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Blake Koch, Brandon Jones Fastest in Talladega XFINITY Practices

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series hit the high banks of the Talladega Superspeedway on Friday (May 5) for two practice sessions in preparation for Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300. Ordinarily, practices at restrictor plate races don’t hold much weight. But when the same cars top the charts in both rounds, there might be something more to it. …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Focuses On Fontana Restart Action

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Like what we’ve seen from FOX NASCAR coverage, Auto Club Speedway has undergone a paradigm shift of opinions over the past 20 years.  At first, there was some excitement about being back in Southern California after being away for nine years.  The place was packed and the racing was OK.  The track even got a …

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Brandon Jones Wins First NASCAR XFINITY Pole at Daytona

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Brandon Jones continued the weekend’s young-gun trend Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, winning the pole for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race to be held later this afternoon. In his 39th start, the 20-year-old sophomore driver earned the third straight Daytona pole for Richard Childress Racing. Jones, who made the XFINITY Chase last season hopes to …

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Brandon Jones Tops XFINITY Practice at Chicagoland

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Fresh off of 150 miles in Thursday’s ARCA Racing Series race, Brandon Jones led the field in the first full practice session for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Jones’ 30.352-second lap led the way in final practice for Saturday’s Drive for Safety 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. It was an all-Jones top two, with Erik Jones ending …

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XFINITY Breakdown:Kyle Busch Continues XFINITY Dominance at Indianapolis

(Photo: Yvonne Leonard)

The XFINITY series has been running at Indianapolis for five years and for the last four it has been Kyle Busch’s playground. After a 22nd place run in 2012 Busch has won three of the last four races and two in a row. Saturday’s effort was especially dominant, with Busch leading all 20 laps of …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Sweeps XFINITY Series Practice Sessions at Pocono

(Photo: Russell LaBounty NKP)

For the first time in XFINITY Series history, race cars logged laps on Pocono Raceway. Joe Gibbs Racing led the way, topping the charts in both practice sessions on Thursday. Practice One:  Defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch led the opening practice at 170.171 mph, over a tenth of a second faster than his closest competition, …

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XFINITY Series Regulars Sweep Practice Sessions at Charlotte

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

An XFINITY Series regular paced each practice session Thursday in preparation for Saturday’s Hisense 4K TV 300. It was a welcome boost for a division that has dealt with its share of Cup interlopers this season. In practice one, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas took center stage. Erik Jones, a two-time winner this season and the …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Brandon Jones vs. Erik Jones

No decision or rule change in the world of stock car racing happens in a vacuum.  Whenever NASCAR implements a new policy, there is often a ripple effect that influences racing years later.  One example of this effect is the circumstances of the XFINITY Series’ Rookie of the Year battle in 2016. Amid the fight …

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