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Xfinity Breakdown: Cole Custer Cruises to Richmond Victory

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Cole Custer has shown speed throughout the 2019 season, including edging out Kyle Busch at Auto Club Speedway. On Friday (April 12), the No. 00 showed that same speed throughout the entirety of the ToyotaCare 250, leading a race-high 122 laps en route to the victory at Richmond Raceway. After starting from fourth due to …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell’s Bristol Win Shows Championship Mettle

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

No one would have ever suggested before the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series started that Christopher Bell didn’t have what it takes to win the championship this year. Quite the contrary; thanks to his seven wins in 2018, he was seen by many as the favorite to finish the job and claim the title before the …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kyle Busch Earns 2nd Part of Texas Sweep, But Not Without Intrigue

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Sometimes the journey really is as important as the destination. Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway was a perfect example. If you just came in at the end and saw that Kyle Busch won the race, well, yeah, that was no surprise. That’s kind of what he does when he shows up …

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Xfinity Breakdown: History Will Have To Wait as California’s Cole Custer Has His Day in the Sun

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Busch haters, this one was for you. The Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway sure started out looking like another romp for Rowdy. He won the first two stages with ease, something he hadn’t done even while rolling to back-to-back Xfinity Series victories the previous two weeks. Busch led almost every lap, …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kyle Busch Goes Back-to-Back with 11th ISM Raceway Win

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This isn’t really the place for an extensive debate about the presence of Cup Series regulars in the lower NASCAR series, because there are pros and cons on both sides. Let’s just say that afternoons like the one Kyle Busch had on Saturday at ISM Raceway are the reasons that debate exists. There was a …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kyle Busch Wins in Vegas, But Series Regulars Make Him Work

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There was a brief period of time, early in the Boyd Gaming 300, when it looked like Kyle Busch was not going to win, that it just wouldn’t be his day. That feeling came after Busch had to come to the pits for a loose wheel in the first stage.  His anger was justified, as …

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Vegas Strong: Kyle Busch, Hometown Drivers and Sponsors Sweep Xfinity Podium

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For as dominant a car as Kyle Busch had in scoring his 93rd career Xfinity win on Saturday, it did not come easy. Busch’s troubles started early, as the Cup regular was forced to pit 15 laps into the race because of a loose wheel, and then spent much of the first half of the …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell Serves Notice with Dominating Atlanta Sweep

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If the old cliche that the “real” NASCAR season doesn’t start until after Daytona is really true, it could be a year full of NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers chasing Christopher Bell. Bell started from the pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway and dared any driver to beat him. Tyler Reddick looked like he might have a …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Michael Annett Wins Lackluster Race at Daytona

Based off opening practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday’s (Feb. 16) race looked like it was going to be a thriller. But once the green flag flew, it was far from action packed. After going single file through the first two stages, it was expected the final stage would be …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Captures XFINITY Championship

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Heading into Saturday’s (Nov. 17) XFINITY Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Tyler Reddick was looked at as the underdog. But once he got the high groove working, the No. 9 Chevrolet was unstoppable, ending the night hoisting the championship trophy. Reddick ran the entire stage in the top five, placing third. But in the …

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