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

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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

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

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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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Eyes on XFINITY: Tommy Joe Martins Still Surviving in NASCAR

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In 2016, Tommy Joe Martins solidified his spot in NASCAR after an outburst on Twitter regarding the economics of the sport. On Oct. 9, 2017, he was at it again, displaying how it’s almost impossible for small teams to compete in NASCAR due to the distribution of prize money. Of course, he had plenty of …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Matt Tifft Ecstatic for Chance at Championship

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This season was considered a big year for Matt Tifft, as he was replacing reigning XFINITY Series champion Daniel Suarez and getting a crack at the series where Joe Gibbs Racing has dominated over the past decade. For the Ohio native, there have been many positives, along with a few setbacks. Tifft, 21, had 11 previous …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Kentucky Victory Long Time Coming for Tyler Reddick

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When Tyler Reddick announced at Homestead-Miami Speedway last November that he was running a part-time XFINITY Series schedule with Chip Ganassi Racing, he bet on himself. The California native was graduating from the Camping World Truck Series, a place he spent the better part of three seasons with Brad Keselowski Racing. In those 63 career …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Money Talks, Teams Continue to Shut Down

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Another week, another driver out of the XFINITY Series due to a lack of funding. When’s enough, enough? First, it was Darrell Wallace Jr. at Roush Fenway Racing, now Dakoda Armstrong is out of a ride at JGL Racing. Arguably, two of the top 15 names in the series heading into the 2017 season are …

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Eyes on XFINITY: JR Motorsports Overwhelming Favorites for Championship

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The regular season for the 2017 XFINITY Series has come and gone and one thing has remained certain since Daytona: JR Motorsports is the team to beat. Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier, William Byron and Michael Annett comprise the quartet of drivers under the JRM banner. The organization has been the most consistent XFINITY team all season long, …

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Eyes on XFINITY: JJ Yeley, TriStar Motorsports Surviving with Limited Funding

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TriStar Motorsports has been racing in the XFINITY Series full-time since 2010, when they started with Jason Keller as the primary driver. In 2014, team owner, Mark Smith, ran a four-car operation, hoping to be the next big thing in the penultimate division of NASCAR. Fast forward just three years later, and JJ Yeley is the …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Brandon Brown Hanging with the Best in XFINITY

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Prior to making the jump, part-time, to the XFINITY Series this season, NASCAR fans might recall Brandon Brown‘s top-five performance in the Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona to kick off the 2016 season. Maybe they remember the epic save he had at Kansas Speedway en route to a 12th-place finish. Or maybe they …

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