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Anthony Alfredo Wins 1st Xfinity Pole at Portland After Final Round of Qualifying Rained Out

Alfredo

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

With heavy rain pouring on the track, NASCAR cancelled the final round of qualifying for the Xfinity Series’ debut race at Portland International Raceway. That left Anthony Alfredo – who had the fastest overall lap in the first round with a speed of 93.229 mph – as the polesitter, his first in the Xfinity Series. …

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Did You Notice?: 10 Quirky Stats 10 Races Into NASCAR 2022

2022 Martinsville I Cup Chase Elliott NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … We’re 10 races into the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season already? It’s been a year so chock full with news (a new race car will do that to you), we’ve seen a couple of under-the-radar storylines overlooked. It’s not easy to cover it all in a year where parity (eight winners …

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Eyes on Xfinity: 5 Things to Pay Attention to After 5 Races

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season is five races old. Overall, 28 races remain in the season, and there are only 21 more before the start of the playoffs. A lot of racing remains, and by no means have the season’s best moments already occurred. Key elements have popped up through five races that will …

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The Underdog House: Erik Jones Returns No. 43 to Former Glory

#43: Erik Jones, Petty GMS, Chevrolet Camaro FOCUSfactor

It had been nearly a decade since Richard Petty’s famous No. 43 had started on the front row for a NASCAR Cup Series race. The last occurrence happened in 2013, when Aric Almirola sat on the pole for the fall Talladega event.

However, the streak came to a halt with the Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway (Feb. 27) when Erik Jones piloted the No. 43 to the outside pole position.

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