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Joe Gibbs Racing, Brad Keselowski Racing Penalized After Dover

2017 Dover I Cup Kyle Busch Pole Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

After a few relatively quiet weeks in the post race penalty department, three teams across the top three series in NASCAR were hit with stiff penalties due to pit stop issues. The No. 18 M&M’s Toyota of Kyle Busch was the most notable victim of a loose wheel, which came off immediately after the first …

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Kyle Larson Leads Opening XFINITY Practice As Joey Gase, Spencer Gallagher Collide

2017 Dover Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Kyle Larson

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series were the first to hit the track Friday morning at Dover International Speedway. Joey Gase and Spencer Gallagher? They were the first to have a verbal altercation after the Monster Mile reached out and bit. Cup regular Kyle Larson led the way at 154.540 mph, putting down a hot lap around halfway through the …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Reviewing the First 10 XFINITY Series Races of 2017

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(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

Coming on the heels of two consecutive bye weeks, the XFINITY Series took to Charlotte Motor Speedway this past Saturday, and to no one’s surprise a Cup Series regular was victorious. Over the past several years, that has been the theme of the XFINITY Series, even though “names are made here.” But there is a bright …

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Eyes On XFINITY: Where Is Joe Gibbs Racing?

2017 Daytona I Nxs Daniel Suarez Matt Tifft Racing Nigek Kinrade Nkp

Five races into the NASCAR XFINITY Series season, one of the main storylines continues to be what has happened to Joe Gibbs Racing. Compared to recent years, when the organization dominated the racing on Saturdays they have not shown their expected brute force for 2017. Is it time to get concerned? The short term answer would be …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Focuses On Fontana Restart Action

2017 Fontana Nxs Pack Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Like what we’ve seen from FOX NASCAR coverage, Auto Club Speedway has undergone a paradigm shift of opinions over the past 20 years.  At first, there was some excitement about being back in Southern California after being away for nine years.  The place was packed and the racing was OK.  The track even got a …

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Kyle Busch Holds off Brad Keselowski for Atlanta XFINITY Win

2016 Loudon I Cup Kyle Busch Helmet Russell Labounty Nkp

(Photo: Russell LaBounty NKP)

Though he didn’t lead the most laps in Saturday’s Rinnai 250, Kyle Busch pushed hard when it counted on the final restart to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The victory, his first of 2017, is the 87th of his XFINITY Series career and second in a row at Atlanta. “Scott [Graves, crew chief] made some …

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Friday Faceoff: Do NASCAR’s New Rules Go Too Far?

2016 Xfinity Homestead Miami Speedway Zach Catanzareti Kyle Larson

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

NASCAR implemented some new penalties for 2017, including immediate consequences for some infractions. Kyle Larson was parked during the Advance Auto Parts Clash for having too many men over the wall making repairs to his car, one of the new provisions.  Are the new, stiffer penalties a good deterrent to breaking the rules, or do …

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Matt Tifft Comfortable Stepping Into XFINITY Series Full-Time

2017 Daytona Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Matt Tifft

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Coming back to Daytona International Speedway for the first time since undergoing surgery for a low-grade glioma in the brain last July, Matt Tifft is ready to start his first full-time season in any of NASCAR’s top three touring divisions. TIfft, 20, is taking over the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, replacing reigning XFINITY Series …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 5 Things to Watch for in 2017

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(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Coming off a season that saw the inaugural Chase for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship, year two of the format has a lot of hype behind it. Over the off-season, NASCAR announced enhancements that would be implemented throughout the top three touring divisions, not just the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The enhancements will reward teams …

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Daniel Suarez Wins XFINITY Series Pole in Championship Race

2016 Atlanta Nxs Daniel Suarez Car Russell Labounty Nkp

(Credit: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

The four XFINITY Series championship contenders won’t have to go far to battle at the front on Saturday afternoon. Daniel Suarez was the last car to go out in the final round of qualifying and jumped his No. 19 car to the top of the board. With a lap of 31.779 seconds (169.924 mph), Suarez …

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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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Entry List: Tifft Headlines XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge

2016 Chicago Cwts Matt Tifft Brett Moist Nkp

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series returns this weekend to Texas Motor Speedway for the second race in its Chase Round of 8 following two off weeks. Just two more races remain before the field will be cut to the Championship 4 who will compete for an XFINITY title at Homestead. As of Monday, there are 40 cars entered for …

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