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Eyes on Xfinity: Timmy Hill, A Jack of All Trades

Timmy Hill has been lingering around the top three NASCAR national touring series since 2011. But 2019 has been a special year for the driver. Hill, 26, is happiest when he’s strapped in behind the wheel, but he’s not afraid to get down and dirty. He recently started his own …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Kaulig Racing Ready to Expand

Five years ago, Matt Kaulig had a vision. That vision included motorsports, particularly NASCAR. In 2014, LeafFilter Gutter Protection, Kaulig’s business, entered the NASCAR world to sponsor Blake Koch while competing for Go Fas Racing in two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. The next season, LeafFilter continued its partnership with …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Stefan Parsons Making Most of Opportunity with BJ McLeod Motorsports

Stefan Parsons was a late bloomer – not in the sense of hitting a growth spurt or maturing later in life, but that he didn’t strap in behind the wheel of a race car until right before his 13th birthday. Now, to make it in NASCAR is his life. Parsons, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Zane Smith ‘Thought I Was Going to be Done’

Zane Smith didn’t think he would be racing in 2019 Instead, here he is, entering his ninth and final race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season for JR Motorsports this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Smith, 20, won four races in 2018, his rookie campaign in the ARCA Menards Series. …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing the 2019 Playoffs

The regular season of NASCAR is complete. The Xfinity Series has raced from coast-to-coast, creating a “Big Three” — and heated rivalries. But it’s time for the postseason. Action has been fast and furious in 2019, with drivers returning to the series and stepping up their win totals. Veteran drivers …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Stephen Leicht Overcoming Depression, Looking for Redemption

Flashback to 2007, Jimmie Johnson was in the midst of five consecutive championship-winning seasons at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level. But in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, it was a shoe by the name of Stephen Leicht who was turning heads. At the time, Leicht was competing for Robert …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Jeb Burton Relishing Opportunity with JR Motorsports

Over the past handful of years, Jeb Burton has been put through the NASCAR ringer. But that hasn’t stopped his persistence of finding an elite ride at the NASCAR Xfinity Series level. Burton, 27, has been around racing his entire life, with father Ward Burton racing full-time at the Monster …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Tommy Joe Martins Adapting to Change at MBM Motorsports

The month of August has been all about change for Tommy Joe Martins, who competed in his first four races for MBM Motorsports, owned by fellow driver Carl Long. Martins, 32, announced at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in late July that it would be his last race weekend with BJ …

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