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XFINITY Breakdown: Spencer Gallagher Wins First Career Race in Bizarre Fashion

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Whenever NASCAR takes to the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway, there’s going to be fast speeds, big wrecks and possible first-time winners. All of that, along with a plethora of pit strategies, was included in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 as Spencer Gallagher won his first NASCAR race, leading just the final lap. Gallagher started the …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Gets First Victory of 2018, Noah Gragson Shines

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In what was a rather entertaining race, Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway came down to a duo of Joe Gibbs Racing teammates duking it out until the very last corner for the victory. Christopher Bell had a stout car, leading 120 laps, and all but a few in the final stage. However, he …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Big Money Day for Ryan Preece at Bristol

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Ryan Preece continues to cash in on betting on himself. The former Whelen Modified Tour champion won the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (April 14). It was Preece’s second victory since joining Joe Gibbs Racing for a part-time schedule last year. Preece also won the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Dash …

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XFINITY Breakdown: 3 in a Row for Team Penske as Ryan Blaney Dominates at Texas

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Even though the XFINITY Series only got one round of qualifying in on Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, Ryan Blaney was the driver to beat. Fast forward a few hours later, and the No. 22 team was turning laps quicker than his qualifying time in the opening stage, en route to the stage victory. Due …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Joey Logano in a League of His Own at Auto Club Speedway

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Five laps into Saturday’s Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway, Joey Logano might as well have been handed the trophy. Logano started second, but on lap 5 took the top spot, and never looked back, leading the next 126 laps, before a caution came out with 30 to go. While other teams had just pitted …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Brad Keselowski Beats the Rain in Phoenix

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Brad Keselowski is always a threat for the winner’s circle no matter what NASCAR series he competes in, and on Saturday (March 10) in the XFINITY Series, the Michigan native earned his second career checkered flag at ISM Raceway. The No. 22 car started the race from second position, alongside defending race winner Justin Allgaier. …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Hits Blackjack in Sin City

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Whenever a racetrack has tire wear, Kyle Larson pops to the top of a lot of people’s minds regarding a potential race winner. In Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300, the No. 42 Chevrolet led 142 laps en route to his first career victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Larson started from second, and it didn’t take …

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XFINITY Breakdown: It’s the Kevin Harvick Show in Atlanta

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Whenever Kevin Harvick enters any type of race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, he is the odds-on favorite to go to Victory Lane. Saturday’s Rinnai 250 was no different. Christopher Bell started from the pole and led the opening 12 laps before Harvick put the No. 98 Ford out front. Harvick went on to lead until …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Wins 5-Overtime Thriller

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Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series will go down as an instant classic, and seemingly never-ending race, as Tyler Reddick crossed the finish line first in the fifth overtime. Reddick led 10 laps on the afternoon, most of which came during the 23-lap overtime stretch. The No. 9 …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Cole Custer Earns 1st Victory, William Byron Captures Title

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 was the Cole Custer show — everyone else was second-class. The driver of the No. 00 grabbed the lead for the first time shortly after lap 10 and put on a quite the battle with Tyler Reddick for the race lead until lap 60. Right after the beginning of the second …

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