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Christopher Bell Wins At Dover As Matt Tifft, Ross Chastain Battle For Last XFINITY Playoff Spot

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Dover International Speedway produced a ho-hum NASCAR XFINITY Series race for the first 161 laps of its 200-lap, 200-mile race. Then, out of nowhere, all heck broke loose as the pressure to advance in the playoffs took center stage. A pair of late cautions shuffled the field around, pitting Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric and Ross …

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Austin Cindric WIns Drive for the Cure 200 Pole

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Team Penske’s Austin Cindric claimed the pole for Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL with a lap of 105.527 mph.  It is Cindric’s third pole of the season and second on a road course. Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric will start alongside, followed by JR Motorsports’ Tyler Reddick.  Justin Marks, …

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Austin Cindric, Daniel Hemric Top XFINITY ROVAL Practice Sessions

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric, fresh off the news that he will race full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019, was fastest overall in XFINITY Series practice on Friday.  Hemric’s lap of 104.966 mph was set midway through Happy Hour Practice No. 1 Team Penske’s Austin Cindric was fastest in the opening …

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Cole Custer Fastest in Optional Thursday ROVAL Test

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer was fastest overall in optional XFINITY Series practice Thursday (Sep. 27) at Charlotte Motor Speedway ahead of Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200.  Custer topped the charts in the second session with a lap at 103.223 mph. Practice No. 1 In the opening session, Team Penske’s Austin Cindric once again flexed …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Playoffs

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just over seven months ago, the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season began at Daytona International Speedway in a five-overtime thriller, ending with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history. Seven months later, it hasn’t slowed down. Action has been fast and furious this season, as veteran drivers prove why they are the ones to …

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Austin Cindric Ends Streak of DNFs with Top 10 at Las Vegas

Austin Cindric earned his eighth top 10 finish of the 2018 season thanks to his ninth-place run in the DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday September 15. (Davey Segal/Frontstretch)

The look on Austin Cindric‘s face after the DC Solar 300 was one of relief. And why wouldn’t it have been? The Mooresville, NC native has had a rash of poor results in the past month, finishing 37th at Road America (engine), 40th at Darlington (crash) and 34th at Indianapolis (crash). He was just happy …

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NASCAR Entry List: DC Solar 300

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

39 teams are entered for this weekend’s inaugural DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. It will be the first time the 1.5-mile speedway has held a second race for the sport’s second-tier division. A 39-car entry list means that the series will have the first short field of …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Wins Wild Plate Race at Indianapolis

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

As soon as the green flag dropped in Monday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Justin Allgaier drove to the front, albeit, he started second. But the No. 7 car proved to be dominant from the start. Allgaier went on to finish fourth in stage one, though was leading off Turn 4 coming to …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Brad Keselowski Wins Wild Race at Darlington, Ross Chastain Shines

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Prior to Saturday’s Sport Clips VFW 200, Brad Keselowski had never led a lap in six XFINITY Series starts at Darlington Raceway. He was in the right place at the right time to capture his first victory at the famed racetrack. Keselowski started the race from ninth position, though not gaining much traction during the …

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Brad Keselowski Wins As Tempers Flare at Darlington

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brad Keselowski can mark another track off of his checklist. The former NASCAR XFINITY Series champion won the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday evening (Sept. 1) for his first win at the Track Too Tough To Tame. Keselowski had only led two laps until he took the top spot with …

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