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AJ Allmendinger Disqualified After Near-Win at Watkins Glen

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

BREAKING: AJ Allmendinger has been disqualified after his car failed the post-race inspection for rear-height violation. The second-place finish has been thrown out, and he is instead credited with a 37th place. Christopher Bell is now credited with second place. I can go into a full description of why it was low from contact early …

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Austin Cindric Outduels AJ Allmendinger to Win Watkins Glen

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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NASCAR 101: Road Course Winners Without Wins Anywhere Else

(Photo: NKP)

You may have heard of a road course ringer: a non-NASCAR driver who is brought in to the series solely for his road-course skills. However, not all drivers who only have a road-course win have been part-timers. Some have been Monster Energy Cup, Xfinity, and Gander Outdoors Truck Series regulars. NASCAR has an extensive road …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Deals With Rain in Daytona … Again

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Daytona International Speedway in July. Good cripes. I covered six consecutive years’ worth of July weekends there for Frontstretch (2010-2015). In that time, three of the Cup races were affected by rain. The 2010 race started over two hours late and ended at 12:50 a.m. The 2014 race, like this past weekend’s race, was postponed …

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Ross Chastain Leads Kaulig Racing 1-2 Finish to Win Circle K Firecracker 250

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Ross Chastain was determined to give Kaulig Racing owner Matt Kaulig his first NASCAR Xfinity Series win. Throughout the 2019 Circle K Firecracker 250, Chastain wheeled his No. 16 Chevrolet wide across every lane in the race. His aggressive driving was noticeable. Update: He won. https://t.co/morjduEBdZ — Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 6, 2019   That …

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Tyler Reddick Wins Xfinity Pole at Daytona

Tyler Reddick won the pole for tonight’s Circle K Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Reddick, who also won the pole for the February race at Daytona, claimed the top spot with a speed of 187.743 mph. The other two members of this season’s Xfinity Series Big Three will have to do some work in …

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AJ Allmendinger Tops Daytona Xfinity Practice In First NASCAR Action Of 2019

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

AJ Allmendinger was looking to shake off the rust Thursday (July 4) after seven months away from NASCAR. Turns out there wasn’t much rust to shake off. Allmendinger posted a blistering one-lap speed of 194.902 mph at Daytona International Speedway, leading the way after first practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Circle K Firecracker 250. …

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AJ Allmendinger Joins Kaulig Racing for Multiple Xfinity Events

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

After a brief absence, AJ Allmendinger is returning to NASCAR competition. The Los Gatos, Calif. driver will pilot the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing in select events throughout the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series calendar, the team announced Thursday (March 21). After leaving the driver’s seat as a full-time driver following the conclusion of the …

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Rolex 24 at Daytona Hour 17 Update: The Rain is Here

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the second third of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Fernando Alonso came into his own.  The forecast rain showed up at the track around 5 a.m. and instantly caused problems.  Mazda Team Joest’s remaining RT24-P was trying to get back on the lead lap when the fuel issues cropped up again.  The car was …

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