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Eyes on Xfinity: It’s Time for Change & Here’s How to Do It

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Every week, I have a considerable amount of comments on each article I write pertaining to the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Usually, it pertains to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers running in NASCAR’s version of baseball’s Triple-A. Well, I think it is time to attack this growing concern from NASCAR fans. First off, the Xfinity Series …

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Happiness Is… Kyle Busch’s Return, NAPA Know-How & Rain

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So for a brief moment there, Kevin Harvick created a bit of a stir when he mentioned that he thought that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule was stagnant and one of the things holding the sport back. The reaction, from postings and chatter, was that Harvick was both spot on and an idiot. That …

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NAPA to Move to Cup with Chase Elliott in 2016

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Earlier this year it was announced that reigning Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott would take over for Jeff Gordon in Hendrick Motorsports’ iconic No. 24 Chevrolet in 2016. On Tuesday, it was announced that NAPA Auto Parts will serve as primary sponsor for Elliott when he makes the move to Cup. NAPA will serve as …

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Pace Laps: A 2nd Chance to Make a 1st Impression, Ending a Dry Spell

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Sprint Cup Series: We all need a second chance sometimes – For 19-year-old Chase Elliott, Sunday afternoon at Richmond International raceway was his second-career Sprint Cup Series start – the first he will like to remember after a troublesome Martinsville debut in March. Advancing to Round 2 of Coors Light qualifying on Friday afternoon, Elliott …

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Kurt Busch Closes the Deal at Richmond, Wins 1st Race of 2015

Kurt Busch is back and perhaps better than ever. For the 26th time in his Sprint Cup Series career and second at Richmond International Raceway, Busch drove to Victory Lane for the Toyota Owners 400, snapping a 35-race winless drought. “It’s an incredible feeling,” Busch told FOX in Victory Lane. “It’s a total team effort …

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Denny Hamlin Obliterates Field to Win 2015 ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond

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If you only tune into the Sprint Cup Series every weekend, these recent winners for the Xfinity Series have been rather familiar. If you’re Denny Hamlin, your neck is feeling better after leading 248 of 250 laps in Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway. “It’s unbelievable,” Hamlin told FOX Sports 1 in victory …

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Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne Fastest in 2015 Toyota Owners 400 Practices at Richmond

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After the Team Penske cars dominated at Richmond International Raceway in 2014, the duo has continued to pace the field. Brad Keselowski was the quickest car during Friday’s first practice session, with a time of 21.414 seconds. In an extended final practice session, Kasey Kahne led the way after putting up the fastest lap of …

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Friday Faceoff: Bristol Surprises, Chase Elliott’s Cup Return & Steve Byrnes Memories

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A marathon race at Bristol saw plenty of carnage and frustration displayed on the track, but it also featured some different names inside the top 10. What – or who – was the biggest surprise to come out of the race? Kevin Rutherford, Managing Editor: I’m going with Justin Allgaier, but make no mistake – …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Who’s the Front Runners As Season Nears May

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Seven races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, the battle for the championship is coming into fruition. Though the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers continue to dominate the sport’s version of AAA in baseball, the top-10 drivers are separated by a mere 56 points heading into Richmond. Following Chase Elliott‘s outstanding rookie season, which led …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Despite Success, Chase Elliott Still Learning a Year After 1st Win

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The newest generation of racers has grown into the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and one driver has emerged as the possible future face of NASCAR. Just over one year ago, one young man entered Victory Lane in NASCAR’s second-tier division for the first time. The second-generation driver, a teenager who had yet to complete high school, …

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