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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing the 2019 Playoffs

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The regular season of NASCAR is complete. The Xfinity Series has raced from coast-to-coast, creating a “Big Three” — and heated rivalries. But it’s time for the postseason. Action has been fast and furious in 2019, with drivers returning to the series and stepping up their win totals. Veteran drivers have come back to relevance, …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tyler Reddick, Randall Burnett Conjure Magical Win in Las Vegas

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Champion boxer Gennady Golovkin likes to refer to what he does in the ring as the “Big Drama Show.” If he’s willing to share, Tyler Reddick, crew chief Randall Burnett and the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet team showed they deserve that label, too. This group pulled off a white-knuckle gambit to TKO  the …

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Rolling the Dice: Tyler Reddick Clinches Xfinity Series Regular Season Title, Wins at Las Vegas

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Christopher Bell was in a league of his own for the first 150+ laps of Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He won both stages of the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 and proved all but untouchable up front despite the best efforts of Justin Allgaier, pole sitter Cole Custer and …

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Justin Allgaier Records Top 5 in Vegas, Ready To Challenge Big 3 in Playoffs

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For the first half of Saturday night’s (Sept. 14) Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Justin Allgaier looked to be a contender for the win. He proved to be the only one that could stay in the same stratosphere as a dominant Christopher Bell without pit strategy coming into play. SEGAL: …

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Pace Laps: Cup Playoff Grid is Set, Justin Allgaier Readies For Xfinity Title Hunt

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Calamity Strikes, Playoff Grid is Set Regardless of the attendance size, the 2019 Big Machine Vodka 400 was full of action. 48 of the 160 laps were run under caution, but when the checkered flag flew at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the playoff grid was set. Nine drivers failed to finish …

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Xfinity Breakdown: When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong at Indy

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The only way that the critical moment of the Indiana 250 would have been more fitting is if Cole Custer had been involved. Custer wasn’t much of a factor at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, but his two chief rivals certainly where. Despite the presence of Kyle Busch in the field, Christopher Bell and Tyler …

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Justin Allgaier Finishes 2nd at Indy: ‘It Wasn’t in the Cards Today’

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With NASCAR rolling into Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it had been a full calendar year since Justin Allgaier has visited victory lane in the Xfinity Series. On Saturday (Sept. 7), Allgaier came up one position short for the fifth time since his last triumph. Allgaier began the race in eighth position, his ninth consecutive top-10 start. …

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Kyle Busch Holds Off Justin Allgaier, Wins Indianapolis

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Indianapolis came down to the final straightaway, where Justin Allgaier couldn’t quite catch Kyle Busch for the victory in the Indiana 250. Busch led from the pole, with Joe Gibbs Racing running 1-2-3 for a while. Christopher Bell ran just behind Busch, nearly catching him at times, with …

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Cole Custer, Noah Gragson Lead Xfinity Practice Sessions at Darlington

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Cole Custer and Noah Gragson led the two practice sessions for the Xfinity Series at Darlington Raceway on Friday afternoon (Aug. 30). In the first practice, Custer led the field with a speed of 167.307 mph. Denny Hamlin was second but will have to go to a backup car after he brushed the wall in …

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Justin Allgaier Returning to JR Motorsports in 2020

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Justin Allgaier revealed to Catchfence.com Friday (Aug. 23) that he will be back in the No. 7 Chevrolet sponsored by BRANDT in 2020. Allgaier has driven the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet full-time since he returned to the Xfinity Series in 2016. “First and foremost, JR Motorsports just fits my style,” Allgaier said. “When you …

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