NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Beyond the Cockpit: Tyler Reddick Working to Improve with Chip Ganassi Racing

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Tyler Reddick is known to be an aggressive racer. His development in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Brad Keselowski Racing elevated him to the next level, giving him a chance to prove himself with Chip Ganassi Racing in the XFINITY Series. Through nine starts, the 21-year-old has a best finish of third, along …

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Brennan Poole Scores Daytona XFINITY Pole

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(Photo: Mike Neff)

If Brennan Poole‘s looking to get his first career win in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this weekend at Daytona International Speedway, he’s off to a good start. The driver of the No. 48 won the pole for Friday’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250, turning a lap of 182.949 mph in the final round of qualifying. Poole will be …

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Ryan Blaney Leads the Charge in Final XFINITY Series Practice

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Ryan Blaney, last weekends winner in the XFINITY Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway topped final practice at Dover International Speedway. With a lap of 152.517 mph, the No. 22 car was more than two mph slower than the hot lap turned by Kyle Larson in the opening practice. Larson ran the second quickest lap in final practice …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Reviewing the First 10 XFINITY Series Races of 2017

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Coming on the heels of two consecutive bye weeks, the XFINITY Series took to Charlotte Motor Speedway this past Saturday, and to no one’s surprise a Cup Series regular was victorious. Over the past several years, that has been the theme of the XFINITY Series, even though “names are made here.” But there is a bright …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Ryan Blaney Comes from the Back to Win Charlotte

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(Photo: Mike Neff)

Starting from the rear for fixing the right side of the No. 12 car prior to the initial green flag, Ryan Blaney raced his way up to fourth in the opening stage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Coming out of the pits second, the North Carolina native took the lead from Kevin Harvick on the start …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Brennan Poole & DC Solar a Perfect Match

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Sept. 19, 2014, was one of the most pivotal days in the young racing career of Brennan Poole. Competing part-time for Bill Venturini, Poole went into his last race of the season needing a miracle to happen in order for him to prove his talent. Starting eighth, he quickly made his way to the front, leading 27 …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Brennan Poole Gunning for Championship Run with Chip Ganassi Racing

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Driver Brennan Poole is determined to win a championship for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2017. For a second season, the white (sometimes black) and blue No. 48 Chevrolet will return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series. With primary sponsor DC Solar renewing its contract with the organization, Poole and crew chief Chad Norris return after finishing …

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Brennan Poole to Return to Chip Ganassi Racing

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The No. 48 team will be back in the NASCAR XFINITY Series next year, remaining largely unchanged. Brennan Poole returns for his second full season with Chip Ganassi Racing, piloting the team’s second car as a teammate to Kyle Larson and recently announced rookie competitor, Tyler Reddick. The Texas native made the inaugural XFINITY Series …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Messy Weather, Messy NBC NASCAR Coverage

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Last weekend was a mess for NBC Sports and NASCAR in general.  Both races scheduled for last weekend were postponed due to rains from Hurricane Matthew.  Friday was a complete washout with heavy rains, while Saturday saw the race called early enough that some were openly wondering why.  However, drizzle continued well into the night …

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Elliott Sadler Outlasts Denny Hamlin for 1st Darlington Victory

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Elliott Sadler, leading the most laps of the afternoon at Darlington Raceway, almost threw the victory away… twice. With two laps to go in Saturday’s VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200, it was Sadler who brushed the wall in turn two, giving hard-charging Denny Hamlin a shot to steal the win. “Those last two …

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