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Eyes on XFINITY: Has Elliott Sadler Finally Found the Right Team?

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Believe it or not, Elliott Sadler has not won an XFINITY race in two years.  The site of that last victory is Talladega Superspeedway, where the NXS drivers will race this weekend.  Sadler will be one of many drivers hoping to take advantage of the opportunity that restrictor plate racing brings for surprise winners.  While it would …

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Inside Texas Motor Speedway’s Parity Streak

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If you could sum up all of the changes that NASCAR has made to the cars, the series, the rules in the last 15 years in one word, it would be parity. It’s no fun to see one driver dominate the win column like Jeff Gordon did in the 1990s. It’s no fun to see …

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Five Points to Ponder: Dissecting Cole’s Terrific Tweet & Busch’s Recovery

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ONE: Tweet of the Year I have to start out this week with a comment on what might already be the tweet of the 2016 season and given the likely volume of 140-character missives to come over the next nine months from the NASCAR community that’s quite the statement at this early stage. “I guess @joeylogano …

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Did You Notice? … The Band’s Back Together

Did You Notice? … That the old band’s back together again? That’s the hidden story surrounding Cole Pearn’s suspension this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. Pearn, crew chief for Martin Truex, Jr.’s No. 78 Toyota for Furniture Row Racing, was issued the suspension after the team was given notice pre-race for roof-flap issues in back-to-back …

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Eyes on XFINITY: A Step Down is a Step Up for Allgaier

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Justin Allgaier is back in familiar territory. After a two-year stint in the Sprint Cup Series, he has returned to the XFINITY Series to race for a championship. He finished 12th at Daytona in his first race with JR Motorsports, putting himself in contention for the win before a pit road speeding penalty doomed his chances …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Chase Elliott Chasing History At Daytona

Chase Elliott will start Sunday as the youngest pole winner in Daytona 500 history. Saturday, the 20-year-old proved why he’s ready to graduate to NASCAR’s top level full-time. Elliott drove a masterful race down the stretch in the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevy, taking the lead from Joey Logano on lap 107 and then using teammate …

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Chase Elliott Edges Joey Logano for XFINITY Win at Daytona

There’s nothing like a photo finish to kick off the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2016. Chase Elliott, following multiple heart-stopping blocking maneuvers in the closing laps, nipped Joey Logano at the line to win the Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway. The victory is the fifth of the 20-year-old’s NXS career and first at …

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Kyle Larson Fastest in 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 Xfinity Practice at Homestead

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On Friday afternoon, the Xfinity Series held a 45-minute practice session at Homestead-Miami Speedway ahead of Saturday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300. The rain that ended Sprint Cup practice early did not affect the session.  However, the tire wear and increased amount of rubber on the track did. Much like in Camping World Truck Series practice …

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Elliott Sadler Will Join JR Motorsports in 2016

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One piece of the JR Motorsports roster is officially set for 2016. Veteran Elliott Sadler and long-time sponsor OneMain Financial will join the multi-car team next year, competing for a championship in one of the team’s full-time vehicles. Team co-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Sadler broke the announcement on Friday morning, just moments before an official press …

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NASCAR 101: If You Watch 1 Xfinity Race All Year, Make It Kentucky

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Maybe you regularly follow the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Maybe you don’t. There’s no judgment either way; these days, at its best the series is an entertaining ramp-up into the Sprint Cup Series event the following day, but there’s also the fact that it is, indeed, a warmup, the race where some of the Cup full-timers …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond

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Sprint Cup Series regulars had won the last 20-plus races in the Xfinity Series at Richmond International Raceway… until Friday night that is. Chase Elliott, the defending NXS champion, broke a 39-race winless streak and pulled away for the victory in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 following a quick stop from his pit crew …

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Kyle Busch, Joey Logano 1-2 in 2015 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Qualifying at Richmond

Nascar Xfinity Series Virginia529 College Savings 250 Qualifying

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A Cup driver once again looks to be the one to beat in an Xfinity Series race, with Kyle Busch winning the pole for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250, his second pole of the season, fifth at Richmond and 44th of his career. Busch’s lap of 122.073 mph put him ahead of fellow Sprint …

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