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XFINITY Breakdown: Earnhardt Jr. Makes Mincemeat Of Richmond Competition

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JR Motorsports earned its second victory of the 2016 XFINITY Series season Saturday; this time, it was courtesy the team owner himself.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. held off a last-lap charge from Ty Dillon and claimed the checkered flag in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.  The victory was the first for Junior in the …

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Cole Custer Impresses in XFINITY Debut

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With a slick and smooth JR Motorsports paint scheme on the car for Cole Custer the 18-year-old drove the same way in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250.  One of the sport’s more talented teenagers, Custer came home sixth in his XFINITY Series debut. “It went great,” he said after the race. “We had to start pretty far …

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dominates Richmond Toward 24th XFINITY Win

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was the man in charge for Saturday’s Toyotacare 250 at Richmond International Raceway as he led 128 of 149 laps en route to victory. The win for Earnhardt his is first in the XFINITY Series in nearly six years and his fourth at Richmond. “I don’t run the XFINITY Series but a …

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Carl Edwards Warned Following Bristol Victory

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For the third week in a row, the race-winning team in the Sprint Cup Series received a warning for an infraction that occurred during the weekend. Carl Edwards’ No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team was warned for failing pre-qualifying inspection twice. The warning was his third of the season and with one more the team will …

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The 10: Riding the High Lane at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Love it or hate it, Bristol was a day of many storylines. From drivers like Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth struggling through tire issues to underdogs like Matt DiBenedetto and Trevor Bayne seizing the moment for surprising finishes, Sunday’s Food City 500 had more twists and turns than the Tennessee mountains. With so many comers …

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Entry List: ToyotaCare 250

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The XFINITY Series will make its first of two stops in 2016 at Richmond International Raceway this weekend for the ToyotaCare 250. There are 41 cars entered for Saturday’s event and one will go home. JR Motorsports will bring four cars to the track for the third time this season. JRM Camping World Truck Series …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Carl Edwards Lays Down a Colossal Beat Down at Bristol

Who’s in the headline – It was pointed out last week, and it was reinforced this weekend, that Joe Gibbs Racing is right at the top of the board in the Cup series. It was Carl Edwards turn this weekend as he dominated the race. Edwards led 276 laps en route to capturing his first …

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Carl Edwards Dominates Toward Wild Bristol Win

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While the race shuffled, spread and scrambled behind him, Carl Edwards drove to victory from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading 276 of 500 laps in the Food City 500. For Edwards, the win is the first of his 2016 season and fourth at Bristol. “There was so many different things happening out there, …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: Bristol Edition

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For a while on Saturday night, the waiting was the hardest part for anyone interested in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. But the once the raindrops stopped falling on heads, cars, pit boxes, etc., it turned into a fairly entertaining race for those of us who managed to stay up until …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Kyle Busch’s Late Push Snatches Victory in Texas

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Who’s in the headline – The early leader in 2016 Cup season is Joe Gibbs Racing. The organization started the season with Denny Hamlin‘s win at Daytona and now has back-to-back wins with Kyle Busch. Busch’s recent success, coupled with his impressive consistency over the first seven races (six finishes of fourth or better) has him …

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