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Jeb Burton, Ray Black Jr. Lead Thursday XFINITY Daytona Practices

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Jeb Burton’s making just his second NASCAR XFINITY Series (or NASCAR national series as a whole) start of 2017, but he’s off to a good start. The part-time driver for JGL Racing’s No. 24 led first practice for the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway Thursday (June 29) at a speed of 190.215 mph. …

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Entry List: XFINITY Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250

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On Monday, NASCAR released the entry list for the XFINITY Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.  43 cars are entered, meaning that three teams will have to pack up and leave early. With the XFINITY Series supporting Cup once again, we have Cup drivers in the field for Friday night.  Ty Dillon is …

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Jeb Burton Unsure of 2017 Plans: ‘I Have No Idea At This Moment’

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Over the off-season, Jeb Burton started an outdoor hunting conservation land management that will soon be linked to his social media for people to find. However, the racing side remains the same as 2016: unsure. “I’m not sure what our plans are yet on the racing side of things,” Burton told Frontstretch in a phone interview on …

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The Underdog House: Tracking NASCAR’s Small Teams from Pocono to Watkins Glen

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Tommy Badwin Racing Regan Smith, No. 7 APC Chevrolet Looking back: Chris Buescher wasn’t the only small-team driver who scored a top finish Monday. Smith’s third-place run ties his organization’s best finish ever and marks TBR’s top finish not on a restrictor-plate track.  Sound strategy played into the team’s hands and Smith walked away with his …

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The Underdog House: Tracking NASCAR’s Small Teams From Indy to Pocono

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Indianapolis represented a mixed bag for the small teams this week, with finishes ranging from 14th for rookie Chris Buescher to 40th for Matt DiBenedetto, thanks to an untimely engine expiration.  Indy is a tough track for teams that are a step or two behind the elite teams in both handling and horsepower, and next …

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XFINITY Breakdown:Kyle Busch Continues XFINITY Dominance at Indianapolis

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The XFINITY series has been running at Indianapolis for five years and for the last four it has been Kyle Busch’s playground. After a 22nd place run in 2012 Busch has won three of the last four races and two in a row. Saturday’s effort was especially dominant, with Busch leading all 20 laps of …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Kentucky Racing Results in Mixed Emotions

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Coming into the 2016 campaign, NASCAR had one goal: improving the on-track product. To do that, it introduced a new aerodynamic package, hoping it would be the way of the future. The new lower downforce had been viewed as a positive prior to Kentucky Speedway, when there was a backlash from fans wanting better racing. However, …

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Off the Wall With: Jeb Burton

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We’re back for season two of Off the Wall With… and we’ve got five brand-new, off-track questions for your favorite racing personalities!  This week, NASCAR XFINITY Series & Sprint Cup driver Jeb Burton takes his turn in the hot seat. While Burton’s full-time XFINITY ride is on hold with Richard Petty Motorsports, a sponsorship issue announced earlier this …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Jeb Burton With High Hopes Beyond Richard Petty Motorsports

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With a week to spare before the season-opening XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway in February, Jeb Burton grabbed a new opportunity with Richard Petty Motorsports, driving their No. 43 Ford. Making his first start in the series since 2014, Burton ran on consistency from the drop of the season-opening flag, finishing outside the …

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Richard Petty Motorsports Shuts Down Jeb Burton’s XFINITY Team

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Jeb Burton’s tumultuous career just took another rough turn. Richard Petty Motorsports, which fields the No. 43 Ford Mustang in the XFINITY Series with Burton as its driver, announced it was suspending NXS operations on Wednesday. The decision was made after primary sponsor J. Streicher reportedly missed payments to the team. One of the oldest …

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