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NASCAR Mailbox: Which XFINITY Series Drivers are Underrated?

2016 Fontana Nxs Blake Koch Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

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

Nxs 2016 Daytona Ross Chastain Nascar Via Getty Images

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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

2015 Camping World Truck Pocono

(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

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

2016 Talladega I Cup Pack Racing Logan Whitton Nkp

(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

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 Adds New Sponsor for Charlotte

2014 Daytona Nationwide Ross Chastain Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

JD Motorsports announced today that Dream Water, a natural, zero-calorie liquid sleep enhancer, will sponsor Ross Chastain in the May XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dream Water is also running a sweepstakes for two fans to join Chastain and team for race weekend. The grand prize is an opportunity to be an honorary …

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Ross Chastain Back with JD Motorsports in 2016

2015 Dover I Nxs Ross Chastain Car Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

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

2015 Darlington Nxs Denny Hamlin Kevin Harvick Racing Cia

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography, 2015)

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

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)­­

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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Eyes on Xfinity: 2015 Midseason Rookie Report Card

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Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

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

2015 Dover I Nxs Jamie Dick Car Cia

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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

2015 Las Vegas Nxs Daniel Suarez Car Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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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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