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XFINITY Breakdown: Sam Hornish Jr. Dominates, Road Ringers Shine at Mid-Ohio

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Following a new track record in Saturday morning’s qualifying session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Sam Hornish Jr. became the odds-on favorite to win at his home track. With a crash-filled opening stage, Hornish paced the way until the yellow flag flew with four laps remaining. Greg Erwin, crew chief of the No. 22 team called …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Spins and Wins at Watkins Glen

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Starting from the outside of the front row, it didn’t take Kyle Busch long to get to the front at Watkins Glen International. In fact, he passed Joey Logano on the first corner en route to leading the opening 16 circuits of Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race. However, Busch’s day could have gone south after spinning …

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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Wins First Indianapolis Attempt

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Before Friday, William Byron had never visited the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But from the moment his car unloaded off the truck, the driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevy proved he would be a factor. With the new aerodynamic package, as well as adding restrictor plates to an XFINITY Series event at the Brickyard, all of JRM’s cars …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Wins But Ryan Preece Shines in Season Debut

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In what started out to as the Kyle and Brad show, Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing pit crew executed on the final pit stop, en route to his second consecutive victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the XFINITY Series. Not as dominating as 2016, leading 190 of 200 laps, Busch paced the …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Adds to the Record Book, Wins at Kentucky

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After winning the pole for both the XFINITY and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series events Friday at Kentucky Speedway, Kyle Busch was the odd-on favorite to win at one of his best tracks. Winning is exactly what he did. It did not come easy for Busch, as he had to play a different strategy to …

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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Goes Back-to-Back, Wins Daytona

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Prior to last Saturday’s XFINITY Series event at Iowa Speedway, William Byron was still trying to prove himself, though the No. 9 team sat third in the championship standings. Seven days later, the 19-year-old is a two-time winner in NASCARs top preliminary division. Byron started the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway from the …

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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Wins as Underdogs Reign

William Byron has a reason to smile (Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

William Byron took home the win at Iowa Speedway, the first of his career in the Xfinity Series, but not without some interesting strategy emerging late in the race. After leader Christopher Bell got caught up in the issues of Ryan Reed and Brennan Poole with 32 laps to go, it was Byron’s race to lose. …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Denny Hamlin Wins Photo Finish Thriller Over William Byron

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In a race where strategy was key at Michigan International Speedway, it came down to the final corner of the last lap between one of NASCAR’s most experienced drivers, Denny Hamlin, and its young superstar-in-waiting, William Byron. Their XFINITY Series battle came down to a photo finish. Hamlin was dominating Stage 3 until a debris …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Brad Keselowski Comes Back Late to End Winless Streak

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In a race that had it all– strategy, accidents and last lap passes, Brad Keselowski fought from behind in the final 15 laps to end the 46-race winless streak of the No. 22 Team Penske machine. Keselowski started the event from eight, quickly making his way to the front, taking the lead from Kyle Benjamin …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Wins Wreckfest at Dover

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Starting from the pole Saturday, Kyle Larson had the fastest XFINITY Series car at Dover International Speedway. That speed was on display as early as the first stage of the race. Larson led every green-flag lap in that opening segment en route to a race high 136 on the afternoon. It seemed Ryan Blaney, who finished runner-up was …

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