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NASCAR 101: The 4 Drivers Attempting to Make Their 2017 XFINITY Debuts at Charlotte

2015 Xfinity Iowa 31 July - 1 August, 2015, Newton, Iowa USA  Cale Conley ©2015, Brett Moist NKP

(Photo: Brett Moist NKP)

Well, this sure hasn’t happened lately. For the first time since toward the beginning point of the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, there are quite a few new faces filling out the entry list for this weekend’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Not that the series has been hurting for different blood. In each race …

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Cale Conley Plots XFINITY Series Return

Cale Conley Charlotte Xfinity 2015 Mike Neff

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

After a season away, Cale Conley is returning to the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Conley, who has 41 races under his belt in the second-tier NASCAR series over two seasons, will pilot the No. 24 for JGL Racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway in two weekends (May 27) as the newest addition to the team’s Young Guns program. …

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Pace Laps: Revenge, Free Agency, and Champions Crowned

NHRA 2015 Las Vegas Erica Enders celebrates championship courtesy NHRA Media

Photo Credit: NHRA Media

Sprint Cup Series: They’re at it again. Just as Joey Logano had visions a fourth consecutive win of 2015 and first at Martinsville Speedway, Matt Kenseth came back on track multiple laps down and all the eyes turned to the other yellow car of Kenseth. Heated from the Kansas spin off Logano’s bumper two weeks …

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Cale Conley Out at TriStar Motorsports

2015 Dover I NXS Cale Conley car CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Another young driver will be sidelined due to lack of sponsorship this season: Cale Conley. Godfather Motorsports reports that Conley, 23, won’t drive the No. 14 TriStar Motorsports Toyota at the final three Xfinity Series races of the season, citing lack of funds. Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America had sponsored the car in 28 of 30 races …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Cale Conley on Home Schooling, Aerodynamics and Hairstyle

Cale Conley Charlotte Xfinity 2015 Mike Neff

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Cale Conley comes from Vienna, West Virginia and started his racing career in go-karts before migrating to quarter midgets where he won multiple races, championships and regional titles. The next step in his career found him in Kenyon USAC Midgets. After notching several triumphs there he made the migration to Outlaw Sprint Cars, spending a full …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona

2015 Daytona II NXS Austin Dillon victory lane CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

After a somewhat shaky start to the evening due to rains delaying the start to nearly 9 p.m. and a couple of early incidents slowing the pace, the Subway Firecracker 250 settled into a very nice rhythm Saturday night. Brian Scott led early and often from the outside pole. While polesitter Daniel Suarez did lead …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Wheels Turn to Wings at Tommy Baldwin Racing

2015 Tommy Baldwin Racing Go Baby Go credit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

Sometimes there’s more to racing than cars going in circles as fast as they can. That was the case on Wednesday at the Tommy Baldwin Racing shop in Mooresville, N.C., on Tuesday (May 12), where a team, a sponsor and an organization came together to give some children a special gift: freedom. Many factors can …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Evaluating the Rookie Battle, 9 Races In

2015 Las Vegas NXS Daniel Suarez car credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(NASCAR via Getty Images)

Youth is in the air. NASCAR’s future continues to show signs of fresh faces, along with a new generation of fans entering the sport. With so many drivers working through the rankings, opportunities have presented themselves for a select few to race against some of the best racers NASCAR has to offer. The elusive Sunoco …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas

2015 Texas I NNS Erik Jones wins credit NASCAR via Getty Images

Photo Credit: NASCAR via Getty Images

Last spring’s O’Reilly 300 featured a first-time Xfinity Series winner in Chase Elliott, who set a record as the youngest driver to take the checkered flag first. This year, it was Erik Jones who scored his first career win and became the second youngest winner in the Xfinity Series at 18 years, 10 months and …

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Going By the Numbers: NASCAR’s Newbie Cup Runneth Over in 2014

2014 Michigan II CUP Austin Dillon car CIA

(Credit: CIA Stock Photography)

The 2014 season is over, and NASCAR’s gained the highest degree of attention – positive or otherwise – it’s received in years. And yet, you’re not happy. That’s certainly the case for many fans and viewers of the sport, who look at the experiment that was the new Chase format with disdain, even outrage. The …

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Nationwide Breakdown: VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky

2014 Chicago NNS Brendan Gaughan II CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Underdogs have a way of hitting emotions. Brendan Gaughan was the underdog of underdogs on Saturday evening. After Ty Dillon dominated much of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway, multiple late-race cautions gave his Richard Childress Racing teammate the advantage. Gaughan, 39, running his first full year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series since 2010, visited to …

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