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AJ Allmendinger Wins Charlotte ROVAL in Last 2019 Xfinity Start

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In his last scheduled start of 2019, AJ Allmendinger delivered what Kaulig Racing team owner Matt Kaulig hired him to do: win. Allmendinger aced some late restarts to win the 2019 Drive for the Cure 250 at the Charlotte ROVAL on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 28). It is Allmendinger’s third career NASCAR Xfinity Series win, but …

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Christopher Bell, AJ Allmendinger Lead NASCAR Xfinity Practice Sessions at Charlotte ROVAL

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Christopher Bell and AJ Allmendinger led two practice sessions Friday afternoon (Sept. 27) for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive For The Cure 250. In first practice, it was Bell who had the top speed of 98.853 mph. Cindric was second followed by Allmendinger, Garrett Smithley and Chase Briscoe rounding out the top-five drivers. There were …

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AJ Allmendinger Nabs Xfinity Series Pole at Road America

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AJ Allmendinger posted the fastest lap in the final round of qualifying to win the pole for Saturday’s CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road America. His lap speed of 109.792 mph was four tenths of a second faster than Monster Energy Series Cup regular Matt DiBenedetto, who will start on the front row beside Allmendinger. This …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR Road Ringers Still Matter in the Xfinity Series

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Did You Notice?… Not a single road course ringer entered the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International? An event that was once littered with part-time entries had just one unchartered car, the No. 96 of Gaunt Brothers Racing, when the Cup race rolled off Aug. 4. These tracks that were once looked …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Wishes All Races Were Road Course Races

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There’s been plenty of discussion this year about how there are less road course ringers in NASCAR now than in years past, but maybe we had one lurking among the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars all along and didn’t even realize it. Austin Cindric sure looked the part again this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, …

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Justin Haley, Jack Hawksworth Fastest in Xfinity Practice Sessions at Mid-Ohio

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For the second consecutive week, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is going road course racing and Justin Haley and Jack Hawksworth flexed their muscles Friday (Aug. 9) by leading the two practice sessions at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In the first practice, it was Haley securing the top spot with a lap of 95.201 mph. Haley …

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Entry List: B&L Transport 170 at Mid-Ohio

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For the second weekend in a row, the NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to a road course where drivers will have to navigate through left and right hand turns. This week’s location? Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and with 38 cars on the initial entry list, all drivers will qualify, barring any entry list changes. AJ Allmendinger …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Another Week, Another New Winner at Watkins Glen

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The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season is starting to take on the feel of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign. It’s had a Big Three that dominated early, claiming an outsized share of the race wins. But as spring has turned to summer, other drivers have started loosening up their stranglehold, and Watkins …

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AJ Allmendinger Disqualified After Near-Win at Watkins Glen

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BREAKING: AJ Allmendinger has been disqualified after his car failed the post-race inspection for rear-height violation. The second-place finish has been thrown out, and he is instead credited with a 37th place. Christopher Bell is now credited with second place. I can go into a full description of why it was low from contact early …

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Austin Cindric Outduels AJ Allmendinger to Win Watkins Glen

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In what was a back-and-forth affair in the final two laps, Austin Cindric beat AJ Allmendinger to win his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 3). Cindric and Allmendinger battled vigorously, exchanging the lead multiple times in the final laps via bump and runs, with Cindric gaining …

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NASCAR 101: Road Course Winners Without Wins Anywhere Else

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You may have heard of a road course ringer: a non-NASCAR driver who is brought in to the series solely for his road-course skills. However, not all drivers who only have a road-course win have been part-timers. Some have been Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity, and Gander Outdoors Truck Series regulars. NASCAR has an extensive road …

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AJ Allmendinger Running at Watkins Glen for Kaulig Racing

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AJ Allmendinger will be adding a fifth race to his 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule with Kaulig Racing, the team announced with a Twitter video on Wednesday morning (July 17). This extra race will be the Zippo 200 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on Saturday, Aug. 3 (3 p.m. ET on NBC). ‼️ …

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