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Pace Laps: Championship Favorites Reign at Chicago, Josef Newgarden Wins IndyCar Title

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Importance of Execution – It ended some days and opened opportunity for others. Heck, it even had its place in the day of the race winner Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Execution is an important factor in tying one end of the race to the other, especially once the playoffs …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Hometown Party for Justin Allgaier

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Until 15 laps to go, Saturday’s TheHouse.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series looked to be on its way to being won by yet another Cup Series regular. But an eventful restart was a breakthrough moment for Illinois native Justin Allgaier. Allgaier came out of the pits in fourth position but was …

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Justin Allgaier Takes XFINITY Race at Chicagoland

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It is not too often that dual burnouts happen after a NASCAR race, but that was the sight after the XFINITY Series’ TheHouse.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway Sept. 16 when JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Elliott Sadler joined each other for post-race burnouts. Allgaier emerged victorious at the race for his second win of …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Anyone Win Their Way into Playoffs?

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Will Anyone Will Their Way Into the Playoffs? Simply put, there are some drivers who can’t play nice, not anymore. These are the racers who are outside the playoff grid entering Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400. And in 2017, that means a must-win night is in order. That’s because the closest contender to 16th-place Jamie McMurray is …

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Justin Allgaier, Kyle Busch Top XFINITY Practices at Bristol

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The NASCAR XFINITY Series held a pair of practices on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 17) in preparation of the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 18. Justin Allgaier was the fastest man in Thunder Valley during the first session with a speed of 125.363 mph. Kyle Busch (125.134 mph), who won the Camping …

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Justin Allgaier Back on Track After Top Five at Watkins Glen

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In the midst of the party at Watkins Glen International that saw Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers dominate the Zippo 200, XFINITY Series regular Justin Allgaier quietly emerged with a fourth-place result. The finish was Allgaier’s fifth top five and ninth top 10 of the season. Coming off his seventh-place finish here last season, the …

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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Wins First Indianapolis Attempt

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Before Friday, William Byron had never visited the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But from the moment his car unloaded off the truck, the driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevy proved he would be a factor. With the new aerodynamic package, as well as adding restrictor plates to an XFINITY Series event at the Brickyard, all of JRM’s cars …

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Justin Allgaier: ‘I Screwed Myself There’

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A day of potential turned into a nightmare for Justin Allgaier. In Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a strategy move took Allgaier’s No. 7 JR Motorsports team from the top to the bottom in a matter of seconds, as they chose to pit from the race lead near the end of Stage …

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XFINITY Drivers Enjoying Effect of Aero Ducts at Indianapolis

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If you ask Elliott Sadler, the biggest change in the new aero package for the XFINITY Series this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the aero ducts, not the restrictor plates as expected. The ducts, which are located on each side of the front nose of the car, have bogged down the leading cars, giving …

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Justin Allgaier Tops Final XFINITY Practice at Indianapolis

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JR Motorsports swept practices for the XFINITY Series Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as Elliott Sadler led the first session and teammate Justin Allgaier took the second. At 166.485 mph (54.059 seconds), Allgaier turned the fastest lap of the afternoon ahead of Matt Tifft, Kyle Busch, Sadler and William Byron. The final session saw no shortage of …

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