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2-Headed Monster: Is Austin Cindric the Favorite for the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Title?

#16: A J Allmendinger, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Ellsworth Advisors, #22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang PPG, #2: Myatt Snider, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro TaxSlayer, #98: Riley Herbst, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Monster Energy

Austin Cindric is the defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion. So far in 2021, Cindric is showing that he is again a force to be reckoned with in the series. He took the checkered flag in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway and won last weekend’s (March 13) race at Phoenix Raceway. He has also …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Who Will Be 2021’s Next New Winner?

Noah Gragson

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What have we learned four races into the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season? Simple: Expect the unexpected.  If you’re looking for a series in which one driver dominates each week and everyone else is running for second place, Xfinity is not for you. Defending series champion Austin Cindric opened up by winning at Daytona International …

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10 Cup & Xfinity Teams Penalized for Homestead Lug Nut Violations

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR today (March 2) announced a slew of lug nut-related penalties between the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series after last weekend’s races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. All of the penalized Cup and Xfinity teams were found in violation of section 10.9.10.4 of the rule book., which deals with lug nuts not being properly …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Kicks Off Championship Defense With Daytona Win

Pack racing at Daytona

#54: Ty Dillon, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Bass Pro Shops #02: Brett Moffitt, Our Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Fr8Auctions #22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Verizon 5G

For the first two stages of Saturday’s (Feb. 13) Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Xfinity Series field played nice with one another. But in stage three, all hell broke loose, with the race’s complexion changing multiple times. By the end of the race, it was reigning NASCAR Xfinity …

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After Winning Stage 1, Brandon Jones Wrecks Out at Daytona

Brandon Jones wrecks at Daytona

#19: Brandon Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Menards/Jeld-Wen

A wreck at the end of stage two in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ season opener at Daytona International Speedway Saturday (Feb. 13) took out multiple drivers, including frontrunner Brandon Jones. After winning stage one, Jones was in a strong position to gain additional stage points, leading three laps on the afternoon. But Jones’ top-10 run, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Closing the Door on an Unforgettable 2020 Season

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It’s hard to believe but the 2020 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series has come to an end, and there’s really only one way to describe this season: Unforgettable. The season opened normally enough at Daytona International Speedway with the usual wreck fest followed by a finish that saw Grant Enfinger edge Jordan Anderson by mere …

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Friday Faceoff: Will Kyle Larson or Bubba Wallace Visit Victory Lane First?

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The fall winner NASCAR Cup Series winner at Martinsville Speedway has clinched a Championship 4 spot five years in a row. Will someone make it six? Who? Luken Glover: Yes — Chase Elliott. If you look at the drivers who haven’t won at Martinsville that are due for a win, Elliott has a strong argument. …

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Late-Race Wreck Ruins Ross Chastain, Brandon Jones, Justin Allgaier Playoff Runs

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The middle race in the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Round of 8 provided a cruel twist of fate to three playoff contenders. Justin Allgaier, Brandon Jones and Ross Chastain went from potential top-five finishes at Texas Motor Speedway to getting wiped out altogether. On lap 176, Allgaier restarted on the inside of the front row. By …

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Last-Lap, Last-Gasp Pass For Harrison Burton Wins NXS Race at Texas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a surprise ending to the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Harrison Burton snuck past Noah Gragson on the final turn to snag his third victory of the season. Gragson, who took the lead with 15 laps to go, was in the midst of traffic when Burton closed …

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4 Burning Questions: Are the NASCAR Playoffs Too Long?

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Are the NASCAR playoffs too long? The NASCAR playoffs truly begin this weekend; the past six weeks have been more-or-less preliminary events. The NASCAR playoffs in general have always been too long. 10 weeks just makes the playoffs drag way too long. If I didn’t have to watch them for this column, I’m probably not …

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