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Eyes on Xfinity: Furloughs Highlight Impact of COVID-19 Hiatus for JD Motorsports

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Johnny Davis, owner of JD Motorsports, has seen it all in his NASCAR career, dating back to the early 1980s, working with driver-owner James Harvey Hylton. That was until the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, which is something his team – and the sport – has never seen before. It’s been just over a month since NASCAR …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers With Starts in Parts of 4 (or More) Decades

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Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP

With the 2020 NASCAR season now underway, any driver who competed at Daytona International Speedway last weekend can officially say they’ve competed in a NASCAR race in the 2020s. This season marks the first in a new decade for NASCAR, officially leaving the 2010s in the dust. The ’10s saw a sizable number of drivers …

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David Starr Joining JD Motorsports for Full Xfinity Season

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In late November 2019, David Starr was “95% sure” he would be returning to Jimmy Means Racing for the 2020 season. However, a late offseason change left him in need off a ride, thus he’ll be joining JD Motorsports with Gary Keller for the full Xfinity Series season, driving the No. 6 Chevrolet. Starr is …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 2: Midpack Improvements

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

While the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff drivers were the center of attention for most of the season (the same 12 drivers were top 12 in points from the third race on), some of the best racing came in the middle of the pack. And quite honestly, a lot of the midpack drivers had solid years, …

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David Starr Returning to Jimmy Means Racing in 2020

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

David Starr might be among the oldest NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars. But the 52-year-old will be returning to Jimmy Means Racing in 2020, continuing his full-time driving career. Starr, 52, has spent the past two seasons running the No. 52 Chevrolet for Jimmy Means Racing, earning a best points performance of 22nd last season. He …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Matt DiBenedetto Party

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Bristol Motor Speedway is always pretty interesting. There’s likely going to be shenanigans. Since the track was reconfigured 12 years ago, there is a higher likelihood of side-by-side racing. That said, Bristol is effectively a bowl. Last weekend, NASCAR teams M.I.X.ed the flour into the bowl. Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Saturday night’s race …

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Eyes on Xfinity: David Starr Talks Switch to Jimmy Means Racing

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In present-day NASCAR, it’s rare for a driver to move up the proverbial national touring series ladder late in their career. However, that’s exactly what David Starr has done over the past five seasons. Starr, 51, primarily drove in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series between 1998 and 2013, running 27 Xfinity races along the way. …

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Cole Custer, John Hunter Nemechek Top Bristol Xfinity Practices

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Friday afternoon saw Xfinity Series teams take to Bristol Motor Speedway for two 50-minute practice sessions. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer was fastest overall for the day with a lap at 123.722 mph. Practice No. 1 In the first practice session, teams spent part of the session feeling out the surface after heavy rains early in …

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David Starr Returns to Jimmy Means Racing Full-Time for 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series

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(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

David Starr will return to Jimmy Means Racing for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. He’ll pilot the orange No. 52 Whataburger Chevrolet Camaro for the second straight year with additional sponsors to be announced. Starr announced the news on his Facebook page. Starr, who has four NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series wins and three …

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