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NASCAR Mailbox: Over & Underachievers in All 3 National Series

Chris Buescher looks on at Circuit of the Americas NASCAR Cup 2021 NKP

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Who has overachieved and who has underachieved across all three NASCAR national series so far this season? – Rebecca F., Tulsa, Okla. I’ll take this series by series, as there are a lot of drivers/teams to cover with this question. Starting with the Camping World Truck Series, I’ll give a nod to Niece Motorsports’ Carson …

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NASCAR Championship Weekend Returning to Phoenix for 2022

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson pack racing in 2021 spring Phoenix NASCAR Cup race. (Photo: NKP)

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Though the 2022 NASCAR schedule has not yet been released, at least one important piece of the puzzle has been confirmed. The season-ending championship weekend will again return to Phoenix Raceway in 2022, NASCAR announced June 1. 2022 will mark the third straight season Phoenix hosts the season finale for the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Ty Gibbs Spins and Wins at Charlotte

2021 Charlotte Xfinity Ty Gibbs celebrate victory lane NKP

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In February, Ty Gibbs briefly went dirt trackin’, making a pass in the grass, before winning on the road course at Daytona International Speedway. You can now check “spin and win” off the list of ways Gibbs has won a race. In Saturday’s (May 29) Alsco Uniforms 300, he spun exiting turn 4 coming to …

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Ty Gibbs Takes Home Alsco Uniforms 300 For 2nd Career Win

2021 Charlotte xfinity Ty Gibbs burnout NKP

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In an unmarked, unsponsored Toyota Supra, Ty Gibbs became the youngest Charlotte Motor Speedway winner when he held on to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series ALSCO Uniforms 300 on Saturday (May 29). “It’s definitely nice to win on an oval, especially in my hometown,” Gibbs told FOX Sports 1, mentioning his blank Supra. “There’s a …

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Riley Herbst Grabs Xfinity Pole at Charlotte

Riley Herbst No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Xfinity car at Charlotte

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Riley Herbst won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series pole for Saturday’s (May 29) race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing driver put down a fast lap of 183.986 mph during qualifying. He was also quickest in Friday’s practice session. Chase Briscoe will start next to Herbst on the front row, going 181.653 …

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Grant Enfinger Replacing Brandon Gdovic in Xfinity Charlotte Race

Grant Enfinger

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Grant Enfinger will attempt to qualify the No. 26 Toyota in Saturday’s (May 29) Alsco Uniforms 300 for Sam Hunt Racing and make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut, the team announced Saturday morning. Brandon Gdovic was scheduled to pilot the entry and practiced the car Friday, but Gdovic was uncomfortable on track and felt it best …

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Riley Herbst Tops Xfinity Practice at Charlotte

Riley Herbst Phoenix Xfinity NKP

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After light rain showers delayed the start of the NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Riley Herbst ended as the fastest driver in Friday’s (May 28) session. Herbst went 178.436 mph to go to the top of the board early in the shortened period. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Daniel Hemric was second quickest, going …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Charlotte Be the Only Track to Host the Coca-Cola 600?

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Kyle Busch doing that winning at Charlotte thing (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR has shown a willingness of late to set tradition aside in favor of trying something new. Should it consider running the sport’s lone 600-mile race at a different track than Charlotte Motor Speedway? Josh Roller: I can’t say this strongly enough: no. The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte is one of the crown jewel races in …

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Josh Berry Joining Jordan Anderson Racing at Mid-Ohio

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

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Josh Berry is attempting to compete for Jordan Anderson Racing in the No. 31 NASCAR Xfinity Series car at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course next week, the team announced Wednesday (May 26). Berry competed in nine Xfinity events so far this year, earning his first career victory at Martinsville Speedway. He also notched two additional top …

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