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Austin Dillon, Blake Koch Fastest In Friday XFINITY Practices At Bristol

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The question of the 2016 XFINITY Series season so far has been not who will beat Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing, but if they can be beat? Outside of the restrictor plate race at Daytona and a crazy race at Auto Club, nobody has really stepped up to the Toyota powerhouse until Friday. For …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ray Black, Jr. Settling into XFINITY Series Racing

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(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Last Friday night, Ray Black, Jr. returned to Texas Motor Speedway, the site of his XFINITY Series debut last November, with high hopes to improve upon his finish. After all, the last-minute deal wasn’t the ideal debut since Black suffered a broken shock that left him simply riding around, running laps with little hope of …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Can a Chase in the Truck Series Work?

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(Photo: Beth Lunkenheimer, Frontstretch)

Early Sunday morning, as the Sprint Cup Series prepared for Texas Motor Speedway, I came across an article title on Twitter that made me want to scream. According to Motorsport.com, NASCAR is reportedly considering a Chase-like format for the Camping World Truck Series. Without even reading the article, I was ready to condemn the idea, …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas

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(Photo Credit: Rick Lunkenheimer, Frontstretch)

After facing a quiet track all day long due to lingering weepers from morning rains that ultimately canceled all on-track activity prior to the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, the Xfinity Series finally took to the track roughly 30 minutes late. In a race that featured substantially more passing and on-track action than the Camping World …

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Entry List: 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas

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After their final off-week of the 2015 season the NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Nov. 7 O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge. There’s a total of 40 entrants, meaning every team will make Saturday’s race. Six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Pulls No Punches With NASCAR on Intentional Wrecking

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Martinsville Speedway. Home to tight racing, bumping and banging, and the occasional intentional crash. That’s what we had to deal with this past weekend at the paperclip. Before we start, we’ve reached a milestone. Today, we’re celebrating the fact that I’ve written 500 critiques for Frontstretch, either here on the website or in our Newsletter, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: How’s the Rookie Class Looking?

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For much of the 2015 Camping World Truck Series season, the spotlight has been on rookie Erik Jones, who has been burning up the track and currently leads Matt Crafton and Tyler Reddick in the championship standings. But Jones isn’t the only rookie out there on the track; he just happens to be outshining the …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Ray Black Jr. on the Truck Series, Growing & Scuba Diving

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(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Plenty of NASCAR drivers are athletic outside of their comfort zone. Ray Black Jr., 24, is not your normal racer in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Before he even thought about racing cars for a living, the Palm Coast, Fla. native was scuba diving with his father. Daring to enter the sea with many …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: They’re Your Top 10, But How Are They Really Doing?

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(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

It’s finally here. After sitting dormant for the last six weeks, the Camping World Truck Series returns to action, this time at Kansas Speedway for a Friday night event. But can you name the last race winner without looking it up? I’ll save you the time: Joey Logano led 150 of 258 laps at Martinsville …

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