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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Should Stewart-Haas Racing Have an XFINITY Series Team?

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The XFINITY Series is meant to help prepare young drivers for NASCAR’s premier division, the Sprint Cup Series. However, with the dominance of Sprint Cup teams and drivers in the series, it has been difficult for young drivers to make a name for themselves in the division. But that’s when Stewart-Haas Racing will come in. The …

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Stewart-Haas Racing Adds XFINITY Series Entry for 2017

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On Saturday, NASCAR owner/driver Tony Stewart mentioned how his organization does not have an XFINITY Series team. Fast forward to Monday and that statement is no longer accurate. Stewart-Haas Racing will field a single-car, full-time XFINITY Series effort starting next season. Competing out of the team’s headquarters in Kannapolis, North Carolina, it will be in …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Better Racing Leading to Higher Fan Engagement

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One race past the halfway mark of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, the overall reception of competition has been quite positive. With closer competition and fewer negatives about the quality of the product, fans have been quite impressed with the majority of races in 2016. While the on-track product is still not where drivers …

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dealing with Balance Issues and Nausea Amidst Concussion Tests

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After missing the New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway due to concussion-like symptoms, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. made his first public comments after announcing he would miss the race last Wednesday. Earnhardt, 41, spoke on Dirty Mo Radio, providing an update on his health within his podcast, “The Dale Jr. Download.” Providing comments for the …

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Brennan Poole: I Want to Win Races Here and a Championship

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“We’re going to be taking pictures this weekend, man,” NASCAR XFINITY Series Rookie of the Year candidate Brennan Poole joked to a friend during Game 4 of the Charlotte Hornets playoff series against the Miami Heat. “You better come down to get a picture with me in Victory Lane.” It all seemed like a joke. His …

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2-Headed Monster: Car or Driver – Which Propelled Sam Hornish to Victory Lane in Iowa?

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Trivia time: who won the ninth XFINITY race for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2016? No, it’s not Kyle Busch. Not Erik Jones. No to Denny Hamlin and it wasn’t Daniel Suarez. How about the one-off, hasn’t-raced-since-November Sam Hornish Jr.? That’s the one. Hornish went out and dominated the field in Iowa last Sunday, leading 183 …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which XFINITY Series Drivers are Underrated?

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series season is well under way, and while the Sprint Cup drivers continue to dominate NASCAR’s version of Triple-A, there are some folks who are making a name for themselves. Obviously, the top-tier teams will continue to be the ones that perform the best, especially given they have the funding to compete with …

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Matt Tifft Set to Return at Daytona

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NASCAR XFINITY Series rookie Matt Tifft will be back on the racetrack in early July at Daytona International Speedway, according to Motorsport.com. Tifft, who turns 20 on Sunday, did not compete at Iowa Speedway due to having a procedure to reduce pain for a lower back issue. Driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, Tifft was scheduled to race at …

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William Byron Holds Off Cole Custer for Iowa Triumph

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William Byron was fired up Saturday night at Iowa Speedway. Going from fourth to first during the final restart with two laps remaining in the Speediatrics 200, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender brought home his third victory of the season for his Kyle Busch Motorsports squad. Leading a race-high 107 laps — the first …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Tyler Reddick Grateful for Opportunity with Brad Keselowski Racing

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2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski has been a supporter of the sport’s third-tier division since he became a team owner in 2008, following the footsteps of his father, Bob Keselowski. Brad Keselowski Racing is now one of the Camping World Truck Series’ strongest organizations, fielding two full-time trucks with a part-time third …

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