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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Crushes the Competition in Las Vegas

2016 Atlanta NXS Kyle Busch burnout Matthew T Thacker NKP

(Photo: Matthew T Thacker / NKP)

Defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch picked up right where he left off last week in the XFINITY Series. After securing his first XFINITY win at Atlanta seven days ago, Busch accomplished the same feat at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Boyd Gaming 300, putting on a display of dominance before his hometown crowd, …

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Friday Faceoff: How Far Can Jimmie Johnson Go?

2016 Atlanta CUP pack racing Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Jimmie Johnson’s win tied him with Dale Earnhardt for seventh all-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. How high will Johnson rise on the list before he retires? Can he catch mentor Jeff Gordon, who sits third with 93 wins?  Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think Jimmie Johnson’ll slot in just behind Jeff Gordon.  He …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Sin City Showdown Will Set the Tone for 2016

2016 Atlanta NXS pack racing Matthew T Thacker NKP

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Following the XFINITY Series’ second race of the season, the biggest storyline was Kyle Busch, once again, curb-stomping the competition on his way to his first XFINITY victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch faces a similar task this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, another venue where he has never won an XFINITY race. However, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Knocks Item Off NASCAR Bucket List

Kyle Busch Bank of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Cross another track off of Kyle Busch’s list. Stepping into the No. 18 car in NASCAR’s XFINITY Series for the first time this season, Busch started on the pole and led 119 of 163 laps en route to his first ever XFINITY Series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Heads Up Georgia 250. Holding …

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Friday Faceoff: How Important Is Track Position?

2016 Daytona I CUP Kasey Kahne Casey Mears Kyle Larson racing Logan Whitton NKP

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

A quick exam of the last few seasons shows that only the best restrictor plate drivers – Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski – have been able to get to victory lane. Is it still fair to say anyone can win at Daytona or Talladega, or has NASCAR finally put fate in …

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Eyes on XFINITY: A Step Down is a Step Up for Allgaier

Justin Allgaier Darlington Cup Retro 2015 Mike Neff 096

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Justin Allgaier is back in familiar territory. After a two-year stint in the Sprint Cup Series, he has returned to the XFINITY Series to race for a championship. He finished 12th at Daytona in his first race with JR Motorsports, putting himself in contention for the win before a pit road speeding penalty doomed his chances …

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Eyes on XFINITY: A Day for the Underdogs in Daytona?

2015 Daytona I NXS pack racing Credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

The 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season begins on Saturday with its opener at Daytona International Speedway. A win at Daytona is special for any driver, but with the addition of a Chase in NASCAR’s second-tier division, the season opener takes on a much greater importance for the series regulars. A win at Daytona would most likely guarantee …

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