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Fire on Fridays: Must-Win Teams That Should Use Road Course Experts to Advance in NASCAR Playoffs

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and heading into an elimination race below the cutline means a team must pull out all the stops to try to advance. It’s Hail Mary time, and sometimes an unconventional approach, such as using a road-course racing expert rather than your regular driver, might just work. This weekend, the …

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Justin Haley Wins at Talladega for Season Sweep, Third Straight Superspeedway Triumph

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Justin Haley completed the sweep of the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ visits to Talladega Superspeedway in 2020 on Saturday (Oct. 3), winning his third race of the year as the field wrecked behind him on the final lap of the Ag-Pro 300. On an afternoon that was thoroughly dominated by polesitter Chase Briscoe, late moves led …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Cashes in for Las Vegas Sweep, Ryan Sieg Shows Hidden Playoff Strength

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The green flag waved at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to kick off the Xfinity Series playoffs. The 12 playoff drivers got their first chance to show what they’ve got in this first round. Some rolled the dice and came out lucky, while others rolled snake eyes and lost out on valuable points. The driver who …

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Chase Briscoe Wins at Las Vegas, Advances Into Next Round of the Playoffs

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

At Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Chase Briscoe hit the jackpot in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff opener. He swept the first two stages en route to win the Alsco 300, thereby clinching a berth into the next round. Briscoe added his eighth winner’s sticker to his No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford with his victory at …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing the 2020 Playoffs

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In the midst of one of the most bizarre NASCAR seasons, the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season is finally complete. No practice, no qualifying, new racetracks and a great aerodynamic package have all led to an entertaining racing. Now it’s time for a seven-week grind to crown a champion come Nov. 7 at Phoenix Raceway. …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Ryan Sieg Strong Third-Place Darlington Cinderella

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A little bit of everything happened in the final 30 laps of Saturday’s (Sept. 5) exciting NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway: a Cinderella (Ryan Sieg), a red-flag crash and a nip-and-tuck battle for the win. In the end, Brandon Jones seized the lead in the last two laps, charging from third place to …

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Chase Briscoe Goes from Worst to 1st to Win Dover

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This time, it was Chase Briscoe’s turn to dominate.  Starting from the rear of the field after going to a backup car following Saturday’s first half of the NASCAR Xfinity Series doubleheader at Dover International Speedway, Briscoe wasted little time racing through the field to win the Drydene 200 on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 23).  The …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers Racing in Lower Series Than They Have in Years Past

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After nearly three years away from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Korbin Forrister returns to the circuit in this weekend’s Dover International Speedway doubleheader, driving the No. 36 for DGM Racing. Forrister, a mostly part-time competitor in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series since 2014 (including seven starts in 2020), is no stranger to Xfinity. …

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Michael Annett Takes Xfinity Pole Again, This Time at Road America

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Michael Annett is on fire in NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying — well, kind of. Annett will start from the pole for the third straight race when the series visits Road America this Saturday, Aug. 8. The JR Motorsports driver of the No. 1 is the beneficiary of the random draw deciding the starting lineup instead …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Michael Annett & Travis Mack Thriving After 2 Years Together

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just over two years ago, Michael Annett was struggling at JR Motorsports, putting together a self-admittedly lackluster season. That followed a disappointing 2017 campaign, squeaking into the postseason. After returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2017, Annett had first-year crew chief Jason Stockert leading the way. Scoring just seven top-10 finishes in their first …

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