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Eyes on XFINITY: Richard Childress Racing Yet to Win in 2017

Daniel Hemric (Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

With three races remaining in the 2017 XFINITY Series season, Richard Childress Racing is still looking for its first victory. This situation is unique for an organization that is used to picking up at least one checkered flag during the course of the season. Childress started a full-time XFINITY Series organization in 2000, with Mike …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Ryan Blaney Cruises to Checkered Flag at Dover

(Photo:: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

After sweeping the pair of practice sessions on Friday, Ryan Blaney became the favorite for Saturday’s Use your Melon Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway. However, with an eighth-place qualifying effort, the driver of the No. 22 had to pass some good cars to get to the front. Blaney was chasing down pole-sitter William …

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Brandon Jones Fastest in 1st XFINITY Chicagoland Practice

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Brandon Jones turned a fast lap late in the first NASCAR XFINITY Series practice session at Chicagoland Speedway to put his No. 33 at the top of the speed charts with a speed of 174.413 mph. Erik Jones led a majority of the session with a speed of 173.639 mph, still good enough for second. …

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Brandon Jones Staying Positive Following Disappointing New Hampshire Finish

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Brandon Jones’ disappointing season continued Saturday afternoon in the Overton’s 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Finishing 34th, 43 laps down, Jones’ struggling sophomore campaign took another blow after having to pull his car to the garage area for repairs early on. “I felt a vibration happen when I got into the corners,” Jones said. …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 3 Drivers that Need to Step Up in 2nd Half of Season

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

After the 100th lap of the XFINITY Series race this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the season will hypothetically see the crossed flags, meaning it’s half complete. Through the first 16 events, the series has been dominated by Cup Series regulars. Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch and Erik Jones are all multi-time winners this season. Add Aric …

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Kyle Busch Takes Second XFINITY Series Win of 2017 in Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

Kyle Busch won the rain-postponed XFINITY Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway Saturday afternoon. It was Busch’s 88th XFINITY Series win and his second of the season. Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones, Kevin Harvick, and Ty Dillon rounded out the top-five finishers. Erik Jones took the win in an eventful stage one. On the start, an accordion-style wreck …

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Christopher Bell, Brandon Jones Top Iowa Truck Practices

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

On Friday afternoon (June 23) at Iowa Speedway, Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Christopher Bell was the fastest man in Camping World Truck Series practice.  Bell’s lap of 23.289 seconds (135.257 mph) in the first session stood up as the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Bell’s lap was six hundredths of a second faster …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Denny Hamlin Wins Photo Finish Thriller Over William Byron

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In a race where strategy was key at Michigan International Speedway, it came down to the final corner of the last lap between one of NASCAR’s most experienced drivers, Denny Hamlin, and its young superstar-in-waiting, William Byron. Their XFINITY Series battle came down to a photo finish. Hamlin was dominating Stage 3 until a debris …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Reviewing the First 10 XFINITY Series Races of 2017

(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

Coming on the heels of two consecutive bye weeks, the XFINITY Series took to Charlotte Motor Speedway this past Saturday, and to no one’s surprise a Cup Series regular was victorious. Over the past several years, that has been the theme of the XFINITY Series, even though “names are made here.” But there is a bright …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Brandon Jones Staying Upbeat in Sophomore Season

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Brandon Jones kicked off his 2017, sophomore season with a bang, by winning the pole for the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, something that may have been a surprise to some. Crashing out on Lap 28 in one of the race’s three vicious wrecks, Jones finished the race 29th. In the eight races since Daytona, …

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