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Ronnie Bassett Jr., Dillon Bassett Returning to DGM Racing for 20 Races

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After impressing DGM Racing team owner Mario Gosselin in 2019, both Ronnie Bassett Jr. and Dillon Bassett will return to the team this season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Frontstretch has learned. The Bassett brothers will combine to run 20 races in the No. 90 Chevrolet, up two starts from 2019. For a second season, …

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Joe Graf Jr. Lands Full-Time Xfinity Ride at SS Green Light Racing for 2020

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Joe Graf Jr. will run full time in the Xfinity Series for SS Green Light Racing in 2020, multiple sources have confirmed to Frontstretch. Graf will takeover the No. 08 Chevrolet from Gray Gaulding, who finished 13th in the championship standings last season and finished a season-best second at Talladega Superspeedway. The 21-year-old New Jersey native …

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Brandon Brown Switching to No. 68, Brandonbilt Motorsports Hoping for 2 Full-Time Cars in 2020

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Brandon Brown surprised many in his rookie NASCAR Xfinity Series season last year, and he’ll be back again full time for family-operated Brandonbilt Motorsports in 2020 — though he’ll be sporting somewhat of a new number. Brown will drive the No. 68 full time in the series in 2020, he confirms to Frontstretch. Brown finished 15th …

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Colby Howard Joining JD Motorsports for 20 Races in 2020

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Colby Howard has signed on to compete in 20 Xfinity Series races for JD Motorsports in 2020 in one of the team’s four cars. Howard made two Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series starts in 2019, with a best finish of 21st at Phoenix Raceway for Young’s Motorsports. His first race of the 2020 season …

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Josh Williams, Mario Gosselin, Danny Johnson Teaming Up to Help Develop Talent

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In the current landscape of racing, there’s a significant middle gap. Josh Williams, Mario Gosselin and Danny Johnson are looking to fill that gap. Williams cut his teeth racing at the grassroots level. Between 2010 and 2018, he made 102 starts for his family-operated ARCA Menards Series team, JW Motorsports (which also fields Legends cars …

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Tommy Joe Martins Running Full-Time in Xfinity Series for Martins Motorsports in 2020

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Due to a tweet Monday night (Dec. 23) from Tommy Joe Martins, speculation was raised concerning his immediate future. Sources close to Martins have confirmed he will be returning to his family-operated organization — Martins Motorsports — for a full-time season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2020. Martins, 33, has never competed full time …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Best of 2019 & 2010s

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In a fun offseason Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the best of 2019 and the 2010s. Kyle Busch ended the year with the big trophy, but was he the best driver of the 2019 season? Denny Hamlin had a rebound season, Neff believes the honor goes to the driver of the No. 11 car. …

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Josh White Returning to Racing With Vizion Motorsports in 2020

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Josh White hasn’t been behind the wheel of a racecar since 2016, but that will change in 2020. White, 28, has 19 career ARCA Menard Series starts, finishing 12th in the 2015 championship standings. In 2016, he competed in his first Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway for Beaver Motorsports, finishing …

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MBM Motorsports Scaling Back Xfinity Program, Timmy Hill & Chad Finchum Primary Drivers

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After running four full-time Xfinity Series teams in 2019, MBM Motorsports is scaling back to just two such teams in 2020, putting more of an emphasis on its NASCAR Cup Series program. Team owner Carl Long tells Frontstretch that running four teams in 2019 was a bit much at times, with his team’s best car finishing …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 3: Part-Time Standouts

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Compared to the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, part-time drivers didn’t fare as well in 2019. Regardless, some made the most of their opportunities this past season. Filled with veterans, drivers who have talent but can’t find the funding to put a whole season together and fresh faces, the Xfinity part-timers showed promise against some …

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