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Xfinity Breakdown: AJ Allmendinger Living the Dream, Late Caution Robs Josh Berry

#16: A.J. Allmendinger, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro RAMCO Specialties Inc.

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Six days removed from a victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in the NASCAR Cup Series, AJ Allmendinger stood on the frontstretch of Michigan International Speedway with a grateful smile on his face as the crowd chanted, “AJ, AJ, AJ,” following his victory in the New Holland 250 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series …

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Josh Berry Finishes 4th at Michigan After JRM 2022 Announcement

Josh Berry racing at 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Michigan

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Brooklyn, Mich. – It’s been a whirlwind week for Josh Berry. Earlier this week, NASCAR Xfinity Series team JR Motorsports announced he will drive full time next year after running well in part-time status this year. Then, Berry was elevated from one race this weekend to three races. He ran the NASCAR Camping World Truck …

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AJ Allmendinger Wins Xfinity Race at Michigan

AJ Allmendinger and Kaulig Racing worked together to dominate the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona on Aug. 28, 2021 (Photo: NKP)

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AJ Allmendinger followed his surprise NASCAR Cup Series win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Michigan International Speedway Aug. 21. Allmendinger held off Brandon Jones, who finished runner-up after multiple overtimes due to cautions toward the end of the event. “The outside was the place …

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Jesse Iwuji, NFL Legend Emmitt Smith Starting Xfinity Team

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Emmitt Smith is planning to move into the world of NASCAR ownership. Smith will partner with NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji on a NASCAR Xfinity Series team in 2022, NBC Sports reports. Jesse Iwuji Motorsports will feature Iwuji in the driver’s seat. Iwuji has five Xfinity starts, one coming in 2021, with a best finish of …

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4 Burning Questions: The Choice to Not Care

The NASCAR Cup Series, one of the top spectator sports, roars through the turns at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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We’re still dealing with this mess? It was announced Aug. 19 that Corey LaJoie will miss this week’s NASCAR Cup Series race due to COVID-19 protocols. LaJoie has entered a seven-day quarantine after being in close contact with somebody while recording a podcast (yes, a podcast) on Aug. 16. It should be mentioned that NASCAR’s …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Allow Testing At New or Reconfigured Speedways?

2021 nascar Cup COTA pack racing, photo: NKP

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. hinted that JR Motorsports could expand to five NASCAR Xfinity Series cars next year. What is the ideal driver lineup for JRM in 2022?  Josh Roller: If JR Motorsports expands to a five-car team next season, I don’t mind keeping the current driver lineup. Keep Michael Annett in the No. 1. He is …

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Josh Berry to Be Sponsored By Harrison’s for 8 Races in 2022

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Another partner has teamed up with Josh Berry for the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Harrison’s will be aboard the No. 8 car for eight races next year, JR Motorsports announced Aug. 19. The news comes after it was revealed earlier in the week that Tire Pros would join Berry for nine events in his …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Josh Berry’s Opportunity Now Bigger Than Ever

Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Celebrates (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Over time, lack of experience, even if not on purpose, has marked many drivers that have contended for and won championships in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. In recent years, guys like Austin Cindric, William Byron, Chase Elliott and Austin Dillon have hoisted the series’ championship trophy. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s …

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Josh Berry In for Michael Annett at Michigan

#8: Josh Berry, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Tire Pros

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As Michael Annett continues to recover from his recent leg surgery, he will once again not compete at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway, JR Motorsports announced Aug. 18. Josh Berry will replace him, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet this weekend. This will be the fourth race this season that Annett has …

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Austin Cindric Starting Michigan Xfinity Race From Pole

#22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Car Shop

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The 2021 New Holland 250 will see the two NASCAR winners at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course start on the front row; Austin Cindric will start first and AJ Allmendinger will start second. Cindric won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indy road course for his fifth win this season. Allmendinger won the …

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