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Christopher Bell Wins At Dover As Matt Tifft, Ross Chastain Battle For Last XFINITY Playoff Spot


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Dover International Speedway produced a ho-hum NASCAR XFINITY Series race for the first 161 laps of its 200-lap, 200-mile race. Then, out of nowhere, all heck broke loose as the pressure to advance in the playoffs took center stage. A pair of late cautions shuffled the field around, pitting Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric and Ross …

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Justin Allgaier Sweeps Fast Friday Practice Sessions at Dover

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Justin Allgaier dominated practice at the Dover International Speedway on Friday. The spring race winner has been on a downhill slide as of late and is in an odd position for a driver who won the regular season championship. Allgaier needs to have a solid afternoon Saturday or he could face elimination. The weekend though …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Gets Redemption on Tough Season, Scores 1st Career Win

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There’s no way around it: 2018 has been a tough season for Chase Briscoe. He made up for it in Saturday’s (Sept. 29) Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL, winning his first-career XFINITY Series race. Briscoe began the 55-lap race in ninth, but it was a strategy call by crew chief …

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Justin Allgaier Loses Points in ROVAL Race After Contact with Austin Cindric

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Justin Allgaer on the ROVAL (Photo: Phil Allaway)

For JR Motorsports’ Justin Allgaier, Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200 was supposed to be a key race for him to pick up points on the field after his crash at Richmond.  After all, Allgaier came into the race having won previous road races at Mid-Ohio and Road America back in August.  The race started …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s In & Who’s Out After the ROVAL?

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Kyle Busch’s victory on Saturday at Richmond was his 50th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. Realistically, with how many wins can Busch end his Cup career? Christian Koelle: 85-95 victories are possible for Kyle Busch. He could get to roughly right under David Pearson, and who knows, he could pass Pearson and be right …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: What Did Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Return to Racing Do For NBCSN?

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Richmond Raceway is quite different these days as compared to 15 years ago.  The cars don’t seem quite as fast as they once did there and passing is more difficult.  Races tend to have long green-flag runs.  But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have good racing. Federated Auto Parts 400 Saturday night brought the Monster …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Sweeps the Season at Richmond, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Still has It

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Christopher Bell may not have had the dominant car in Friday’s (Sept. 21) Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway, but a late-race restart gave the No. 20 car the shot it needed to sweep the season at the short track. The night started off as good as it can get for Bell, who won the …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Playoffs

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Just over seven months ago, the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season began at Daytona International Speedway in a five-overtime thriller, ending with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history. Seven months later, it hasn’t slowed down. Action has been fast and furious this season, as veteran drivers prove why they are the ones to …

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Pace Laps: The NASCAR Horseshoe Goes To… Brad Keselowski

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A New Horseshoe In Town 24 races into the NASCAR season, Brad Keselowski sat winless. Team Penske was an afterthought in the championship race, winning just once at Talladega with Joey Logano. It was Stewart-Haas Racing, not their three-car operation, that had superior speed at Ford. I’ll tell you the …

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Justin Allgaier Wins Regular Season Championship, Enters Playoffs with Confidence

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Justin Allgaier and his No. 7 Brandt team celebrate their regular season championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway following the DC Solar 300. (Davey Segal/Frontstretch)

Viva Las Vegas. That’s what Justin Allgaier will be saying all week, as he left the 1.5-mile speedway with an extra 15 playoff points in his pocket thanks to his second-place finish in the DC Solar 300, which earned him the regular season championship. “We’ve got seven grueling races ahead of us,” Allgaier said. “I …

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