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NASCAR Mailbox: Is 2019 Cole Custer’s Best Chance at an Xfinity Championship?

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Cole Custer is now in his third full season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. This is the first year, though, that he has scored multiple wins, and we are only in June. Custer had only two career wins before this season, coming at Homestead in 2017 and Texas in November 2018. He has solidified himself …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not in NASCAR: Pocono Predictability

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Pocono Raceway is not a thrilling race track. It’s not even an exciting one, and barely qualifies as interesting. So the results in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weren’t all that surprising. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch won for the fourth time this season and the 55th time in his Cup career, holding …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Triangle Not Too Tricky for Cole Custer

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Cole Custer had the car to beat for the entire scheduled distance of the Pocono Green 250 on Saturday afternoon. And even when the race went into overtime for the first time in NASCAR Xfinity Series history at Pocono Raceway, Custer was able to snatch back a victory that appeared to have slipped through his …

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Cole Custer Utilizes Last-Lap Pass on Tyler Reddick to Win Xfinity at Pocono

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It looked like Cole Custer was going to give away a win after he dominated more than three quarters of the Pocono 250 at Pocono Raceway. Then Tyler Reddick got loose and Custer took advantage.   “It was pretty unbelievable,” said Custer in Victory Lane. “Tyler (Reddick) gave me a real run for my money …

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Tyler Reddick ‘Gives Away’ Xfinity Race At Pocono

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Tyler Reddick was on his way to his second NASCAR Xfinity Series win in a row and third in the last four races, until the last lap for the Pocono Green 250 on Saturday afternoon (June 1). Reddick pushed Cole Custer to the lead in overtime, then dove underneath the No. 00 in turn 1 …

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Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer Top Xfinity Practices at Pocono

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In a pair of practices for Saturday’s Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J.P. Mascar & Sons, Xfinity Series points leader Tyler Reddick and Cole Custer topped the leaderboard at Pocono Raceway. Christopher Bell wasn’t far behind in either session, as those three topped the charts in both sessions. Practice One Coming off of leading a …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Track Is Best Suited to Host a NASCAR/ IndyCar Doubleheader?

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

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Once again, three drivers have combined to win all but three races this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Can they continue their dominance into the summer? Mark Kristl: While Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are talented enough to continue their dominance, it won’t last. Stewart-Haas Racing is too good not …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Big Weekend Of Racing, Jeffrey Earnhardt Elaborates On Career-Best NASCAR Finish

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the biggest weekend of racing, featuring the Indianapolis 500, Coca-Cola 600 and Monaco Grand Prix all running on the same day. Martin Truex Jr. rebounded from an early flat tire to win his second 600-mile marathon and third race of 2019, with all three coming …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Dominates at Charlotte, Simon Pagenaud Crowned Indianapolis 500 Champ

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joe Gibbs Racing Endures Roller Coaster 600-Miler Joe Gibbs Racing battled through the adversity of a marathon weekend packed with misfortunes and came out on top. After all three of its Xfinity Series drivers battled tire problems on Saturday, the same issues sent Erik Jones and alliance teammate Matt DiBenedetto …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Prevails in Unusually Eventful Charlotte Race

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Tyler Reddick is making a habit out of proving that statistics aren’t everything. He did it in a big way last season, claiming the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship despite winning only the first and last events of the year. It’s not fair to say he stole the title because he came up big when it …

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