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Ryan Preece to Return to Joe Gibbs Racing for Kentucky XFINITY Race

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Ryan Preece, one of the feel-good stories of the 2017 NASCAR season, is already reaping the benefits of his win at Iowa Speedway. The 2013 Whelen Modified Tour champion told NBC he will return to pilot Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota in the Sept. 23 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The start will …

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Eyes on XFINITY: More Standalone Events, Please

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If you happened to miss Saturday’s action-packed barn-burner XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway, go through some archives and find it. Unreal. While sitting in the Pocono Raceway media center, everyone was on the edges of their seats throughout the entire race, but more so for the finale. Phrases such as ‘holy shit” and “that …

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Did You Notice?: Kurt Busch’s Daytona 500 Win Distracts From Difficult Season at Stewart-Haas Racing

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Did You Notice? … That despite his Daytona 500 victory, Kurt Busch is having one of the more disappointing seasons of his NASCAR career? In the wake of reports Stewart-Haas Racing will decline his option for 2018,  it’s notable to stop and consider that. When Busch first signed with SHR in 2014, it took awhile to build …

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NASCAR Mailbox: How Far will Ryan Preece’s win Propel Him?

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When a XFINITY Series regular wins a XFINITY race, it’s a pretty big deal nowadays. It sounds like an oxymoron, but when you have the likes of former Cup champions in Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick and others running almost every week, it makes those victories that much more special. But what Ryan Preece did …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Gets That Monkey Off His Back

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Last Lap the Sweetest for Kyle Busch – It took 1,114 laps led for Kyle Busch to turn into Victory Lane in 2017. Starting from pole for the fifth time this season, Busch led the most laps in Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway (74), surviving a 55-lap green-flag run to the end …

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Ryan Preece Earns 1st XFINITY Series Win at Iowa

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NASCAR fans who watched the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season probably wouldn’t have expected Ryan Preece in Victory Lane in an XFINITY event anytime soon. That’s no knock on Preece’s driving ability, just his circumstances. In his first full-time season in a NASCAR national series, Preece finished 17th in points for Johnny Davis’ No. 01 …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ryan Preece Relishing His Big Chance with Joe Gibbs Racing

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Ryan Preece finished second two weeks ago at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, capping off one of the more popular runs in 2017 for the XFINITY Series. Preece was hometown racer getting his first start with a premier team at his home track. Throw in the fact he ran up front for the entirety of the Overton’s …

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US Cellular 250 Presented by American Ethanol Entry List

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While the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series are in Long Pond, Penn. this weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series will be in America’s Heartland at Iowa Speedway for the US Cellular 250 Presented by American Ethanol. For a change, there are zero MENCS regulars on the preliminary entry list (which includes …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The PJ1 Trackbite Dominates NASCAR at Loudon

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Last weekend, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and XFINITY Series teams descended upon New Hampshire Motor Speedway for a now-traditional July weekend of speed.  Given the track’s typical single groove nature, PJ1 TrackBite was laid down in the turns.  Did it have an effect on the races?  Yes.  Did it also affect the broadcasts?  Oh …

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Pace Laps: A Massive Weekend at New Hampshire for JGR and Josef Newgarden’s Big IndyCar Win

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Roller coaster of a Day for JGR – You may not find a more adventurous day for Joe Gibbs Racing all season than Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. That’s because one JGR driver scored the win, another lost the trophy late, the third brought it home in a solid position and …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Wins But Ryan Preece Shines in Season Debut

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In what started out to as the Kyle and Brad show, Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing pit crew executed on the final pit stop, en route to his second consecutive victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the XFINITY Series. Not as dominating as 2016, leading 190 of 200 laps, Busch paced the …

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Kyle Busch Beats Ryan Preece by 10 Seconds for XFINITY Loudon Victory

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The race victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway seemed to be in Brad Keselowski’s hands… and then it slipped out the hands of the No. 22 gas man. During the race’s final pit stops with 31 laps to go, Keselowski was given a stop-and-go penalty after a gas can left the pit box. Kyle Busch …

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