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Frontstretch 2-Minute Drill: Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Daytona International Speedway looms large in the windshields of NASCAR Cup Series drivers on Saturday night (Aug. 28). The track will host the 26th and final race of the regular season. 2021 marks the second time the superspeedway has held the cutoff race for the playoff field, and the final spot is down to the …

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Justin Haley, Kaulig Win Daytona Xfinity Race in Thrilling Finish

2021 Xfinity Daytona II Justin Haley Wins (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Justin Haley and Kaulig Racing took the victory at Daytona International Speedway Saturday (Aug. 28) in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Wawa 250. Kaulig Racing was dominant all day long, taking the top three positions in each of the first two stages. With five laps remaining, team orders were called and all three drivers linked up …

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Eyes On Xfinity: AJ Allmendinger Making Series His Fun Factory

AJ Allmendinger Michigan NASCAR Xfinity Series

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Routine can at times be a bad thing. The more you get used to something, the more common it can be. The novelty wears off.  The initial newfound excitement can fade. Drivers aren’t immune to this. If you get used to winning, some competitors come to expect it and the emotion becomes nearly robotic at …

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Several Cup, Xfinity & Truck Teams Penalized after Michigan, Gateway

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The penalty report was released Aug. 25 after this past weekend’s NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck series events at Michigan International Speedway and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. The No. 23 crew chief of Bubba Wallace (Mike Wheeler) and No. 51 crew chief Cody Ware (Mike Hillman) were fined $10,000 for their …

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AJ Allmendinger Holds Pole for Xfinity Race at Daytona

AJ Allmendinger folding his arms before Michigan NASCAR Xfinity race, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger is on the pole for Friday’s (Aug. 27) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The Michigan International Speedway winner is looking to go back-to-back and earn his first Xfinity victory at Daytona. Noah Gragson will join Allmendinger on the front row while Brandon Jones slots in third. Gragson’s JR Motorsports teammate …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Ryan Blaney Carries Momentum to Michigan Win

Ryan Blaney wins the 2021 Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, August 2021. Photo: NKP

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Ryan Blaney is in the midst of what may be the best year of his Cup Series career after winning Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Blaney, whose father Dave made 473 Cup starts but never finished better than third, scored his second win of 2021. It’s the first time that the High Point, NC native …

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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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