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Austin Cindric Doubles Down, Sweeps Kentucky in Xfinity Series

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In a matter of two days, Austin Cindric has doubled his win total in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. With a near-flawless performance in the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, the Team Penske campaigner backed up his victory in the previous night’s Shady Rays 200 to claim his fourth career victory. Cindric becomes the first driver …

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Noah Gragson Secures Pole in Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky in First Race of Xfinity Doubleheader

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series goes to the Bluegrass State for a doubleheader on Thursday and Friday (July 9-10). JR Motorsports driver Noah Gragson is on the pole for Thursday’s Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky Speedway. Gragson hopes to win his third race of the season at the 1.5-mile track. He finished sixth in last year’s …

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Did You Notice?: NASCAR PPP Loans a Reminder of Potential COVID-19 Catastrophe

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Did You Notice? … The number of NASCAR teams approved for a loan under the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program? The NASCAR PPP loans numbered in the millions and involved one-third of the teams on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit. For now, let’s focus on the Cup programs alone. Richard Childress Racing: $5-$10 million (2 teams) Chip …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

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The Headline(s): Kevin Harvick notched his fourth win of the season and third Brickyard 400 victory on Sunday (July 5) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, continuing to keep pace with Denny Hamlin as the two dominate the 2020 season. Harvick also successfully defended his status as the winner at the Brickyard after taking the checkered flag …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Welcome back to the top five, Matt Kenseth. You have to go back 966 days since he last appeared there, winning at Phoenix Raceway in 2017. It was the penultimate event for Kenseth with Joe Gibbs Racing and his last full-time season in the sport. After …

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Chase Briscoe Claims Dramatic 2020 Pennzoil 150 Win at the Brickyard

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NASCAR was not in Daytona Beach this Fourth of July weekend. Instead, stock cars partnered up with the NTT IndyCar Series for a patriotic doubleheader at the brickyard, the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). Just hours after the undefeated Scott Dixon claimed the Grand Prix win, Chase Briscoe took the NASCAR Xfinity Series checkered flag …

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Road Racers AJ Allmendinger, Austin Cindric Top NXS Practice Charts on Indy Road Course

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For the first time ever, NASCAR will employ the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for a July 4 NASCAR Xfinity Series contest, the Pennzoil 150. In preparation for the inaugural event on the circuit, the sanctioning body opened the track for two practice sessions on Friday (July 3), marking the first time in 120 days …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Makes a Comeback, Ross Chastain Secures the Bag

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series took to the Tricky Triangle on Sunday afternoon, the second race of a tripleheader across the sport’s three major divisions. Chase Briscoe scored his fourth win of 2020, rebounding nicely after spinning from the lead on lap 70. Briscoe suffered a flat tire and was forced to pit, but drove back …

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Chase Briscoe Overcomes to Win Xfinity Pocono Green 225

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When Chase Briscoe lost the lead due to a spin while leading Sunday’s Pocono Green 225 with 22 laps remaining, thoughts of a victory seemed out of reach to a casual observer.  It turned out to be just the latest obstacle for Briscoe to overcome.  Briscoe rallied from both that spin and a pit road …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Harrison Burton Leads Laps that Paid in Homestead

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As the laps wound down on Saturday’s (June 13) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the victory appeared to be going to Noah Gragson. With under 10 laps to go, the No. 9 Chevrolet led by over 10 seconds. However, that was erased when Ryan Sieg spun with seven laps to go. After the …

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