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XFINITY Breakdown: Suarez Secures First Victory at Michigan

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Daniel Suarez had been knocking on the door of the XFINITY Series victory lane for nearly a year. On Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, Suarez broke down the door and finally scored his first win by running down and passing teammate Kyle Busch in the closing laps of the Menards 250 presented by Valvoline. Suarez …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Wins, Weather Cuts Inaugural Pocono Green 250 Short

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It has been approximately seven months since Kyle Larson pulled into Victory Lane in any of NASCAR’s premier divisions. However, that all changed Saturday for the inaugural XFINITY Series contest at Pocono Raceway. The forecast predicted that after Friday’s half-day full of rain, Saturday would have a blue, sunny sky with a slight chance of …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Late Opportunity Leads Hamlin to Victory

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Just when it looked like a pit road penalty had cost Denny Hamlin his opportunity to win Saturday’s XFINITY Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a late pit stop enabled him to have another chance.  After getting four new tires in the pits, Hamlin lined up sixth for an overtime restart.  The fresh rubber carried …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Erik Jones Defeats the Monster Mile

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Despite being skeptical about his chances of winning, Erik Jones raced to victory for the second time in 2016.  Jones drove away from the field following a restart with five laps to go and picked up his first XFINITY Series victory at Dover International Speedway in the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200.  The win is Jones’ …

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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

Surprise! Austin Dillon claimed his first XFINITY Series victory of 2016 in the Treatmyclot.com 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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