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XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Sweeps the Season at Richmond, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Still has It

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Christopher Bell may not have had the dominant car in Friday’s (Sept. 21) Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway, but a late-race restart gave the No. 20 car the shot it needed to sweep the season at the short track. The night started off as good as it can get for Bell, who won the …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Ross Chastain Whips the Field to Score 1st NASCAR Victory

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Three weeks ago, Chip Ganassi Racing announced it would sign on Ross Chastain for three races in the XFINITY Series. And it only took him two races in the No. 42 ride to find Victory Lane. Chastain didn’t get the best qualifying lap in, lining up fifth for Saturday’s DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Wins Wild Plate Race at Indianapolis

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As soon as the green flag dropped in Monday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Justin Allgaier drove to the front, albeit, he started second. But the No. 7 car proved to be dominant from the start. Allgaier went on to finish fourth in stage one, though was leading off Turn 4 coming to …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Brad Keselowski Wins Wild Race at Darlington, Ross Chastain Shines

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Prior to Saturday’s Sport Clips VFW 200, Brad Keselowski had never led a lap in six XFINITY Series starts at Darlington Raceway. He was in the right place at the right time to capture his first victory at the famed racetrack. Keselowski started the race from ninth position, though not gaining much traction during the …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Goes Back-to-Back on Road Courses

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Justin Allgaier has always been an underrated road course driver, but in 2018, he’s forced into the conversation. And on Saturday (Aug. 25) at Road America, he drove the No. 7 car to its second consecutive victory when making right-hand turns. Allgaier took the green flag from 11th and had an eventful race, just like …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Wins Thrilling Short Track Race at Bristol

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(Photo: Nigel Knirade Photography)

Kyle Larson had been oh so close to finding Victory Lane at Bristol Motor Speedway. In Friday’s (Aug. 17) Food City 300, he finally got it done. In 18 combined starts at Bristol between the Cup and XFINITY series, Larson had led over 1,000 laps, though he didn’t have a win. Meanwhile, leading 202 laps …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Spins to Win at Mid-Ohio

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Since returning to the XFINITY Series full-time in 2016, Justin Allgaier has always been in contention to win a road course race. On Saturday (Aug. 11), the No. 7 team delivered, stamping his third race win of the season, this time at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Allgaier, who does have one previous road course win …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Joey Logano Beats the Rain in Watkins Glen

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Saturday’s (Aug. 4) Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International had a little bit of everything — rain, pit strategy and domination by Team Penske, as Joey Logano won for the third time in his last four starts at the famed road course. As stage 1 came to a close, Logano decided not to pit, instead …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Survives Flurry of Late Cautions to Win in Iowa

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Christopher Bell, who led 94 laps, won his third consecutive race when he beat Justin Allgaier to the checkered flag in Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway. The last time a driver won three NASCAR XFINITY Series races in a row was in 1999 when Dale …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Goes Back-to-Back Wins New Hampshire

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Once Brad Keselowski was sent to the back at the start of the race for being late to the drivers meeting, Christopher Bell put on a show in stage one. That continued, all the way until the checkered flag flew. On a restart with less than 30 laps to go, Keselowski was the control car. …

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