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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Edges to the Lead Late at Fontana

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(Photo: Anthony Lumbis Sr.)

Native to California, Kyle Larson always steps up his game going back home to Auto Club Speedway. On Saturday, he paced the field for 20 circuits en route to his victory, the first time he’s ever won at the same track twice. Late in the race Larson had fresher tires than Joey Logano, catching him …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Takes a Bow Late in Race to Win Atlanta

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

After winning the pole for Saturday’s Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch was a non-factor for much of the race, hovering inside the top five. Other Cup Series veterans, such as Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski, went on to dominate the majority of the event. It was the first start for the No. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Daniel Hemric Describes Dream Ride With RCR

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2017 is all about hitting the marks on a new playing field for NASCAR XFINITY Series rookie Daniel Hemric. After two full-time seasons in the Camping World Truck Series, he graduated to the sport’s second-tier division with high expectations thanks to a high level of consistency on the racetrack. Hemric, 26, is competing with Richard Childress …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Deals with New Rules, Constant Wrecking

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Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP

Finally, the season is underway.  Sadly, the three races last weekend ended up being the wreckfests that I feared.  The damaged vehicle policy created a real mess as teams weren’t allowed to fully fix their cars.  As far as I’m concerned, having that policy goes against the whole idea of getting drivers to race harder.  …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 5 Things to Watch for in 2017

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Coming off a season that saw the inaugural Chase for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship, year two of the format has a lot of hype behind it. Over the off-season, NASCAR announced enhancements that would be implemented throughout the top three touring divisions, not just the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The enhancements will reward teams …

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NASCAR Mailbox: The Next Breed of XFINITY Series Racers Is Coming

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

As the 2016 NASCAR season comes to a close, the driver line-ups for each of the top three divisions are falling into place. For the XFINITY Series, 2017 will feature plenty of changes, including a handful of rookies advancing from the Camping World Truck Series. Among the new names in the will be Cole Custer …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Round of 16 Can Hurt Race Broadcasts

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Last weekend in NASCAR was fairly interesting out on New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  For the most part, the Room of Doom didn’t play that much of a role (unless your name was John Hunter Nemechek). The Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck series were both in action at New Hampshire, and we saw two different …

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RCR Adds Daniel Hemric to 2017 XFINITY Series Roster

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On Friday night, Daniel Hemric used a strong second-place run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Chicagoland Speedway to clinch himself into the Chase. Less than 24 hours later, Hemric found himself standing alongside Richard Childress to announce a move up to the XFINITY Series in 2017. Richard Childress Racing announced on Saturday …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Wins as Chase Field Is Set at Chicagoland Speedway

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In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 0.139 seconds ahead of Daniel Hemric to score his second win of the season in Friday night’s American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Toyota survived a 14-minute red flag and a flurry of late-race restarts to head to Victory Lane. …

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John Wes Townley, Daniel Hemric Lead the Way in Chicagoland Truck Practices

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KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 06: John Wes Townley, driver of the #05 Jive Communications Chevrolet, wins the Keystone Light Pole Award during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 6, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

John Wes Townley led the opening practice of a pivotal weekend at Chicagoland Speedway for the Camping World Truck Series at a speed of 175.182 mph. Townley, winless on the season, is in a must-win scenario in order to make the inaugural Chase for the championship in the Truck Series. Five-time winner and championship leader …

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Brad Keselowski: “Daniel Hemric Capable of Being Elite Sprint Cup Driver”

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For a team owner, nothing can match the excitement of having a talented driver who can’t escape the desire to win. For Brad Keselowski, his two-truck team in the Camping World Truck Series features two-time winner Tyler Reddick and Daniel Hemric, who is moving toward a first victory in the series. In fact, Friday night’s Buckle …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Iowa Puts Trucks and XFINITY on Display

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Sprint Cup teams took last weekend off in order to relax.  However, even without Cup drivers (Brad Keselowski being an exception to the rule), it was an incredibly busy weekend with Formula One in Azerbaijan, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and two big races in Iowa. American Ethanol E15 250 Sunday’s XFINITY Series race …

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