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Eyes on XFINITY: Shane Lee Hoping to Finish Season Strong with Richard Childress Racing

Shane Lee Dover XFINITY

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

At the beginning of the season, many people probably didn’t know who Shane Lee was. But maybe people are starting to recognize his name. Whenever he’s been in Richard Childress Racing’s famed No. 3 Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this year, the North Carolina native has put together solid finishes — despite being a …

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Eyes on XFINITY: John Hunter Nemechek Disappointed By Not Running For Driver’s Championship

John Hunter Nemechek Iowa II

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

John Hunter Nemechek is doing more racing in NASCAR this season than ever before. However, he has no shot at a driver’s championship in either the XFINITY or Camping World Truck Series postseasons. Nemechek, 21, made the jump to Chip Ganassi Racing this season to run a partial schedule in the No. 42 XFINITY car, …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Katherine Legge Hoping for More Opportunities in NASCAR

Katherine Legge Richmond XFINITY

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When Katherine Legge‘s name flashed by on the ticker in last month’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, casual race fans likely ignored her. But she impressed Johnny Davis, owner of JD Motorsports, enough to get a shot on an oval this past weekend at Richmond Raceway. Legge, 38, finished 30th in …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Playoffs

XFINITY Playoffs 2018

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just over seven months ago, the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season began at Daytona International Speedway in a five-overtime thriller, ending with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history. Seven months later, it hasn’t slowed down. Action has been fast and furious this season, as veteran drivers prove why they are the ones to …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Elliott Sadler Wants to Be Remembered for Doing it the Right Way

Elliott Sadler New Hampshire XFINITY

Last laps in Virginia for Elliott Sadler? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just under a month ago, Elliott Sadler announced he was stepping away from full-time NASCAR competition following the 2018 season. Since then, he’s had a lot of time for reflection. Sadler, 43, has spent more than half his life traveling the NASCAR circuit, spending 12 full seasons in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series — …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Chase Briscoe Adjusting to Part-Time Rides with Ford

Chase Briscoe Talladega XFINITY

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season is something Chase Briscoe hasn’t experienced before —not only being a rookie but running a part-time schedule for two of the top Ford Performance teams. Briscoe, 23, is the 2016 ARCA Series champion. In 2017, he won the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series for …

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Eyes on XFINITY: B.J. McLeod Enjoys Racing Against His Own Team

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Over the past four years, the name BJ McLeod may have flashed across the TV screen during a NASCAR race, and people weren’t aware of who it was. Little do they know, it’s a skull-lovin’, tattoo-wearin’, down-to-earth racer, who happens to own B.J. McLeod Motorsports in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and has taken drastic steps …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Jeremy Clements Chasing the Opportunity He Always Wanted

2017 Road America NXS Jeremy Clements woohoo Brett Moist NKP

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Jeremy Clements shouldn’t have been on the radar of getting a win last year at the famed Road America road course. The radar wasn’t close to him entering the weekend. But then, he won the race. The 2017 victory propelled Clements into the playoffs, en route to a career-best 12th-place championship effort. Fast forward 52 …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Daniel Hemric on the Verge of First Victory

Daniel Hemric New Hampshire XFINITY

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Daniel Hemric has been close to his first career NASCAR national touring series victory many times in 2018. But as we all know, close only counts in horseshoes and handgrenades. Hemric, 27, is in the middle of his second full season in the XFINITY Series driving for Richard Childress Racing. Compared to his rookie campaign, the …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Cole Custer Hitting Stride as Playoffs Loom

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Expectations were high for Cole Custer heading into 2018, his second full season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Stewart-Haas Racing. Compared to his rookie year, the No. 00 team has made massive gains. Custer, 20, has yet to visit Victory Lane this season, something his part-time teammate Kevin Harvick did at Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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