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Eyes on XFINITY: The Reason Why TriStar Motorsports Shut Down Its XFINITY Program

JJ Yeley Texas 2017

(Photo:John K Harrelson/NKP)

In 2014 and 2015, TriStar Motorsports had five NASCAR XFINITY Series teams. Fast forward three seasons and the team no longer fields any entry in the division. Last season, J.J. Yeley ran full-time for the organization, finishing 14th in the series standings. However, the organization was working with a limited budget as the No. 14 car …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Kaz Grala Making Most of Opportunity with JGL Racing

Kaz grala daytona 2018

(Photo: John K Harrelson/ NKP)

Go back two years and many NASCAR fans wouldn’t know the name Kaz Grala. Yet in 2018, he’s racing full-time in the XFINITY Series with JGL Racing. Grala, 19, has sped through the ranks of NASCAR, seen by finishing seventh in the Camping World Truck Series point standings in 2017. His season-opening victory at Daytona …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Brandon Jones Gets Fresh Start with Joe Gibbs Racing

Brandon Jones Atlanta Helmet

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

In 2017, Brandon Jones experienced the ol’ sophomore slump with Richard Childress Racing. This year brought a new opportunity as he jumped ship to Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 19 car. Coming off a solid rookie season in 2016 and finishing 10th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship standings, 2017 was a tiring year …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Tyler Reddick Relishing New Opportunity at JR Motorsports

Tyler Reddick Daytona Helmet 2018

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Tyler Reddick hit the ground running in 2018, winning the season-opening NASCAR XFINITY Series race this past weekend at Daytona International Speedway. He’s not taking the opportunity to drive for JR Motorsports lightly. Reddick, 22, is coming off a season in which he competed in 18 races for Chip Ganassi Racing, winning in September at …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Keeping Up With a Busy Off-Season

2017 Kansas II NXS Christopher Bell celebrates Matthew T Thacker NKP

(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

Another off-season has come and gone and the XFINITY Series is set to take to the high banks of Daytona this Saturday. As prestigious as the World Center of Racing is, the race that opens the season doesn’t tell the fans how the season is going to turn out. 2017 was dominated by Joe Gibbs …

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2017 XFINITY Series Review

William Byron Championship

(Photo: Lesley Ann Miller /NKP)

Heading into the 2017 season, the XFINITY Series was stacked with competition with returning veterans, fresh babyfaces entering the next chapter of their career and even Cup drivers making the leap back down to be competitive in the top preliminary division. With all of that, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers still dominated the schedule, winning …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Championship

2017 Phoenix II NXS William Byron woohoo Logan Whitton NKP

William Byron celebrating at Phoenix (photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

Now that 32 races are in the books, and thousands of miles have run, the Championship 4 for the XFINITY Series championship is set following last weekend’s race at Phoenix International Raceway. That means that by the end of the week, there will be at least one new champion in NASCAR. The trio of JR …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 31 Races In & Only 4 Series Regular Winners

2017 Indianapolis NXS William Byron burnout Matthew T Thacker NKP

(Photo: Matthew T Thacker / NKP)

At the onset of the 2017 season, NASCAR placed limits on how many events Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars could compete in. Depending the driver’s experience the number of races varied. The goal? To finally make the slogan “names are made here” meaningful as Cup drivers have dominated the XFINITY Series for the better …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Richard Childress Racing Yet to Win in 2017

2017 Dover I NXS Daniel Hemric car NIgel Kinrade NKP

Daniel Hemric (Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

With three races remaining in the 2017 XFINITY Series season, Richard Childress Racing is still looking for its first victory. This situation is unique for an organization that is used to picking up at least one checkered flag during the course of the season. Childress started a full-time XFINITY Series organization in 2000, with Mike …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Christopher Bell’s Kansas Victory Showcases Why He’s Moving Up Next Year

2017 Kansas II NXS Christopher Bell woohoo John K Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John K. Harrelson / NKP)

As the 2017 season inches ever closer to its conclusion, Christopher Bell is making a run for the Camping World Truck Series championship with Kyle Busch Motorsports in what turns out to be his final year in the series. Next season, he’ll join Joe Gibbs Racing to run full-time in the XFINITY Series. “Christopher has …

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