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Xfinity Breakdown: Ty Gibbs Outlasts Austin Cindric, Wins in 1st Start

Ty Gibbs Celebrates in Victory Lane 2021 Daytona Road Xfinity, Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

At the beginning of the final stage in the Super Start Batteries 188 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on the Daytona International Speedway road course, it was Austin Cindric holding off 18-year-old Ty Gibbs. Cindric had downforce issues early Saturday afternoon due to damage from a tangle with AJ Allmendinger at the end of the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253

Chase Elliott battles with Austin Dillon in 2021 Daytona Clash Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Is this weekend deja vu in NASCAR? It is for many Cup Series teams who competed in the Busch Clash less than two weeks ago. They return to Daytona International Speedway to turn left and right on the road course Sunday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. ET. This layout is much longer than some other …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Goes Back-to-Back at Daytona

2021 Trucks Daytona Road Ben Rhodes, No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota, Win (Credit: NKP)

Credit: NKP

In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes completed a sweep of the two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events at Daytona International Speedway with a win Friday night, essentially dominating the BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 at the track’s road course configuration. A downpour prior to the race made for less-than-ideal driving conditions, but precipitation stayed clear of …

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Stock Car Scoop: Daytona Road Course Previews

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Although the Daytona 500 has come and gone, the action isn’t stopping. Frontstretch‘s Bryan Nolen previews all three races at the Daytona International Speedway road course and gets you up to date on the start times of all three races, stage lengths, starting lineups and more. Sign up for Stock Car Scoop on Apple Podcasts, …

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Friday Faceoff: Does Michael McDowell’s Win Turn Up Heat For Mid-Pack Teams?

Michael McDowell Love’s at Cup Daytona I 2021 Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Should the Daytona 500 and this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the road course have been held with fewer days in between? Luken Glover: I can understand the reasoning behind it, but no. In a world where television ratings are crucial, a midweek race would not be the way to go. We saw a …

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NASCAR 101: Longest Active Winless Streaks

2021 Daytona 500 Cup Matt DiBenedetto car Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

You may have heard that Michael McDowell was the Cinderella story in last weekend’s Daytona 500. You might also have heard that he had a lengthy history of losing (as in, the absence of winning) that spanned nearly 15 years. In fact, prior to his putting on his glass slipper, the Arizona driver had started …

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Fire on Fridays: FOX & NBC, Get Your Heads Out of Your…

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What FOX has labeled as NASCAR’s “Best Season Ever” started out with a record low — ratings, that is. And while there are many factors as to why, no one should shoulder more blame than the television partners, FOX and NBC. Sports Business Journal reported Feb. 17 that the Daytona 500 on FOX only had …

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4 Burning Questions: Nitpicking? NASCAR Is Back

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What exactly is the qualifying problem in the Xfinity Series? When qualifying was rained out for this past weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race, what was a simple rainout has dramatically changed the season for a few teams. There were a total of 45 NXS teams that were entered in last weekend’s race. Jayski’s 2021 NXS …

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Nowhere to Go But Up For Ty Dillon

Ty Dillon at Daytona

#54: Ty Dillon, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Bass Pro Shops

Ty Dillon and I go way back. Sort of. The first NASCAR race I covered as a media member was July 26, 2014 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As a graduate student at Indiana University earning my master’s in sports journalism, I was part of the student news bureau that covered the NASCAR Xfinity Series race that …

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No Time to Get Complacent on Safety

#22: Joey Logano, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Shell Pennzoil #18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M's

Twenty years ago – has it really been that long? Seems like it was just a week or maybe a year ago. Twenty years since we lost the biggest star in the history of the sport. Thankfully his death wasn’t in vain. The safety innovations that were brought to the sport in the months and …

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