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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Features the Package, Headscratching Decision Making

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Las Vegas brought viewers the third straight tripleheader weekend to start the season.  Admittedly, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was another big unknown, but ended up being a lot more like Atlanta than anyone would have thought. Pennzoil 400 This was it.  The big debut of “the package.”  Did it live up to …

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Michael Annett Leads Parade, Wins First NASCAR Xfinity Race of Career at Daytona

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Michael Annett could not care less how many passes happened Saturday (Feb. 16) at Daytona International Speedway. At the end of the day, he left a NASCAR Xfinity Series winner. Annett led a race-high 45 laps and stayed in control down the stretch to win the 2019 NASCAR Experience 300.  Teammate Justin Allgaier also served as …

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Christian Eckes, Brandon Jones Return to Kyle Busch Motorsports Truck Roster

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Christian Eckes and Brandon Jones will again drive for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2019. Eckes will pilot the team’s No. 51 in seven races in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series this year, the team announced today (Feb. 5). He joins Jones, who was revealed to be part of the No. 51’s roster yesterday (Feb. …

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2018 Xfinity Series Review: Playoff Teams

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Heading into 2018, the Xfinity Series was stacked with competition — more so than even 2016 or 2017 with returning veterans, fresh babyfaces entering the next chapter of their career and even Cup drivers making the leap back down to be competitive in the top preliminary division. Your browser does not support iframes. Series regulars won …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Silly Season Update

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Much of NASCAR’s annual Silly Season is focused on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile, a lot of moves happen in the NASCAR XFINITY Series as well. With two races remaining in the XFINITY season, many moves have been announced, many have not and retirement is right around the corner for some. Though not …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Cole Custer Punches Ticket to Homestead, Wins Chaotic Race at Texas

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After a tough first week in the Round of 8 at Kansas Speedway two weeks ago (Oct. 20), Cole Custer likely needed to win in order to race for an XFINITY Series championship this season. That’s exactly what he did in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Custer began the race from …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Playoffs

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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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Tracking the Trucks: Grant Enfinger Locks into Round of 6 With Las Vegas Win

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In a Nutshell: Grant Enfinger scored his first win of the 2018 Camping World Truck Series season Friday night when he bested Johnny Sauter by 0.142 seconds in the World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 98 Ford led a race-high 40 laps, including the final two when …

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

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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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Ross Chastain Tallies First Career XFINITY Series Pole at Darlington

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Ross Chastain earned his first career pole on Saturday (Septemeber 1st) at the Darlington Raceway. Chastain turned a 169.531 mph lap in the final round of qualifying to put the No. 42 on top for today’s Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200. It is the second pole of the season for Chip Ganassi Racing’s …

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