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Chase Briscoe Closes Late For Another Top 5 at Dover

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

For the fifth time in the last six races, Chase Briscoe came home in the top five in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. And maybe even more poingnant, it’s how he finishes the races that has been grabbing attention throughout the garage. “There is his, the closer!” said Michael Annett to Briscoe postrace at Dover International …

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Tyler Ankrum ‘Whooped’ After Driving Sick at Dover

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Dover was a solid race but does a low truck count mean trouble in Kansas? (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Tyler Ankrum is now three for five in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series: Three top 10 finishes in five career starts. But perhaps his third Friday at Dover International Speedway was his toughest yet. Finishing ninth in the JEGS 200, Ankrum entered the race battling a week-long flu that made the K&N East champion “whooped” …

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Daniel Hemric Leaves Talladega with First Top 5

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Running a Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway was a day that Daniel Hemric was glad he was driving a Bow Tie. With the Chevrolet train fully in place through most of the Geico 500, the finish of the 188-lapper saw the manufacturer and its teams ride the low line to victory despite …

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Landon Cassill Grabs Top 10 in Rare Xfinity Start

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

For the first time in 2019, Landon Cassill started an Xfinity race. And for the first time in more than three years, he added a top 10 to his series resume. Returning to JD Motorsports in Saturday’s Money Lion 300 at Talladega Superspeedway, Cassill outlasted late accidents and a wild last restart to finish 10th, …

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Brad Keselowski Shuffled Back in Late, Long Run During 2019 Toyota Owners 400

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

If you said there would be a four-car fight for the win Saturday night (April 13) at Richmond Raceway, most would put money on Brad Keselowski to take the checkered flag first. However, the No. 2 Team Penske driver wasn’t even in the late battle for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. Instead, his …

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Austin Cindric: ‘I Had My Money Cut Out For Me’ at Richmond

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It was a battle Austin Cindric was sure he wasn’t going to win, but he sure did try. That battle was for the lead, with 20 laps to go and against Cole Custer, arguably the quickest driver in Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 from Richmond Raceway. And though rain was hitting windshields and dampening TV cameras, …

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Joey Logano Ends 3rd After Late Pit Call at Bristol

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Joey Logano thought he knew the battle that was on his hands in the closing laps Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. And then the caution came out. Shortly following his bold door-banging pass on Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski for the race lead with 30 laps to go, Kyle Larson crashed with William Byron to …

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Tyler Reddick Continues Hot Streak with 2nd Place in Bristol

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

For the fourth straight time in 2019, Tyler Reddick ended the day in the top five in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. After qualifying second for Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Reddick was among the most consistent drivers of the 300-lapper, finishing second in both stages and leading 61 laps. And unfortunately for Reddick, …

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Martin Truex Jr.: ‘The Racing Was A Lot Better Before’

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Following an unusually uncompetitive day Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. was among the many who left the half-mile disappointed. Managing only eighth in the STP 500, the first-year Joe Gibbs Racing driver was unhappy with the higher downforce package used over the weekend, saying it complicated passing on the year’s smallest track. “We’re …

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Stewart Friesen ‘Really Firing’ in Quick Start to 2019

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Following three straight top-10 starts and a top-five finish entering Martinsville Speedway, Stewart Friesen kept the numbers climbing in Saturday’s TruNoth Global 250. Scoring the pole in his No. 52 Halmar Chevrolet, Friesen kept his truck clean to come home fifth. And from the start, Friesen stayed tough on the commonly feared outside lane, eventually …

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