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Eyes on Xfinity: What’s the Future for JR Motorsports?

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See ya later, Chase. Come February at Daytona, the metallic blue No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet will no longer be racing on Saturday afternoons. Instead, it is getting a promotion. It is not like JR Motorsports really has a choice. If it were up to the team, it would want to keep reigning Xfinity Series champion …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Can Chase Elliott Win This Title After All?

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All the eyes are on the championship battle, and with nine races left in the Xfinity Series season, no mistakes can be made. Entering Richmond International Raceway this weekend, all signs point to Chris Buescher as the championship favorite. Holding a 29-point lead after Darlington Raceway last week, the Roush Fenway Racing driver is deemed …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Opportunity Comes Knocking for Ryan Truex, Josh Berry

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The days of drivers making it in NASCAR based on only talent are gone; these days, it takes a combination of money and success to race into NASCAR’s premier divisions. Well, mostly money, and lots of it. Rides are limited in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Sponsors are controlling teams, rather than the stat sheets. Compared to …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Road-Course Racing and Its Benefits

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Turning right on some weekends is great, especially for those that love making fun of NASCAR for going left all the time. Let’s face it, it gets redundant hearing these poor schlubs complain about the sport we all love to watch. The month of August is a dream for anyone that likes to see a …

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Eyes on Xfinity: An Oval Reprieve in Tennessee

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August is a peculiar month for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Typically known for companion races with the Sprint Cup Series, the NXS entered the month with three standalone events on the schedule. Primarily an oval tour, the series planned to run three road courses – the only right turns on the schedule – in the span of …

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Eyes on Xfinity: 5 Drivers That Must Step Up… Now

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There are only a few months left in the NASCAR Xfinity Series season. As time flies by amidst the roar of 40 racecars, the championship battle is heating up as the pressure to perform each week increases exponentially. The top three in the championship standings – Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon and Chase Elliott – are separated …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Eric McClure – “The Accident at Talladega Changed Me”

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Describing Eric McClure as a family man, a man of experience or a man of faith will only brush the surface of what truly defines the 36-year-old Virginia native. Above all, he prefers to be called blessed. Growing up in a racing family, McClure has early memories of witnessing his favorite driver Richard Petty edge Cale Yarborough …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Uncertain Future Creating Chaos at Roush Fenway Racing

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How the heck is this happening? Roush Fenway Racing is supposed to be one of the most stable organizations in all of NASCAR, but chaos has erupted at the multi-car team that is known for dominating the NASCAR Xfinity Series. It’s like the perfect storm, really. Teammates clashing and drivers vying for a ride for …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Report Card Time

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We’re about to enter the 19th race of the season for the Xfinity Series. It seems like just yesterday that the series hit the high banks of Daytona for the season opener. Heading into Iowa Speedway – one of the few standalone races on the schedule – NASCAR’s second-tier division has itself an intense battle …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Kenny Wallace Ready to Retire in Style

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The infamous “R-word” is one that not many people like to hear. But after a few years of throwing it around, one driver is ready to end his career. In September, it will have been 27 years since Kenny Wallace made his debut in what was then the Busch Grand National Series for Dale Earnhardt …

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