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Tyler Reddick Inches By Elliott Sadler in Daytona XFINITY Photo Finish

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They say racing truly is a matter of inches. Tyler Reddick and Elliott Sadler proved it Saturday afternoon in the Powershares QQQ 300. A five-overtime thriller at Daytona International Speedway ended in a drag race for the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener. As the crowd roared, Reddick bested Sadler to the line in a photo finish. …

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Tyler Reddick, Daniel Hemric Fastest in Friday XFINITY Series Practices at Daytona

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Tyler Reddick turned the fastest lap in Friday’s (Feb. 16) opening practice for NASCAR’s XFINITY Series. He turned a 45.874-second lap in the practice session, 0.053 seconds faster than second place Daniel Suarez. Behind that Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, it was Chevrolet who flexed some muscle. They claimed four of the top-five speeds overall with …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Keeping Up With a Busy Off-Season

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Another off-season has come and gone and the XFINITY Series is set to take to the high banks of Daytona this Saturday. As prestigious as the World Center of Racing is, the race that opens the season doesn’t tell the fans how the season is going to turn out. 2017 was dominated by Joe Gibbs …

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Tyler Reddick Wins Pole For Ford EcoBoost 300

2017 Homestead NXS Tyler Reddick Car Phil Allaway

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Tyler Reddick certainly saved his best for last. During NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying, right when it counted, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Reddick laid down a lap of 32.604 seconds (165.624 mph).  That was good enough to claim the pole for Saturday’s Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Reddick’s lap, nearly 0.150 seconds quicker than Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole …

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Tyler Reddick Fastest in Opening Homestead XFINITY Series Practice

Tyler Reddick XFINITY Charlotte Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff)

On Friday afternoon, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tyler Reddick was fastest overall in opening XFINITY Series practice with a lap of 32.609 seconds (165.598 mph).  The lap was six-hundredths of a second faster than Richard Childress Racing’s Ben Kennedy. Cole Custer was fastest for the vast majority of the session before Reddick bested his time.  Custer …

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Tyler Reddick Snags XFINITY Pole in Kansas

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As the XFINITY Series gears up to open the Round of 8 at Kansas Speedway, Tyler Reddick will start on the pole for Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300. Posting a 181.117 mph (29.815 sec) lap, the driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet, who is the 17th different polesitter this season, will lead the field to green …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Kentucky Victory Long Time Coming for Tyler Reddick

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When Tyler Reddick announced at Homestead-Miami Speedway last November that he was running a part-time XFINITY Series schedule with Chip Ganassi Racing, he bet on himself. The California native was graduating from the Camping World Truck Series, a place he spent the better part of three seasons with Brad Keselowski Racing. In those 63 career …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 29: Miles’ Mayhem

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Episode 29: Miles’ Mayhem Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joe and Zach recap the second race of the opening round of the playoffs last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway before looking at potential upsets of advancement this weekend at Dover International Speedway. But …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Why Does NASCAR Need to be More Inclusive?

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More times than not, people can’t help but say whatever is on their mind. From President Donald Trump to NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, it’s been a whirlwind of a week in the stock car racing realm. For better or for worse — however you want to look at it is up to you …

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5 Points to Ponder: A Sluggish Start to the NASCAR Playoffs — Why?

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ONE: Sluggish Start to NASCAR’s 10-Race Playoff It’s fair to say for NASCAR that it hasn’t been the compelling start to the 2017 playoffs the powers that be at Daytona Beach, Fla.,  would have wanted. We’ve had two poor races with limited-to-no excitement. There hasn’t been a great deal of passing, not really any it seems …

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