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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Kicks Off Championship Defense With Daytona Win

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#54: Ty Dillon, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Bass Pro Shops #02: Brett Moffitt, Our Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Fr8Auctions #22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Verizon 5G

For the first two stages of Saturday’s (Feb. 13) Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Xfinity Series field played nice with one another. But in stage three, all hell broke loose, with the race’s complexion changing multiple times. By the end of the race, it was reigning NASCAR Xfinity …

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Ty Dillon Fastest in Xfinity Practice at Daytona

Ty Dillon at Daytona in 2020

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Less than 24 hours after narrowly missing the field for the Daytona 500, Ty Dillon has found some consolation in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 28-year-old, who recently signed a part-time NXS deal with Joe Gibbs Racing, was the fastest driver at Daytona International Speedway after pacing the lone 50-minute session for Saturday’s (Feb. 13) …

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Thursday End in Heartbreak as 4 Drivers Fail to Qualify for Daytona 500

Ty Dillon Misses Daytona 500 in Duel I in 2021 Photo: NKP

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It was a tale of two Bluegreen Vacations Duels at Daytona International Speedway. Duel one was a calm, caution-free affair. Duel two featured two cautions and included three of the four open teams being involved in those cautions. It resulted in both drivers that were already locked into the field racing their way into the …

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The Underdog House: Potential 2021 Daytona 500 Cinderellas

2020 Kansas Ii Nxs Austin Cindric Nkp

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The Dark Horse Field When the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the 2021 version of the Great American Race, 36 teams walk in breathing easy. The charter they own guarantees them an automatic spot in the Daytona 500 no matter how slow their car is or if they wreck in their …

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Ty Dillon Driving for 23XI in Busch Clash

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Ty Dillon will drive the No. 23 in 23XI Racing’s maiden NASCAR Cup Series start, competing in the 2021 Busch Clash, according to The Athletic. Dillon is eligible for the 2021 Clash, held on the Daytona International Speedway road course, while 23XI’s full-time driver, Bubba Wallace, is not. According to The Athletic, Root Insurance will sponsor the …

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Ty Dillon Running Limited Xfinity Schedule for JGR

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Ty Dillon will run at least four races for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 27. Dillon will drive the No. 54, which will feature a rotation of racers this year. Dillon’s schedule currently includes Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. …

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Ty Dillon to Compete in Daytona 500 for Gaunt Brothers Racing

Ty Dillon 2018 First Data 500 Race

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Ty Dillon will drive for Gaunt Brothers Racing in the Daytona 500, the Associated Press reported Tuesday morning. Dillon will pilot the No. 96 Toyota with backing from Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle Coffee for the first race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. Dillon, 28, spent the past four seasons driving the …

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What’s Left of the 2020-2021 Silly Season

Ty Dillon at Daytona in 2020

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Over the years, the term Silly Season has become a popular expression in the racing world. It’s the time of year where NASCAR drivers in a contract year try to figure out where they’ll land for the following season. For fans, it’s highly anticipated. For drivers, not so much. With the current economic landscape, many …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Germain Racing

2020 Review Germain

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2020 was Germain Racing’s 10th full-time season in the NASCAR Cup Series – and ultimately its swan song. With long-time sponsor GEICO not returning for 2021 and presumably exiting the sport after being a fixture for over a decade, Bob Germain announced in September that the team would be shutting down and not returning for …

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The Underdog House: Ty Dillon Survives Spooky Weekend at Martinsville

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Top Dog Ty Dillon was the highest-finishing NASCAR Cup Series underdog in Sunday’s (Nov. 1) Xfinity 500. Adorned with a “GEICOween” paint scheme, Dillon drove the No. 13 Chevrolet to 16th after starting 25th. Dillon had an up and down day in Germain Racing’s final trip to Martinsville Speedway. An ill-handling car prevented him from …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Splashes About in Charlotte

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Charlotte was … drier than expected. I was convinced that it was going to rain all day Saturday and all day Sunday. We ended up with two races in the rain Saturday and the Cup race starting on a drying track. It made for some interesting television, to say the least. Bank of America ROVAL …

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The Underdog House: Bubba Wallace Leads on the Long, Lonely Road Home

2020 Charlotte Road Cup Jimmie Johnson Bubba Wallace Racing Nkp

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Top Dog Road courses at the top level of NASCAR are something of an equalizer. A good driver can elevate the performance of an entire team even without the benefit of top notch equipment or research data. So it’s a logical assumption that at least one or two underdogs will likely run competitively and finish …

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