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Xfinity Breakdown: Kyle Busch Wins 10th Texas Xfinity Race

2021 Xfinity Texas Kyle Busch Victory Lane (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

It was a hot day in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ ALSCO Uniforms 250 at Texas Motor Speedway, the hottest race in series history at the 1.5-mile track. Kyle Busch fought for the lead on most of the restarts in the race, ultimately holding off Justin Allgaier in overtime to take his 10th Xfinity win at …

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Eyes On Xfinity: It’s Time to Ditch the Modified Pit Stops

NXS MidOhio Allmendinger On Track

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

The great baseball philosopher, Crash Davis, once astutely pointed out, “don’t think, it can only hurt the ball club.” The point? Sometimes, overthinking can do more harm than good. That’s exactly where the NASCAR Xfinity Series is with its modified pit-stop procedures, which are also utilized in the Camping World Truck Series in select stand-alone …

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The Underdog House: Erik Jones Snags Scrappy Sonoma Finish

Erik Jones runs at Circuit of the Americas (May 2021). (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog: Erik Jones Throughout Sunday’s (June 6) Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, several Cinderella stories managed to sneak their way inside the top 10. Between wildly different pit strategies throughout the event and a flurry of late-race incidents, the problem was staying power. When the smoke from some late wrecks cleared, there was one …

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Xfinity Breakdown: ‘Three-Wide for the Lead,’ Allmendinger Digs Out a Win at Mid-Ohio

2021 Mid Ohio NXS AJ Allmendinger trophy NKP

AJ Allmendinger Celebrating at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If anyone could have raced their way back up from 30th to first in 20 laps in the B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, it would be AJ Allmendinger. Between Allmendinger and championship rival Austin Cindric, they had the best two cars in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at the Lexington, Ohio road …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Is This the Right Points Format for the Xfinity Series?

2021 Charlotte NXS Ty Gibbs checkered flag NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Through 12 races in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season, eight different drivers have been first across the start/finish line to take the checkered flag. Of those race winners, however, three won’t be in the running for the series title — Josh Berry, Kyle Busch and Ty Gibbs. As my high school teachers would tell you, …

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Timothy Peters, Rackley WAR Part Ways

2021 Charlotte I Trucks Timothy Peters truck NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Timothy Peters will no longer drive Rackley WAR’s No. 25 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the team announced June 1. Josh Berry will drive the team’s truck at the upcoming races at Texas Motor Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway and Pocono Raceway. A driver beyond Pocono has not yet been named. “We appreciate the foundation …

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The Underdog House: Daniel Suarez Bounces Back From Coca-Cola 600 Adversity

Daniel Suarez races around the track at Homestead-Miami Speedway (March 2021) (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top Dog: Daniel Suarez Before we jump into the house and talk about Suarez, I would like to thank all of our veterans and those currently serving in the U.S. military. To the families of those who have sacrificed their lives for our country, we owe a large debt of gratitude to your loved ones …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Charlotte Be the Only Track to Host the Coca-Cola 600?

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Kyle Busch doing that winning at Charlotte thing (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR has shown a willingness of late to set tradition aside in favor of trying something new. Should it consider running the sport’s lone 600-mile race at a different track than Charlotte Motor Speedway? Josh Roller: I can’t say this strongly enough: no. The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte is one of the crown jewel races in …

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Josh Berry Joining Jordan Anderson Racing at Mid-Ohio

Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Celebrates (Credit: NKP)

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Josh Berry is attempting to compete for Jordan Anderson Racing in the No. 31 NASCAR Xfinity Series car at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course next week, the team announced Wednesday (May 26). Berry competed in nine Xfinity events so far this year, earning his first career victory at Martinsville Speedway. He also notched two additional top …

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Zach’s Turn: Josh Berry Turns in Quiet Cup Debut at Dover

2021 Cup Dover Josh Berry, No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Josh Berry had no intentions of making a NASCAR Cup Series start in 2021. Sometimes, fate doesn’t care about intentions. Berry was thrust into the No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet and made his Cup Series debut Sunday (May 16) in the Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway, turning in a quiet 30th-place run. Filling in …

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