Race Weekend Central

Eyes on XFINITY: Reviewing the First 10 XFINITY Series Races of 2017

(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

Coming on the heels of two consecutive bye weeks, the XFINITY Series took to Charlotte Motor Speedway this past Saturday, and to no one’s surprise a Cup Series regular was victorious. Over the past several years, that has been the theme of the XFINITY Series, even though “names are made here.” But there is a bright …

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Did You Notice?: A Look Into Aric Almirola Sub Possibilities

(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Did You Notice? … Two big-name drivers have already turned down the No. 43 ride to replace an injured Aric Almirola? Carl Edwards, once highly coveted by Richard Petty Motorsports many years ago has said no, he can’t go back and run the car through Sonoma on June 25. It’s not the first time Edwards has said …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Fans Needed FOX Sports GO For Bristol

(Photo: John K. Harrelson/NKP)

Rain screws up race weekends.  Simple as that.  You should see the e-mail string that goes out when a Cup race gets postponed.  As a result of Sunday’s deluge, Monday’s Food City 500 took place while I was at work.  Naturally, that causes problems. Food City 500 Now, let’s not freak out.  Yes, the race …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Erik Jones Comes From the Back Late to Win

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

On Lap 230, Erik Jones thought he saw his chances of repeating the Spring race at Bristol Motor Speedway go away. The No. 20 car was caught speeding on pit road and had to  re-start from the back with a dominating Kyle Larson out front. Over the last 70 circuits, there were five caution flags, enabling …

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Mello Yello to Sponsor Darrell Wallace Jr.

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

A familiar sponsor will reunite with NASCAR when the XFINITY Series takes to Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, April 29. Mello Yello, the sponsor that became synonymous with the sport through the 1990 film Days of Thunder and subsequent sponsorships in the 1990s, will adorn the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford driven by Darrell …

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Darrell Wallace Jr. Posts 5th-Straight 6th-Place Finish

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

When Darrell Wallace Jr. took the checkered flag in Saturday afternoon’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, he posted his fifth-straight sixth-place finish. After struggling through much of last season with just three top fives and nine top 10s and finishing 11th in the standings, Wallace opened the year with a dismal 33rd-place …

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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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