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

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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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Kyle Busch Wins iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway

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Kyle Busch led 116 of the 200 laps en route to winning the iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway, his second consecutive victory in the Xfinity Series. Busch won by a 3.025-second margin over Ryan Truex, who earned his career-best Xfinity Series finish. Despite the seemingly easy nature of the victory, it was not …

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Kyle Busch, Austin Cindric Pace iK9 Service Dog 200 Practice Sessions

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series had two practice sessions on Friday (March 8) in preparation for Saturday’s iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway.  Kyle Busch and Austin Cindric were fastest in each of the two practices. Practice No. 1 Busch paced the opening practice with a lap speed of 131.921 mph after running 22 laps.  …

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Clint Bowyer Fastest In Final Practice At Atlanta, Kyle Busch Crashes

Clint Bowyer sits in the garage area at Kentucky Speedway in 2018. (Photo: NKP)

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Clint Bowyer paced the field in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 23). It is the fourth of five on-track sessions that Bowyer has topped this weekend.  The only exception has been the final round of qualifying on Friday. Bowyer posted a speed of 179.104 miles …

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2018 Xfinity Series Review: Playoff Teams

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Heading into 2018, the Xfinity Series was stacked with competition — more so than even 2016 or 2017 with returning veterans, fresh babyfaces entering the next chapter of their career and even Cup drivers making the leap back down to be competitive in the top preliminary division. Your browser does not support iframes. Series regulars won …

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Austin Cindric Joining Team Penske Full-Time for 2019 XFINITY Season

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Austin Cindric will drive the full 2019 XFINITY Series schedule for Team Penske in the No. 22 Ford Mustang, the team announced Thursday night (Nov. 8), with sponsorship from financial company MoneyLion. Cindric’s rookie season was split between the Nos. 12 and 22 Mustangs for the team, as well as the No. 60 Mustang for …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Silly Season Update

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Much of NASCAR’s annual Silly Season is focused on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile, a lot of moves happen in the NASCAR XFINITY Series as well. With two races remaining in the XFINITY season, many moves have been announced, many have not and retirement is right around the corner for some. Though not …

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Custer Steals XFINITY Win from Reddick, Clinches Spot in Championship 4

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After a wild race where 13 cautions flew, setting an XFINITY Series record at Texas Motor Speedway, Cole Custer took the lead on the final lap to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, his first win of the season and second in his NXS career. Tyler Reddick had the lead on the final lap but …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Run a Mid-Week Cup Race?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last-lap contact from Joey Logano at Martinsville Speedway’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race left Martin Truex Jr rather unhappy. Does the fact that there was a spot in the Championship 4 on the line change the way drivers should race each other for a win? Zach Gillispie: I sure hope not. The opportunity to …

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Opening Lap Wreck Takes Out XFINITY Playoff Contenders

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The opening lap of the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway featured a massive wreck in Turn 2, taking out multiple playoff contenders and setting up a bizarre first stage. WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. Half of the #NASCARPlayoffs Round of 8 is involved in an #XfinitySeries lap one wreck. pic.twitter.com/AJi2QMJ9n0 — Xfinity Racing …

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