Race Weekend Central

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

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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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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Claims 4th Win of 2017 at Phoenix

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JR Motorsports rookie William Byron won the XFINITY Series’ Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday afternoon thanks to taking two tires on a late restart. Normally, that would have locked Byron into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. However, Byron clinched his spot earlier in the race by earning points in the …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Erik Jones Sweeps the Night & Season at Texas

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By winning the pole Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, Erik Jones became the odds-on favorite to win the 300-mile race. The No. 20 team delivered. Jones led every lap in the opening stage en route to the stage victory. Stage 2 was a bit more difficult, but after lap 90, the No. 20 team …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Joe Gibbs Racing Teammates Collide Late, Christopher Bell Wins at Kansas

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For the first 195 laps in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, Erik Jones was on rails, leading 186 circuits. Coming to four laps to go, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Christopher Bell made a dive bomb to pick up his first career victory. Over the final 10 laps, Bell closed on Jones from …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Drive for the Cure 300

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Since being announced as the replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88, Alex Bowman has earned his share of detractors. Entering the Drive for the Cure 300, the knock has been Bowman’s winless resume in all three of NASCAR’s top national touring series. Time to go ahead and cross that criticism off the list. Bowman …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Ryan Blaney Cruises to Checkered Flag at Dover

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After sweeping the pair of practice sessions on Friday, Ryan Blaney became the favorite for Saturday’s Use your Melon Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway. However, with an eighth-place qualifying effort, the driver of the No. 22 had to pass some good cars to get to the front. Blaney was chasing down pole-sitter William …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Hometown Party for Justin Allgaier

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Until 15 laps to go, Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series looked to be on its way to being won by yet another Cup Series regular. But an eventful restart was a breakthrough moment for Illinois native Justin Allgaier. Allgaier came out of the pits in fourth position but was …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Brad Keselowski Charges Late for Victory

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On Friday afternoon when Kyle Busch won the pole for the Virginia529 College Savings 250 at Richmond Raceway, he became the the 0dds-on favorite for the race victory. Until lap 53, it looked like it was going to be the Kyle Busch show, when Bobby Dale Earnhardt blew a right front tire, which brought out the …

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