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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Kicks Off Championship Defense With Daytona Win

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For the first two stages of Saturday’s (Feb. 13) Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Xfinity Series field played nice with one another. But in stage three, all hell broke loose, with the race’s complexion changing multiple times. By the end of the race, it was reigning NASCAR Xfinity …

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Entry List: 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ first trip to a road course for the 2021 season will feature 40 cars at the Daytona International Speedway road course. With 40 cars entered, all will race, barring any entry list changes. James Davison, AJ Allmendinger and Justin Haley will make their first Cup starts of 2021. Davison is entered …

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Renger van der Zande Quickest in WeatherTech Thursday Rolex 24 Practice

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Thursday (Jan. 28) saw IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams practice for more than four hours in preparation for Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  After all of that time, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Renger van der Zande was quickest in two of the three sessions.  His quickest lap of the day at 136.129 mph was set during …

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AJ Allmendinger Returning to Cup With Kaulig at Daytona Road Course

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For the first time since 2018, AJ Allmendinger will attempt a NASCAR Cup Series race. Allmendinger, who retired from full-time Cup competition after the 2018 season, will attempt the Cup race at the Daytona International Speedway road course for Kaulig Racing next month, the team announced Jan. 21. Allmendinger will drive the team’s part-time No. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Austin Cindric on Xfinity Championship

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the first three weeks of a busy 2020 offseason. The crew chief change at Joe Gibbs Racing highlights the offseason, as Adam Sevens will move from winning 28 races and two championships with Kyle Busch to Christopher Bell. Was the change needed after just one …

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AJ Allmendinger Running Full Time for Kaulig in Xfinity

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AJ Allmendinger returns to full-time NASCAR competition in 2021, driving in the Xfinity Series for Kaulig Racing, the team announced Dec. 1. Allmendinger will drive the No. 16, which he competed in part time in 2020 for the organization. The news comes after Allmendinger retired from full-time driving in 2018. “As a part-time driver for …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Halloween Racing at Martinsville Delivers Many Treats & Tricks

Harrison Burton Takes the Checkered Flag to Win the Draft Top 250 at Martinsville, 10/31/2020 (Photo: NASCAR Media via Getty Images)

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It had been 14 years since Kevin Harvick took the last checkered flag for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Martinsville Speedway. But Saturday’s Draft Top 250 made up for plenty of lost time. It was the perfect meeting of many elements that made Saturday’s race a memorable one. There was the race for the win, …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Kyle Busch’s 2020 the Worst Ever for a Defending Champ?

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Was Kyle Busch’s performance in 2020 the worst season ever by a defending NASCAR Cup Series champion? Luken Glover: It’s definitely in the top 3. The only factors keeping it from No. 1 are that there is no practice since the restart and that he has been running solid when chaos strikes. The two seasons …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Racing in the Rain, AJ Allmendinger Chats Xfinity Victory at ROVAL

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss rain racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, as it played a factor in both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series races.Chase Elliott scored the victory in the Cup race, his fourth straight win on a road course. The duo chats his road …

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Xfinity Breakdown: AJ Allmendinger Storms to Charlotte ROVAL Victory, Playoff Field Shrinks

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The old saying goes, “When it rains, it pours.” In Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 250 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL, that expression was implemented quite literally. With plenty of cars slipping and sliding around on the wet and rainy pavement, hardly anybody was safe from trouble. But the one …

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