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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell Becomes “Mr. Magic” With a Hat Trick Win at New Hampshire

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series did not race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2020 as the race was realigned to its Speedway Motorsports sister-track, Kentucky Speedway, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shift meant that Christopher Bell would retain his Magic Mile crown for another year and when the green flag dropped in Saturday’s Ambetter …

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Justin Allgaier Rides Summer Hot Streak to Runner-Up Finish at Loudon

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As summer enters the dog days, JR Motorsports driver Justin Allgaier is riding a wave that’s seen his No. 7 Chevrolet finish in the top three in four of the last six races, capped off by a runner-up finish to NASCAR Cup Series regular Christopher Bell in the Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 at New Hampshire …

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Riley Herbst Bounces Back From Early Crash for Top-10 Finish

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Riley Herbst’s season has been full of misfortune. The No. 98 team couldn’t escape that at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday (July 17) — not until he bounced back for his third top-10 finish in the past five races. On a lap 26 restart, Herbst was the victim of an accordion effect that trickled …

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Christopher Bell Guides the No. 54 to Another Xfinity Win at New Hampshire

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Ty Gibbs. Kyle Busch. Christopher Bell. It doesn’t seem to matter who drives the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, it always seems to find its way to victory lane. Bell went undefeated at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday (July 17) in the Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 after sweeping the first two stages and coming …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Take a Summer Vacation Every Year?

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Should NASCAR continue to schedule back-to-back off-weekends in the late summer even when no Summer Olympics are being held? Trenton Worsham: Not back to back, but it’d be nice for it to have two or three more weeks off scattered out throughout the year as bye weeks. Josh Roller: I like the idea of a late …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Next for Xfinity Silly Season?

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Who did Wood Brothers Racing hire? After a hint from Door Bumper Clear earlier in the week, it was made official July 15 that in 2022, Austin Cindric will take over the No. 2 for Team Penske in the NASCAR Cup Series while Harrison Burton will take over the venerable No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Jordan Anderson’s Team Looks to Continue Overachieving

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Jordan Anderson will admit that the itch to still get behind the wheel and drive is “still there.” This weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Anderson gets a chance to satisfy that itch, getting behind the wheel of his own car for the second time this year in the Xfinity Series. The first time came …

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Jeb Burton Gets Xfinity Pole at New Hampshire

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Jeb Burton has claimed the pole position for Saturday’s (July 17) race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The No. 10 Kaulig Racing driver earned the spot after finishing second last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Burton’s Kaulig teammate Justin Haley starts next to him in row one, while JR Motorsports’ Noah Gragson and Team Penske’s …

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4 Cup, 2 Xfinity Teams Penalized After Atlanta Events

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The penalty report from last weekend’s NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series events at Atlanta Motor Speedway was released on Tuesday, July 13. Four Cup and two Xfinity crew chiefs were fined $10,000 and $5,000 each, respectively, for unsecured lug nuts. Adam Stevens (crew chief for Christopher Bell), Jonathan Hassler (Matt DiBenedetto), Mike Wheeler (Bubba Wallace) …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Random Notes & Reckless Abandon

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Friday night’s (July 9) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race had a somewhat slapdash jury-rigged feel to it even before the racing commenced. Nope, they don’t run many touring series races on Friday nights any longer, though for a few years as more and more Cup Series races were moved to Saturday nights the companion …

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