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Xfinity Breakdown: AJ Allmendinger Takes First Oval Track Win, Noah Gragson Cashes In

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It took from the blooming of his NASCAR career in 2006 to June 2013 for AJ Allmendinger to pick up his first NASCAR win, winning on the road course of Road America in Wisconsin. But it would take from then until Saturday afternoon (June 6) at Atlanta Motor Speedway, for him to finally triumph on …

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AJ Allmendinger Rings in a Humdinger Xfinity Win at Atlanta

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AJ Allmendinger didn’t have the fastest car but drove a smart race and made it count when it mattered. He got out front late and held onto the win on Saturday afternoon (June 6), scoring his fourth career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in the EchoPark 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “I won on an oval,” …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Chase Elliott Gets Redemption at Charlotte

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff breakdown a long week of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which saw Chase Elliott score a victory on Thursday after a tough loss in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. The duo discuss why Thursday night’s win was important for Elliott and crew chief Alan Gustafson. Led by Elliott’s …

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Xfinity Breakdown: 2020 Alsco 300 at Charlotte

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It was the Kyle Busch show once again in the Xfinity Series. Leading a race-high 94 laps, Busch, in his No. 54 Toyota Supra, won the first two stages with ease, bounced back from a speeding penalty in the final stage, and made a bold pass on Austin Cindric on the final lap to claim …

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Up to Speed: Forecasting the NASCAR Future of Chase Briscoe

Chase Briscoe in the driver's seat of his NASCAR racecar. Photo: NKP

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Chase Briscoe provided what will certainly be a highlight of the 2020 NASCAR season on Thursday evening (May 21).  Briscoe won the weather-delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway, beating Kyle Busch to the finish line after a last-lap battle that evoked memories of the Ricky Craven / Kurt Busch finish in 2003.  It …

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Noah Gragson, Harrison Burton Lead NASCAR Xfinity Practices in Fontana

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Noah Gragson and Harrison Burton were fastest in the two NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions at Auto Club Speedway on Friday afternoon (Feb. 28), under sunny skies in Southern California. In the first practice, Gragson was quickest with the top speed of 177.139 miles per hour. Austin Cindric was second, followed by Daniel Hemric, Brandon Jones …

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Chase Briscoe Holds Off Austin Cindric to Win Rain-Delayed Boyd Gaming 300

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It may go down as the longest Xfinity Series race in Las Vegas Speedway history. The Boyd Gaming 300 began on Saturday afternoon and finished up Sunday evening and while the long delay may have made life difficult for some drivers, for Mitchell, Ind.’s Chase Briscoe, it was worth the wait. The 25-year old driver …

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Up to Speed: NASCAR Cup Drivers With Something to Prove in 2020

Matt DiBenedetto

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A new racing season means new opportunities and new challenges.  Over the winter, NASCAR’s Cup Series saw its usual flurry of changes among drivers, teams and crews.  As a result of these changes, many drivers, rookies and veterans alike will be feeling the pressure to perform in 2020.  Whether measuring their success against other competitors …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Teams, Big 3 Dominate

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The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season was set to be promising from the beginning of the year, with many of its top drivers returning. Three of the series’ Championship 4 contenders from 2018 were back with vengeance, as Tyler Reddick was looking to repeat as champion, even though he swapped Chevrolet teams from JR Motorsports …

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Austin Cindric Has Up-and-Down Run To 7th, Finishes 6th In Points

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For Team Penske’s Austin Cindric, Saturday was a day to simply do the best he could.  Getting eliminated from the playoffs at ISM Raceway meant that he entered Homestead tied for fifth in points with Stewart-Haas Racing’s Chase Briscoe.  The goal for Saturday was simply to outscore Briscoe. Early on, it appeared that he was …

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