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Pace Laps: Another NASCAR First-Time Winner in 2017

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Pocono, 2017 Deliver Another First-Time Winner – What a popular streak for both the sport and a racetrack to be on in 2017. After Chris Buescher’s fog-shortened victory at Pocono Raceway last August, many thought a win like that would never come again. In part, they were wrong, as Ryan Blaney …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Reviewing the First 10 XFINITY Series Races of 2017

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Coming on the heels of two consecutive bye weeks, the XFINITY Series took to Charlotte Motor Speedway this past Saturday, and to no one’s surprise a Cup Series regular was victorious. Over the past several years, that has been the theme of the XFINITY Series, even though “names are made here.” But there is a bright …

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Justin Allgaier Takes XFINITY Pole at Charlotte

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Justin Allgaier continued a strong 2017 season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series by winning the pole for Saturday’s Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the fifth of his career. Allgaier ran the 1.5-mile circuit in 29.591 seconds at an average speed of 182.488 mph. He was followed by Austin Dillon (181.519 mph), Ryan Blaney …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Team Penske Continue Talladega Win Streak?

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Will Team Penske Duo Continue Talladega Win Streak? When Dale Earnhardt Jr. says you have that special something when it comes to plate racing, well, you got a little special something. The six-time Talladega Superspeedway winner gave Brad Keselowski some credit for taming the track four times, the second most of active Monster Energy NASCAR …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Justin Allgaier Content to Run XFINITY

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Heading into this weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway, Justin Allgaier is coming off a dominating performance, leading 157 out of 254 laps at Richmond International Raceway, ultimately coming up one position short of securing his first career multi-win season in the XFINITY Series. Allgaier’s laps led was a personal milestone in any racing series. But being …

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Up to Speed: Rules Overshadow Racing in Richmond

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NASCAR fans at Richmond International Raceway saw some great racing this weekend.  However, they also saw two races with wacky endings.  Both the XFINITY Series race on Saturday and Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event had twist endings that were bought about by rule violations.  NASCAR made good calls in some instances, bad calls …

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Pace Laps: Parity at Richmond, Justin Allgaier Comes Up Short & 4-Wide Nationals Take Over Charlotte

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Multiple Contenders Take over Richmond -Don’t you love the races where you don’t know who’ll win? Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 had more than one driver who seemed to be unstoppable, and then they would ultimately be stopped. Leading the opening 164 laps, Matt Kenseth’s pole-winning car looked to be on rails …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Loses in Heartbreak Fashion, Kyle Larson Capitalizes

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Short track racing. The first 240 laps were relatively lame in Saturday’s Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway. But that all changed with a caution with 12 laps to go. Justin Allgaier had dominated the afternoon, leading a career-high 157 laps. In the final 10 laps it looked as though he was going to …

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Kyle Larson Wins, Justin Allgaier Loses in Bizarre Richmond Finish

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Kyle Larson grabbed the victory in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 from Richmond International Raceway after a caution ended the race under caution. With Justin Allgaier running in second, there was confusion on when the caution flew and why the caution lights were lit. Despite the controversy, the victory was Larson’s second of 2017 and seventh of …

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Justin Allgaier Leads XFINITY Bristol Practice

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With a topsy-turvy schedule for NASCAR’s action at Bristol Motor Speedway, the day wasn’t all bad for Justin Allgaier, as the No. 7 driver led the way in lone practice for the XFINITY Series. At a lap time of 15.422 seconds (124.420 mph) Allgaier beat second-place Erik Jones by 0.087 for the top spot. Kyle …

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