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Eyes on XFINITY: Justin Allgaier is Winning for Family

Justin Allgaier Family 2018

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Justin Allgaier is having a career-year for JR Motorsports, and the best part about it for him is he’s doing it for his family. Allgaier, 32, is in his eighth full-time season as a NASCAR XFINITY Series regular, though his third for JRM. Through 19 races this season, the No. 7 team has a pair …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Preece Still Looking for Full-Time Ride

Ryan Preece Daytona XFINITY

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Ryan Preece‘s standout performance at Iowa Speedway. One year later, he’s not even entered in the race. That weekend was Preece’s breakthrough NASCAR moment, coming in just his second start for Joe Gibbs Racing. The Connecticut native led a career-high 141 laps en route to victory, his first …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Vinnie Miller Keeping Up in Rookie Season for JD Motorsports

Vinnie Miller Charlotte XFINITY

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When Johnny Davis, owner of JD Motorsports, announced his driver lineup for the 2018 season, many people looked at the name Vinnie Miller and wondered, “who is Vinnie Miller?” Growing up, Miller, 20, competed in quarter midgets as well as pro late models. Within days of graduating high school in 2015, he moved south from his …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Josh Williams Doing a Lot with a Little in NASCAR

Josh Williams Auto Club Speedway XFINITY

(Photo: JWMotorsports)

Fans, and even some broadcasters, might be unfamiliar with the name Josh Williams, but theyʻre missing an interesting story. He’s one of those drivers who is considered a racer’s racer, working on the mechanics of the car, driving the hauler to the track, and of course, hopping in the cockpit to race the thing — …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Matt Tifft Needed Fresh Start with Richard Childress Racing

Matt Tifft Iowa XFINITY

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The first two years of Matt Tifft‘s NASCAR XFINITY Series career were filled with ups, downs and personal battles, but he’s found his happy place at Richard Childress Racing in 2018. Tifft, 22, moved to RCR during the off-season, following his rookie year at Joe Gibbs Racing when he made the postseason. In 2017, the …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Sieg Racing Using 3 Teams to Fund Primary Team

ryseig

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In a sport that has seen its economic model shift over the past two decades, Ryan Sieg Racing is doing all it can to keep primary driver Ryan Sieg going. Sieg, 31, has been racing full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since 2014 with his family-owned team. In 2016, the No. 39 team made the …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Christopher Bell Doesn’t Consider Himself Championship Favorite

Christopher Bell Iowa XFINITY

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Expectations were high for Christopher Bell coming into 2018, and through the opening four months of the season, the No. 20 team has experienced the highs and lows of NASCAR with inconsistent results. Bell, 23, won the Camping World Truck Series championship in 2017 for Kyle Busch Motorsports. While driving a truck, he also competed …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Reed Utilizing Leadership to Turn the Tide at Roush Fenway Racing

Ryan Reed Pocono XFINITY

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Four years ago, a young, brash kid got a full-time opportunity with Roush Fenway Racing. Now, Ryan Reed has turned into one of the organization’s leaders, specifically in the XFINITY Series. Reed, 24, is in his fifth season with RFR. In his stint with the company, he’s seen it all. Veterans have left the organization, while …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Michael Annett ‘Underperforming’ with JR Motorsports in 2018

Michael Annett Pocono

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The JR Motorsports team is loaded with experience in the XFINITY Series, with drivers Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett, all of whom have raced full-time in the Cup Series. However, 12 races into 2018, two of them have performed up to expectations, and one, self-admittedly has not. Annett, 31, returned to JRM this season …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ray Black Jr. Finding it Tough Not Running Full-Time

Ray Black Jr 2018 Dover

(Photo: Jacob Mullins / B.J. McLeod Motorsports Facebook Page)

Ray Black Jr. is in unfamiliar territory in 2018 — he lacks a full-time ride in any of the top three NASCAR national touring divisions. In 2o15, Black drove full-time with SS Green Light Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. In 2016, he moved to the NASCAR XFINITY Series with the same organization and …

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