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Erik Jones Sweeps Xfinity Practices at Bristol

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In a rare Xfinity Series start, Erik Jones led the way in opening Xfinity Series practice in preparation for Friday’s (Aug. 16) Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. —- topped final practice. Opening Practice In his first start with XCI Racing, Jones led the way at Bristol in the No. 81 Toyota with a …

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Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones Lead Cup Practices at Michigan

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Kevin Harvick and Erik Jones led the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions on Saturday (Aug. 10) at Michigan International Speedway.  Practice 2 In the second practice session of the weekend, Harvick paced the field with a speed of 190.501 mph. He completed 38 laps in this session, and his eighth lap was …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings Go Bowling at the Glen Edition

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There were people that said it was going to be tough for Chase Elliott to have a better performance this year at Watkins Glen than last year when he held off Martin Truex Jr to win his first-ever career victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Elliott, once again, proved people wrong. The Dawsonville, …

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The Frontstretch 5: Winless Drivers Who Could Squeeze One In Before the Playoffs

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Summer in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has been a diverse one in terms of winners. The last nine races have featured nine different faces in victory lane, which is great for the sport, sponsors and fans. But there are plenty of drivers without wins so far this season (and for some, ever). With …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: It’s Clobberin’ Time

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The theme of this weekend’s NASCAR action was “payback.” It started with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series on Thursday night (August 1) in the Eldora Dirt Derby, as Tyler Dippel got into Ben Rhodes after the checkered flag in return for being shoved into the wall in the final laps. Then in the Xfinity Series …

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Erik Jones Continues Excellent Form, Claims 4th At Watkins Glen

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For Erik Jones, he entered Sunday’s (Aug. 4) Go Bowling at the Glen in a somewhat quiet place within Joe Gibbs Racing. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. were all considered to be favorites for the victory.  Meanwhile, Jones qualified 14th and looked decent in practice. By the end of the race, Jones …

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Chase Elliott Wins Watkins Glen Pole

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Since Chase Elliott‘s No. 9 Chevrolet unloaded off the hauler on Saturday (August 3) at Watkins Glen International, it’s been the class of the field. In qualifying for Sunday’s GoBowling at the Glen, Elliott put down a speed of 127.297 mph, edging out Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron for the pole (127.144 mph). It’s Elliott’s …

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Fire on Fridays: Christopher Bell Shouldn’t Replace Erik Jones or Matt DiBenedetto

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Don’t let the lack of facial hair trick you. Christopher Bell is indeed one of the most versatile drivers in the history of the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He’s not spoiled. He’s not mean. He’s certainly not someone who will make you look bad. Bell, 24, is dominating week in and week out, already winning five …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Alex Bowman Discusses 2019 Season, Previews Playoffs, Dogs

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an interesting weekend of racing at Pocono Raceway, which saw Denny Hamlin record his third victory of the season. What’s led to the recent hot streak of the No. 11 team? With three consecutive top-three finishes, is Erik Jones fighting for his ride? Did the …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Joe Gibbs Racing ‘Jonesing’ for Christopher Bell Too Soon?

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The rumor mill is starting to heat up this summer as the a number of high-profile rides in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series look to be up for grabs at season’s end. Some of the teams that appear to possibly be in play are the No. 1 team of Kurt Busch and the Nos. …

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