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Eyes on Xfinity: Who’s the Front Runners As Season Nears May

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Seven races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, the battle for the championship is coming into fruition. Though the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers continue to dominate the sport’s version of AAA in baseball, the top-10 drivers are separated by a mere 56 points heading into Richmond. Following Chase Elliott‘s outstanding rookie season, which led …

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Daniel Suarez Impresses at Bristol with Runner-up Finish

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The journey to NASCAR’s second-tier division after being accepted into NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program has been full of adventures for Daniel Suarez. Joining Joe Gibbs Racing for his rookie season, the Mexico native has been making small strides to the top, but none have been as strong as his run on Saturday at Bristol. …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol

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Domination. There’s no other word to describe a race in which Joey Logano led every single lap en route to a convincing victory over Daniel Suarez. Logano made it look easy, holding off all comers for the lead. Chris Buescher, on tires that were many laps older than the rest of the field, not only …

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Erik Jones Grabs Back-to-Back Poles at Texas for 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

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With GameStop on the hood, Erik Jones had the field set on “easy mode” as he dominated Xfinity Series qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway Friday afternoon. At a lap of 29.163 seconds, Jones starts on pole for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. “I really didn’t know we would be that fast,” Jones told FOX Sports …

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Austin Dillon Quickest in Both XFINITY Series Practices at Las Vegas

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2013 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Austin Dillon is set to run an expanded schedule after running just one event in 2014. Running his second race of the year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he ran the fastest lap during the first practice session at 29.838 seconds (180.977 mph). Dillon has two top 10s at the 1.5-mile …

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Joey Logano Paces Both XFINITY Series Practices at Atlanta

Team Penske is back on top once again. Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano has momentum on his side following a week full of media appearances across the east coast, and he was able to drive his No. 22 Ford to the top of the charts during both of Friday’s practice sessions for the NASCAR XFINITY …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: What to Watch For in Atlanta

For the first time since 2011, the Camping World Truck Series opens its season with back-to-back races, rather than sitting dormant for about a month following the season opener. After a two-year hiatus, the Truck Series returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday evening in a rare doubleheader with the XFINITY Series. XFINITY will start first …

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Big Wreck Mars XFINITY Series Qualifying

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A big wreck at the end of Group 2 has put a damper on XFINITY Series qualifying. Daniel Suarez, while shooting through the middle got clipped by Blake Koch and turned sideways in the middle of a 12-car pack. Among those involved included Landon Cassill, Harrison Rhodes, and Carlos Contreras. Kyle Busch, although not involved in the …

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Patrick Staropoli Tops ARCA Charts in Final Practice at Daytona

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The doctor has arrived. Patrick Staropoli, who won the inaugural Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge with Michael Waltrip Racing, paced the way during final practice for the ARCA Series season-opener at Daytona. After testing with Empire Racing, the University of Miami medical school student received an opportunity to race the Lucas Oil 200 in the No. …

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Nuts for Nationwide: 2015 is Ripe for Change

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2014’s NASCAR Nationwide Series season has come and gone, and it’s time to say farewell to Nationwide Insurance – but there needs to be more goodbyes entering a new era for the sport’s second-tier division. After entering the season with high expectations, the series regulars had an abysmal nine victories, with two part-time drivers taking …

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