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Christopher Bell Earns 7th Victory of 2018; Championship 4 Set for Homestead

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After two straight DNFs and three inspection failures that resulted in a starting spot of 38th Saturday, Christopher Bell‘s back was against the wall. Once the race went green, Bell methodically moved up through the field and powered past John Hunter Nemechek with 93 laps remaining. From there, Bell kept it clean to tally his …

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Friday Faceoff: What Do You Expect from the Newly Renovated ISM Raceway?

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500 ISM Raceway, Phoenix, AZ USA Sunday 11 March 2018 Kurt Busch, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Mobil 1/Haas Automation and Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Alliance Truck Parts World Copyright: Russell LaBounty NKP

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1. NASCAR admitted it made a mistake when Jimmie Johnson was told he had to start at the rear of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway after failing post-race inspection twice. Should NASCAR have made an attempt to correct the situation during the race, and what could it have done? …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Silly Season Update

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Much of NASCAR’s annual Silly Season is focused on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile, a lot of moves happen in the NASCAR XFINITY Series as well. With two races remaining in the XFINITY season, many moves have been announced, many have not and retirement is right around the corner for some. Though not …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Justin Allgaier Talks Tricky Texas, Confidence Heading to Phoenix

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In this week’s Frontstretch Podcast Justin Allgaier calls in to help Dustin Albino and Mike Neff break down a crazy weekend of racing at Texas Motor Speedway. Allgaier discusses what it’s like racing for a win while having to save fuel near the end of a NASCAR XFINITY Series race. Despite believing crew chief Jason Burdett made the right call bringing …

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Pace Laps: 1 More Race to Set the NASCAR Championship Fields

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Mobil 1

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick Finally Gets Over The Hump On paper, Kevin Harvick has been the man to beat this year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He’s been first or second in the standings for the last five weeks and his 44 playoff points entering Sunday’s (Nov. 4) AAA Texas …

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Custer Steals XFINITY Win from Reddick, Clinches Spot in Championship 4

#00: Cole Custer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Autodesk drives under the checkered flag to win

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After a wild race where 13 cautions flew, setting an XFINITY Series record at Texas Motor Speedway, Cole Custer took the lead on the final lap to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, his first win of the season and second in his NXS career. Tyler Reddick had the lead on the final lap but …

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Christopher Bell Guns-a-Blazing in Texas Qualifying to Take XFINITY Pole

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Following the week off, the NASCAR XFINITY Series returns at Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Christopher Bell was the fastest driver in qualifying securing his fifth pole of the 2018 season. Shane Lee in the No.3 car just missed out on pole and will roll off alongside Bell on the front …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Chevrolet Finally Reaching Their Full Potential?

2018 Talladega Cup Kyle Larson Car Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Going into the 2018 season, Chevrolet was predicted to dominate with the new Camaro ZL1 body, but 2018 has been anything but dominant for the manufacturer. Now that we are well into the playoffs and the season is winding down, it seems as if the manufacturer as a whole has gotten its act together and …

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XFINITY Breakdown: John Hunter Nemechek Captures 1st Win in Wild Race at Kansas, Heartbreak for Daniel Hemric

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Expectations were high for John Hunter Nemechek when he was announced as the driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet for the majority of the 2018 season. The youngster lived up to those expectations in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, winning his first career XFINITY Series race. Nemechek began the race …

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John Hunter Nemechek Claims 1st Career XFINITY Win at Kansas

2018 Kansas NXS John Hunter Nemechek Burnout Nigel Kinrade Photography

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John Hunter Nemechek became the third driver this season to park the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro in Victory Lane for Chip Ganassi Racing, winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. It was his first NXS win for his career and the sixth for Ganassi in 2018. #ChipLikesWinners@JHNemechek | #KSL300 pic.twitter.com/32h3QqzbvV — Kansas …

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Opening Lap Wreck Takes Out XFINITY Playoff Contenders

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The opening lap of the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway featured a massive wreck in Turn 2, taking out multiple playoff contenders and setting up a bizarre first stage. WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. Half of the #NASCARPlayoffs Round of 8 is involved in an #XfinitySeries lap one wreck. pic.twitter.com/AJi2QMJ9n0 — Xfinity Racing …

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Christopher Bell Wins At Dover As Matt Tifft, Ross Chastain Battle For Last XFINITY Playoff Spot

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Dover International Speedway produced a ho-hum NASCAR XFINITY Series race for the first 161 laps of its 200-lap, 200-mile race. Then, out of nowhere, all heck broke loose as the pressure to advance in the playoffs took center stage. A pair of late cautions shuffled the field around, pitting Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric and Ross …

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