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Couch Potato Tuesday: Round of 12 Brings Heavy Playoff Focus to Las Vegas

NASCAR racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, September 2021. Photo: NKP

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway began the Round of 12 in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, and things got a little more serious since it is likely to be the least looney race of the round. Even with fewer intermediate tracks in the playoffs now, it’s still critical to put up a decent finish here since …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Hamlin Goes All in for Vegas Win

Denny Hamlin leads a pack of NASCAR race cars in the 2021 South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, September 2021. Photo: NKP

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Joe Gibbs Racing driver clinches spot in Round of Eight With 30 races in the books, the championship is in sight and we have a good idea who will probably be fighting for it at Phoenix. But it takes so much going right and not just piling up stats. Kyle Larson essentially rolled snake eyes …

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Entry List: 2021 Sparks 300

2021 Xfinity Talladega Jeb Burton, No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet, Leads (Credit: NKP)

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series makes the trek to Talladega Superspeedway for its second race of the playoffs this week. Forty-one cars are entered for the Sparks 300. Timmy Hill, entered in Motorsports Business Management’s No. 13, will not qualify for the event based on points. Last week’s winner at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Josh Berry, …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Josh Berry Spoils Playoffs With Vegas Victory

Josh Berry poses with his trophy after winning the Sept. 2021 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Turn the clock back to March, race number four of the 2021 season, and you’ll see Josh Berry finished seventh in the first NASCAR Xfinity Series trip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. At the time, it tied for his best result in a budding NXS career. In the months leading into Saturday’s (Sept. 25) Alsco …

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Josh Berry Wins Xfinity Alsco 302, JR Motorsports Sweeps Top 3 Spots

Josh Berry celebrates after winning the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night (Sept. 25). (Photo: NKP)

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Kaulig Racing has been the hot team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series of late, but JR Motorsports enjoyed a night with Lady Luck as Josh Berry took the victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to win the Alsco Uniforms 302 Saturday (Sept. 25). Justin Allgaier and Noah Gragson finished second and third, respectively, giving three …

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Xfinity Series Silly Season: Daniel Hemric Headed to Kaulig Racing for 2022

2021 Atlanta Xfinity Daniel Hemric Sean Gardner Getty

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Current No.18 Joe Gibbs Racing driver Daniel Hemric is moving on to Xfinity Series powerhouse Kaulig Racing in 2022. Kaulig Racing took to Twitter to announce that Hemric would take over the No. 11 for next season. Justin Haley currently racing in that car, and will move to the Cup series for 2022, which was …

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4 Burning Questions: Rookie Report Card

Chase Briscoe at Charlotte, NKP

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How have the two NASCAR Cup Series rookies performed? Now that all three NASCAR national touring series have headed into the playoffs, it’s a good time to take a look at the rookies in each series and how they did this season, especially with just two of them actually in the playoffs. Unlike traditional classes, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Why Every Playoff Driver Can & Can’t Win the Title

2021 Xfinity Daytona II Finish Kaulig Racing 1-2-4, L-R Justin Haley, No. 11 Chevrolet, AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Chevrolet, and Jeb Burton, No. 10 Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

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The time has arrived for the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. This weekend in Las Vegas, the postseason gets underway. Even if there was no title at stake, racing purists of a certain type would be drawn in for one reason, that in the postseason, the field is void of any current NASCAR Cup Series drivers. …

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Frontstretch 5: Feuds That Could Brew Again in NASCAR Playoffs

NASCAR Brad Keselowski Kyle Busch

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This past weekend’s events at Bristol Motor Speedway brought out the best of moods for spectators and the worst of moods for the drivers. New feuds were born and they all may be something for fans to keep an eye on as these playoffs continue. Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick’s memorable post-race scrum at Bristol …

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Austin Cindric Starting from Xfinity Pole at Las Vegas

#22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Menards/Richmond, NASCAR Xfinity race at Martinsville

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It’s time for the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs and Austin Cindric will lead the field to green in their debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Cindric earned the pole position after coming home second following a tight battle with AJ Allmendinger at the end of last week’s race (Sept. 17) at Bristol Motor Speedway. …

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