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Kyle Busch Wins iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kyle Busch led 116 of the 200 laps en route to winning the iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway, his second consecutive victory in the Xfinity Series. Busch won by a 3.025-second margin over Ryan Truex, who earned his career-best Xfinity Series finish. Despite the seemingly easy nature of the victory, it was not …

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Entry List: NASCAR Racing Experience 300

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series opens the 2019 season Saturday, Feb. 16, at Daytona International Speedway. 38 cars are entered with many drivers in different rides from the end of the 2018 season. New faces have also come to NASCAR’s second-tier division. JR Motorsports has four drivers entered this weekend.  Michael Annett moves from the No. …

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JD Motorsports Fills Out 2019 Driver Lineup; Garrett Smithley, Stephen Leicht to Drive

On Friday (Feb. 1), JD Motorsports announced Ross Chastain would be back for 30 races in the No. 4 Chevrolet. Now, the team has filled out the rest of its driver lineup for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Garrett Smithley and Stephen Leicht will drive full-time for JDM in 2019, piloting the Nos. 0 …

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Eyes on XFINITY: JP Motorsports Surviving Rookie Campaign

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There are sure to be growing pains whenever a new team owner enters NASCAR. That’s exactly what Jerry Hattaway, co-owner of JP Motorsports, is discovering in 2018. Hattaway, a California native, has run a successful construction company, Crystal Clear Quality Home Improvement, for years. An avid race fan and friend to Derrike Cope, Hattaway wanted to …

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The Underdog House: Sponsorship Changes on the Horizon?

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Think Small With Target pulling out of motorsports after this year, it leaves just two NASCAR teams on the circuit using a single primary sponsor for all 36 races. Jimmie Johnson‘s No. 48 has backing from Lowe’s (and Kobalt Tools, manufactured and sold by the store) while the No. 11 run by Denny Hamlin has FedEx.  That leaves …

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Matt Kenseth Leads Opening Cup Series Practice at Pocono

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The job hunt is well underway for veteran Matt Kenseth, and the pressure is on. The 2015 winner of the summer contest at Pocono Raceway is back on top of the pylon. Kenseth’s No. 20 car set the pace in the first practice prior to the Overton’s 400 at Pocono, with a quick time of 51.114 …

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Stephen Leicht Excited to Return to XFINITY Series Thanks to Obaika Racing

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Stephen Leicht will not give up on his racing dream. He was a personal trainer. He was even a car salesman. Whatever it took to make ends meet. But now, five years since his last NASCAR start, the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year has an opportunity. The one-time XFINITY winner is …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Meijer 300 at Kentucky

Finally, someone has Kyle Busch’s number. And it’s his teammate. Running his first Nationwide Series race since an incident that saw him knock Busch from the lead at Dover with two laps to go, Joey Logano beat his teammate without the chrome horn on Saturday… and took the checkers for his trouble. On a late …

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