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Eyes on Xfinity: 2015 Midseason Rookie Report Card

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series is set to embark on its final restrictor-plate race of the season this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. With so many unknowns at plate events due to the style of racing, it’s the perfect time to deliver a breakdown of how the rookies have done this season. Though it isn’t officially …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Viva Motorsports’ Closing is a Warning Sign for the Xfinity Series

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All it takes is one to start a trend. Just one, and all of a sudden you have a whole bunch following in your path. It is not something to be proud of, but that is just the state of racing in 2015. Doors close. Employees are sent to the unemployment line, and few are …

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Landon Cassill Out, Bobby Gerhart in for Xfinity Series Race at Chicagoland

2015 Charlotte I Cup Landon Cassill Vertical Credit Amy Henderson

Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Landon Cassill will compete in a race this weekend, just not in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Cassill, the regular driver of JD Motorsports’ No. 01 Chevrolet, will compete in the Ironman 70.3 at Mont Tremblant on June 21. Team owner Johnny Davis announced Tuesday that the team will shuffle around the driver lineup for his …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Evaluating the Rookie Battle, 9 Races In

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Youth is in the air. NASCAR’s future continues to show signs of fresh faces, along with a new generation of fans entering the sport. With so many drivers working through the rankings, opportunities have presented themselves for a select few to race against some of the best racers NASCAR has to offer. The elusive Sunoco …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Young, Broke & Eager-to-Learn Racers Looking for Chances

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series is known as the Triple-A version of national stock car racing. Racing on the same surface as some of the greatest racers on the planet, the 33-race schedule features plenty of opportunities for drivers to work their way up to the ultimate level: the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. A recent report noted …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ross Chastain Building a Name for Himself

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He calls his car owner “Mr. Johnny” – a sign of friendship and respect. “Mr. Johnny,” after all, has built a start-and-park team into one that contends for top 15s on a weekly basis. Now a three-car organization, JD Motorsports has a full stable of drivers. Ross Chastain, an eighth-generation farmer, was added to the …

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Ross Chastain, TriStar Motorsports Team Up for Homestead

2014 Daytona Nationwide Ross Chastain Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Ross Chastain will have plenty to do this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Florida native will see seat time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this weekend in his first start for TriStar Motorsports. According to a release from TriStar Motorsports, the Alva, Fla., native will drive the No. 10 Toyota Camry for the four-team organization. …

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Nationwide Breakdown: VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky

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Underdogs have a way of hitting emotions. Brendan Gaughan was the underdog of underdogs on Saturday evening. After Ty Dillon dominated much of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway, multiple late-race cautions gave his Richard Childress Racing teammate the advantage. Gaughan, 39, running his first full year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series since 2010, visited to …

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Mirror Driving: System Failure, Strategy vs. Speed, and Future Stars

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Welcome to Mirror Driving. Every week, your favorite columnists sit down and give their opinion about the latest NASCAR news, rumors and controversy. Love us or hate us, make a comment below and tell us how you feel about what we’ve said! This Week’s Participants: Amy Henderson (Mondays / The Big Six & Wednesdays / …

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Nuts for Nationwide: Ross Chastain Shows He Belongs

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Ross Chastain on track at Michigan. (Credit: CIA)

The NASCAR Nationwide Series and even the Camping World Truck Series are the breeding grounds for those will carry the sport into its future. It’s a series full of fresh faces many are eager to embrace and root for — and Ross Chastain fits the role perfectly, in my opinion. The 21-year-old Chastain burst onto the …

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