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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

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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

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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

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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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Sage Karam Returns to Jordan Anderson Racing for 2 Races, Sets Truck Debut for Martinsville

Sage Karam prepares for his debut in NASCAR Xfinity 2021 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NKP

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Sage Karam will return to Jordan Anderson Racing’s No. 31 car in the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sept. 17, team owner Jordan Anderson announced on Twitter on Sept. 10. Anderson also noted that Karam will compete in the Oct. 9 Xfinity race at Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL in addition to making …

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Stock Car Scoop: Can Dale Earnhardt Jr. Return to Victory Lane at Richmond?

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The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday (Sept. 11) night, the second race of the playoffs’ Round of 16. Denny Hamlin got his first win of the year last week, and that No. 11 team is heading to a track the driver’s won at multiple times. …

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Fire on Fridays: Lower-Series Drivers Who Deserve Late-Season Call-Ups

Ty Gibbs smiling at 2021 Michigan NASCAR Xfinity race, holding a Monster drink, Photo NKP

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This would’ve been easier before 2020. Back in the days of qualifying before every NASCAR race (remember those?), anyone approved by NASCAR could show up to a track on the national series schedule and try to put their car in the show. Whether they should’ve been there was of little importance; as long as they …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Chances of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Victory Are Actually High

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Don’t get this return of a soon-to-be NASCAR Hall of Famer twisted, Dale Earnhardt Jr. chose his annual one-off NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway for a reason. It’s because he wants to win. The son of Dale Earnhardt is no slouch when it comes to the ¾-mile short track that is Richmond, …

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Brett Moffitt Out Again at Richmond, Ty Dillon to Sub

2021 Pocono NXS Brett Moffitt NKP

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Brett Moffitt will continue to stay out of the No. 02 Our Motorsports car this weekend in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway. Ty Dillon will sub once again, Moffitt said in a post on Twitter. Moffitt sat out last week’s event at Darlington Raceway because he felt ill, according to his tweet. …

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