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Eyes on XFINITY: Reviewing the Opening 10 Races of 2018

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Through the opening 10 races of the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, the slogan “names are made here” would be accurate to describe NASCAR’s top preliminary division. In case you haven’t paid any attention or have simply forgotten what has transpired in the series over the first three months of the season, there has been …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ross Chastain Rising to Expectations in 2018

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Prior to the 2018 season kicking off at Daytona, JD Motorsports owner Johnny Davis put on a full court press to attempt to help his company. Through the first three months of the season, lead driver Ross Chastain is on pace for a career year. During the first 10 races of the season, Chastain has recorded three …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Truex Relishing Career-Best Opportunity with Kaulig Racing

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

It seems like Ryan Truex has been around NASCAR forever. However, 2018 is just his second full season in any of the top three national touring divisions. Truex, 26, made his XFINITY Series debut in 2010 at Gateway Motorsports Park, finishing 28th for Michael Waltrip Racing. In 2011, he split time between MWR and Joe …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Jeb Burton Looking to Get Career Back on Track

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Five years ago, Jeb Burton looked like he was going to be one of NASCAR’s next big stars. Now, the 25-year-old is just trying to get his career back on the right track. Burton ran his first full-time season in a NASCAR national touring series in 2013 with Turner-Scott Motorsports. In 22 Camping World Truck …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Spencer Gallagher Stepping Up in Sophomore Season

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Spencer Gallagher would like to forget 2017. Everything was promising as he leaped into the NASCAR XFINITY Series after spending two full-time seasons in the Camping World Truck Series, narrowly missing the playoffs in 2016. But the GMS Racing rookie was in for a rude awakening while taking the next step up the proverbial ladder …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Joey Gase Enjoying Career-Best Start With Go Green Racing

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Expectations were limited for Joey Gase heading into the 2018 season as Go Green Racing was returning to the XFINITY Series for the first time since 2013. This season also marked the first time in team history that it was going to run just one driver for the entire season. Gase, 25, departed from Jimmy Means …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Bayley Currey Impresses in Series Debut

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(Photo: Bayley Currey's Facebook page)

Prior to Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, not many people knew the name Bayley Currey. Some people still may not know who he is. Currey, 21, recently moved to the Charlotte area to pursue a mechanical engineering degree at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, transferring from Texas State University. While schooling …

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Eyes on XFINITY: All About Learning in Rookie Season for Austin Cindric

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Austin Cindric was in unchartered territory coming into the 2018 season, knowing as a rookie he would be competing in the full NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule with three different teams and two organizations. Fast forward five races and Cindric has stumbled out of the gates, with a best finish of seventh at Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Spencer Boyd Thriving on Opportunity with SS-Green Light Racing

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

When new drivers are entered into the long schedule of the NASCAR XFINITY Series, there comes with it a lot of pressure to perform. For Missouri native Spencer Boyd, the pressure was just making it to this level of NASCAR. Boyd, 22, grew up loving to race, and in 2016 made his XFINITY debut at …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Alex Labbé ‘Overachieving’ with DGM Racing

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Prior to the NASCAR XFINITY Series season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, fans may not have known the name Alex Labbé. Five races and three top-20 finishes later, he still might be unknown to some, but the rookie is doing his best to change that. Labbé, 24, is competing for Mario Gosselin’s DGM Racing, formerly …

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