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Tyler Reddick and Ross Chastain lead NASCAR Xfinity Series practices at Texas

2019 Texas NXS Ross Chastain Car NKP

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Tyler Reddick and Ross Chastain were fastest in the two NASCAR Xfinity Series practices on Friday (Nov. 1) at Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Reddick was the only driver to break the 187 mph mark in the first practice and turned an average speed of 187.493 mph. Christopher Bell was second …

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Up to Speed: No Love Lost Between Denny Hamlin & Joey Logano

2019 Martinsville MENCS Joey Logano Car CCK

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Martinsville Speedway’s reputation for producing hot tempers and hurt feelings remain intact.  The fall playoff race, in particular, has featured no shortage of drama between championship contenders. Two years ago, Chase Elliott was upset at Denny Hamlin after being spun out late in the race.  Last year, Martin Truex Jr. was peeved at Joey Logano …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Corey LaJoie Talks Lessons Learned in NASCAR, Tyler Reddick Reflects on Xfinity Champions Day at Universal Studio

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a weekend of entertaining racing at Kansas Speedway in which Denny Hamlin survived a few late-race restarts to win his fifth race of 2019. The bigger story, however, was Brad Keselowski losing 27 points upright to Chase Elliott and missing the Round of 8. What …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kansas Disappoints at Times; Xfinity Brings More Action

2019 Kansas MENCS Denny Hamlin Victory Celebration NKP

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Kansas Speedway was an interesting time. Sunday brought the end of the Round of 12 for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams, while shenanigans broke out in the Xfinity race. How NBC showed these stories really determined how the broadcast would be perceived. Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday brought yet another cutoff race to the Monster …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas

2019 Kansas MENCS Denny Hamlin Victory Lane NKP

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The Headline(s): Capping a day that saw Joe Gibbs Racing surge back into form, Denny Hamlin weathered three late-race restarts and held off Chase Elliott to win the Hollywood Casino 400 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, his fifth Cup win of 2019, 36th career Cup victory,and 55th NASCAR national series win. .@dennyhamlin climbs …

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Pace Laps: As The Keselowski Crumbles

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: As The Keselowski Crumbles Brad Keselowski is the driving force upon which Team Penske’s NASCAR team is built. He’s the one who strongly suggested Joey Logano as a future teammate while earning his first and only Cup championship in 2012. His unique voice and Twitter presence showcases a passion for …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kansas Defies Stereotypes, Remains Unpredictable for Xfinity Playoffs

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If someone told you that a playoff race featured multiple title contenders caught up in wrecks, a near brawl on pit road after the checkered flag and a first-time winner, you’d probably guess it was Talladega, a short track or maybe the ROVAL. And if we were talking about the NASCAR Cup Series, you’d probably …

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Cole Custer, Tyler Reddick Tangle After Wild Xfinity Race in Kansas

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As Brandon Jones celebrated his first career Xfinity Series win at Kansas Speedway, fireworks were flying on pit road. Once the checkered flag flew, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick were involved in an altercation that resulted in a cut over Reddick’s eye. Asked @TylerReddick how he got the red mark on his eye. Said it …

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Cole Custer, Tyler Reddick Lead Xfinity Series Practices at Kansas

2019 Kansas NXS Cole Custer Car NKP

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Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick were the fastest drivers in the two NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions at Kansas Speedway on Friday (Oct. 18) afternoon for the Kansas Lottery 300. At the end of the first practice, Custer was at the top of the charts at 173.544 mph. Reddick was second with a speed of …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Constitutes a 2019 Failure for Hendrick Motorsports?

2019 Daytona I CUP Jimmie Johnson Chase Elliott NKP

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series has given us three breakout stars this season in Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer and Christopher Bell. Two of those three, and potentially all of them, will be moving up the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season. With that said, the star power in the series spirals downward and it raises …

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Pace Laps: Rain & Controversy for NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain Delays Talladega Race Rain halted the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (Oct. 13) afternoon with just 57 of 188 laps completed. William Byron, who won stage one, was scored as the leader when the red flag flew. No major wrecks have impacted the race as of yet; 33 …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dover Hard to Keep NASCAR on NBCSN From Dozing Off

2019 Dover NXS Restart NKP

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Dover International Speedway’s October races are some of the most exhausting on the calendar for NASCAR drivers. Cooler-than-normal Sunday temperatures (Oct. 6) at least made the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race slightly less taxing than it could have been. (Next year, with the race scheduled for August on what was the off week between …

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