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Eyes on Xfinity: Chris Buescher Setting Standards High at Roush Fenway Racing

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Ford has struck gold once again. For the first time since Carl Edwards joined the Ford banner in 2002, the Blue Oval has found a driver that is extremely unique. Fast, furious and focused is how Chris Buescher is behind the wheel. With the right driver/crew chief combination, the Texas native has excelled in the NASCAR …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Austin Wayne Self Geared up for Title Run in ARCA

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From Texas to North Carolina, Austin Wayne Self has always been a top-tier driver. Now running his second full-time season in the ARCA Series, the 19-year-old joined Mason Mitchell Motorsports over the off-season in hopes of winning a championship. With a chance at stardom, he hopes to follow in team owner Mason Mitchell’s footsteps, which …

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Pace Laps: Youth Prevails, Redemption in Vegas, Controversy & More

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Xfinity Series: The Future Has Arrived – It only took nine races until Erik Jones drove a Joe Gibbs Racing car into Victory Lane. The soon-to-be 19-year-old outran two Cup Series veterans at Texas, and in doing so, gave JGR its first Xfinity Series win since Matt Kenseth‘s triumph in the season-finale last year. Jones’s victory …

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Friday Faceoff: Concerns Surrounding NASCAR Health & Tires

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1) Kyle Larson. Should we be concerned? Are you? Or should we chalk it up as a bizarre health incident? Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: Number of times I have passed out without alcohol involved: zero. It is not normal to pass out in the middle of the day, even after scribbling your name a few …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Despite Success, Chase Elliott Still Learning a Year After 1st Win

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The newest generation of racers has grown into the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and one driver has emerged as the possible future face of NASCAR. Just over one year ago, one young man entered Victory Lane in NASCAR’s second-tier division for the first time. The second-generation driver, a teenager who had yet to complete high school, …

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5 Points to Ponder: Texas Time, Penalties Galore at RCR & New Streaks?

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Everything’s Bigger in Texas After taking an off weekend to start the season, NASCAR is back, and that includes the Xfinity Series as well. It’s finally time to get back to Texas Motor Speedway after the chaotic race at the 1.5-mile track in November. Hopefully, there won’t be any fist fights for this event, but …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Gearing Up for the Future with These 8 Drivers

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Through we’re nearly two months into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, the young guns have joined the race for the title. Reigning champion Chase Elliott, along with Ty Dillon and Chris Buescher, are among those at the top of the standings five events into the 2015 season. But the next set of drivers to join …

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Pace Laps: Short-Track Racing, Indy Returns, NHRA 4-Wides & F1

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NHRA: 4-Wide Nationals Produce Surprise Winners – It was a good day for Don Schumacher Racing, as they scored Funny Car win No. 100 with Fast Jack Beckman and then completed the Nitro sweep for the 47th time with a Top Fuel win by Antron Brown at the 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, …

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Kurt Busch Fastest in Final 2015 STP 500 Practice at Martinsville

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Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kurt Busch was fastest in the final 50-minute practice session for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Busch, the defending winner of the race, ended the session with a fast time of 19.502 seconds. Runner up in this race one year ago, Jimmie Johnson was second in practice with a 19.560-second lap time. …

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