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BK Racing Makes Driver Swap Between Jeb Burton & JJ Yeley

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BK Racing announced a ride swap between Jeb Burton and JJ Yeley that will begin next weekend at Darlington Raceway. These ride swaps are not uncommon as teams look for ways to improve the core of its operation. Burton will now pilot the No. 23 Toyota Camry with crew chief Joe Williams. Williams worked with …

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Entry List: 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio

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For the second straight week, the NASCAR Xfinity Series is going road course racing. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Aug. 15 Mid-Ohio 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The list includes 38 teams, meaning everyone will make Saturday’s race as the starting grid maxes out at 40. Verizon IndyCar Series veteran …

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Starting Lineup: JJ Yeley Rolls Off First in 2015 Kentucky 300

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For the first time in nine years, JJ Yeley will start first in a NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Yeley, 38, will lead the field to green in tonight’s Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Yeley inherited the top spot as a result of his top lap in the Xfinity Series’ lone practice session on Thursday. With Friday’s qualifying …

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JJ Yeley Paces Field in Lone Xfinity Series Practice at Kentucky

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Surprises in sports are one of the things that keep fans watching, and in Thursday’s lone NASCAR Xfinity Series practice session for Friday’s Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway there was a surprise at the top of the charts. JJ Yeley and his Xfinity Series-only JGL Racing team led the field with a speed of 174.967 …

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NASCAR Driver Report Cards: Part III

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So you might remember a few weeks ago when I graded the Sprint Cup full-timers through Driver Report Cards… and promptly stopped at the letter K. No, I don’t have a weird idea of what the alphabet should be, nor am I protesting the use of the letters L through Z. The third part just …

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Friday Faceoff: Crew Chief Checkup, 600 Miles & Boys Have at It?

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NASCAR’s Hall of Fame Class of 2016 was announced Wednesday night. Did they get it right? If not, who would you take out and replace them with? Tom Bowles, Editor-in-Chief: I always find this question hard because of the way this Hall of Fame has been initially set up. Each of the 20 nominees deserves …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Provides Stripped-Down Broadcasts

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

This past weekend was the first part of “10 Days of Thunder” for FOX Sports. Weekend No. 1 featured racing in Charlotte and in Iowa. Thankfully, rain did not play a factor. The action was interesting, though. How FOX handled the situations that arose would ultimately affect how fans perceived the issues. Sprint All-Star Race …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 3M 250 at Iowa

At first, it looked like it was the reigning champion’s day to enter Victory Lane at Iowa Speedway. But on an afternoon filled with controversy and varying pit strategy, Chase Elliott failed to win his first race of the 2015 season. Chris Buescher, who earned a win at Mid-Ohio last season, finally recorded a triumph …

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Brennan Poole Retaliates Against JJ Yeley at Iowa; Parked by NASCAR

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In racing, short track tempers are always just a step away from boiling over. The NASCAR Xfinity Series is no exception, and on Sunday, it didn’t take long. During the 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway, rookie Brennan Poole intentionally turned JJ Yeley into the outside wall on lap 152. The contact was retaliation after Yeley accidentally wrecked …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Sprint Showdown at Charlotte

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Looking for the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How behind Friday night’s race? Amy Henderson has you covered with each week with the answers to six race-day questions, covering all five Ws and even the H with the Big Six. Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Most people wouldn’t be surprised if the …

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