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XFINITY Breakdown: Chase Elliott Chasing History At Daytona

Checkered Flag XFINITY Daytona 2016 Chase Elliott Joey Logano Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff)

Chase Elliott will start Sunday as the youngest pole winner in Daytona 500 history. Saturday, the 20-year-old proved why he’s ready to graduate to NASCAR’s top level full-time. Elliott drove a masterful race down the stretch in the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevy, taking the lead from Joey Logano on lap 107 and then using teammate …

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Ty Dillon Leads 1st Practice of XFINITY Season

2016 Daytona I CUP Ty Dillon John Harrelson NKP

(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

A crash by Darrell Wallace, Jr. provided the only fireworks in an otherwise tame first practice session for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season at Daytona International Speedway, with championship contender Ty Dillon leading the way. Dillon, again the driver of the No. 3 for Richard Childress Racing, topped the chart with a speed of 192.526 …

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2016 NASCAR Media Week: A Look Back at What Went Down


Zach Catanzareti

It was quite a week for the drivers, teams and media of NASCAR. For three days, they all gathered together inside the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., for the annual NASCAR Media Tour. Once the curtain fell on Thursday, the 2016 NASCAR season quickly appeared more clear as many announcements were made on …

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Blake Koch Joins New XFINITY Team for 2016

2015 Dover I NXS Blake Koch car CIA

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There will be a similar look to Blake Koch‘s ride in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2016, but that doesn’t mean everything behind the scenes is the same. Today (Jan. 20), Koch announced he’ll move to the newly founded Kaulig Racing in 2016, piloting the single-car operation’s No. 11 LeafFilter-sponsored Chevrolet for the balance of the XFINITY …

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Beyond The Cockpit: Blake Koch on Returning to TriStar Motorsports in 2016 and More

2015 NXS Blake Koch Kansas Speedway Credit Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer, Frontstretch)

Most drivers spend years in lower divisions before they are recruited by a NASCAR team, racing from the time they could still count their age on one hand. For Blake Koch, the road was much faster than that, as he competed in only 20 races in his driving career before he was recruited by the …

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Tweet ‘N’ Greet: Greg Biffle, Blake Koch, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Plus More!

2015 Darlington CUP Dale Earnhardt Jr II CIA

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Each week, Frontstretch will scour Twitter and other social media platforms looking for some of the best posts from your favorite NASCAR personalities, drivers and media members from all across the industry. These were some of our favorite posts from this week and we hope you enjoy them too! Out for my first ride in …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Road America 180

2015 Road America NXS Paul Menard checkered flag credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

A gutsy call by crew chief Danny Stockman on fuel gave Paul Menard the opportunity he needed to drive to Victory Lane at Road America, his home track. The victory was his third Xfinity Series victory and first win on a road course. Menard was the only Cup Series/non-NXS regular in the field as the …

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Blake Koch Lands Breakthrough Xfinity Series Deal for 2016

2015 Dover I NXS Blake Koch car CIA

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The future just became as stable as ever for Blake Koch. Competing in the Xfinity Series since 2011 for the majority of each season, 2015 marks the first time he has had the opportunity to race full-time. TriStar Motorsports announced that the 30-year-old will be returning to the organization in 2016 for Koch’s third year with the …

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NASCAR’s Need to Play It Safer

2015 Daytona II CUP Austin Dillon crash II CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)­­

During practice for May’s Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, James Hinchcliffe was involved in a vicious accident. Losing liters of blood, Hinchcliffe was saved only by the stellar Halmatro Safety Crew that the Verizon IndyCar Series employs. Three months later, in NASCAR’s annual return to the same track, NASCAR Xfinity Series Blake Koch was …

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