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XFINITY Breakdown: Sadler Snaps Two-Year Drought at Talladega

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Elliott Sadler had a very happy birthday on Saturday.  After going winless in the XFINITY Series for the last two years, Sadler claimed a victory at Talladega Superspeedway in the Sparks Energy 300.  It is Sadler’s second NXS win at Talladega, one he earned after making two impressive saves on the final lap and hanging …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Earnhardt Jr. Makes Mincemeat Of Richmond Competition

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JR Motorsports earned its second victory of the 2016 XFINITY Series season Saturday; this time, it was courtesy the team owner himself.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. held off a last-lap charge from Ty Dillon and claimed the checkered flag in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.  The victory was the first for Junior in the …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Erik Jones Heats up Bristol with Exciting Win

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series regulars are no longer winless in 2016.  Erik Jones nabbed his first win of the season, and the third of his XFINITY career, by passing Kyle Larson with three laps to go in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Jones had lined up fourth on a late restart, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Cannot be Beaten at Texas

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Kyle Busch found himself in a very familiar place on Friday night – in victory lane.  Making his fifth start in the XFINITY Series this season, Busch rolled to his fourth victory of the year, leading 150 of 200 laps in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.  It is the 80th victory …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Austin Dillon Wins after Wild Final Lap

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Surprise! Austin Dillon claimed his first XFINITY Series victory of 2016 in the 300 by Janssen at Auto Club Speedway. Dillon led only the last lap, beating Kyle Busch to the checkered flag after an unbelievable turn of events on the final lap. Busch was once again the most dominant driver of the day, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Three Wins in Three Starts for Kyle Busch

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Kyle Busch made his third XFINITY Series start of the season on Saturday and took home his third victory of 2016 at Phoenix International Raceway. Busch was once again the dominant force of the afternoon, starting third and leading 175 of 200 laps in the Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200. The win was his 79th …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Crushes the Competition in Las Vegas

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Defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch picked up right where he left off last week in the XFINITY Series. After securing his first XFINITY win at Atlanta seven days ago, Busch accomplished the same feat at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Boyd Gaming 300, putting on a display of dominance before his hometown crowd, …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Knocks Item Off NASCAR Bucket List

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Cross another track off of Kyle Busch’s list. Stepping into the No. 18 car in NASCAR’s XFINITY Series for the first time this season, Busch started on the pole and led 119 of 163 laps en route to his first ever XFINITY Series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Heads Up Georgia 250. Holding …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Chase Elliott Chasing History At Daytona

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Chase Elliott will start Sunday as the youngest pole winner in Daytona 500 history. Saturday, the 20-year-old proved why he’s ready to graduate to NASCAR’s top level full-time. Elliott drove a masterful race down the stretch in the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevy, taking the lead from Joey Logano on lap 107 and then using teammate …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead

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For much of Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300, Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch dominated the proceedings. After an early competition caution, the duo ran off and hid, and by the halfway point, less than 10 drivers were on the lead lap. By the time the third caution flew on lap 118 for Josh Reaume hitting the …

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