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Ty Dillon, Darrell Wallace Jr. Lead Texas XFINITY Practices

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

A parade of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series full-timers led opening practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Texas Motor Speedway Friday (April 7), but it was the series regulars that paced practice two later in the day, led by Darrell Wallace Jr. In practice one, Ty Dillon led the way in Richard Childress Racing’s …

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Eyes on XFINITY: The Return of Roush Fenway Racing

They’re back. Coming off a disappointing 2016, Roush Fenway Racing has seemed to have turned the corner in both its XFINITY and Cup Series programs. Through the first five events in both divisions, the cars have been quicker and better-handling, allowing for the drivers to get all they can, finally putting up some respectable results. The …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Edges to the Lead Late at Fontana

(Photo: Anthony Lumbis Sr.)

Native to California, Kyle Larson always steps up his game going back home to Auto Club Speedway. On Saturday, he paced the field for 20 circuits en route to his victory, the first time he’s ever won at the same track twice. Late in the race Larson had fresher tires than Joey Logano, catching him …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Joey Logano Dominates Final Segment, Wins in First Start at Las Vegas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Prior to Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300, Joey Logano had never competed in an XFINITY Series event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It took the No. 12 car until the beginning of the final stage to lead a lap, never looking back. Logano led 105 of the final 110 circuits, only surrendering the lead during a …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Takes a Bow Late in Race to Win Atlanta

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

After winning the pole for Saturday’s Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch was a non-factor for much of the race, hovering inside the top five. Other Cup Series veterans, such as Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski, went on to dominate the majority of the event. It was the first start for the No. …

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Pace Laps: A Wild Day of Playoff Racing in Charlotte

Sprint Cup: The Day the Chasers Fell – Though that may sound a bit severe, Sunday’s Bank of America 500 from Charlotte Motor Speedway did seem repetitious with Chaser after Chaser falling out of contention. Starting early with Kevin Harvick, who suffered a mechanical issue on Lap 155, five Chasers found significant issues throughout the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Always Tell Viewers Why the Caution Is Out

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Low-downforce racing is always interesting; my takeaway so far of the three low-downforce races is that the package makes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars handle a little like the trucks in the Camping World Truck Series — very susceptible to being swept around. However, we only have Kentucky and Michigan International speedways to base this …

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Darrell Wallace, Jr., Leidos Agree to Multi-Race Sponsorship

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Leidos, a U.S. based company dealing with homeland security, civil defense and intelligence, will partner with Roush Fenway Racing on the No. 6 machine of Darrell Wallace, Jr. at select dates through the end of the NASCAR XFINITY Series season. The company will serve as the primary sponsor for four events in the series, including Dover International …

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Darrell Wallace, Jr. Unfulfilled After Salvaging Top Five in Kentucky

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

For many drivers, sneaking into the top 5 with a late-race pit call would be something to celebrate. However, for Darrell Wallace, Jr., and Roush Fenway Racing, all it does it remind them that they need to be better. After running just outside of the top five for the majority of Friday’s ALSCO 300 at …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Darrell Wallace, Jr.’s Fine Does Not Help NASCAR’s Image

Here we go again.  On Wednesday, news broke that NASCAR had fined another driver for comments the sanctioning body saw as disparaging to the sport.  This time, it was XFINITY Series driver Darrell Wallace, Jr. who drew the ire of NASCAR following last week’s race at Daytona.  The sanctioning body fined Wallace $15,000 for a …

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