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Eyes on Xfinity: Move Over Monster; Xfinity Does More for Their Series

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From the outside, casual race fans probably think of Xfinity as just a TV and Internet service provider. But when looking at what Xfinity does for NASCAR from the inside, it’s much more than that. Sure, at the beginning of each season or when Xfinity comes out with something new, NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers might …

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Eyes on Xfinity: David Starr Talks Switch to Jimmy Means Racing

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In present-day NASCAR, it’s rare for a driver to move up the proverbial national touring series ladder late in their career. However, that’s exactly what David Starr has done over the past five seasons. Starr, 51, primarily drove in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series between 1998 and 2013, running 27 Xfinity races along the way. …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Christopher Bell Putting Races Together, Tired of Talking About Cup

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When Christopher Bell won seven races in 2018, arguably having the best rookie campaign in NASCAR Xfinity Series history, everyone knew he was the real deal. Yet at the end of the season, he failed to win the championship. That result came mostly due to the championship being decided in one race. Both Bell and …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Chase Briscoe Gelling with Stewart-Haas Racing

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Chase Briscoe is one of the top young prospects in NASCAR. All you need to do is ask Ford Performance, those that kept him in rides during the 2018 season, whether it was stock cars or IMSA — the manufacturer believes in him. However, 2018 wasn’t an easy year for Briscoe. Sure, he earned his …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Tyler Reddick Consistently Consistent Defending Championship

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Expectations were high for Tyler Reddick in 2018, as he began his first full season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He would tell you himself that for much of the season he didn’t live up to those expectations. Even though Reddick kicked off the season with a bang by winning at Daytona International Speedway in …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Ryan Sieg Enjoying ‘A-Plus’ Start To 2019

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One of the biggest surprises of the young NASCAR season has been the strength of Ryan Sieg and the No. 39 team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Two months in, the team grades its season as “A-plus.” Through the opening eight races, Sieg has recorded a pair of top-five finishes, including one last weekend at …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Matt Mills, Vinnie Miller Bringing ‘Best’ Friendship To BJ McLeod Motorsports

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NASCAR drivers spend nine months of the year running door-to-door with some of the best competition in the world. It can be rare to find a friend, let alone having one become your best friend in life. That’s what Matt Mills and Vinnie Miller have formed. The duo currently races at BJ McLeod Motorsports, and …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Noah Gragson Feeling No Pressure at JR Motorsports, Looking To Mature

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One of the biggest moves over the NASCAR Xfinity Series offseason was Noah Gragson joining JR Motorsports in the No. 9 Chevrolet, a car which won the last two series championships. But yet the 20-year-old doesn’t feel pressure. Gragson is coming off two full-time seasons in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series driving for Kyle Busch …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Brandon Brown Putting Marketing Degree to Use in NASCAR

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s rare for a NASCAR driver to attend and graduate college, but that’s exactly what Brandon Brown did in December. Now, he’s putting his marketing degree to use for his family-run NASCAR Xfinity Series operation, Brandonbilt Motorsports. Joining the likes of current NASCAR drivers Ryan Newman and William Byron (currently enrolled at Liberty University) who …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Austin Cindric Excited To Work With Same Team For Duration of 2019

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Austin Cindric was a jack of all trades in 2018, working with both Team Penske and Roush Fenway Racing. Now, he’s happy to have just one priority: that being to chase a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship with the No. 22 team at Penske. Cindric, 20, recorded seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in his rookie …

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