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Ty Dillon Subbing For Regan Smith at Chicagoland

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With Regan Smith at home in North Carolina, anticipating the birth of his second child, NASCAR XFINITY Series regular Ty Dillon has been tapped to sub. Dillon will slide behind the wheel of Tommy Baldwin Racing’s No. 7 Chevrolet in today’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. The team announced the news on social media Sunday …

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Chevrolet Primed to Take the Fight to Toyota in Chicago

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With 13 wins in the opening 26 races of the season, Toyota’s Joe Gibbs Racing and Furniture Row Racing enter the 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup as presumptive favorites to earn a second straight title. Those victories, spread among five drivers and peaking with Denny Hamlin‘s romp at Richmond International Raceway, give the manufacturer momentum …

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Kyle Busch Spins, Erik Jones Wins at Chicagoland Speedway

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Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 Toyota entered Chicagoland Speedway looking untouchable on 1.5-mile tracks in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this season, with four poles and five wins in five races. For much of the race, it seemed like that trend would continue, too. But when Kyle Busch spun with a flat tire on lap 181, it was …

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2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Grid Set After Chicagoland Battle

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After 26 races, the grid for the first NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase has been set. Twelve teams qualified for the series’ first playoff after Saturday’s Drive for Safety 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, with three drivers making their way into the Chase with victories and the other nine positions awarded based on points. Chevrolet leads all manufacturers …

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RCR Adds Daniel Hemric to 2017 XFINITY Series Roster

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On Friday night, Daniel Hemric used a strong second-place run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Chicagoland Speedway to clinch himself into the Chase. Less than 24 hours later, Hemric found himself standing alongside Richard Childress to announce a move up to the XFINITY Series in 2017. Richard Childress Racing announced on Saturday …

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Kyle Busch Claims Chicagoland XFINITY Pole

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Kyle Busch‘s strong weekend continued as the Nevadan soared to the Coors Light Pole Award for Saturday’s Drive for Safety 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. The result is Busch’s 55th-career NASCAR XFINITY Series pole, and his seventh pole of 2016. Joining Busch on the front row will be Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez. Justin Allgaier, …

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Kyle Busch’s Truck Fails Post-Race Inspection After Chicagoland Win

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Kyle Busch did what he does best on Friday, dominated the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field en-route to a victory in the American Ethanol E15 250 at Chicagoland Speedway. However, this victory comes with a slight twist. Busch’s No. 18 SiriusXM Toyota failed post-race inspection on Friday after the defending Sprint Cup Series champion …

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Kyle Larson Sweeps Saturday Practices at Chicagoland

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Kyle Larson rode a strong No. 42 Chevrolet to the top of the board in each of Saturday’s two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practices at Chicagoland Speedway. Larson’s early 29.460-second lap kept him atop the charts for the majority of final practice for Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400. Larson will try to replicate the speed …

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Cameron Hayley Falls Just Short of Critical Chicago Win

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Would Cameron Hayley have wrecked Kyle Busch for a win and trip to the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase? Maybe. We’ll never know. Hayley found himself restarting outside of Busch in NASCAR Overtime in Friday’s American Ethanol E15 250, but the Canadian fell behind Busch when fourth-place Tyler Reddick  –who also needed a …

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2016 Camping World Truck Series Chase Grid Finalized in Chicagoland

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The 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase grid had is finally complete after the American Ethanol E15 250, and thanks to Kyle Busch’s win in the regular season finale, it looks the same as it did entering the weekend. Six series regulars earned victories during the 16-race regular season, with two more drivers making …

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