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Xfinity Breakdown: Production Alliance Group 300 Shines Green Light on Small Teams

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California native Cole Custer took home the checkered flag after a long day of domination at Auto Club Speedway, scoring the first NASCAR Xfinity Series win in 321 starts for SS Green Light Racing and owner Bobby Dotter. The Production Alliance Group 300 was a long one, with an air time near four hours. The …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 Ends in a Big One

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Welcome to the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season! NASCAR fans were treated to a great one on Saturday evening (Feb. 19) that ended with NXS rookie Austin Hill taking his first series victory at Daytona International Speedway.

It ended just about as “Daytona” as anybody could expect, with Anthony Alfredo (No. 23) getting into the right rear of Myatt Snider, resulting in Snider’s No. 31 car getting turned on the last lap. Snider went end over end and caught air, which flung him into the catchfence on the backstretch. The engine was ejected during the crash, but Snider was able to walk out of the car afterward.

Xfinity Breakdown: Allmendinger’s Loose Wheel & Spin Aids Hemric’s Championship

2021 Xfinity Phoenix AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

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With just over 20 laps to go in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway Saturday night (Nov. 6), Austin Cindric boasted a two-second lead. While the margin between him and second place shrunk a bit while navigating lapped traffic, the championship looked to be his to lose. Well, there’s an old saying: …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Daniel Hemric Advances, But Late Caution Thwarts Another Victory

Daniel Hemric Martinsville 2021 Xfinity pack racing NKP

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Austin Cindric and AJ Allmendinger each entered Saturday’s (Oct. 30) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway 47 points above the cutline. Race smart and complete all the laps meant they were likely racing for a championship next weekend. After stage two, both received the notification they were locked in the Championship 4 race at …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tires, Non-Playoff Drivers Affect the Playoff Picture After Kansas

Ty Gibbs celebrates in victory lane after winning 2021 NASCAR Xfinity race at Kansas, NKP

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There’s no place like Kansas. Since the playoffs were introduced to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2016, Kansas Speedway has been a Round of 8 race. And every year since 2016, no fewer than five playoff drivers have suffered issues. Saturday’s (Oct. 23) Kansas Lottery 300 saw six drivers experience something that put a kink …

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Xfinity Breakdown: John Hunter Nemechek Upsets Playoff Grid in Texas

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The Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday (Oct. 16) produced a new winner for 2021, disappointment for a series journeyman and close racing that has become commonplace on mile-and-a-half tracks in recent years. John Hunter Nemechek stormed to victory through a combination of officiating adversity, tire strategy and a lot of …

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Xfinity Breakdown: AJ Allmendinger Makes it a ROVAL Trifecta in Drive for the Cure 250

AJ Allmendinger celebrates his win in the 2021 Drive for the Cure 250. Photo: NKP

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He may not have set the pace prior to the final stage, but in the end, the result for AJ Allmendinger was a familiar one on a road course.: a victory.   Allmendinger moved into the lead with 20 laps remaining, then survived overtime to win a NASCAR Xfinity Series record sixth race on a road …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Organized Chaos, 1st-Time Winner Highlight Talladega

Talladega Brandon Brown burnout NKP

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Two red flags and extensive cleanup efforts following wrecks slowly decreased the chances that the Sparks 300 at Talladega on Saturday (Oct. 2) would be completed in full. The beneficiary of these delays was Brandon Brown, who was the leader through the most recent scoring loop when the caution was displayed for the final time. A …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Josh Berry Spoils Playoffs With Vegas Victory

Josh Berry poses with his trophy after winning the Sept. 2021 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Turn the clock back to March, race number four of the 2021 season, and you’ll see Josh Berry finished seventh in the first NASCAR Xfinity Series trip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. At the time, it tied for his best result in a budding NXS career. In the months leading into Saturday’s (Sept. 25) Alsco …

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Xfinity Breakdown: 2-Lap Grudge Match Settles Bristol; Allmendinger Victorious

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In the first half of Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, it looked as if Justin Allgaier might return to victory lane at Bristol or Daniel Hemric would finally get his first victory. In the second half, Sam Mayer looked to be the favorite before Austin Cindric took control. The driver of the …

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