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2021 NASCAR Rookie Roundup: How’d the New Guys (& Gal) Do?

Ty Gibbs celebrates in victory lane after winning 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Kansas, NKP

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The 2021 season has come to a close, and with it ends the rookie seasons for the newcomers to the sport. All three NASCAR national series saw at least two Rookie of the Year contenders, and in the case of the Xfinity and Camping World Truck series, there were four apiece. With over a dozen …

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2021 Xfinity Series Awards: First Time Triumphs & Late Season Rallies

Josh Berry

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This past week, NASCAR and the Xfinity Series just celebrated another successful racing season in Nashville. It’s hard to believe the season concluded one month ago with Daniel Hemric winning the championship and his first NASCAR national series victory. The 40th season of the Xfinity Series witnessed two series regulars and two series pretenders collectively …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Daniel Hemric Advances, But Late Caution Thwarts Another Victory

Daniel Hemric Martinsville 2021 Xfinity pack racing NKP

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Austin Cindric and AJ Allmendinger each entered Saturday’s (Oct. 30) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway 47 points above the cutline. Race smart and complete all the laps meant they were likely racing for a championship next weekend. After stage two, both received the notification they were locked in the Championship 4 race at …

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Which ARCA Drivers Are Ready for a Promotion?

2021 Kansas Ii Arca Ty Gibbs Championship Burnout Nkp

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When Nick Sanchez took the checkered flag to win the Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday (Oct. 23), he concluded the ARCA Menards Series season. Ty Gibbs won the title on the strength of 10 wins while Corey Heim notched six victories en route to second place. Sanchez, Thad Moffitt and Brad Smith rounded out …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kansas Provides Better Racing, New Issues for NBC Sports

Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 19, Chase Elliott’s No. 9, Alex Bowman’s No. 48 and Joey Logano’s No. 22 race four-wide at Kansas Speedway in the fall 2021 NASCAR Cup series race, NKP

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After a fairly unsatisfactory race at Texas Motor Speedway, viewers got a much more enjoyable race to watch Sunday (Oct. 24) at Kansas Speedway. However, there were problems early. Hollywood Casino 400 Knowing that the race started about 14 minutes after the Formula 1 race, then almost immediately got red-flagged due to lightning, I do …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tires, Non-Playoff Drivers Affect the Playoff Picture After Kansas

Ty Gibbs celebrates in victory lane after winning 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Kansas, NKP

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There’s no place like Kansas. Since the playoffs were introduced to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2016, Kansas Speedway has been a Round of 8 race. And every year since 2016, no fewer than five playoff drivers have suffered issues. Saturday’s (Oct. 23) Kansas Lottery 300 saw six drivers experience something that put a kink …

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Nick Sanchez Gets 1st ARCA Win, Ty Gibbs Wins Championship

2021 Kansas Ii Arca Ty Gibbs Championship Nick Sanchez Win Nkp

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Nick Sanchez went to victory lane for the first time in his ARCA Menards Series career on Saturday night (Oct. 23). Sanchez passed Ty Gibbs on a green-white-checkered restart to win the Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway. “Aero, I just tried to have a great restart,” Sanchez told MAVTV on how he won. “Winning is …

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Xfinity Championship 4 Still Up for Grabs After Kansas

AJ Allmendinger at Kansas

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Kansas City, Kansas – No one is (technically) safe. With two of three races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff’s Round of 8 completed, no driver has secured a spot in the Championship 4. You can thank the “Oprah Car.” That’s what AJ Allmendinger has dubbed Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 54 Toyota team, which won …

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Ty Gibbs Steals an Xfinity Playoff Win at Kansas

Ty Gibbs celebrates winning NASCAR Xfinity Kansas race with checkered flag, NKP

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The No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota once again showed off its rockets as Ty Gibbs cruised out front late in the final stage to secure his fourth win of the season. Gibbs became the youngest driver to get four wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Austin Cindric was the most dominant driver of the …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway

2021 ARCA Kansas Pack Racing - Kyle Sieg, No. 28 RSS Racing Chevrolet

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One more race remains for Ty Gibbs to clinch the 2021 ARCA Menards Series championship. All Gibbs must do to win it is start the Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway. So what storylines are there other than Gibbs’ inevitable title in the season finale? Gibbs has won 10 times this season, accrued the most laps …

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