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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Brings Action, Questionable Waltrip Role to Fontana

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Opinions on Auto Club Speedway have shifted significantly over the years. There was originally joy that NASCAR was back in Southern California, then anger that it was boring, and finally supreme anger toward NASCAR for giving the track a second date on Labor Day weekend back in 2004. That move was problematic for a bunch …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Auto Club 400 at Fontana

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The Headline(s): After winning the first stage and showing speed all weekend, Alex Bowman took the lead on lap 133 after a hotly-contested restart to begin the final stage, and never looked back. Gapping Ryan Blaney over the final run, Bowman cruised to his second career Cup victory and third career NASCAR national series win. …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Harrison Burton Brings Family Name Back to Victory Lane, Youth Tackles Auto Club With Ease

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In a visible contrast to last week’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where unwelcoming rain burst onto the scene, the NASCAR Xfinity Series raced under calm, sunny skies at Auto Club Speedway in California on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 29) for the 2020 Production Alliance Group 300. Auto Club has historically been a place where …

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Harrison Burton Wins 1st Career Xfinity Race in the Production Alliance Group 300

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In an unpredictable stage three in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Harrison Burton won his first career NXS race by .455 seconds over teammate Riley Herbst. The 19-year-old North Carolina native held off his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Herbst in the closing laps to get …

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Noah Gragson, Harrison Burton Lead NASCAR Xfinity Practices in Fontana

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Noah Gragson and Harrison Burton were fastest in the two NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions at Auto Club Speedway on Friday afternoon (Feb. 28), under sunny skies in Southern California. In the first practice, Gragson was quickest with the top speed of 177.139 miles per hour. Austin Cindric was second, followed by Daniel Hemric, Brandon Jones …

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Harrison Burton Credits John Andretti for Surviving Daytona Carnage

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Harrison Burton almost started his full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series career out with a win Saturday afternoon (Feb. 15) at Daytona International Speedway. The second-generation driver finished second in the 2020 NASCAR Racing Experience 300 for his career-best finish in 10 NXS starts. But the 19-year-old rookie almost had his number one spot higher on the …

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Noah Gragson, JR Motorsports Roll To 2020 Daytona NASCAR Xfinity Series Victory

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Noah Gragson took his lumps during a winless rookie season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. But it took just one race at Daytona International Speedway to ensure that wouldn’t become a sophomore slump. Gragson’s first NXS win came in Saturday’s (Feb. 15) 2020 NASCAR Experience 300 at Daytona. He took the checkered flag under caution …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 2: Non-Playoff Drivers

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In part one of our Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series review, we highlighted the eight drivers that qualified for the postseason. In part two, we’ll touch on the full-time drivers who missed the playoffs. 16. Jordan Anderson In his second full-time Truck Series campaign in as many years, Anderson regressed slightly in the top …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 3: Part-Time Standouts

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Compared to the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, part-time drivers didn’t fare as well in 2019. Regardless, some made the most of their opportunities this past season. Filled with veterans, drivers who have talent but can’t find the funding to put a whole season together and fresh faces, the Xfinity part-timers showed promise against some …

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Chandler Smith, Harrison Burton Top Lucas Oil 150 Practice Sessions

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Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Chandler Smith and Harrison Burton topped the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series charts on Friday (November 8) at ISM Raceway for the Lucas Oil 150. 17-year-old Smith was fastest in the first Truck Series practice, driving the No. 46 for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Smith turned 30 circuits around ISM Raceway and …

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