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Xfinity Breakdown: Triangle Not Too Tricky for Cole Custer

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Cole Custer had the car to beat for the entire scheduled distance of the Pocono Green 250 on Saturday afternoon. And even when the race went into overtime for the first time in NASCAR Xfinity Series history at Pocono Raceway, Custer was able to snatch back a victory that appeared to have slipped through his …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Prevails in Unusually Eventful Charlotte Race

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Tyler Reddick is making a habit out of proving that statistics aren’t everything. He did it in a big way last season, claiming the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship despite winning only the first and last events of the year. It’s not fair to say he stole the title because he came up big when it …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell, Team Prevail at Dover With Passing at a Premium

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It’s pretty common to refer to the final yellow flag pit stop of a NASCAR race as the “money stop.” On Saturday at Dover International Speedway, it earned that name in very literal fashion for Christopher Bell and his No. 20 Toyota team en route to a victory in the Allied Steel Buildings 200. Dover …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Talladega Win Kicks Off Tyler Reddick’s Defence of Title

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For Tyler Reddick, defending his 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship was always going to be a difficult proposition. Let’s start with the simple fact that Reddick was hardly the most dominant or perhaps even convincing champion. He won only two races in his title-winning campaign one year ago, and under the current system, taking the …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Cole Custer Cruises to Richmond Victory

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Cole Custer has shown speed throughout the 2019 season, including edging out Kyle Busch at Auto Club Speedway. On Friday (April 12), the No. 00 showed that same speed throughout the entirety of the ToyotaCare 250, leading a race-high 122 laps en route to the victory at Richmond Raceway. After starting from fourth due to …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell’s Bristol Win Shows Championship Mettle

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

No one would have ever suggested before the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series started that Christopher Bell didn’t have what it takes to win the championship this year. Quite the contrary; thanks to his seven wins in 2018, he was seen by many as the favorite to finish the job and claim the title before the …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kyle Busch Earns 2nd Part of Texas Sweep, But Not Without Intrigue

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(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Sometimes the journey really is as important as the destination. Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway was a perfect example. If you just came in at the end and saw that Kyle Busch won the race, well, yeah, that was no surprise. That’s kind of what he does when he shows up …

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Xfinity Breakdown: History Will Have To Wait as California’s Cole Custer Has His Day in the Sun

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Busch haters, this one was for you. The Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway sure started out looking like another romp for Rowdy. He won the first two stages with ease, something he hadn’t done even while rolling to back-to-back Xfinity Series victories the previous two weeks. Busch led almost every lap, …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kyle Busch Goes Back-to-Back with 11th ISM Raceway Win

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This isn’t really the place for an extensive debate about the presence of Cup Series regulars in the lower NASCAR series, because there are pros and cons on both sides. Let’s just say that afternoons like the one Kyle Busch had on Saturday at ISM Raceway are the reasons that debate exists. There was a …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kyle Busch Wins in Vegas, But Series Regulars Make Him Work

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There was a brief period of time, early in the Boyd Gaming 300, when it looked like Kyle Busch was not going to win, that it just wouldn’t be his day. That feeling came after Busch had to come to the pits for a loose wheel in the first stage.  His anger was justified, as …

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