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Eyes on Xfinity: Jesse Little Hopes to be Next Breakout Star at JD Motorsports

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Prior to the 2020 NASCAR season opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, Jesse Little had never turned a lap in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. But that didn’t change his mindset. Little, 23, has been on the grind to make it to Xfinity for years. He recalls racing at Hickory Motor Speedway in late models before …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Furloughs Highlight Impact of COVID-19 Hiatus for JD Motorsports

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Johnny Davis, owner of JD Motorsports, has seen it all in his NASCAR career, dating back to the early 1980s, working with driver-owner James Harvey Hylton. That was until the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, which is something his team – and the sport – has never seen before. It’s been just over a month since NASCAR …

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NASCAR 101: Xfinity Debuts Off to Strongest Start in 6 Years

(Photo: Randy Lanning)

The NASCAR Cup Series has a variety of rookies and newcomers counted as part of its ranks in 2020, but it’s not the only national series experiencing an influx of new blood. In the first three races of the Xfinity Series season alone, each event has featured at least one driver making his debut. And …

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Tracking the Trucks: Brett Moffitt Strikes 1st in Playoffs With Bristol Win

Brett Moffit standing tall after his Bristol win (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In a Nutshell: Brett Moffitt emerged from the chaos that was the Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoff opener at Bristol Motor Speedway with his third victory of the season. Following a short red flag period and the seventh caution in the final stage, the defending champion struck first with a nearly one-second victory over Chandler …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Johnny Sauter, Todd Gilliland Among 4 Drivers to Watch at Dover

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Johnny Sauter It’s hard to go into a race weekend at Dover International Speedway without mentioning Sauter. After all, he won the last two races at the facility, and last year, did so in dominant fashion, leading 137 laps en route to victory lane. If that’s not enough, the driver of the No. 13 Ford …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Drivers to Watch at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

After three weeks off, the Camping World Truck Series drivers return to the track this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to kick off a triple-header with the NASCAR XFINITY Series and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. On Friday (Sept. 14), 38 teams will fight for 32 spots to make the race and eight …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Jesse Little Reviews Cup Series Debut at Kentucky

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a full weekend racing in the Bluegrass State with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Jesse Little, who made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Kentucky Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. put on a clinic, leading a race-high 174 laps en route to his fourth victory of …

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Did You Notice?: How Fast Are NASCAR’s Young Drivers Winning?

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Did You Notice? … The sigh of relief among NASCAR officials the second Erik Jones reached Victory Lane? Jones is just the third 20-something driver to win this year, joining Austin Dillon (Daytona) and Joey Logano (Talladega). All of them have won at restrictor plate races, known for parity and a different type of driver skill. …

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