgaier Settling In With JR Motorsports

2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series, Atlanta

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

As Justin Allgaier parked his No. 7 Chevrolet just past the start/finish line, sitting on Pocono Raceway’s pit road after qualifying, he breathed a sigh of relief — at least momentarily. A year ago, Allgaier was competing in NASCAR’s premier division, unsure of what the future would hold. However, when Clint Bowyer was announced as HScott Motorsports’ …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Wins, Weather Cuts Inaugural Pocono Green 250 Short

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[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

It has been approximately seven months since Kyle Larson pulled into Victory Lane in any of NASCAR’s premier divisions. However, that all changed Saturday for the inaugural XFINITY Series contest at Pocono Raceway. The forecast predicted that after Friday’s half-day full of rain, Saturday would have a blue, sunny sky with a slight chance of …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Sweeps XFINITY Series Practice Sessions at Pocono

2016 Atlanta NXS Kyle Busch car Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty NKP)

For the first time in XFINITY Series history, race cars logged laps on Pocono Raceway. Joe Gibbs Racing led the way, topping the charts in both practice sessions on Thursday. Practice One:  Defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch led the opening practice at 170.171 mph, over a tenth of a second faster than his closest competition, …

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Eyes on XFINITY: JR Motorsports on the Rise?

2016 Phoenix I NXS Eliott Sadler racing Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

In recent weeks, a stronger sense of parity appears to be emerging in the XFINITY Series. Thanks to Kyle Busch spending a few weeks away from NASCAR’s second-tier division, some new faces have had the opportunity to reach victory lane.  Erik Jones has notched two wins in the last five races, one of which came …

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Pace Laps: From Dragsters to Dover, Close Finishes; Wow Verstappen

2016 Dover I CUP Michael Annett crash Matthew T Thacker NKP

Sprint Cup: A Monster Show at Dover Honestly, it’s been a while since there’s been a stimulating race at Dover International Speedway. In making it one of the best races seen on the 1-mile concrete oval, Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism, however, saw frantic restarts, fabulous usage of the racing grooves and a number …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Kyle Busch’s Late Push Snatches Victory in Texas

2016 Cup Texas Kyle Busch Six Shooters Credit Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Who’s in the headline – The early leader in 2016 Cup season is Joe Gibbs Racing. The organization started the season with Denny Hamlin‘s win at Daytona and now has back-to-back wins with Kyle Busch. Busch’s recent success, coupled with his impressive consistency over the first seven races (six finishes of fourth or better) has him …

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Eyes on XFINITY: A Step Down is a Step Up for Allgaier

Justin Allgaier Darlington Cup Retro 2015 Mike Neff-096

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Justin Allgaier is back in familiar territory. After a two-year stint in the Sprint Cup Series, he has returned to the XFINITY Series to race for a championship. He finished 12th at Daytona in his first race with JR Motorsports, putting himself in contention for the win before a pit road speeding penalty doomed his chances …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Justin Allgaier

2015 Talladega II CUP Justin Allgaier CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

The 2015 season saw Justin Allgaier return to the HScott Motorsports team for a second season, this time with a teammate in tow. The growing organization, led by owner Harry Scott Jr., had a full year under its belt and came in with high hopes. But the year didn’t end up quite the way anyone …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500 at Phoenix

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500

(Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? If we learned one thing this year, it’s that with the current race car configuration, it’s hard to pass. Even if you have a fast car, making a pass is easier said than done. And while both Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson put themselves in bad positions via penalties …

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