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Ty Dillon Leads 1st Practice of XFINITY Season

A crash by Darrell Wallace, Jr. provided the only fireworks in an otherwise tame first practice session for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season at Daytona International Speedway, with championship contender Ty Dillon leading the way. Dillon, again the driver of the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing, topped the chart with a speed of 192.526 …

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Michael McDowell, Brian Scott Lead Wednesday Cup Practices

Surprising names topped both the third and fourth Sprint Cup Series practices on Wednesday. Michael McDowell, who needs to race his way into the Daytona 500 by finishing as the highest open driver in Thursday’s Can-Am Duels, laid down a lap of 200.17 mph during a first practice that included a lot of drafting. The …

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Ty Dillon in Talks to Sub for Tony Stewart

Could Ty Dillon be the replacement driver for Tony Stewart in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series while the three-time champion recovers from injury? Though Dillon’s name has been bandied about as a potential fill-in driving the No. 14 after the Daytona 500, an official announcement has not been made — though Dillon confirmed Tuesday at …

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Leavine Family Racing to Run Full Time with Michael McDowell, Ty Dillon

2015 Michael Mcdowell Bank Of America 500 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

Through fire and rain, Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing are back — this time for its first full-time Sprint Cup Series season, through an alliance with Richard Childress Racing. Michael McDowell and Ty Dillon will split the team’s No. 95 as it goes full time in 2016, with a fuller driver lineup to be determined later. With …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead

Larson, Kyle Victory Lane 2015 Ford Ecoboost 300 Homestead

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For much of Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300, Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch dominated the proceedings. After an early competition caution, the duo ran off and hid, and by the halfway point, less than 10 drivers were on the lead lap. By the time the third caution flew on lap 118 for Josh Reaume hitting the …

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Kyle Larson Fastest in 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 Xfinity Practice at Homestead

Kyle Larson Bank Of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

(Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

On Friday afternoon, the Xfinity Series held a 45-minute practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway ahead of Saturday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300. The rain that ended Sprint Cup practice early did not affect the session.  However, the tire wear and increased amount of rubber on the track did. Much like in Camping World Truck Series practice …

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Ty Dillon to Return to Xfinity Series, Looks to Add Full Cup Schedule in 2016

2015 Watkins Glen Nxs Ty Dillon Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Competing for the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship, Ty Dillon is looking for more in 2016. The grandson of team owner Richard Childress will return to the NXS next year, according to Dillon himself during a teleconference on Wednesday afternoon. Dillon, 23, competed in his second full season in the NXS this year, and currently …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas

2015 Xfinity Texas Brad Keselowski Victory Lane Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo Credit: Rick Lunkenheimer, Frontstretch)

After facing a quiet track all day long due to lingering weepers from morning rains that ultimately canceled all on-track activity prior to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, the Xfinity Series finally took to the track roughly 30 minutes late. In a race that featured substantially more passing and on-track action than the Camping World …

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Ty Dillon Plans Start in 2015 Homestead Cup Finale

2015 Michigan I Cup Ty Dillon Car Cia

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography, 2015

It’s been a great year for Ty Dillon, the younger brother of Austin competing for the Xfinity Series championship until the very end, and now Dillon’s 2015 will end on a high note as the Lewisville, N.C., native will drive in the season ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Dillon will drive the No. 33 …

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Eyes on Xfinity: 5 Keys to Winning the Series Championship

2015 Dover I Nxs Chris Buescher Celebrates Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

There are just four Xfinity Series races left in the 2015 season. Come Homestead in just over a month, a first-time champion will be crowned. Currently, it’s a four-driver race for the title, although Chris Buescher holds a healthy 18-point lead over Ty Dillon. Buescher, while not controlling his own destiny, likely needs to finish …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Hisense 200 at Dover

2015 Xfinity Dover 2 Nxs On Track Regan Smith Nascar Via Getty Images

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The rain played some games with the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover International Speedway on Saturday. High winds amidst a wet track highlight the Hisense 200. But when it was all said and done, Regan Smith went to Victory Lane for the second time this year. Taking advantage of a red flag due to rain …

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