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2020 Top NASCAR Storylines: Kyle Larson from Success to Suspension, on Way to Redemption

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The 2020 NASCAR season unquestionably brought us some of the wildest headlines in this current era of racing, from Ryan Newman’s horrific Daytona 500 crash and recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic stopping on-track action for two months. It was during this hiatus that another shocking headline emerged out of the blue: the controversial suspension of …

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Xfinity Breakdown: 1st-Time Champion Austin Cindric Shines in the Desert Sun

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Austin Cindric had the championship won. Then it was lost. Then he got it back again. Much like the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series event on Friday, the fight for ultimate glory came down to a two-lap sprint. Justin Allgaier, in his 10th full-time season, had control of the lead on the restart but …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Halloween Racing at Martinsville Delivers Many Treats & Tricks

Harrison Burton Takes the Checkered Flag to Win the Draft Top 250 at Martinsville, 10/31/2020 (Photo: NASCAR Media via Getty Images)

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It had been 14 years since Kevin Harvick took the last checkered flag for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Martinsville Speedway. But Saturday’s Draft Top 250 made up for plenty of lost time. It was the perfect meeting of many elements that made Saturday’s race a memorable one. There was the race for the win, …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Texas Scrambles 2020 NXS Championship Race

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Everything is indeed bigger in Texas for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series… including the drama. Suddenly, the NXS championship race is all scrambled up. With many title contenders falling victim to over-aggressive moves, bent fenders and hurt feelings, it was playoff driver Noah Gragson who looked as if he would fight through it all and …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Cruises to Victory Again, Other Playoff Contenders Stumble

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You can now eliminate the word “worry” and all synonyms related to the word from Chase Briscoe’s vocabulary because in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, he was simply dominant – and all synonyms related to the word too.

 Briscoe won both stages, much like he did at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and he …

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Xfinity Breakdown: AJ Allmendinger Storms to Charlotte ROVAL Victory, Playoff Field Shrinks

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The old saying goes, “When it rains, it pours.” In Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 250 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL, that expression was implemented quite literally. With plenty of cars slipping and sliding around on the wet and rainy pavement, hardly anybody was safe from trouble. But the one …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Cashes in for Las Vegas Sweep, Ryan Sieg Shows Hidden Playoff Strength

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The green flag waved at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to kick off the Xfinity Series playoffs. The 12 playoff drivers got their first chance to show what they’ve got in this first round. Some rolled the dice and came out lucky, while others rolled snake eyes and lost out on valuable points. The driver who …

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William Byron Pulls Off Clutch First Win at Daytona to Secure Playoff Spot

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William Byron came into Saturday’s (Aug. 29) Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway with his back against the wall in the playoff hunt. But with the pressure at a maximum, Byron kept his No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro clean through it all to claim his first career victory to lock his spot in the …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Bittersweet Night at Daytona for Kaulig Racing as Justin Haley Takes Trophy

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The Wawa 250 Presented by Coca-Cola had a rubber-band effect in terms of the type of action that took place Friday night (Aug. 28) at Daytona International Speedway. It began with a wreck-filled start, a clean and green midsection, and concluded with a wild, unthinkable outcome. Justin Haley managed to evade all trouble and score …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Justin Allgaier and Chase Briscoe Tame the Monster, Playoff Bubble Tightens

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For one driver, Saturday (Aug. 22) was sweet relief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. For the other, Sunday (Aug. 23) was a stepping stone back up to the top. Those were the circumstances surrounding Justin Allgaier and Chase Briscoe, the respective winners of the twin runnings of the Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway. For …

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