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Eyes on XFINITY: Has Elliott Sadler Finally Found the Right Team?

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Believe it or not, Elliott Sadler has not won an XFINITY race in two years.  The site of that last victory is Talladega Superspeedway, where the NXS drivers will race this weekend.  Sadler will be one of many drivers hoping to take advantage of the opportunity that restrictor plate racing brings for surprise winners.  While it would …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Are Matt Tifft and Cole Custer the Latest Names Made Here?

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The XFINITY Series will have a couple of relatively new faces in new places this weekend at Richmond International Raceway.  Matt Tifft will be making the first of 13 scheduled starts in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 car.  Additionally, Camping World Truck Series regular Cole Custer will be making his first ever XFINITY start, racing …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Can Brennan Poole Maintain a Strong Start?

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As the XFINITY Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway, Texas native Brennan Poole finds himself 10th in the series points standings.  Poole, who will turn 25 next week, is perhaps the biggest surprise in the top 10 of the XFINITY standings.  So far, he has been keeping pace with his fellow NXS regulars, having posted just …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Now or Never for Ty Dillon and Brendan Gaughan?

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The good news for Richard Childress Racing is that the four-car team reached Victory Lane just five races into the XFINITY Series season.  The bad news, at least as far as the XFINITY championship is concerned, is that Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon was the one who delivered the win to the team.  RCR’s three …

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Eyes on XFINITY: No Easy Solution to Cup Driver Dominance

There have not been many high points in 2016 for XFINITY Series fans who favor a second-tier series without Sprint Cup driver dominance. In the last three races, reigning Sprint Cup champ Kyle Busch has looked nearly unstoppable, and he stands a good chance at getting his fourth consecutive victory at Auto Club Speedway. Busch’s …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Darrell Wallace, Jr. is Ford’s Best Championship Hope

It is still early in the XFINITY Series season, but we are beginning to see which drivers will emerge as championship contenders. There are not many surprises among those names. Most fans assumed that Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez would be in the title hunt, and the Joe Gibbs Racing drivers have shown the most …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Sin City Showdown Will Set the Tone for 2016

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Following the XFINITY Series’ second race of the season, the biggest storyline was Kyle Busch, once again, curb-stomping the competition on his way to his first XFINITY victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch faces a similar task this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, another venue where he has never won an XFINITY race. However, …

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Eyes on XFINITY: A Step Down is a Step Up for Allgaier

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Justin Allgaier is back in familiar territory. After a two-year stint in the Sprint Cup Series, he has returned to the XFINITY Series to race for a championship. He finished 12th at Daytona in his first race with JR Motorsports, putting himself in contention for the win before a pit road speeding penalty doomed his chances …

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