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XFINITY Breakdown: Earnhardt Jr. Makes Mincemeat Of Richmond Competition

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JR Motorsports earned its second victory of the 2016 XFINITY Series season Saturday; this time, it was courtesy the team owner himself.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. held off a last-lap charge from Ty Dillon and claimed the checkered flag in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.  The victory was the first for Junior in the …

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Friday Faceoff: Do Fans Belong in the Garage?

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A fan was injured after being struck by Kyle Busch’s car when Busch pulled into the garage with terminal damage at Bristol.  The fan placed the blame on Busch, but was it the driver’s fault?  And could the incident spell the end to some of the access fans have enjoyed? Sean Fesko, Staff Writer: This …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Are Matt Tifft and Cole Custer the Latest Names Made Here?

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The XFINITY Series will have a couple of relatively new faces in new places this weekend at Richmond International Raceway.  Matt Tifft will be making the first of 13 scheduled starts in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 car.  Additionally, Camping World Truck Series regular Cole Custer will be making his first ever XFINITY start, racing …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Erik Jones Heats up Bristol with Exciting Win

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series regulars are no longer winless in 2016.  Erik Jones nabbed his first win of the season, and the third of his XFINITY career, by passing Kyle Larson with three laps to go in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jones had lined up fourth on a late restart, …

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Friday Face-off: Can Rowdy Catch Superman?

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Kyle Busch scored the 36th win of his career Saturday night in Texas.  He’s currently 17th on the all-time wins list and third among active drivers (Jimmie Johnson ranks first with 77 and Tony Stewart is second with 48).  Will Busch eclipse Johnson’s total before he’s done? Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: It’s a great question. Busch …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Cannot be Beaten at Texas

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Kyle Busch found himself in a very familiar place on Friday night – in victory lane.  Making his fifth start in the XFINITY Series this season, Busch rolled to his fourth victory of the year, leading 150 of 200 laps in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.  It is the 80th victory …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Can Brennan Poole Maintain a Strong Start?

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As the XFINITY Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway, Texas native Brennan Poole finds himself 10th in the series points standings.  Poole, who will turn 25 next week, is perhaps the biggest surprise in the top 10 of the XFINITY standings.  So far, he has been keeping pace with his fellow NXS regulars, having posted just …

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Pace Laps: Sprint Cup Underdogs Excelling, Truck Series Madness and Formula 1 Shockers

Zach Catanzareti

Sprint Cup: Underdogs Perform at the Paper Clip – From the drop of the flag to begin practice at Martinsville Speedway Friday, there were surprises near the front of the field. Fortunately for NASCAR and the underdog teams, the early pace bled into both qualifying and the race as it was an entertaining show full …

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Friday Faceoff: Can Martinsville Surprise?

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. came out this week saying that he is going to donate his brain after he dies for scientists to study it. What implications could this have on the future of safety in racing if they were to find anything different in his brain?  Mark Howell, Senior Writer: CTE has been too long …

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