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Kyle Busch Wins 8th Race of XFINITY Season at Richmond

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When Kyle Busch gets behind the wheel of NASCAR XFINITY Series car, it’s generally not a question of if he’ll win, but of how dominant he’ll be while doing it. Friday night (Sept. 9) at Richmond International Raceway, Busch put on yet another clinic in the series, driving his No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing …

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NASCAR 101: 3 Stories to Follow At Richmond (That Don’t Concern the Sprint Cup Chase)

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In some alternative universe right now, much like our own yet inherently different in a few capacities, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (or the NASCAR ____ Cup Series — fill in the blank!) is entering its second race of the season at Richmond International Raceway with nary a whisper of the Chase for the Sprint …

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NASCAR 101: Who’s Running What for NASCAR’s Throwback Weekend?

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For the second straight year, NASCAR is holding an official Throwback Weekend coinciding with the Sprint Cup and XFINITY series races at Darlington Speedway. The gist, for those who don’t recall: As the Cup Series takes to Darlington for the Southern 500, one of the more tradition-laden weekends of the season, a majority of its teams …

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NASCAR 101: Who Can Win with 3 to Go Before the Chase?

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Let’s talk about the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase to the Championship, because there’s only three more races before it begins. Yeah, for 2016 there are three different Chases across the three national touring series, with the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series also closing in on setting their fields for their inaugural post-season situations. …

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NASCAR 101: First-Win Fever, Or 5 More Possible Victory Lane First-Timers

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Two races. Two first-time winners. That’s the case in NASCAR’s national series its last two events. On Wednesday (Aug. 17), Ben Kennedy pulled into Victory Lane at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series, emerging victorious for the first time in his career. Just four days prior, Justin Marks was the winner in …

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William Byron to Move to XFINITY, JR Motorsports in 2017

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William Byron’s five wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series during the 2016 season — so far — have garnered him attention from other teams besides his current Kyle Busch Motorsports ride. And in 2017, he’ll be moving to one of those teams: Hendrick Motorsports. After just one full season in the Truck Series, …

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Matt Kenseth, Tide Partner for Southern 500

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Tide is returning to NASCAR. Well, if only for one race. For next month’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the company will adorn the No. 20 car driven by Matt Kenseth for Joe Gibbs Racing as the latest in a string of announcements concerning throwback paint schemes for …

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