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Eyes on Xfinity: Our Motorsports Adjusting to Xfinity Schedule

Brett Moffitt Fontana 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last October, Our Motorsports made a bit of a surprising announcement when the team declared it was moving to the Xfinity Series full-time for the 2020 season while still running a partial ARCA Menards Series schedule. Chris Our, owner of Our Motorsports, has never fielded more than six cars in any ARCA season since the …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Chase Briscoe Has Different Mindset for 2020

Chase Briscoe in the driver's seat of his NASCAR racecar. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series beginning at Daytona three weeks ago, Chase Briscoe made a bold statement, claiming 2020 was his “make or-break-year.” Briscoe, 25, is in the infancy of his second full season at the Xfinity level. As for his rookie season? The No. 98 car won at Iowa Speedway en route to …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Brandon Jones Transitioning to Team Leader at Joe Gibbs Racing

Brandon Jones Las Vegas 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

At this time two years ago, Brandon Jones was trying to find his footing at Joe Gibbs Racing. Now, two races into the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, he’s becoming one of the team’s leaders. Jones, 23, is in the midst of his fifth full-time season in Xfinity. His first two years were spent with …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Daniel Hemric Feeling Recharged Entering First Race with JR Motorsports

Daniel Hemric Bristol 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

It’s not often you see a driver win the NASCAR Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award and immediately drop back down to the lower divisions of the sport. But that’s what happened to Daniel Hemric for 2020. Hemric, 29, spent 2019 with Richard Childress Racing at the Cup level. With just two top-10 …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Busy Offseason

2019 Talladega Superspeedway NXS Michael Annett credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

After a three-month hiatus, the NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track this weekend at the famed Daytona International Speedway. For many drivers, this is the biggest race of the season, but it won’t give a fair perspective on how the season will shape up. Last season, Michael Annett won the season opener… in boring …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing Homestead-Miami Speedway

Cole Custer Tyler Reddick Christopher Bell Justin Allgaier Las Vegas 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Another nine months of NASCAR racing has come and gone, and it’s time to crown a champion in South Beach. This year’s Xfinity Series Championship 4 lineup is stout. The majority of the 2019 season has belonged to three drivers: Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick, combining to win 20 of the 32 races …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Garrett Smithley Thankful for Johnny Davis

Garrett Smithley Talladega 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Four years ago, not many people knew the name Garrett Smithley. Since then, he’s been a staple for JD Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Smithley, 27, will be finishing up his fourth full-time Xfinity season next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Ironically, he’s just as surprised as any that the relationship with JDM has gone …

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

Timmy Hill Richmond

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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 Gander Outdoors Truck Series team, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Hard Work Paying Off for Mike Harmon

Mike Harmon Talladega 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Mike Harmon has dedicated his entire life to racing, and he’s happy to see all the blood, sweat and tears over the years finally pay off. When thinking of Harmon, you don’t think of him being a threat for a victory … ever. In fact, for most of his career, his primary goal was to …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Kaulig Racing Ready to Expand

Kaulig Racing Daytona II 2019

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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 Koch at TriStar Motorsports for …

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