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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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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XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Spins and Wins at Kentucky

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Kentucky Speedway, Christopher Bell looked to have a car that could contend for the win. But in the final round of qualifying Friday (July 13), the No. 20 car went for a spin, forcing Bell to start that night’s ALSCO 300 from the rear. But it didn’t take long …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Sweeps Stages at Daytona, Heartbreak for Others

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Whenever Kyle Larson has strapped up for an XFINITY Series race in 2018, he’s been the clear-cut favorite. Friday’s (July 6) Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway was no different. Larson started the race from seventh position after qualifying got rained out, but it didn’t take long for him to surge the No. 42 car …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Beats the Heat Coming from Back

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Saturday morning, Kyle Larson won the pole for the Overton’s 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. However, he had to start from the rear after the No. 42 team saw a puncture in the right front tire. It didn’t take long for Larson to get to the front. With a caution-free first stage, the No. 42 …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Dominates in Iowa

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

During the last few seasons, Iowa Speedway has been one of those tracks under consideration for a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. During this weekend’s events, including Sunday’s (June 17) XFINITY Series race, fans and drivers were buzzing about how great the action was… and that was without some gimmicky aero package. Once again, …

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