Race Weekend Central

4 Burning Questions: Homestead

Nascar Xfinity Series

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For the fifth year, the NASCAR playoffs will conclude with a championship race, the third that it will happen across all three national touring series. The rules of a championship race are fairly straight forward: the highest finishing driver among the final four playoff drivers will end the night as champion of their respective series. …

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Daniel Hemric Brings Experience, But Not an Unfair Advantage, To The Table

#21: Daniel Hemric, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro South Point Hotel & Casino Nascar Xfinity Series

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On Saturday afternoon, Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric is looking to make amends.  Last year, Hemric raced his way into the Championship 4 and qualified well for the Ford EcoBoost 300.  Then, the battery turned traitor early in the race.  That was curtains for any chances Hemric could have had at the title.  This year, …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Championship 4

2018 Phoenix Ism Zach Catanzareti Christopher Bell

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The XFINITY series has raced 32 times this season and just four drivers remain in contention for the championship. In a peculiar happenstance, the win woulds all be their first series title. The four drivers making up this year’s Championship 4 are Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick. A pair of rookies …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Previewing NASCAR Championship Weekend

Homestead Cup Racing

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It’s a fun Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti break down all things Phoenix while previewing Championship Weekend in Homestead. With wins last weekend at ISM Raceway, Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell and Brett Moffitt punched their tickets to battle for a championship in the Cup, XFINITY and Truck series, respectively. Collectively, we break down the Cup …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Cole Custer Punches Ticket to Homestead, Wins Chaotic Race at Texas

#00: Cole Custer, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Autodesk Drives Under The Checkered Flag To Win

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After a tough first week in the Round of 8 at Kansas Speedway two weeks ago (Oct. 20), Cole Custer likely needed to win in order to race for an XFINITY Series championship this season. That’s exactly what he did in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Custer began the race from …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Run a Mid-Week Cup Race?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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Last-lap contact from Joey Logano at Martinsville Speedway’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race left Martin Truex Jr rather unhappy. Does the fact that there was a spot in the Championship 4 on the line change the way drivers should race each other for a win? Zach Gillispie: I sure hope not. The opportunity to …

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Daniel Hemric Penalized for Height Violation

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NASCAR released their weekly Penalty Report on Wednesday (Oct. 24).  It’s bad news for Daniel Hemric. After finishing second in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, Hemric’s No. 21 Chevrolet measured too low in the left front corner.  NASCAR has assessed an L1-level penalty against the team.  As a result, crew chief Danny Stockman …

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XFINITY Breakdown: John Hunter Nemechek Captures 1st Win in Wild Race at Kansas, Heartbreak for Daniel Hemric

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Expectations were high for John Hunter Nemechek when he was announced as the driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet for the majority of the 2018 season. The youngster lived up to those expectations in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, winning his first career XFINITY Series race. Nemechek began the race …

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John Hunter Nemechek Claims 1st Career XFINITY Win at Kansas

2018 Kansas Nxs John Hunter Nemechek Burnout Nigel Kinrade Photography

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John Hunter Nemechek became the third driver this season to park the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro in Victory Lane for Chip Ganassi Racing, winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. It was his first NXS win for his career and the sixth for Ganassi in 2018. #ChipLikesWinners@JHNemechek | #KSL300 pic.twitter.com/32h3QqzbvV — Kansas …

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Daniel Hemric Scores Hollywood Casino 300 XFINITY Pole at Kansas Speedway

2017 Texas Ii Nxs Daniel Hemric Christopher Bell Jared C Tilton Getty Images For Texas Motor Speedway

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Playoff drivers Daniel Hemric and Christopher Bell will lead the NASCAR XFINITY Series field to the green flag in Saturday afternoon’s Hollywood Casino 300 at Kansas Speedway. Hemric’s 183.955 mph lap was enough to give him his fourth pole this season in the first race to set the Championship 4. #SoundOn for your #KSL300 pole …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Daniel Hemric Describes Ins and Outs of Dover

#21: Daniel Hemric, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro South Point Hotel & Casino Nascar Xfinity Series

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It’s a fun, and entertaining (hopefully) Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the duo of Dustin Albino and Mike Neff join NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Daniel Hemric to discuss the weekend of racing at the Monster Mile — Dover International Speedway. Hemric grabbed the pole for the XFINITY race and led 23 laps en route to a Stage 2 victory. However, the No. …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Makes History at Dover

Nascar Xfinity Series

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From the moment the XFINITY Series took to Dover International Speedway on Friday (Oct. 5), Christopher Bell turned fast laps. He repeated that on Saturday en route to winning the Bar Harbor 200. In qualifying, Bell didn’t win the pole, though did grab the second position. It took the No. 20 car until the exit of …

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