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XFINITY Breakdown: Cole Custer Punches Ticket to Homestead, Wins Chaotic Race at Texas

Cole Custer Texas Win

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a tough first week in the Round of 8 at Kansas Speedway two weeks ago (Oct. 20), Cole Custer likely needed to win in order to race for an XFINITY Series championship this season. That’s exactly what he did in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Custer began the race from …

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Christopher Bell Guns-a-Blazing in Texas Qualifying to Take XFINITY Pole


(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Following the week off, the NASCAR XFINITY Series returns at Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Christopher Bell was the fastest driver in qualifying securing his fifth pole of the 2018 season. Shane Lee in the No.3 car just missed out on pole and will roll off alongside Bell on the front …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Shane Lee Hoping to Finish Season Strong with Richard Childress Racing

Shane Lee Dover XFINITY

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

At the beginning of the season, many people probably didn’t know who Shane Lee was. But maybe people are starting to recognize his name. Whenever he’s been in Richard Childress Racing’s famed No. 3 Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this year, the North Carolina native has put together solid finishes — despite being a …

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NASCAR Entry List: DC Solar 300

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

39 teams are entered for this weekend’s inaugural DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. It will be the first time the 1.5-mile speedway has held a second race for the sport’s second-tier division. A 39-car entry list means that the series will have the first short field of …

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Entry List: U.S. Cellular 250


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After an exciting race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Iowa Speedway for the second time this season on Saturday, July 28.  The race will serve as a standalone event for the series while the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competes in Pocono. 40 cars are on the preliminary entry …

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Entry List: Coca-Cola Firecracker 250

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(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series heads to Daytona International Speedway this weekend for the second time this season on Friday, July 6. 41 teams are entered this weekend, meaning one team will go home after qualifying.  There are several changes on this week’s entry list. Among top-tier teams, Shane Lee will be back in the No. …

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Austin Cindric Secures First Career XFINITY Series Pole at Iowa

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(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Austin Cindric turned a fast lap during the third round of qualifying at Iowa Speedway, netting him his first career XFINITY Series pole. A 131.409-mph lap put Cindric on the pole while Daniel Hemric, last weekends runner-up, qualified second. Hemric’s lap was .421 mph slower than Cindric’s lap. Brandon Jones, who has been on an …

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Entry List: Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

For the XFINITY Series’ Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons, there are 41 cars currently entered.  As is the case, there are a few driver changes of note. Shane Lee returns to Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Chevrolet, replacing Ty Dillon.  While Lee has never raced in the XFINITY Series at Pocono, …

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Cole Custer and Shane Lee Lead XFINITY Practices at Talladega


(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Cole Custer and little-known Shane Lee led Friday’s (April 27) two NASCAR XFINITY Series practices at Talladega Superspeedway. Unlike the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, which had a frightening crash that saw Jamie McMurray barrel roll several times, both sessions were incident free. Custer led 40 drivers in that first practice with a speed of …

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Richard Childress Racing Names Drivers of Third XFINITY Series Car


(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Back at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Richard Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing confirmed to Frontstretch that its XFINITY Series program would be scaling back from five to three full-time teams. On Wednesday, five drivers were announced to the driver lineup of the famed No. 3 machine. Childress’ grandsons Austin and Ty Dillon will make up the bulk of …

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