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Fire on Fridays: Is Another Year in Xfinity for Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric Wasteful?

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Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric are ready for the NASCAR Cup Series, make no bones about it. But the way NASCAR operates nowadays, the Cup Series may not be ready for them. As silly season continues to heat up with rumors flying every which way, the two leaders atop the Xfinity Series standings are right …

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Austin Dillon Scores Second Straight Top Five: ‘I Just Want to Stay in the Moment’

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It wasn’t a win, but a fourth-place run will more than do for Austin Dillon in Saturday night’s (Sept. 12) Federated Auto Parts at Richmond Raceway. The Southern 500 runner-up led five times for 55 laps, the most laps he’s ever led in a single NASCAR Cup Series race, and finds himself 36 points clear …

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Justin Allgaier Sweeps Xfinity Weekend at Richmond

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No, it wasn’t déjà vu. Justin Allgaier was just that fast. The driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports led a race-high 135 laps en route to the victory in the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 12), his second win in as many days. “Richmond has …

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Justin Haley Comes Up Short in Richmond, Has ‘No Complaints’

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It wound up being a career-best night to date for Justin Haley in Friday’s GoBowling 250 at Richmond Raceway, but the Kaulig Racing driver fell one spot short of victory lane. He was passed by eventual winner Justin Allgaier with 28 laps to go and couldn’t run him down. However, Haley’s runner-up result marks his …

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ThorSport Makes Truck Series History at Richmond

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Grant Enfinger ended the regular season the exact same way he began it: in victory lane. But through an eventful final stage in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway on Thursday (Sept. 10) for the eventual winner, ThorSport Racing also made Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series history. The organization, which has been in existence …

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Fire on Fridays: Following Daytona Win, Can William Byron Break Out?

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It took him 97 races, but William Byron finally wound up in NASCAR Cup Series victory lane last weekend at Daytona International Speedway. On the surface, it’s a bit of a question mark as to why a driver who won in his fourth-ever NASCAR national series start, who went on to win six more times in …

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NASCAR’s 1st Black Track President Ready for New Challenge in Nashville

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In preparation to launch the XFL’s team in the nation’s capital, Erik Moses ventured two hours south to Dover International Speedway last October to see how NASCAR went about making the fan experience enjoyable for all. He struck up a conversation with Dover track president Mike Tatoian, and 10 months later, Moses had his own …

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Final Playoff Spot ‘In Fate’s Hands’ for Jimmie Johnson

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A combination of raw speed and a late-race two-tire call from Cliff Daniels netted Jimmie Johnson a third-place finish in Sunday’s (Aug. 23) Drydene 311 from Dover International Speedway. His Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron finished one spot behind him in fourth, meaning the seven-time champion sits a mere four points behind the No. 24 …

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Kyle Busch Gaining Much Needed Momentum As Playoffs Loom

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No, it wasn’t a victory for the defending Cup Series champion, but a solid, top five run on Saturday (Aug. 22) at Dover International Speedway may have been just what the doctor ordered for Kyle Busch. He brought his No. 18 Toyota home in third place, his third top five finish in the last four races …

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Todd Gilliland Aiming for Consistency as Playoffs Loom

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For only the fourth time this season, Todd Gilliland and Front Row Motorsports left the track feeling good with a top-five finish on Friday evening (Aug. 21). Coming into the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway two points above the playoff cutline, Gilliland and team knew gaining points would be …

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