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Eyes on Xfinity: 5 Things to Pay Attention to After 5 Races

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season is five races old. Overall, 28 races remain in the season, and there are only 21 more before the start of the playoffs. A lot of racing remains, and by no means have the season’s best moments already occurred. Key elements have popped up through five races that will …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Noah Gragson Rising with Luke Lambert

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

When a NASCAR Xfinity Series driver graduates to the Cup Series that offseason, the question is always: Who will step up? If you haven’t watched an Xfinity race this season, you missed some great racing. But you’ve also missed watching Noah Gragson put his name alongside some elite company. At the season opener at Daytona …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Maturity Improvements Needed for Ty Gibbs

#54: Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Monster Energy

The season was off to a relatively quiet start for young phenom Ty Gibbs. The 19-year-old driver started his first full-time season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with an 11th-place finish at Daytona, his first superspeedway race in the series. Last week at Auto Club Speedway, Gibbs spun while aggressively side drafting Daniel Hemric for …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Is It Really All About Winning?

Daniel Hemric at 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Atlanta Motor Speedway NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

You hear it all the time. NASCAR’s current post-season format is designed around winning. It’s why TV commentators each week go on and on about the importance of stage points, finding ways to remind viewers that winning races, even for a driver with multiple race wins, matters a lot. The emphasis is all well and …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Series Provides NASCAR Gateway for F1 & IndyCar Drivers

Santino Ferrucci NASCAR IndyCar

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On the same day that Ty Gibbs won his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series race of the season at Kansas Speedway last Saturday (Oct. 23), a connection between two very different racing series was being made in Austin, Texas. The Circuit of the Americas in Austin hosted the United States Grand Prix weekend in front of …

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