Race Weekend Central

XFINITY Breakdown:Kyle Busch Continues XFINITY Dominance at Indianapolis

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The XFINITY series has been running at Indianapolis for five years and for the last four it has been Kyle Busch’s playground. After a 22nd place run in 2012 Busch has won three of the last four races and two in a row. Saturday’s effort was especially dominant, with Busch leading all 20 laps of …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Kentucky Racing Results in Mixed Emotions

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Coming into the 2016 campaign, NASCAR had one goal: improving the on-track product. To do that, it introduced a new aerodynamic package, hoping it would be the way of the future. The new lower downforce had been viewed as a positive prior to Kentucky Speedway, when there was a backlash from fans wanting better racing. However, …

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Off the Wall With: Jeb Burton

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We’re back for season two of Off the Wall With… and we’ve got five brand-new, off-track questions for your favorite racing personalities!  This week, NASCAR XFINITY Series & Sprint Cup driver Jeb Burton takes his turn in the hot seat. While Burton’s full-time XFINITY ride is on hold with Richard Petty Motorsports, a sponsorship issue announced earlier this …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Jeb Burton With High Hopes Beyond Richard Petty Motorsports

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With a week to spare before the season-opening XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway in February, Jeb Burton grabbed a new opportunity with Richard Petty Motorsports, driving their No. 43 Ford. Making his first start in the series since 2014, Burton ran on consistency from the drop of the season-opening flag, finishing outside the …

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Richard Petty Motorsports Shuts Down Jeb Burton’s XFINITY Team

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Jeb Burton’s tumultuous career just took another rough turn. Richard Petty Motorsports, which fields the No. 43 Ford Mustang in the XFINITY Series with Burton as its driver, announced it was suspending NXS operations on Wednesday. The decision was made after primary sponsor J. Streicher reportedly missed payments to the team. One of the oldest …

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10 Teams Warned After Talladega

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10 teams between the Sprint Cup and XFINITY series were warned for failing pre-race inspection multiple times during the Talladega race weekend, including the No. 48 of Jimmie Johnson. Johnson’s team failed template inspection three times and in addition to his warning he will lose 15 minutes of practice time this weekend at Kansas Speedway. …

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Jeb Burton Joins Richard Petty Motorsports for 2016 XFINITY Run

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After a rough rookie season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Jeb Burton will take a step down look to a familiar name to revitalize his career in 2016. Burton, son of 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, will join Richard Petty Motorsports for the entire 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, the team confirmed in …

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Friday Faceoff: How Many More Wins for Jimmie Johnson?

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Jimmie Johnson will become the active win leader after Homestead-Miami Speedway (and a certain champion’s retirement) with 75.  Can Johnson surpass Jeff Gordon‘s 93 Cup wins for third all-time?  Where should we expect him to end up for a career total? Mike Neff, Short Track Coordinator: That will depend on how long Johnson chooses to …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Headlines List of Post-Texas Warnings

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Seven NASCAR teams were warned for infractions occurring during last weekend’s Texas race weekend, including that of the Sprint Cup Series’ most popular driver. The No. 88 team of Dale Earnhardt Jr. was one of five Cup teams hit with a warning. His team failed pre-qualifying inspection twice and, in addition to the warning, was …

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Did You Notice? NASCAR Silly Season Shouldn’t Equal Stability

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Did You Notice? There was no penalty for a trio of Joe Gibbs Racing teams accused of trying to alter the splitters on their racecars? Our Jerry Jordan reported splitters had been adjusted to curve further inward, shaped with Bondo or resin in a way to push the car lower and closer to the racetrack. …

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Entry List: 2015 WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas

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Following Matt Crafton‘s resurgent victory at Martinsville Speedway a tight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points battle makes its way to Texas Motor Speedway. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Nov. 6 WinStar World Casino 350k. There’s a total of 30 entrants, two short of making a full field. However, the two MAKE …

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Jeb Burton Joins JR Motorsports for Texas Truck Series Return

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With 17-year-old Cole Custer unable to compete at Texas Motor Speedway due to age restrictions, JR Motorsports will turn to a former winner at the track to drive their No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet. 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Jeb Burton will make his JRM debut in the Nov. 6 WinStar World Casino 350, the …

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