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Brandon Jones Returning to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2020

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Multiple sources have confirmed to Frontstretch that Brandon Jones will be returning to the No. 19 Xfinity Series ride for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2020. Jones, 22, signed a two-year contract with JGR when joining to team prior to the 2018 season. Through 27 races this season, the Georgia native has a career-high four top-five finishes and …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing the 2019 Playoffs

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The regular season of NASCAR is complete. The Xfinity Series has raced from coast-to-coast, creating a “Big Three” — and heated rivalries. But it’s time for the postseason. Action has been fast and furious in 2019, with drivers returning to the series and stepping up their win totals. Veteran drivers have come back to relevance, …

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Brandon Jones Hopes to Be Back at Joe Gibbs Racing in 2020

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This year hasn’t been what Brandon Jones has wanted at Joe Gibbs Racing, but he expects to be back with the team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2020. Plagued by back luck, Jones sits 11th in the championship standings heading into Saturday’s race (Sept. 7) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The No. 19 team has …

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Christopher Bell Leads Xfinity Practices at Road America

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Christopher Bell found his stride as he led both Xfinity Series practice sessions for the CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road America Friday (August 23). First Practice The Joe Gibbs Racing driver held the top speed of 108.559 mph in the first session, just ahead of Justin Allgaier in second (108.530 mph) and Austin Cindric in …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Jimmie Johnson’s New Crew Chief be Successful?

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Will Jimmie Johnson improve his results following a crew chief change? After finishing 15th last weekend at the Pocono Raceway, Jimmie Johnson is in serious danger of missing the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs for the first time in his career. Johnson is currently 17th in the point standings, 12 points away from the two drivers …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Age a Valid Reason to Get a Playoff Waiver?

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Kurt Busch openly admitted to some retirement consideration prior to his win last week. Who hangs it up first: Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick or Busch? Joy Tomlinson: My first thought is Jimmie Johnson since his last Cup Series win was over two years ago. He and his new crew chief seem to have started working together …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tale of 2 Races Ends With Cole Custer Writing Final Chapter

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The Alsco 300 began in the daylight and ended with the Kentucky Speedway lights illuminating the summer skies, and the difference was more than just aesthetic. While the sun was out, it appeared to be another occasion when Christopher Bell would simply be too much for the field. Twice before (at Atlanta and Iowa), Bell …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Carl Edwards, Ben Kennedy Highlight Memorable Kentucky Moments

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2003: Carl Edwards Scores 1st Career Win Today, many NASCAR fans will remember Carl Edwards for various reasons, whether they were a longtime fan or completely caught off guard by his sudden exit from the sport. But in 2003, no one really knew who he was aside from maybe MB Motorsports, the team that gave …

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NASCAR 101: Top Average Finish By Xfinity Drivers at Daytona & Talladega

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Here’s the cool thing about this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway: no Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers. For a while, that would have been a rarity in NASCAR, something to shock. There was a period of time in NASCAR’s secondary series when an Xfinity regular winning a race in their …

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AJ Allmendinger Tops Daytona Xfinity Practice In First NASCAR Action Of 2019

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AJ Allmendinger was looking to shake off the rust Thursday (July 4) after seven months away from NASCAR. Turns out there wasn’t much rust to shake off. Allmendinger posted a blistering one-lap speed of 194.902 mph at Daytona International Speedway, leading the way after first practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Circle K Firecracker 250. …

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