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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Furious 7 300 at Chicagoland

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He’s back. Make that four victories in nine races for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season. The Joe Gibbs Racing tandem of Busch and Matt Kenseth dominated the Furious 7 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Leading a combined 186 of the 200 laps, the two had virtually no competition on the evening. With …

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Eyes on Xfinity: What’s the Future for JR Motorsports?

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See ya later, Chase. Come February at Daytona, the metallic blue No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet will no longer be racing on Saturday afternoons. Instead, it is getting a promotion. It is not like JR Motorsports really has a choice. If it were up to the team, it would want to keep reigning Xfinity Series champion …

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Pace Laps: Ending Winless Streaks and Kickoff Media Tours

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Sprint Cup Series: Kenseth Creeps Into Contention. Matt Kenseth is a modern man’s Terry Labonte: cool, calm, collected under pressure. Kenseth, like Texas Terry used to be the model of consistency, top 10ing his way to a championship in 2003 while making surviving bad days the hallmark of his driving style. Now, over a decade …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Can Chase Elliott Win This Title After All?

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All the eyes are on the championship battle, and with nine races left in the Xfinity Series season, no mistakes can be made. Entering Richmond International Raceway this weekend, all signs point to Chris Buescher as the championship favorite. Holding a 29-point lead after Darlington Raceway last week, the Roush Fenway Racing driver is deemed …

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Pace Laps: Southern 500 Success, Denny Hamlin’s Dominance and the Busy NHRA Weekend

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Cup Series: Darlington Lives Up to the Hype – All of the hype leading up to Sunday night’s Southern 500 put NASCAR in a win or lose situation. With so much excitement brewing for the throwback weekend theme, the action on the track, desperately needed to entertain, and entertain it did. Leading up to the race …

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Friday Faceoff: Panic Time for Jeff Gordon?

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The summer stretch is coming to a close and Jeff Gordon still hasn’t won a race. Is it time for the No. 24 team to click the panic button? Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: No, the No. 24 team shouldn’t hit the panic button just yet. Despite its struggles, the team is sitting in position to make the Chase …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Opportunity Comes Knocking for Ryan Truex, Josh Berry

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The days of drivers making it in NASCAR based on only talent are gone; these days, it takes a combination of money and success to race into NASCAR’s premier divisions. Well, mostly money, and lots of it. Rides are limited in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Sponsors are controlling teams, rather than the stat sheets. Compared to …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Dalton Sargeant Rising Up to Expectations

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The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East’s mega-team – HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks – has plenty of diversity. Ranging from two quarter-midget drivers to a high school football player and an engineering student, one racer on the team has driven around the world. Dalton Sargeant, 17, grew up in Florida as a young racer. However, …

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Pace Laps: Heartbreaking Losses and Replacement Drivers

Juan Pablo Montoya on track at Sonoma (credit: IndyCar)

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IndyCar: Montoya Critical of Himself, INDYCAR Following Championship Loss – 1.179 seconds. That’s all that separated Juan Pablo Montoya from a Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Montoya, who led the points from the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March, lost the championship in a tiebreaker to four-time champion Scott Dixon following a sixth-place finish …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Road-Course Racing and Its Benefits

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Turning right on some weekends is great, especially for those that love making fun of NASCAR for going left all the time. Let’s face it, it gets redundant hearing these poor schlubs complain about the sport we all love to watch. The month of August is a dream for anyone that likes to see a …

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