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Friday Faceoff: Are CBD Sponsorships Good for NASCAR?

2021 Nashville Cup Kyle Larson William Byron pack racing NKP

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NASCAR said it allows CBD sponsorships as long as the product contains less than .3% THC. Should such partnerships be permitted, or is it better if these companies follow big tobacco out the door? Josh Roller: If any product can legally be consumed, it should be allowed to sponsor in NASCAR and any sport. Until an …

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4 Burning Questions: Welcome to the Sam Mayer Era

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Can anybody stop Sam Mayer? This weekend, Sam Mayer turns 18 and will spend his second day as an adult making his first start in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The son of former part-time IndyCar Series driver Scott Mayer, Mayer has found success in everything he has strapped into. In 2018, after a successful preteen …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Justin Allgaier Is on a Roll

Justin Allgaier

#7: Justin Allgaier, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro BRANDT

In the past two NASCAR Xfinity Series races, it’s been pretty simple. The best driver in the series not named Kyle Busch has been Justin Allgaier. If not for Busch having now won 100 races on the circuit, including each of the last two events, Allgaier would likely have found himself on a winning streak …

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Harrison Burton Gets Xfinity Pocono Pole

2021 Charlotte NXS Harrison Burton NKP

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Harrison Burton is on the pole for Sunday’s (June 27) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway. A third-place finish at Nashville Superspeedway last week was enough to get the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing driver the top spot at the Tricky Triangle. JR Motorsports’ Justin Allgaier starts next to Burton in row one, while …

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Dropping the Hammer: The 100(ish) Xfinity Bows of Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch bows after winning 2021 Kansas spring Cup race James Gilbert Getty

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Not taking into account what could happen next month at Road America and Atlanta Motor Speedway, one thing is finally clear: The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ long national Kyle Busch nightmare is over. Definitely. Probably. Let’s play it by ear? Four years ago after a win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (his 89th in the Xfinity …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: New Track, Same Winner as Larson Does It Again

Kyle Larson crosses the finish line at Nashville Superspeedway in the Ally 400, June 2021. Photo: NKP

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Kyle Larson is on the kind of run that doesn’t happen very often in NASCAR Cup Series racing. Dominance is frequent but it usually comes in the form of a driver winning many races in a year. The suffocating stranglehold of winning one race after another for weeks on end is a whole other level. …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kyle Busch Joins 100 Win Club in Nashville

2021 Nashville NXS Kyle Busch guitar victory lane NKP

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In 99 previous NASCAR Xfinity Series victories, it could have been said that Kyle Busch walked to victory on more than a few occasions. To claim victory number 100 in Saturday’s (June 19) Tennessee Lottery 250 at Nashville Superspeedway, Busch had to outduel Justin Allgaier during several restarts in the final 50 laps. Busch was …

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Josh Berry: Time With JR Motorsports ‘Solidified Me as a Racecar Driver’

Josh Berry at Nashville

Josh Berry embraces his family after his final Xfinity start with JR Motorsports (Daniel McFadin)

Josh Berry was a man on a mission at Nashville Superspeedway. In front of his home state crowd and making his 12th and final scheduled Xfinity Series start for JR Motorsports, Berry charged through the field twice on the way to a top-five finish in Saturday’s (June 19) race. A bad starting spot (22nd) and …

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Sweet Sound of Victory: Kyle Busch Bags 100th Xfinity Win

2021 Nashville NXS Kyle Busch burnout NKP

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Before this weekend, one of the most ingrained memories linking Kyle Busch and Nashville Superspeedway together was the smashing of a victory lane trophy to smithereens following a victory at the track located on the outskirts of Nashville, Tenn.  He carved up another one on Saturday afternoon (June 19) in the Tennessee Lottery 250, demolishing …

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