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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Teams, Big 3 Dominate

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The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season was set to be promising from the beginning of the year, with many of its top drivers returning. Three of the series’ Championship 4 contenders from 2018 were back with vengeance, as Tyler Reddick was looking to repeat as champion, even though he swapped Chevrolet teams from JR Motorsports …

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Stewart-Haas Racing Announces Crew Chief Promotion, Changes for 2020

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Stewart-Haas Racing doesn’t just have a new driver joining its ranks in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020 — the team’s crew chief lineup will also look slightly different come February. The organization announced Wednesday, Dec. 4, that Mike Shiplett will follow Cole Custer to the Cup Series, acting as crew chief for the No. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Breaking Down Homestead, Tyler Reddick Chats Xfinity Title

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the championship weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway that saw Kyle Busch, Tyler Reddick and Matt Crafton be crowned NASCAR champions. Busch came in as a slight underdog for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title, snapping a 21-race winless streak in the process. Reddick had an …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Live at Homestead, Comcast Community Award Winner Mike Tatoian

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In a live episode of the Frontstretch Podcast at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Dustin Albino, Michael Massie and Tom Bowles preview Sunday’s Cup Series championship race. The trio go through why each Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick can win the championship. Tyler Reddick was victorious in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race, winning consecutive championships for …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Proves Biggest of Big 3

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On Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the worst case scenario for NASCAR’s current system of deciding champions came to pass, as Matt Crafton managed to capture the Camping World Truck Series crown despite also finishing off a winless season in the process, his runner-up finish Austin Hill proving to be enough. But if that outcome …

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Cole Custer Finishes Runner-Up in Xfinity Championship for 2nd Straight Season

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Entering the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Cole Custer, Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell shared the role of co-favorites. After all, they were this year’s “Big 3.” Down the stretch, Custer appeared to be in position to edge out his rivals but an incredible comeback performance fell just short. At the start …

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Tyler Reddick Captures Back-To-Back NASCAR Xfinity Titles With Ford 300 Win

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The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series title came down to the three drivers that have dominated its season: Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer and Christopher Bell. A trio that won 21 of 33 races this season ran 1-2-3 entering the closing laps of Saturday’s (Nov. 16) Ford 300. In the end, it was a battle for who …

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Cole Custer Trying To Keep Eyes on the Prize

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For Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer, Championship 4 Media Day on Thursday (Nov. 14) didn’t exactly come at the best time.  A couple of hours before the media availability began, Motorsport.com’s Jim Utter reported that Custer would be moving up to Cup in Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 41 in place of Daniel Suarez. As could be expected, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing Homestead-Miami Speedway

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Another nine months of NASCAR racing has come and gone, and it’s time to crown a champion in South Beach. This year’s Xfinity Series Championship 4 lineup is stout. The majority of the 2019 season has belonged to three drivers: Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick, combining to win 20 of the 32 races …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Championship Weekend in Homestead

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a lackluster race weekend at ISM Raceway that saw Denny Hamlin, Justin Allgaier and Stewart Friesen win their way to Homestead in the top three series. Hamlin had to hold off a handful of playoff drivers with a late-race restart in Phoenix, en route to …

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