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Eyes on Xfinity: BJ McLeod Thinking of Bigger Picture During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Many NASCAR teams shut down upon returning from Atlanta Motor Speedway last month due to the coronavirus pandemic. But at least one NASCAR Xfinity Series team based in North Carolina was at work until last Monday (March 30): BJ McLeod Motorsports. McLeod told Frontstretch that his team — made up of many subcontractors and never having …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Different State, Different Rules as Jeremy Clements Works Through Coronavirus Pandemic

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Most NASCAR shops sit silent this Wednesday (April 1), locked under the stay-at-home order of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. Preparing race cars is certainly nonessential within a state straining from the weight of the coronavirus epidemic. But while most of NASCAR is based around Charlotte, there’s at least one team able to turn wrenches …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Sam Hunt Racing at Crossroads with Coronavirus Outbreak

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Entering the 2020 NASCAR season, Sam Hunt Racing planned to make its next step as a young race team, moving up to the Xfinity Series to run upward of 10 races, primarily via crowdfunding. However, the current COVID-19 pandemic has forced the team owner’s hand, temporarily shutting down shop. Hunt, 26, has driven in 34 …

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Eyes on Xfinity: 10 Years Later, Justin Allgaier Reflects Back on 1st Series Victory

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With the exception of competing in the NASCAR Cup Series for two years, Justin Allgaier has been a household name in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for over a decade. Allgaier has piled up 11 wins over the course of his career, and Friday (March 20) marks 10 years since his first triumph, coming at Bristol …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Our Motorsports Adjusting to Xfinity Schedule

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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