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Eyes on Xfinity: Austin Cindric Focused on Chasing Title, Ready for Another Challenge

#22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang MoneyLion

When Austin Cindric was introduced to the NASCAR world full-time in 2017, there’s no doubt he ruffled some feathers. That continued into 2018, his rookie season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. That year, Cindric split the season between Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 60 Ford and Team Penske. Whenever Cindric competed for Penske, he was competitive, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Jesse Little Hopes to be Next Breakout Star at JD Motorsports

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Prior to the 2020 NASCAR season opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, Jesse Little had never turned a lap in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. But that didn’t change his mindset. Little, 23, has been on the grind to make it to Xfinity for years. He recalls racing at Hickory Motor Speedway in late models before …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Ross Chastain & Kaulig Racing the Perfect Match

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Over the course of his 10-year NASCAR career, Ross Chastain has never had stability for an extended period of time. Now, he’s found it. Everything went haywire for Chastain following the DC Solar sponsorship debacle during the 2018-2019 offseason that left him without a ride at Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. After …

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Ray Black Jr. Focusing on Family Business, Rick Ware Strikes Deal with SS Green Light Racing

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Prior to the 2020 NASCAR season kicking off at Daytona International Speedway in mid-February, Ray Black Jr. was scheduled to run the full Xfinity Series season for SS Green Light Racing. Less than one month later, the world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. This season, Black, 29, has been primarily funded by …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Myatt Snider Moving Up The NASCAR Ranks

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In 2019, the NASCAR national touring world didn’t see much of Myatt Snider. Instead, he was overseas, competing full-time in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series for Racing Engineering. The move to racing 13 events in the Euro Series was a bit of a surprise to Snider. He was believed to be returning to ThorSport Racing …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Where Did We Leave Off?

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When the NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action next Tuesday evening (May 19) at Darlington Speedway, 73 days will have passed since the last race at Phoenix Raceway on March 7. Add on two more weeks and you would essentially have a time span equivalent to a typical offseason. But flash all the way back …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Excitement Upon Returning to Racing

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Twelve days. Twelve freaking days. Last Thursday (April 30), NASCAR announced the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season would resume at Darlington Raceway on Tuesday, May 19, in its first of two races at the venue this season. The track will also host its scheduled Labor Day Weekend event. While there are many opinions on whether …

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Eyes on Xfinity: NASCAR Racing Needs to Return

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Do you remember where you were on the evening of March 11, 2020? I do. While writing at Frontstretch hasn’t been able to pay all the bills (hopefully it will, sooner rather than later), every writer on the website needs a second job, in addition to bringing value to the website. That day, which seems like an …

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Eyes on Xfinity: JR Motorsports in “Pretty Good Shape” During Coronavirus Pandemic

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With no cash flow entering race shops for nearly six weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s been a challenging time for many teams in NASCAR. JR Motorsports is no exception, but the Xfinity Series’ biggest team is said to be in a good place. Unlike many Xfinity teams, JRM hasn’t had to furlough or …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Furloughs Highlight Impact of COVID-19 Hiatus for JD Motorsports

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Johnny Davis, owner of JD Motorsports, has seen it all in his NASCAR career, dating back to the early 1980s, working with driver-owner James Harvey Hylton. That was until the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, which is something his team – and the sport – has never seen before. It’s been just over a month since NASCAR …

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