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Ross Chastain Hopes to Find Full-time Driver for Bolen Motorsports

2016 Camping World Truck Bristol

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Nothing gets people’s attention like a strong run on the track. For Ross Chastain, Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway gave him and his small team some time in the spotlight after finishing 10th in the 130-lap race. Earning team owner Jeff Bolen’s first top-10 finish in 23 Camping World Truck Series …

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Ross Chastain Amazed at Growth with JD Motorsports

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Strategy has its ways in NASCAR’s top divisions. With the sport’s playoff system favoring triumphs, small teams have to make gutsy calls. Ross Chastain knows this struggle all too well. Chastain competes for JD Motorsports, a three-car team based in Gaffney, South Carolina, approximately one hour away from NASCAR’s focal area in Charlotte. The small …

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XFINITY Chase Bubble Tightens After Crash-Filled Watkins Glen

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With the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase slowly approaching, the battle for the final spot in the playoff’s 12-team grid is heating up. Blake Koch‘s early exit in Saturday’s Zippo 200 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International mixed with clean runs from Ross Chastain and Dakota Armstrong saw the battle for the final preliminary spot in the Chase …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Crushes the Field Again


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Kyle Busch’s Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was all about the numbers.  He started at the front of the field in position number one.  He led 190 of 200 laps, and even cleared 17,000 laps led in his XFINITY career.  A series of pit stops for two tires kept him at the top of …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which XFINITY Series Drivers are Underrated?

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series season is well under way, and while the Sprint Cup drivers continue to dominate NASCAR’s version of Triple-A, there are some folks who are making a name for themselves. Obviously, the top-tier teams will continue to be the ones that perform the best, especially given they have the funding to compete with …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ross Chastain Hoping to Defy Expectations

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The next few months have the potential to be a major turning point in Ross Chastain’s NASCAR career. The Alva, Florida native, in his second full-time season in the XFINITY Series is once again racing with JD Motorsports.  Through the first twelve races, Chastain’s biggest highlight was running near the front of the pack and …

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XFINITY Series Drivers Preparing To Tackle The Tricky Triangle

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Rain might be in the forecast throughout the weekend at Pocono Raceway but nothing can ruin the vibe that the 2.5-mile racetrack has created for NASCAR’s XFINITY Series. This weekend marks the inaugural contest for the sport’s second-tier division at Pocono Raceway, a track that has been open to the sport’s premier series since 1974. In doing …

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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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Ross Chastain Back with JD Motorsports in 2016

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JD Motorsports with Gary Keller announced on Thursday that Ross Chastain will return to the team for the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. “I couldn’t be happier with what Ross has done this season,” team owner Johnny Davis said on the team’s Facebook page. “He is a smart, young driver with unlimited potential. We knew from …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington

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Denny Hamlin absolutely dominated the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington on Saturday, winning the pole, leading 117 laps and posting a perfect driver rating en route to the win. The victory was Hamlin’s third of the season — including two from the pole — and his 14th career win in his …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Nails NASCAR Pit-Road Issues

Kurt Busch leads a pack of cars in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway

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The Summer weekend at Pocono is always an interesting one, if only because it causes the media partners to split their priorities. NBCSN had to have three separate production crews out last weekend. One was in Pocono for Sprint Cup, another in Iowa for the Xfinity Series, and a third one was at Mid-Ohio for …

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