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Eyes on Xfinity: Josh Williams Hospital Tour Taken to Another Level

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Josh Williams is a racer’s racer; one who will turn wrenches on his racecar during the week, only to beat and bang with that same chassis during the race weekend. Behind the helmet, Williams is fearless, doing his all to overachieve with his underfunded DGM Racing team. Outside of the car, though, the 27-year-old is …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Tommy Joe Martins Focused on Building Martins Motorsports

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Around this time last year, Tommy Joe Martins found himself in a predicament: he had funding but nowhere to go. At the time, he was competing part-time for Carl Long at MBM Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, making the swap from BJ McLeod Motorsports over the summer. Martins was told MBM was scaling back …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Daniel Hemric Putting Negative Behind Despite Frustration of 2020 Season

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When joining JR Motorsports last offseason, Daniel Hemric felt “recharged” after being bounced from the NASCAR Cup Series, despite winning rookie of the year in 2019 for Richard Childress Racing. Unfortunately for the North Carolina native, the majority of this NASCAR Xfinity Series season has been a struggle. It hasn’t been from a lack of …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Josh Reaume Details Taking Over No. 93 Car

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At the end of June, Reaume Brothers Racing announced it would manage the No. 93 Chevrolet, formerly of RSS Racing. In just over three months, the team is seeing progress. The stars aligned for RBR: In 2016, Josh Reaume was an engineer for Ryan Sieg‘s No. 39 car as the team aimed to make the …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Ryan Vargas Grinding Away at JD Motorsports

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Last Thursday (Sept. 24) was one of the biggest days of Ryan Vargas‘ life. It was announced that day that TikTok would be sponsoring him for the final six races of the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Vargas, who turned 20 years old one day prior to the announcement, is an avid TikTok user with …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing the 2020 Playoffs

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In the midst of one of the most bizarre NASCAR seasons, the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season is finally complete. No practice, no qualifying, new racetracks and a great aerodynamic package have all led to an entertaining racing. Now it’s time for a seven-week grind to crown a champion come Nov. 7 at Phoenix Raceway. …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Jeb Burton Continuing to Work Hard to Nail Down Funding

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As many know, in order to compete at a competitive level of NASCAR ā€“ and really all racing series ā€“ drivers need funding. Not many work harder to nail down sponsorship than Jeb Burton. Burton, now 28, had the world by his fingertips seven years ago when he was running full-time in the Gander RV …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Jeffrey Earnhardt Continues to Mature in 2nd Stint with JD Motorsports

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Six years ago, Jeffrey Earnhardt was trying to find himself as a racecar driver, competing full-time for the first time in his NASCAR career for JD Motorsports. Since then, he’s done a great deal of growing up both on and off the racetrack. To this day, 2014 is Earnhardt’s lone full season in a NASCAR …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Brandon Brown & Brandonbilt Motorsports, From Part-Time Team to Playoff Bubble

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Flashback to the 2016 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway: Brandon Brown surprised the racing community by finishing fourth for his small family team, Brandonbilt Motorsports. Who? What? How? That race began an upward trajectory in Brown’s racing career, running partial seasons in both the Truck Series and …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Mike Harmon Racing in Midst of Best Season

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For years, Mike Harmon Racing was beaten down and continuously joked about for its lack of speed. But on the performance side, the past two seasons have been a steady improvement for the small, underfunded race team. Mike Harmon has owned a NASCAR Xfinity Series team since 2008, having scored just one top-15 finish in …

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