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Josh Berry Breaks Through at Martinsville, Secures First Career Xfinity Win

Josh Berry and Ty Gibbs racing at Phoenix, 3/13/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It took almost 48 hours, but for Josh Berry, the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Cook Out 250 was worth the wait at Martinsville Speedway. In his fifth season competing part-time in the sport’s penultimate level, Berry emerged from a Friday night rain delay with the fastest car Sunday (April 11) to win in his 13th career …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Track Rotation Not the Worst Idea

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Folds Of Honor Quik Trip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga Usa Sunday 25 February 2018 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Jimmy John's Ford Fusion, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roush Fenway Racing, Ford Ford Fusion, And Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Axalta Chevrolet Camaro World Copyright: Barry Cantrell Nkp

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Did You Notice?… Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of a handful of tracks to gain back a second NASCAR date in the modern era after losing it? AMS will run its first NASCAR Cup Series race of 2021 this weekend (March 21) before the sport makes a return trip on July 11. There’s a lot of …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Survives Chaotic Final Restart, Wins in Phoenix

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To say restarts on the current Phoenix Raceway configuration are crazy, especially late-race restarts, is putting it lightly. While pandemonium unfolded behind Austin Cindric in the Call 811 Before You Dig 200 on Saturday (March 13), Justin Allgaier in the final made a move on his outside, entering turn one on the final restart with …

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Austin Cindric Dominates in the Desert, Wins at Phoenix

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Austin Cindric continued his NASCAR Xfinity Series win streak at Phoenix Raceway, dominating the Call 811 Before You Dig 200 on Saturday afternoon (March 13). Cindric won the race after leading 119 laps and avoiding all the chaos on the two-lap shootout. Ty Gibbs, Brandon Brown, Riley Herbst and AJ Allmendinger rounded out the top five. …

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Ty Gibbs Gets Redemption in ARCA Phoenix Race

2021 ARCA Phoenix Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Victory Lane (Credit: NKP)

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Last year, Ty Gibbs led a race-high amount of laps in the inaugural ARCA Menards Series race at Phoenix Raceway but ultimately came up short. This time, Gibbs dominated the 2021 General Tire 150 on Friday night (March 12), leading 124 of the 150 laps, en route to his first ARCA win of this season. …

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ARCA Phoenix Qualifying Canceled, Ty Gibbs on Pole

2021 ARCA Phoenix Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Pole (Credit: NKP)

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Inclement weather forced ARCA Menards Series officials to cancel qualifying for the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway on Friday evening (March 12). As a result, the lineup was set via the rule book, so Ty Gibbs will start first. Gibbs gets the pole after posting the fastest time in the lone practice session earlier …

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Ty Gibbs Paces ARCA Practice at Phoenix

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Ty Gibbs is fast once again. The 18-year-old posted the fast lap in Friday’s (March 12) practice session for the General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway, which is a combination race between the ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA Menards Series West. Gibbs’ No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry clocked in with a best …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 General Tire 150 at Phoenix

2020 ARCA Phoenix Pack Racing - Tanner Gray, No. 17 David Gilliland Racing Ford (Credit: NKP)

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After a nearly month-long wait since the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, the ARCA Menards Series heads to Phoenix Raceway for Friday night’s (March 12) General Tire 150. Following Corey Heim‘s dominant win at Daytona, the 18-year-old Marietta, Georgia native and his competitors race over to Avondale, Arizona for 150 laps around this 1-mile …

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Did You Notice?: Hendrick Motorsports is the New Face of NASCAR Youth Movement

Alex Bowman talks with Rick Hendrick before 2021 NASCAR Cup Race at Homestead Photo NKP

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Did You Notice?… NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon retired in November 2015 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a shot at the Cup Series championship. He was 44 years old. Just five years later, William Byron trounced the field at that same track Sunday (Feb. 28) to take Gordon’s former No. 24 car to victory lane at …

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2-Headed Monster: Does Ty Gibbs’ Meteoric Rise Leave Kyle Busch Vulnerable at Joe Gibbs Racing?

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#54: Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Monster Energy, celebrates after winning the Super Start Batteries 188 at Daytona

Last weekend, the Daytona International Speedway road course had a lot of interesting storylines. Perhaps the biggest occurred during the NASCAR Xfinity Series event when 18-year-old Ty Gibbs took the checkered flag in his first career start in the series. Gibbs’ early success is not a fluke. He has dominated the ARCA Menards Series in …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ty Gibbs Talks Breakthrough Xfinity Win, Bell Earns First Cup Victory

Ty Gibbs Celebrates in Victory Lane 2021 Daytona Road Xfinity, Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Ty Gibbs made history at Daytona International Speedway, becoming the sixth driver to ever win in their Xfinity Series debut and the first to do so with no prior national series experience. Not too shabby for an 18-year-old, right? Gibbs joins Davey Segal this week to discuss his breakthrough victory with Joe Gibbs Racing, how …

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Did You Notice?: A Cautionary Tale on NASCAR Road Courses

Yellow Flag: Caution

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Did You Notice? … This year’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the Daytona International Speedway road course ran 12 of its 70 laps under caution? It adds up to 17% of Sunday’s race (Feb. 21), with only one green-flag run lasting more than 10 laps. The eight cautions were more than any road race outside of …

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