Race Weekend Central

XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Wins at Phoenix as Championship 4 Decided

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Eight Chasers went into the Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway eyeing one of the four spots in next week’s Championship 4. After a night of miscues and misfortune for several of the Chasers, Daniel Suarez, Elliott Sadler, Erik Jones and Justin Allgaier emerged as the four championship contenders with just one race remaining. Kyle Busch, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Snares Victory in Late-Race Run

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Kyle Larson spent most of Saturday’s XFINITY race at Texas Motor Speedway doing the same thing as everyone else: trying to chase down Brad Keselowski.  However, Larson seized the lead on a restart with 30 laps to go and never looked back. With Keselowski chasing him all the way to the checkers, Larson held on …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Wins While Chasers Struggle

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While the XFINITY Series Chasers were crashing into each other, Kyle Busch was busy crashing the Chase party.  Busch picked up his ninth win of the season and 85th XFINITY win overall, taking the checkered flag in the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. “This Nos Energy Drink Toyota was awesome today,” Busch said in …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Daniel Suarez Rolls to Victory at Dover

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Daniel Suarez continued a strong season and a good start to the Chase by winning the Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway.  The race was originally scheduled to run on Saturday afternoon, but persistent rain pushed the event back to Sunday morning.  With the Sprint Cup race set to run later, Suarez was Sunday’s …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Elliott Sadler Wins Thrilling Chase Opener

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The inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase race at Kentucky Speedway was a war of attrition.  Although Elliott Sadler had an up and down night, he was never really out of the game.  Sadler was the one who emerged as the winner of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300, taking the lead from Ryan Blaney on a late restart.  …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Erik Jones Boosts Momentum Heading Into Chase

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Late in the Drive for Safety 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, Erik Jones grabbed hold of an opportunity to win the race and never let go. After running in the top 5 for most of the event, Jones found himself dueling with Elliott Sadler for the lead with 10 laps to go.  Jones completed the pass …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Destroys the Field at Richmond

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Another NASCAR XFINITY Series race, another victory for Kyle Busch.  His win in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 is his eighth of the season, his sixth at Richmond International Raceway, and 84th overall.  Busch led 197 of 250 laps, taking the lead after a quick pit stop put him at the front of the …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Elliott Sadler is a Darlington Winner

Elliott Sadler put together his best race of the 2016 season on Saturday, winning the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway. The victory is Sadler’s second of the season and first ever at Darlington. Although Sadler officially made the decisive pass for the lead following a late restart, he still had …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Michael McDowell Finally Masters Road America

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Michael McDowell had been close to winning at Road America before, but he had always come away empty-handed.  On Saturday, McDowell got his first chance since 2013 to tackle the four-mile road course in Wisconsin.  This time, McDowell was the one in victory lane.  Driving for Richard Childress Racing, he put together a solid race, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Marks Slips & Slides to NASCAR Glory

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Well, no one said it would be easy to get your first NASCAR XFINITY Series win. But chances are Justin Marks didn’t think he’d have to slip and slide through the rain to do it. Saturday (Aug. 13) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, amid a wet-and-wild track surface and after a final restart with two …

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