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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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The Underdog House: Bubba Wallace Leads on the Long, Lonely Road Home

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Top Dog Road courses at the top level of NASCAR are something of an equalizer. A good driver can elevate the performance of an entire team even without the benefit of top notch equipment or research data. So it’s a logical assumption that at least one or two underdogs will likely run competitively and finish …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: How Kyle Busch’s Championship Defense Went Kaboom

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In its first two years of existence, the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL put on some incredible races, filled with unpredictability and classic endings. This weekend showcased all of that and more from what’s quickly become one of the most exciting tracks on the circuit. Between Saturday’s (Oct. 10) NASCAR Xfinity Series and Sunday’s Cup Series …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Cashes in for Las Vegas Sweep, Ryan Sieg Shows Hidden Playoff Strength

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The green flag waved at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to kick off the Xfinity Series playoffs. The 12 playoff drivers got their first chance to show what they’ve got in this first round. Some rolled the dice and came out lucky, while others rolled snake eyes and lost out on valuable points. The driver who …

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Chase Briscoe Wins at Las Vegas, Advances Into Next Round of the Playoffs

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At Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Chase Briscoe hit the jackpot in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff opener. He swept the first two stages en route to win the Alsco 300, thereby clinching a berth into the next round. Briscoe added his eighth winner’s sticker to his No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford with his victory at …

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4 Burning Questions: These Masters Are Pretty Fast

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So what’s this SRX thing? Two months following its announcement, Superstar Racing Experience has now announced four drivers for its 12-car series. SRX is a new venture that will begin next summer from the minds of Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham. The stated goal of the series is to be the new International Race of …

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Alex Labbe, DGM Racing Penalties Rescinded

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DGM Racing and Alex Labbe have won their appeal after they were penalized for what NASCAR deemed as an unauthorized test at Daytona International Speedway’s road course, the National Motorsports Appeals Panel announced Aug. 12. Team owner Mario Gosselin was initially fined $50,000 and docked 75 owner points, while Labbe also lost 75 driver points. …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Next for Erik Jones?

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What’s next for Erik Jones? It was reported by Fox Sports and later confirmed by Joe Gibbs Racing itself on Thursday evening that Erik Jones would not return to the No. 20 Toyota in 2021. .@JoeGibbsRacing confirms that it won't renew @Erik_Jones' deal after 2020. 🗯Joe Gibbs: "We appreciate all Erik has done for Joe …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Alex Labbe Having Career Year, Putting Additional Emphasis on Month of August

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Despite receiving a 75-point penalty from NASCAR on Tuesday (Aug. 4) for violating its testing policy at the Daytona International Speedway road course by running in a Sports Car Club of America race last week, Alex Labbe is in the midst of a career year for DGM Racing, owned by Mario Gosselin. While some drivers …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should the Punishment for Blatantly Cheating Be More Severe?

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After an incident over the weekend at the Daytona International Speedway road course that involved Alex Labbe and DGM Racing, team owner, Mario Gosselin, was fined $50,000 and docked 75 driver/owner points. They were caught distinctly cheating, violating NASCAR’s testing policy by running in an SCCA race last weekend in an attempt to gain laps …

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