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Christopher Bell Wins the Pole Award for the Roseanne 300

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Christopher Bell continues to pace the field in NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying. The rookie won the pole award for the Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway of California on Saturday afternoon (March 27), his third pole in five races this season. “Qualifying’s about speed, and this No. 20 team has had speed,” Bell said to …

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2-Headed Monster: Is NASCAR Doing Enough for Grassroots Racing?

Harrison Burton certainly benefits from his last name but other young drivers need other attention (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In the press conference following their win at ISM Raceway on Sunday (March 11), Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart were critical of NASCAR’s and the Phoenix track’s commitment to regional and local racing. Harvick chided the track for getting rid of the K&N Pro Series West race and NASCAR for setting its sanctioning fees too …

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Brad Keselowski Overcomes Penalty to Win the DC Solar 200

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Brad Keselowski recovered from an early pit road speeding penalty to win the NASCAR XFINITY Series DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix on Saturday night (March 10). Keselowski’s pit crew got him the lead from Christopher Bell on the final pit stop of the day, and the No. 22 led the rest of …

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Kyle Larson Hits the Jackpot to Win the Boyd Gaming 300

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Kyle Larson picked up his first NASCAR XFINITY Series win of 2018 on Saturday (March 3) in the Boyd Gaming 300. He held off Christopher Bell on a restart with seven laps to go to cruise to his first win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “I wasn’t sure if [Bell] got a wheel spin or …

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Chris Buescher Survives for a Daytona 500 Top 5

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Chris Buescher is not a guy that a lot of people thought would contend for the Daytona 500 win. Despite being the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion and winning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway two years ago, Buescher has not had the best results the last few years. Buescher did …

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Paul Menard Scores Top 10 in Wood Brothers Racing Debut

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

In the 2017 Daytona 500, Ryan Blaney came up just shy of winning in the Wood Brothers Racing No. 21. Blaney went on to win at Pocono Raceway and make a deep playoff run. Blaney announced he was moving to Team Penske and Paul Menard would take his spot in the No. 21 for 2018. …

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The Black Flag Continues to Cause Controversy at Daytona

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

One of the forgotten flags of NASCAR came back with a vengeance at Speedweeks 2018. There have now been four times in the last week of racing at Daytona International Speedway where the black flag has waved to deeply hurt a strong contender. It all started with the Advance Auto Parts Clash. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. …

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Spencer Gallagher Gets Another Top 10 at Daytona International Speedway

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The 2018 Speedweeks were good to Spencer Gallagher. The son of GMS Racing owner Maurice Gallagher Jr. watched on Friday night as his family’s No. 21 truck of Johnny Sauter won the Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The younger Gallagher represented his father in the media center after the race and …

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Daniel Hemric Nabs Daytona XFINITY Pole

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Daniel Hemric laid down a blistering lap to win the NASCAR Daytona XFINITY Series pole. He’ll lead the way in the PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday afternoon (Feb. 17). Hemric swept both rounds of qualifying after being the fastest car in final practice. The No. 21 Chevrolet was the only car to …

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