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William Byron Fastest in Ford EcoBoost 300 Final Practice

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JR Motorsports’ William Byron appears to be in a very good position to have a great run on Saturday.  The XFINITY Series rookie and championship contender was fastest overall with a lap of 32.513 seconds (166.087 mph), the fastest XFINITY lap of the day. Byron’s quick time was eight-hundredths of a second faster than Richard …

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William Byron Expecting Clean Race for XFINITY Championship in Homestead

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For William Byron, he couldn’t have handpicked his three competitors for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship any better. Two are teammates and one is a longtime competitor/friend. For Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 from Homestead-Miami Speedway, JR Motorsports rookie Byron will have teammates Elliott Sadler and Justin Allgaier alongside in the Championship 4. Former Legend Car …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Championship

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William Byron celebrating at Phoenix (photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

Now that 32 races are in the books, and thousands of miles have run, the Championship 4 for the XFINITY Series championship is set following last weekend’s race at Phoenix International Raceway. That means that by the end of the week, there will be at least one new champion in NASCAR. The trio of JR …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Pulls No Punches With NASCAR Rivalries

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Phoenix Raceway is a unique venue for NASCAR, one that is only going to become more unusual once ongoing renovations are complete.  Honestly, for the kind of money ISC is spending, I wish they came up with a setup where every seat had a cover over it.  With the sport traveling to Homestead-Miami Speedway this …

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Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski Advances to Homestead, William Byron Scores Another Victory

William Byron Phoenix Victory

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Brad Keselowski Sneaks into Championship 4 – When they bumped, banged, passed and wrecked in the distance, the view became clear for Brad Keselowski: milk it home and you’re going to Homestead-Miami Speedway. From the drop of the green flag in the Can-Am 500, a position in the Championship 4 …

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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Claims 4th Win of 2017 at Phoenix

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JR Motorsports rookie William Byron won the XFINITY Series’ Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday afternoon thanks to taking two tires on a late restart. Normally, that would have locked Byron into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. However, Byron clinched his spot earlier in the race by earning points in the …

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William Byron Steals the Show in Phoenix; Championship 4 Decided

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With 25 laps to go, it looked like William Byron wasn’t going to make it on fuel.  Shortly afterwards, Brendan Gaughan smacked the wall exiting turn 4 to bring out the yellow, which set up the final round of pit stops. Despite working with a somewhat makeshift pit crew, a two tire stop gave Byron …

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Ryan Blaney, William Byron Top Phoenix XFINITY Series Practices

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On Friday, XFINITY Series teams took to the one-mile Phoenix International Raceway for two practice sessions.  William Byron was fastest overall for the day with a lap of 27.343 seconds (131.661 mph). Practice No. 1 In the early afternoon practice, Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney was fastest with a lap of 27.404 seconds (131.368 mph).  Blaney’s …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 31 Races In & Only 4 Series Regular Winners

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At the onset of the 2017 season, NASCAR placed limits on how many events Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars could compete in. Depending the driver’s experience the number of races varied. The goal? To finally make the slogan “names are made here” meaningful as Cup drivers have dominated the XFINITY Series for the better …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Goes All or Nothing on NASCAR Playoffs at Kansas

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Cutoff weekends.  I’ve never been a big fan of them, and Kansas was no exception to the rule.  After Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400, I was browsing my timeline on Twitter and found this completely random tweet from Dale Earnhardt Jr. I still listen to Milli Vanilli sometimes. I know they wasn’t legit. But ‘girl you …

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William Byron Continues to Muffle Critics with 2017 Performance

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The 19-year old phenom William Byron showed on Saturday he may have what it takes to win the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series championship. Byron, like his playoff competitor Matt Tifft, had to start from the rear of the field in the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway due to unapproved adjustments. His ensuing performance came …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Drivers Who Could Make Their Cup Debut Before the End of 2017

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Chances are you’re focusing more — if not completely — on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship battle that’s wrapping up in a month, and rightfully so, since it seems like it could be quite the nail-biter once all is said and done. That said, five races remain in the 2017 Cup season, and …

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