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Entry List: 2018 Rinnai 250

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For Saturday’s XFINITY Series Rinnai 250, there are 43 cars entered.  As a result, three teams will fail to qualify. As is the norm these days with the eligibility rules, there are a number of changes.  At Chip Ganassi Racing, Kyle Larson is out of the No. 42 Chevrolet and John Hunter Nemechek will make …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Wins 5-Overtime Thriller

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Saturday’s Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series will go down as an instant classic, and seemingly never-ending race, as Tyler Reddick crossed the finish line first in the fifth overtime. Reddick led 10 laps on the afternoon, most of which came during the 23-lap overtime stretch. The No. 9 …

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Garrett Smithley Returning to JD Motorsports’ No. 0 in 2018

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Garrett Smithley will return to JD Motorsports’ No. 0 Chevrolet full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2018, the team announced Wednesday, Feb. 7. Smithley enters his third season with the Gaffney, S.C.-based team. “I’m so excited to be back with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller this season,” Smithley said in a press release.  “We’ve …

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JD Motorsports Plans on Running 4 Full-Time Teams in 2018

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Johnny Davis has been in the NASCAR realm for over three decades. In 2018, though, he plans on expanding JD Motorsports, running four full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series entries for the first time. JD Motorsports is coming off a season in which Ross Chastain finished 13th in the championship standings, picking up back-to-back finishes of sixth …

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U.S. Legend Cars Shaping NASCAR’s Next Generation

Unlike many members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which showcases the best of NASCAR’s yesterday, the racers of today receive years of experience before they touch a NASCAR national series. Most of these racers roll in a lavish amount of short track racing series on a local level, but none other seems to nurture …

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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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10 Teams Warned After Talladega

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10 teams between the Sprint Cup and XFINITY series were warned for failing pre-race inspection multiple times during the Talladega race weekend, including the No. 48 of Jimmie Johnson. Johnson’s team failed template inspection three times and in addition to his warning he will lose 15 minutes of practice time this weekend at Kansas Speedway. …

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