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Noah Gragson Grabs Pole for Bristol Xfinity Race

Noah Gragson wearing a hat and sunglasses, holding a water bottle, Bass Pro Shops/Black Rifle Coffee firesuit, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 2021 NASCAR Xfinity, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ regular season finale is Friday night (Sept. 18) at Bristol Motor Speedway. Noah Gragson will wheel his No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet from the pole in Thunder Valley. Gragson is on a two-race win streak, taking the checkered flag at both Darlington Raceway and Richmond Raceway. His JR Motorsports teammate Justin …

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2 Cup Teams Penalized, Crew Chief Suspended after Richmond

Justin Haley No. 77 car at Richmond

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Two NASCAR Cup Series teams and one Xfinity Series team were penalized following the events at Richmond Raceway this past Saturday, Sept. 11. Richmond winner Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 19 Toyota team crew chief James Small was fined $10,000 for an unsecured lug nut that was found in the post-race inspection. The No. 77 Chevrolet …

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Justin Allgaier Staying With JRM in 2022, Brandt to Sponsor 20 Xfinity Races

2021 Road America NXS Justin Allgaier car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Justin Allgaier and the No. 7 JR Motorsports race team will continue their partnership with Brandt Professional Agriculture for 20 races in the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, JRM announced Tuesday (Sept. 14) morning. “I’m really happy to be returning to JRM next year and to keep the relationship going with Brandt Professional Agriculture,” Allgaier …

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Sheldon Creed To Drive for Richard Childress Racing in 2022 Xfinity Season

Sheldon Creed on pit road at World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway, Ill. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Sheldon Creed will race full-time for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season, the team announced Tuesday (Sept. 14). He’s in the hunt for a second Camping World Truck Series championship with GMS Racing this year and has won back-to-back races in the playoffs. So far in 2021 Creed has earned three …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Truex Back on the Radar After Richmond Win

Martin Truex Jr. is often a NASCAR DraftKings pick on road courses, seen here at Circuit of the Americas. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Much of the championship talk has centered around Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson, the most dominant duo in the Cup Series this season. Larson has been a winning machine and Hamlin mind-bogglingly consistent. But while those two are at the forefront of most minds as they pursue their first Cup crown, a former champion reminded …

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5 Points to Ponder: Has JGR Surpassed Hendrick in These Playoffs?

2021 Richmond II Cup Chase Elliott William Byron Jared C Tilton Getty

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1. Joe Gibbs Racing hitting its stride, Hendrick faltering? At one point, Joe Gibbs Racing ran 1-2-3-4 on Saturday night at Richmond. Hendrick Motorsports, while close behind, didn’t seem poised to challenge the Toyotas up front. Sure, Chase Elliott led some laps and Kyle Larson came from the rear to the top five in no …

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Ty Dillon Returning to Our Motorsport’s No. 23 at Bristol

Ty Dillon smiling at Richmond, fall 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ty Dillon will return to the seat of an Our Motorsports car at Bristol Motor Speedway, this time in the No. 23 Hometown Lenders Chevrolet, the team announced on Monday, Sept. 13. Dillon has competed in a substitute role for the past two races in the No. 02 Chevrolet for Brett Moffitt, who had been …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Late Cautions Elevate Noah Gragson to Victory; Dale Jr. Finishes 14th

2021 Richmond II NXS Noah Gragson drinking Sean Gardner Getty

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It seems all it took for Noah Gragson to win in 2021 was to sign a new contract with JR Motorsports for 2022. For the first time in his NASCAR Xfinity Series career, he has won back-to-back races, winning the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday.  Last week Gragson won at Darlington. Gragson …

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Noah Gragson Strikes Again at Richmond, Scores Back-to-Back Xfinity Wins

Noah Gragson holds American flag in victory lane at 2021 fall NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond Raceway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After winning last week at Darlington Raceway, Noah Gragson scored his second straight NASCAR Xfinity Series win in the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway Saturday (Sept. 11). Gragson held off Justin Haley after several late cautions to take home the trophy. “He (Haley) has the tires, but the thing that kept us alive were …

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