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Austin Cindric Outduels AJ Allmendinger to Win Watkins Glen

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In what was a back-and-forth affair in the final two laps, Austin Cindric beat AJ Allmendinger to win his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 3). Cindric and Allmendinger battled vigorously, exchanging the lead multiple times in the final laps via bump and runs, with Cindric gaining …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Jimmie Johnson’s New Crew Chief be Successful?

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Will Jimmie Johnson improve his results following a crew chief change? After finishing 15th last weekend at the Pocono Raceway, Jimmie Johnson is in serious danger of missing the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs for the first time in his career. Johnson is currently 17th in the point standings, 12 points away from the two drivers …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Alex Bowman Discusses 2019 Season, Previews Playoffs, Dogs

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an interesting weekend of racing at Pocono Raceway, which saw Denny Hamlin record his third victory of the season. What’s led to the recent hot streak of the No. 11 team? With three consecutive top-three finishes, is Erik Jones fighting for his ride? Did the …

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Tyler Reddick Rebounds for Top 5 in Iowa: ‘Really Sucked at My Job’

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Despite a top-five finish in Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, defending series champion Tyler Reddick wasn’t pleased with himself. “We really didn’t have any struggles,” he bluntly told Frontstretch post-race. “I just took myself out of the race. That’s all there is to it.” His No. 2 Richard Childress …

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Christopher Bell, Cole Custer Lead Iowa Xfinity Practices

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Two of the NASCAR Xfinity Series “Big 3” led the two practice sessions at Iowa Speedway on Friday (July 26), and the third member wasn’t far behind. Christopher Bell and Cole Custer led the two practice sessions. In the first practice, Bell led the field with a speed of 129.646 miles per hour. In the …

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5 Points to Ponder: NASCAR’s Rookie Driver Disappearing Act and Cleaning Up the Playoff Bubble

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ONE: Can Kevin Harvick’s Win Kickstart Stewart-Haas Racing? There’s no doubt Kevin Harvick’s Sunday victory (July 21) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway lifts a monkey off the back of Stewart-Haas Racing. After eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories in 2018, a career high, it took Harvick 20 races to win his first. If nothing …

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Cole Custer Earns NASCAR Xfinity Series Pole at New Hampshire

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On a hot and steamy day in Loudon, N.H., Cole Custer won the pole for Saturday afternoon’s (July 20) ROXOR 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It’s Custer’s 11th career Xfinity pole and fifth this year. “I didn’t know it was going to a pole lap, honestly,” Custer said after qualifying. “I thought I could’ve …

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Christopher Bell, Justin Haley lead NASCAR Xfinity Practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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Christopher Bell and Justin Haley led two NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions Friday, July 20 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Both drivers enter qualifying in strong position to win the pole for the 2019 ROXOR 200 in Loudon, N.H. Bell was the quickest in opening practice with a lap of 128.087 mph. The defending race …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Feels Like the First Time 

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Rather unexpectedly, NASCAR’s top three touring divisions have welcomed some first-time winning drivers and teams lately.  On Thursday night (July 11) at Kentucky Speedway, Tyler Ankrum drove his David Gilliland-owned Toyota to victory, a first for both the rookie driver and the team. It was only Ankrum’s 12th start in the Truck Series, as he …

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Stars & Stories Make NASCAR’s 2nd-Tier Tour a Must-Watch

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There’s a great rivalry brewing in the NASCAR garage, one filled with stars from various backgrounds competing for different manufacturers and each bringing their own personality and flavor to the championship chase. Here’s the thing, though – it isn’t in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. NASCAR’s best young rivalry is growing in the Xfinity …

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