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Eyes on XFINITY: Silly Season Update

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Much of NASCAR’s annual Silly Season is focused on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile, a lot of moves happen in the NASCAR XFINITY Series as well. With two races remaining in the XFINITY season, many moves have been announced, many have not and retirement is right around the corner for some. Though not …

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Custer Steals XFINITY Win from Reddick, Clinches Spot in Championship 4

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a wild race where 13 cautions flew, setting an XFINITY Series record at Texas Motor Speedway, Cole Custer took the lead on the final lap to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, his first win of the season and second in his NXS career. Tyler Reddick had the lead on the final lap but …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Run a Mid-Week Cup Race?

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Last-lap contact from Joey Logano at Martinsville Speedway’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race left Martin Truex Jr rather unhappy. Does the fact that there was a spot in the Championship 4 on the line change the way drivers should race each other for a win? Zach Gillispie: I sure hope not. The opportunity to …

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Opening Lap Wreck Takes Out XFINITY Playoff Contenders

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The opening lap of the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway featured a massive wreck in Turn 2, taking out multiple playoff contenders and setting up a bizarre first stage. WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. Half of the #NASCARPlayoffs Round of 8 is involved in an #XfinitySeries lap one wreck. pic.twitter.com/AJi2QMJ9n0 — Xfinity Racing …

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Entry List: FOX Factory 120

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday (Oct. 12), an era comes to a close as the final race for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge will be held at Road Atlanta.  The series will continue on next season as the Michelin Pilot Challenge.  39 teams are entered to give Continental Tire a proper send-off after eight years as title …

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Christopher Bell Wins At Dover As Matt Tifft, Ross Chastain Battle For Last XFINITY Playoff Spot

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Dover International Speedway produced a ho-hum NASCAR XFINITY Series race for the first 161 laps of its 200-lap, 200-mile race. Then, out of nowhere, all heck broke loose as the pressure to advance in the playoffs took center stage. A pair of late cautions shuffled the field around, pitting Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric and Ross …

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Austin Cindric WIns Drive for the Cure 200 Pole

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Team Penske’s Austin Cindric claimed the pole for Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL with a lap of 105.527 mph.  It is Cindric’s third pole of the season and second on a road course. Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric will start alongside, followed by JR Motorsports’ Tyler Reddick.  Justin Marks, …

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Austin Cindric, Daniel Hemric Top XFINITY ROVAL Practice Sessions

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric, fresh off the news that he will race full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019, was fastest overall in XFINITY Series practice on Friday.  Hemric’s lap of 104.966 mph was set midway through Happy Hour Practice No. 1 Team Penske’s Austin Cindric was fastest in the opening …

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Cole Custer Fastest in Optional Thursday ROVAL Test

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer was fastest overall in optional XFINITY Series practice Thursday (Sep. 27) at Charlotte Motor Speedway ahead of Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200.  Custer topped the charts in the second session with a lap at 103.223 mph. Practice No. 1 In the opening session, Team Penske’s Austin Cindric once again flexed …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Playoffs

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Just over seven months ago, the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season began at Daytona International Speedway in a five-overtime thriller, ending with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history. Seven months later, it hasn’t slowed down. Action has been fast and furious this season, as veteran drivers prove why they are the ones to …

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