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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Busch Cruises to Another Bristol Victory

Kyle Bristol

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett / NKP)

When Kyle Busch claimed his fifth career XFINITY Series pole Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, he was the odds-on favorite to take the checkered flag. Busch dominated, leading 186 of 300 laps and winning the opening stage in commanding fashion after fighting off Justin Allgaier over the first 50 circuits. But when the No. 18 …

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Lilly Diabetes 250 Entry List

The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to the famed Brickyard this weekend as Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host the sixth annual Lilly Diabetes 250 on Saturday afternoon. There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for the event around the 2.5-mile facility, meaning the field will be full and zero teams will be sent home packing when …

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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Goes Back-to-Back, Wins Daytona

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(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Prior to last Saturday’s XFINITY Series event at Iowa Speedway, William Byron was still trying to prove himself, though the No. 9 team sat third in the championship standings. Seven days later, the 19-year-old is a two-time winner in NASCARs top preliminary division. Byron started the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway from the …

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

2016 Phoenix I NXS Drew Blickensderfer Jeb Burton Russell LaBounty NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

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

2016 Daytona II NXS pack racing Matthew T Thacker NKP

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

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’

2014 Homestead CWTS Jeb Burton CIA

(Credit: CIA Stock Photography)

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

2016 Pocono II CUP Chris Buescher champagne Logan Whitton NKP

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

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

2016 Indianapolis CUP Patrick Carpentier car Logan Whitton NKP

(Photo: Logan Whitton/NKP)

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

Kyle Busch Donuts Indianapolis XFINITY 2016 Yvonne Leonard

(Photo: Yvonne Leonard)

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

2016 Kentucky CUP Ryan Newman Greg Biffle racing Logan Whitton NKP

(Photo: Logan Whitton / NKP)

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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