Race Weekend Central

Justin Marks Happy In the XFINITY Series

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As soon as Justin Marks made his first start with Chip Ganassi Racing this season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there was no confusion about the challenges ahead. Though Marks has 122 starts in NASCAR and ARCA – including two Sprint Cup Series starts at Sonoma – 2016 marks his his oval track comeback, breaking …

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Erik Jones Grabs Monster XFINITY Victory at Dover

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Who says kids are afraid of monsters? Erik Jones sure isn’t as the 19-year-old drove to victory at Dover International Speedway to claim the win in the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200. The victory is his second win of 2016 and fourth of his XFINITY Series career. “Coming down to a short-run, I knew we were …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Coverage Clouds Impact of New Package

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Last weekend in Las Vegas was not necessarily the best, weather-wise;  Michael Waltrip found that out the hard way.  It’s not quite Gene Shalit having a bad hair day on The Critic, but it was pretty bad.  Regardless, we had 700 miles of racing in Las Vegas to cover this week.  Sunday was a big …

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Tequila Patron ESM Wins Rolex 24 at Daytona

A 24-hour race is a test of fortitude.  Anything and everything can happen.  From wrecks to blown engines, flawless runs to drives through the infield that could be best described a trainwreck, the Rolex 24 at Daytona is truly a race in which anything can happen.  Add in a grand total of one hour of …

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Rolex 24 Update: After 12 Hours

The second quarter of the Rolex 24 at Daytona saw a number of contenders run into serious difficulties.  The most notable of these instances was when the No. 60 Ligier JS P2-HPD driven by Oswaldo Negri, Jr. blew an engine in the infield while leading overall.  The Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian entry is now …

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Hit Your Marks: Justin Marks Tops Xfinity Practice at Mid-Ohio

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Looking to make the most of a rare opportunity, Justin Marks topped the charts at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Marks put down an 85.082-second lap to lead the way in Friday’s final NASCAR Xfinity Series practice. Making a rare start for HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi, Marks’s 95.574-mph lap put him ahead of Ty Dillon …

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4 Burning Questions: Can a Non-traditional Winner Steal One in Sonoma?

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Right turns? The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series doesn’t usually do many of them, but this weekend’s round of stock car action will be an exception. The twisty, 11-turn Sonoma Raceway is the next track on deck for NASCAR’s top series, a track that is likely to inject some life into what has been a rather …

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Justin Marks To Drive for Front Row Motorsports at Sonoma

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Usually when NASCAR visits a road course, there are always a few new faces that come and drive in the series, drivers from different backgrounds of racing that are much more familiar with road courses than the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and that could help a team in needs of a good finish. Next …

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Justin Marks Snags Ride for 2 Xfinity Series Road-Course Races

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The Xfinity Series will have another road ringer in the field when they head to Mid-Ohio and Road America this summer. Justin Marks, who has made sporadic starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series over the last eight years and currently co-owns five K&N Pro Series East teams with Harry Scott, will take the wheel of …

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Kyle Busch Wins First XFINITY Series Practice of 2015

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Rowdy is back. A new season for the NASCAR XFINITY Series is officially under way with the first practice session of the year at Daytona for the Alert Today Florida 300. Kyle Busch, piloting the No. 54 Toyota for the fourth consecutive season, led the way on Friday afternoon with a speed of 191.681 mph. …

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