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XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Comes from Back to Win Phoenix, Clinches Spot at Homestead

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After wrecking out in the first two races in the Round of 8, Christopher Bell accepted the fact he may not be competing for a championship this season in the XFINITY Series. But that’s why they race, as he cruised to the victory in Saturday’s Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at ISM Raceway. Bell started …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Cole Custer Punches Ticket to Homestead, Wins Chaotic Race at Texas

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After a tough first week in the Round of 8 at Kansas Speedway two weeks ago (Oct. 20), Cole Custer likely needed to win in order to race for an XFINITY Series championship this season. That’s exactly what he did in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Custer began the race from …

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XFINITY Breakdown: John Hunter Nemechek Captures 1st Win in Wild Race at Kansas, Heartbreak for Daniel Hemric

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Expectations were high for John Hunter Nemechek when he was announced as the driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet for the majority of the 2018 season. The youngster lived up to those expectations in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, winning his first career XFINITY Series race. Nemechek began the race …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Makes History at Dover

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From the moment the XFINITY Series took to Dover International Speedway on Friday (Oct. 5), Christopher Bell turned fast laps. He repeated that on Saturday en route to winning the Bar Harbor 200. In qualifying, Bell didn’t win the pole, though did grab the second position. It took the No. 20 car until the exit of …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Gets Redemption on Tough Season, Scores 1st Career Win

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There’s no way around it: 2018 has been a tough season for Chase Briscoe. He made up for it in Saturday’s (Sept. 29) Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL, winning his first-career XFINITY Series race. Briscoe began the 55-lap race in ninth, but it was a strategy call by crew chief …

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Chase Briscoe Tames Charlotte ROVAL for 1st Career XFINITY Series Win

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The playoff drivers may be the focus of a lot of talk this time of year, but Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chase Briscoe reminded everyone that he was in it to win it. And win he did, for his first career XFINITY trophy. Briscoe’s win makes him the first driver to win on Charlotte’s …

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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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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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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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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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