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NASCAR Mailbox: How Will Texas Motor Speedway’s Repave Change Racing in the Lone Star State?

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Repaves. Repaves. Repaves. Hate them or love them, it is simply part of motorsports. Let’s be real: You probably don’t love them. But hey, it could be worse. Imagine if tracks did not have the money to repave and suddenly, fans were left with weepers at every facility. Yuck. But as the NASCAR realm adjusts …

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Pace Laps: Pair of Winless Streaks Snapped by Ryan Newman and Justin Allgaier in the Desert, Along with Sebring Chaos

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ryan Newman Snaps Personal and RCR Winless Streak – Ryan Newman might just be the epitome of the phrase “where did he come from” for the past ten years. In four of his last six victories, the “rocket man” led 12 or less laps on his way to victory. Three of …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Breaks Long Winless Streak With Phoenix Victory

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Justin Allgaier landed in the Arizona desert this week in the midst of a long dry spell. However, by the time the checkered flag waved Saturday afternoon, he discovered the long-sought oasis of NASCAR XFINITY Series Victory Lane. Allgaier led 85 of the 200 laps, including the final 19, en route to winning the DC Solar 200 at …

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Justin Allgaier Snaps Winless Drought at Phoenix, Earns Dash 4 Cash Bonus

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Justin Allgaier snapped an 80-race winless drought, spanning more than four years on Saturday afternoon from Phoenix International Raceway by winning the DC Solar 200. He led a race-high 85 laps and earned the $100,000 bonus from XFINITY for being the Dash 4 Cash winner, the first of four races this season that will pay …

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NASCAR 101: Who Wants to Be a Dash 4 Cash Millionaire?

The XFINITY Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday kicks off the series’ Dash 4 Cash program, which consists of four races each season and awards the highest finishing XFINITY regular $100,000 for being the top finisher amongst regulars in that event. It marks the first time Phoenix is participating in the program. Any driver …

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Pace Laps: Swings Galore at Las Vegas and Joey Logano’s XFINITY Dominance

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: You can say Kyle Busch put the “swing” in the West Coast Swing – After Joey Logano made contact with Kyle Busch coming to the checkered flag in Turn 4, Busch went after his former teammate on pit road, leading to punches and a bloody forehead for Busch. “There wasn’t much talking, …

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New Limits On Cup Drivers Not Stopping Their Dominance of NASCAR XFINITY Regulars

During the offseason, NASCAR created a rule limiting Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers with five or more years experience to 10 XFINITY Series events per season. The hope was adding that in-season limit could allow more full-time regulars to run up front. Instead? So far it’s same old, same old as Cup full-timers are running roughshod over …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Surprise, Surprise, Who Will Be That Lucky Guy?

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The first two weeks of the NASCAR season have been quite hectic, featuring controversy with rule packages, an abundance of penalties and of course, some talk of more changes coming to stock car racing. But as the season rolls on, the talk needs to be focused on the main issue — the racing itself. Competition is …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 5 Things to Watch for in 2017

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Coming off a season that saw the inaugural Chase for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship, year two of the format has a lot of hype behind it. Over the off-season, NASCAR announced enhancements that would be implemented throughout the top three touring divisions, not just the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The enhancements will reward teams …

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