Race Weekend Central

XFINITY Breakdown: Denny Hamlin Makes Darlington Personal Playground

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On Saturday morning Denny Hamlin scored his fifth pole at Darlington Raceway. Just a few hours later, though having to work for it, he put the “Flying” No. 18 car into Victory Lane for his fifth win at the famed racetrack during the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200. Hamlin dominated early, leading the opening 31 …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Spin And Win For Jeremy Clements

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With quite a number of Cup Series drivers enjoying a vacation on their final off weekend of the season, there wasn’t a single Cup driver in the field for the Johnsonville 180 at Road America. Just about every race this season without Cup drivers has been great, and this past weekend was no exception. The finish …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Cruises to Another Bristol Victory

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When Kyle Busch claimed his fifth career XFINITY Series pole Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, he was the odds-on favorite to take the checkered flag. Busch dominated, leading 186 of 300 laps and winning the opening stage in commanding fashion after fighting off Justin Allgaier over the first 50 circuits. But when the No. 18 …

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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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