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Stock Car Scoop: Orange Cone Rule at Bristol, Entry Lists for Indy, NBC Returns

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The Athletic’s Jordan Bianchi revealed a big stipulation that will occur at the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15. What is it? Find out in the latest Stock Car Scoop. Frontstretch‘s newest podcast focused on the motorsports news of the week also takes a look at the entry lists for the road course Xfinity …

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Jeb Burton Xfinity Series Pole Sitter for Indianapolis Road Course

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Jeb Burton has been named the pole sitter for the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Driving the No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, the 27-year-old Burton is still searching for his first career Xfinity Series win. JR Motorsports will have three of its four drivers starting inside the top …

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Xfinity Breakdown: No Rain Dance Needed For Justin Haley’s 1st Xfinity Win

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Justin Haley scored his first career win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, June 20. Haley started on the pole for the event and led a total of 16 laps. The first two stages were action packed but had clean racing. The first incident of the day happened on lap 78, …

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Eyes on Xfinity: JR Motorsports in “Pretty Good Shape” During Coronavirus Pandemic

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With no cash flow entering race shops for nearly six weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s been a challenging time for many teams in NASCAR. JR Motorsports is no exception, but the Xfinity Series’ biggest team is said to be in a good place. Unlike many Xfinity teams, JRM hasn’t had to furlough or …

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Jeb Burton to Run 2 Truck Series Events for Niece Motorsports

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Part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Jeb Burton will compete in two Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series events for Niece Motorsports, the team announced Wednesday (March 4). Burton will race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Michigan International Speedway with sponsorship from State Water Heaters and ALSCO. “I’m excited to race with the folks at Niece …

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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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Daniel Hemric, Jeb Burton & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driving JR Motorsports’ No. 8 in 2020

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Daniel Hemric will be returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series and joining JR Motorsports as the primary driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro, the team announced Wednesday, Nov. 13. He will be behind the wheel for 21 of the 33 races, sharing the ride with Jeb Burton (11 races) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (one race). …

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NASCAR 101: Related Drivers in NASCAR

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This column was all set. Perfect, even — the idea, that is. It was timely, fitting, whatever. Then Carson Ware dropped off the Gander Outdoors Truck Series entry list for this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. But you know what? Screw it. Doing it anyway. In the event that Ware returns to the entry list (until …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Playoff Drivers, Tanner Gray’s Debut Among Martinsville Storylines

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Setting the Championship 4 Following a wild finish at Talladega Superspeedway that saw Johnny Sauter penalized, Spencer Boyd was the one who emerged victorious. That means no playoff driver locked their way into the Championship 4 the last time the Gander Outdoors Truck Series raced. Defending champion Brett Moffitt holds the advantage with a 45-point …

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Jeb Burton Back With Niece Motorsports at Martinsville

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Jeb Burton will return to Niece Motorsports’ NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series team for next weekend’s NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway, the team revealed in a statement Tuesday, Oct. 15. Burton has made one start for the team this season at Kentucky Speedway, finishing ninth in the No. 44 entry. State Water …

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