Race Weekend Central

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Darrell Wallace Jr. Fined $15,000 for ‘Muppets’ Tweet

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Darrell Wallace, Jr. spoke his mind on Friday, and for that, he was fined Wednesday. NASCAR docked Wallace $15,000 for calling NASCAR officials “Muppets” on Twitter following the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway on July 1. The tweet was in reference to the timing of the final caution flag of the race, …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Daytona Chaos Has Fans Asking the Tough Questions

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With the second half of the NASCAR season upon us, there are many questions that have been put behind. The annual 4th of July weekend at Daytona International Speedway assures fans that the season is full swing, usually creating a hectic race. The race lived up to expectations, leaving fans wondering about the package due to …

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Erik Jones Wins 1st XFINITY Pole At Pocono

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Erik Jones will lead the XFINITY Series field to the inaugural green flag at Pocono Raceway, winning the pole for the Pocono Green 250. Ripping off a lap time of 51.158 seconds, Jones grabbed his fifth pole of 2016 and eighth of his XFINITY career. Behind the 20-year-old are Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and …

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Erik Jones Grabs Monster XFINITY Victory at Dover

Photo: Zach Catanzareti

Who says kids are afraid of monsters? Erik Jones sure isn’t as the 19-year-old drove to victory at Dover International Speedway to claim the win in the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200. The victory is his second win of 2016 and fourth of his XFINITY Series career. “Coming down to a short-run, I knew we were …

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