Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Heat Races … Are They Worth It?

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NASCAR is in the midst of a brand-new experiment this season: heat races in the XFINITY Series. NASCAR has used heat races before in the Camping World Truck Series at Eldora, using multiple races to set the starting lineup for the main event, but until 2016 the NXS ran full-length events, lap one to lap …

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Texas Rangers Reveal Special Paint Scheme for Brandon Jones at Texas

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Next weekend, when the XFINITY Series returns to action at Texas Motor Speedway, Brandon Jones will sport a special paint scheme adorned in the Texas Rangers baseball team colors. Jones will also throw out the first pitch when the Rangers face the Seattle Mariners next Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. CT. ⚾️ meets ?! Introducing the …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Chase Elliott Chasing History At Daytona

Chase Elliott will start Sunday as the youngest pole winner in Daytona 500 history. Saturday, the 20-year-old proved why he’s ready to graduate to NASCAR’s top level full-time. Elliott drove a masterful race down the stretch in the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevy, taking the lead from Joey Logano on lap 107 and then using teammate …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Winners & Losers in the New XFINITY, Trucks Chase Formats

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President Barack Obama started his presidential campaign prior to 2008 with the words “Change we can believe in.” Change occurs generation after generation, making adaptations to new technologies and resources available throughout the world. As the world continues to develop, NASCAR has been in the midst of reaching a new generation of fans for quite …

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Menards Continues XFINITY Series Partnership With RCR

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On Tuesday, Richard Childress Racing announced that Menards will continue its relationship with the team in the NASCAR XFINITY Series throughout 2016. NASCAR fans will see the well-known home improvement store on the side of the No. 2 Chevrolet driven by Paul Menard and the No. 33 Chevrolet driven by Brandon Jones in select events. …

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Some Brandon Jones, GMS Racing Penalties Reduced, Others Upheld After Talladega

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Following the Fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway, Brandon Jones and his No. 33 GMS Racing team were levied a P4 penalty when illegal brackets were found during pre-qualifying inspection. The organization appealed the penalty, which included a three-race suspension for crew chief Shane Huffman, six months of probation, a $10,000 fine and the loss of 25 championship points …

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Brandon Jones, GMS Racing No. 33 Truck Hit with P4 Penalty

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NASCAR penalized the second-place finisher in last weekend’s Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 for illegal brackets found during pre-qualifying inspection. Brandon Jones’s No. 33 team fielded by GMS Racing was hit with a P4 penalty for the infraction. Crew chief Shane Huffman was fined $10,000, suspended for the next three CWTS races and placed …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky

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After a long, strange weekend at Kentucky Speedway full of rain, wrecks and hurt feelings, Ryan Blaney was able to pull through for his second Xfinity Series victory of 2015 and fourth career win. In a race that saw a record-tying number of cautions and several late-race restarts, it was the final restart that allowed …

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Richard Childress Racing Signs Brandon Jones for 2016 Xfinity Series Run

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18-year-old Brandon Jones has spent much of 2015 sharing a NASCAR Xfinity Series ride with Austin Dillon and Paul Menard. Next season, he won’t have to worry about sharing. Jones, a native of Atlanta, Ga., will compete full-time with Richard Childress Racing in the NXS in 2016, RCR confirmed in a press release. A racing …

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Kyle Busch Claims 2015 UNOH 200 Pole at Bristol

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Mother Nature has reared her ugly head many times this season, but on Wednesday she surrendered early enough that the Camping World Truck Series was able to qualify for their mid-week race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch won the pole with a 125.683 mph lap, his first of the season. He will be looking …

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