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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Wins at Phoenix as Championship 4 Decided

2016 Xfinity Phoenix

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Eight Chasers went into the Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway eyeing one of the four spots in next week’s Championship 4. After a night of miscues and misfortune for several of the Chasers, Daniel Suarez, Elliott Sadler, Erik Jones and Justin Allgaier emerged as the four championship contenders with just one race remaining. Kyle Busch, …

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NASCAR Penalizes Nearly Two Dozen Teams in Texas

2016 Cup Texas Joey Logano Car Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

On Wednesday, NASCAR released the weekly penalty report stemming from Texas.  Compared to recent weeks, this one was quite the doozy. In the Sprint Cup Series, Joey Logano‘s No. 22 Ford that finished second Sunday night was found to have one loose lugnut.  As a result, the No. 22 has been hit with a P2 …

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Pace Laps: Martinsville Madness and XFINITY Point Battles

Cup Martinsville Denny Hamlin Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Martinsville Speedway

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Sprint Cup: Racing for every point, right? – With the Sprint Cup Series Chase now down to eight drivers, only half of them will move on to the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. You didn’t have to tell Denny Hamlin that as the No. 11 held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammates in the closing laps …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Elliott Sadler Making a Comeback with JR Motorsports

2016 Xfinity Kentucky

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

The Chase has finally made it to the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series, and the title battle is shaking up quite a bit. Instead of using the season-long format that has been around for decades, NASCAR opted to transition its lower divisions to a playoff system, similar to the way the one for the …

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5 Points to Ponder: Who’s Getting Cut?

2016 Chicago Nxs Pack Racing Nighel Kinrade Nkp

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Who’s Getting Cut: After Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway, the series will make the first cuts of the 2016 Chase. As things stand, it’s Jamie McMurray, Austin Dillon, Tony Stewart and Chris Buescher who make up the bottom four and will be out of contention should all remain constant. Meanwhile, Kyle Larson is …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Elliott Sadler Wins Thrilling Chase Opener

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(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

The inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase race at Kentucky Speedway was a war of attrition.  Although Elliott Sadler had an up and down night, he was never really out of the game.  Sadler was the one who emerged as the winner of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300, taking the lead from Ryan Blaney on a late restart.  …

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Elliott Sadler Survives for Statement Win in Chase Opener

2016 Xfinity Kentucky

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Teams dove low, swung high and crashed often in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase opener, and when the speedy dry finally settled at the end of a long night in Kentucky Speedway, it was Elliott Sadler that reigned supreme. Sadler kept his No. 1 Chevrolet clean during an attrition-filled 200 laps and surged ahead of …

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

2016 Chicago Cwts 2016 Chase Drivers Russell Labounty Nkp

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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Pace Laps: Chris Buescher Gaining Momentum, Elliott Sadler’s Big Win and Camping World Chaos in Canada

Elliott Sadler Darlington Xfinity 2016 Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Sprint Cup: And Then There was One – Chris Buescher can officially prepare himself for one of the most stressful nights of his racing career, as he’ll attempt to race his way into the 2016 Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship next weekend. Stealing the victory last month at Pocono Raceway, Buescher backed it up …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Elliott Sadler is a Darlington Winner

Elliott Sadler Darlington Xfinity 2016 Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Elliott Sadler put together his best race of the 2016 season on Saturday, winning the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway. The victory is Sadler’s second of the season and first ever at Darlington. Although Sadler officially made the decisive pass for the lead following a late restart, he still had …

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Elliott Sadler Outlasts Denny Hamlin for 1st Darlington Victory

2016 Darlington Xfinity Elliott Sadler Zach Catanzareti

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

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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Elliott Sadler, OneMain Ink Multi-Year Deal with JR Motorsports

Elliott Sadler

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Elliott Sadler, OneMain Financial and JR. Motorsports have come to a multi-year extension agreement in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, as OneMain has committed to sponsor the No. 1 JRM Chevy 20 times in 2017 in a primary role. Sadler currently leads the XFINITY Series points for 2016 as teams prepare for the first ever chase format in …

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