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Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric Qualify for Dash 4 Cash with Top 5s

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When the green flag waves for the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, April 28, the two favorites for the Dash 4 Cash will be Christopher Bell and Elliott Sadler. But two there will be two dark horses going for the $100,000 as well: Matt Tifft and Austin Cindric. Both …

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Eyes on XFINITY: All About Learning in Rookie Season for Austin Cindric

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Austin Cindric was in unchartered territory coming into the 2018 season, knowing as a rookie he would be competing in the full NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule with three different teams and two organizations. Fast forward five races and Cindric has stumbled out of the gates, with a best finish of seventh at Atlanta Motor Speedway …

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2-Headed Monster: Are Drivers Too Quick To Wreck Each Other?

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Dirty Deeds With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading back to Martinsville Speedway this weekend, references to what took place during last fall’s visit to the paperclip-shaped half-mile are inevitable. Chase Elliott was leading and on the verge of his first career win when he took a shot to his rear bumper from Denny …

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Entry List: DC Solar 200

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40 cars have entered the XFINITY Series DC Solar 200 at ISM Raceway. With 40 cars entered this week, all of them will qualify for the race. Jamie McMurray returns to the XFINITY Series driving the No. 42 DC Solar Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy. McMurray has not made a start since 2013 driving for JR …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Hits Blackjack in Sin City

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Whenever a racetrack has tire wear, Kyle Larson pops to the top of a lot of people’s minds regarding a potential race winner. In Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300, the No. 42 Chevrolet led 142 laps en route to his first career victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Larson started from second, and it didn’t take …

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Austin Cindric Rebounds from Disappointing Daytona Performance

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After only completing ten laps last weekend at Daytona, Austin Cindric put on a veteran performance in Saturday’s Rinnai 250. The strong run resulted in his first career top-10 finish. It wasn’t easy for the driver of the No. 12 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang. But Cindric backed up a top-10 starting spot with a quiet, …

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Entry List: 2018 Rinnai 250

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For Saturday’s XFINITY Series Rinnai 250, there are 43 cars entered.  As a result, three teams will fail to qualify. As is the norm these days with the eligibility rules, there are a number of changes.  At Chip Ganassi Racing, Kyle Larson is out of the No. 42 Chevrolet and John Hunter Nemechek will make …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Wins 5-Overtime Thriller

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series will go down as an instant classic, and seemingly never-ending race, as Tyler Reddick crossed the finish line first in the fifth overtime. Reddick led 10 laps on the afternoon, most of which came during the 23-lap overtime stretch. The No. 9 …

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1st NASCAR XFINITY Wreck of Season Goes to… Austin Cindric

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And the winner of the first NASCAR XFINITY Series wreck of 2018 is… Austin Cindric. Cindric, who is running a full-time schedule for multiple teams this season, never got the handling right in his No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. Struggling from the start of the race, he fell through the pack and into a …

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Austin Cindric Running Full-Time for 2018 XFINITY Season

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

Austin Cindric will drive the full 33-race NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule in 2018, splitting time between Roush Fenway Racing and Team Penske. Cindric will drive nine events in the RFR No. 60 Ford Mustang shared with Chase Briscoe and Ty Majeski, while during the rest of the schedule he will drive either the Nos. 12 …

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