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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Preece Still Looking for Full-Time Ride

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Ryan Preece‘s standout performance at Iowa Speedway. One year later, he’s not even entered in the race. That weekend was Preece’s breakthrough NASCAR moment, coming in just his second start for Joe Gibbs Racing. The Connecticut native led a career-high 141 laps en route to victory, his first …

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Ryan Preece Comes Up Short of Home XFINITY Victory

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

One year ago, Ryan Preece was making his first start with Joe Gibbs Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Now in 2018, he returned with two victories and an even greater fan base pointing toward his No. 18 Toyota. It almost paid off for him again in Saturday’s Lakes Region 200, as the 27-year-old started …

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Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 Qualifying Canceled Due to Rain; Lineup Set by Owner Points

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After a severe thunderstorm hit the Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR announced that they have canceled XFINITY Series qualifying for tonight’s race. A heavy shower hit the Daytona International Speedway around 2 p.m./ET. The Air Titans took to the track to begin drying, but as time began to click away, scheduled Cup qualifying time was inching …

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Entry List: Coca-Cola Firecracker 250

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Daytona International Speedway this weekend for the second time this season on Friday, July 6. 41 teams are entered this weekend, meaning one team will go home after qualifying.  There are several changes on this week’s entry list. Among top-tier teams, Shane Lee will be back in the No. …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Reviewing the Opening 10 Races of 2018

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Through the opening 10 races of the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, the slogan “names are made here” would be accurate to describe NASCAR’s top preliminary division. In case you haven’t paid any attention or have simply forgotten what has transpired in the series over the first three months of the season, there has been …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Joe Gibbs ‘Can’t See Myself Doing Something Else’

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(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

He’s a three-time Super Bowl-winning head coach. He’s a four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship-winning car owner. Oh, and he also has two XFINITY Series titles. Legendary car owner Joe Gibbs loves what he does. He thrives off the family environment he created at Joe Gibbs Racing, and for this 77-year-old, there is no …

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NASCAR 101: 10 Winners, 10 Races

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

10 races, 10 winners. That’s the case thus far in the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season as the field begins its two-week break following last weekend’s race at Dover International Speedway. Each race in 2018 has seen a different winner in Victory Lane, a combination of series regulars and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ringers …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Richmond Brings More FOX Side-by-Side Action

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Richmond Raceway put on two fairly different races last weekend.  One was going to be one of the fastest Cup races ever at Richmond until a series of late cautions.  The other was not quite as clean. Toyota Owners 400 Last weekend’s races were moved back to nighttime in response to fan input.  Well, it’s …

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Friday Faceoff: Is the Old Bristol Back?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

After early dominant driver Ryan Blaney was knocked out in a crash Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Larson led a race-high 200 laps only to be disappointed by a late-race pass for the win by Kyle Busch. What effect will the defeat have on Larson and whether he can win a different race later …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Takeaways from Bristol

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a rather wet, yet intense weekend of action at Bristol Motor Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti. Kyle Busch used the ‘ole golden chrome to nudge Kyle Larson out of the way with six laps to go en route to his second consecutive victory. While the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Is Ryan Preece So Underrated?

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Every few years, an underrated driver appears on the NASCAR radar. Sometimes, they are in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But this time around, there is a young man who is outperforming just about everyone when he straps behind the wheel of an XFINITY Series racecar. That fellow’s name is Ryan Preece, who Jeff …

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Pace Laps: Rain Ratchets Up NASCAR Competition At Bristol

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain, Rain, Please Stay? The fact NASCAR wrested 204 laps out of Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway was a minor miracle. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event was faced with a 90 percent chance of precipitation during the day; the race itself went green nearly half an hour …

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