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Xfinity Breakdown: Josh Berry Bags Maiden Win; Joe Graf Jr, Gray Gaulding Come to Blows Post-Race

Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Celebrates (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

The Cook Out 250 from Martinsville Speedway is in the books and Josh Berry is officially a NASCAR Xfinity Series winner in only his 13th series start. Berry came home to the checkered flag in front of Noah Gragson, Daniel Hemric, Ty Gibbs and Brandon Jones – as well as an adoring Martinsville crowd. JR …

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Joe Graf Jr., Gray Gaulding Tangle After Martinsville Xfinity Race

Gray Gaulding prior to the Contender Boats 250, 2/27/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Joe Graf Jr. and Gray Gaulding‘s on-track altercation boiled over into a fight after Sunday’s (April 11) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway. Tempers flared after an on-track incident with 75 laps remaining in which Gaulding got into Graf from behind. Graf, who was racing with Blaine Perkins, spun out while both his and …

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Gray Gaulding Talks Return to Full-Time Xfinity Ride: ‘I’m Rejuvenated’

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Gray Gaulding will pilot the No. 52 Chevrolet full time for Jimmy Means Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year, and on Feb. 9, the young driver discussed his move to a full-time ride in the series after a part-time schedule in 2020. Gaulding, who turns 23 on Feb. 10, will receive sponsorship from …

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Frontstretch 5: Unbreakable, But Not Impossible NASCAR Records

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What makes a record unbreakable? An unbreakable record should mean a record that is possible, but won’t ever be logically broken. It would be easy to sit here and write about how nobody will ever break Lee Petty’s mark of 42 dirt track wins in the NASCAR Cup Series. At the same time, however, that’s …

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The Underdog House ⁠— Talladega Monday: The Ballad of John Hunter Nemechek

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Top Dog John Hunter Nemechek was not only the top underdog contender in Monday’s (June 22) rain delayed GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, he also very nearly walked away with the victory. Even being swept up in a crash as the field thundered towards the finish line didn’t stop him from crossing the stripe in …

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Entry List: Baptist Health 200

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway for their fifth race of 2020.  The 25th Annual Baptist Health 200 will take place on June 13, 2020 at the 1.5-mile oval down in Florida. 40 trucks are entered for 40 spots on the grid, allowing all entries to make the race. …

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Entry List: Vet Tix/Camping World 200

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The Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will have a 40-truck field for the second race in a row in the Vet Tix/Camping World 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 6. Forty-seven trucks were on the entry list for Atlanta, but NASCAR capped the field at 40. David Ragan, who was scheduled to …

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Gray Gaulding in at Charlotte, JJ Yeley Switches to No. 77

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

JJ Yeley will be behind the wheel of Spire Motorsports’ No. 77 on Wednesday night, replacing the originally slated Reed Sorenson for the NASCAR Cup Series’ Alsco Uniforms 500k at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Yeley makes the switch after being originally scheduled to drive Rick Ware Racing’s No. 27. Gray Gaulding will replace Yeley in the …

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Entry List: Toyota 500K

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After their May 17 return from suspending on-track action due to COVID-19, the NASCAR Cup Series remains at Darlington Raceway for its second event on Wednesday (May 20). Since 39 cars are entered, all will race, barring any last-minute changes. As was previously announced, Gray Gaulding will compete in the No. 27 car for Rick …

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Gray Gaulding Returning to Cup at Darlington & Charlotte

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After spending the beginning of 2020 without a ride, Gray Gaulding will return to the NASCAR Cup Series with Premium Motorsports at Darlington Raceway on May 20, the team announced today, May 13. Along with racing at Darlington, Gaulding will compete in the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24. Gaulding will pilot the No. 27 Panini …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 2: Midpack Improvements

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

While the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff drivers were the center of attention for most of the season (the same 12 drivers were top 12 in points from the third race on), some of the best racing came in the middle of the pack. And quite honestly, a lot of the midpack drivers had solid years, …

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The Underdog House: DiBenedetto of the Desert

Denny Hamlin and Matt DiBenedetto are solid picks for the 2021 Busch Clash Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top of the Class For the second week in a row, Matt DiBenedetto is the top underdog in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. This time, it was his 13th-place finish at ISM Raceway that earned him the highest spot on our underfunded pedestal. As the season winds down, it’s easy to forget just …

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