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XFINITY Breakdown: Daniel Suarez Rolls to Victory at Dover

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Daniel Suarez continued a strong season and a good start to the Chase by winning the Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway.  The race was originally scheduled to run on Saturday afternoon, but persistent rain pushed the event back to Sunday morning.  With the Sprint Cup race set to run later, Suarez was Sunday’s …

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Daniel Suarez Tames Monster Mile with 2nd XFINITY Win

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Despite a cloudy and gray morning at Dover International Speedway, Daniel Suarez shimmered bright in Sunday’s rain-postponed Drive Sober 200, taking the victory in dominating fashion by leading 123 of 200 laps en route to his second win in his XFINITY Series career. Punching his ticket to the Round of 8 in the series’ first …

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2-Headed Monster: Which Inaugural Chase Will Be More Intriguing, Trucks or XFINITY?

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When NASCAR announced it was expanding its Chase playoff system to the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series earlier this year, fans weren’t sure how to react. On one hand, the Chase awards a championship based on the performance of seven races, and many wonder whether that cheapens the championship. On the other hand, …

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Rain Halts Opening XFINITY Series Practice at Chicagoland Speedway

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A large rain storm has stalled opening NASCAR XFINITY Series practice for the final race of the regular season at Chicagoland Speedway. Series regulars got just over 20 minutes to try to dial in their cars before a large storm cell descended upon the Joliet, Illinois facility. Daniel Suarez‘s 30.475-second lap sat atop the charts …

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Elliott Sadler Outlasts Denny Hamlin for 1st Darlington Victory

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Elliott Sadler, leading the most laps of the afternoon at Darlington Raceway, almost threw the victory away… twice. With two laps to go in Saturday’s VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200, it was Sadler who brushed the wall in turn two, giving hard-charging Denny Hamlin a shot to steal the win. “Those last two …

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Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones Collide in Late Crash at Bristol

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After running inside of the top 5 for much of the night, Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones found themselves out of contention after colliding late at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mired in the back half of the top 10 following pit stops and varying strategies on the half-mile Tennessee oval, Jones and …

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Daniel Suarez Leads the Way in XFINITY Practice at Bristol

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Like most weeks in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Joe Gibbs Racing led the way in opening practice Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway. This time it was Daniel Suarez who paced the session at 126.046 mph, a day after leading 77 laps in the Camping World Truck Series race. Earlier this season Suarez placed sixth in the …

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Daniel Suarez on Top of Second Bristol Truck Series Practice

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The second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice from Bristol Motor Speedway resulted in a one-groove racing surface — and track-record speeds. Daniel Suarez laid down a 14.820 second lap, which demolishes the official track qualifying record of Ken Schrader in 2004 of 15.118 seconds. Suarez wasn’t the only one to beat the official record, …

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Daniel Suarez Posts First Top-10 Finish on a Road Course at Watkins Glen

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While Joey Logano dominated the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International, leading 67 laps en route to his second victory in as many seasons at the track, Daniel Suarez was the best of the rest in terms of the XFINITY Series drivers. Suarez paced the field for six circuits, the most of any other driver …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN App Missing NASCAR’s Speed

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Rain delays are brutal in NASCAR for a bunch of reasons.  It kills exposure for the race, for one.  For us at Frontstretch, it messes up our article schedule for days on end.  But for all the frustration she causes some good can always come out of Mother Nature’s wrath.  For example, certain drivers that might …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Erik Jones & Daniel Suarez Taking Opposite Paths to the Chase

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Halfway through the 2016 XFINITY Series season, there are two drivers who stand out as the biggest championship contenders.  Those drivers are the Joe Gibbs Racing duo of Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez.  Both are among the lucky few regulars who have won a race this year.  Jones has won twice, at Bristol and Dover.  Suarez, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Crushes the Field Again


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Kyle Busch’s Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was all about the numbers.  He started at the front of the field in position number one.  He led 190 of 200 laps, and even cleared 17,000 laps led in his XFINITY career.  A series of pit stops for two tires kept him at the top of …

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