Race Weekend Central

NASCAR Mailbox: Who Could be the Next First-Time Winner in the Xfinity Series?

2019 Las Vegas I Nxs Jeremy Clements Ryan Sieg Racing Nkp

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This year, we have seen the Xfinity Series start off with some surprises, with some underdogs performing unexpectedly well. Michael Annett scored his first career win in the season opener at Daytona, much to the surprise of many, and the trend of good runs has continued for him as well. Two of these drivers who …

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The Underdog House: The Other Side of the Neon Garage

2019 Atlanta Cup Chris Buescher Racing Nkp

Top of The Class Once again, JTG Daugherty Racing’s Chris Buescher was the top underdog in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While he wasn’t able to secure a top-10 finish, he did bring the No. 37 Chevrolet across the stripe in 18th place. There were plenty of unknowns going into the race …

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Ryan Sieg Scores Top 10 at Las Vegas: ‘It’s a real momentum builder’

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Ryan Sieg earned his 11th career top 10 finish in Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo/Davey Segal)

Ryan Sieg prides himself on doing more with less. For a moment or two, it looked like the Tucker, Georgia native was on his way to his second top five in three races. But a speeding penalty sent Sieg back outside the top 10. After surviving a couple late-race crashes and adjusting on the No. …

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The Underdog House: Marching On Atlanta

2019 Atlanta Cup Chris Buescher Racing Nkp

Top of The Class For the second time in 2019, JTG Daugherty Racing put a driver in the top 10 at the end of the weekend’s Cup event. This time, it was Chris Buescher carrying the torch for the organization at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as he brought the No. 37 Chevrolet across the stripe in …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Daytona Brings Differing Events, Questions for FOX Sports

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Michael McDowell and others were overlooked in the brief post-race coverage (credit: Frontstretch)

Speedweeks is now complete.  You ended up with three very different races at Daytona International Speedway.  Some of it was enjoyable, some not so much.  Regardless, we have a number of different things to look at this week. Daytona 500 The good news coming out of the event dubbed The Great American Race by Ken …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Michael Annett Wins Lackluster Race at Daytona

Based off opening practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday’s (Feb. 16) race looked like it was going to be a thriller. But once the green flag flew, it was far from action packed. After going single file through the first two stages, it was expected the final stage would be …

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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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Jeff Green, Ryan Sieg Returning to RSS Racing in 2019, Hoping to Find Funding for 3rd Car

2018 Xfinity Dover Zach Catanzareti Jeff Green

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Ryan Sieg and 2000 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Jeff Green told Frontstretch this week they will both return to RSS Racing in 2019 for the full Xfinity season. The team is hoping to find funding to run a third car as the underdog operation looks to remain competitive in the sport’s second-tier division. Sieg, 31, is coming off …

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2018 Xfinity Series Review: Midpack Teams

2018 Pocono Zach Catanzareti Xfinity Jeremy Clements

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While all eyes were focused on teams in the playoffs, some of the best racing in the field came in the middle of the Xfinity Series field, where teams are scrounging for positions, knowing that an additional finishing position could be the difference in getting an extra set of tires or more sponsorship the following …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kansas NASCAR Weekend Produced Tough Challenges for NBC Sports

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Going into Sunday’s (Oct. 21) Hollywood Casino 400, it was a little difficult to figure out what we were going to see.  The first two races of the weekend at Kansas Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval produced a number of crashes for various reasons.  ARCA cars tend to be a bit squirrelly at intermediate tracks; Friday night’s …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams See Toughest NASCAR Race of 2018 at Richmond

2018 Cup Richmond Zach Catanzareti Michael Mcdowell

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Think Small This weekend at Richmond Raceway stood in stark contrast to the previous weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, where 12 cautions flew at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This time, the 0.750-mile track in Saturday night’s (Sep. 23) Federated Auto Parts 400 came out quiet with only one non-stage caution flying on …

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Christopher Bell, Elliott Sadler Top Darlington XFINITY Practices

2018 Xfinity Darlington Zach Catanzareti Christopher Bell

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Friday afternoon brought XFINITY teams out to play for two hours on the slick high banks at Darlington Raceway.  Joe Gibbs Racing’s Christopher Bell turned in a lap at 169.356 mph on his final lap of the first session to lead the day. Practice No. 1 Christopher Bell made a late run during the first …

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