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Pace Laps: Kentucky Speedway Shakes Up Each of NASCAR’s Top-3 Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kurt Busch Wins the Battle of the Brothers It was a battle between brothers to close out the night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. When a flat tire and spin from Bubba Wallace brought out the caution at lap 262, the field prepared for overtime. Joey Logano and Kyle …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Tale of 2 Races Ends With Cole Custer Writing Final Chapter

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The Alsco 300 began in the daylight and ended with the Kentucky Speedway lights illuminating the summer skies, and the difference was more than just aesthetic. While the sun was out, it appeared to be another occasion when Christopher Bell would simply be too much for the field. Twice before (at Atlanta and Iowa), Bell …

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Cole Custer Scores 5th 2019 Xfinity Series Win at Kentucky Speedway

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It was a tale of two halves, as two of the Big Three showed dominating performances in the first and second portions of the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Ultimately, Cole Custer led a race-high 88 laps en-route to his fifth victory of the 2019 Xfinity Series season. Custer snagged the lead shortly after Brandon …

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Stars & Stories Make NASCAR’s 2nd-Tier Tour a Must-Watch

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There’s a great rivalry brewing in the NASCAR garage, one filled with stars from various backgrounds competing for different manufacturers and each bringing their own personality and flavor to the championship chase. Here’s the thing, though – it isn’t in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. NASCAR’s best young rivalry is growing in the Xfinity …

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Christopher Bell, Cole Custer lead Xfinity practices at Kentucky

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Just like most of the season, Christopher Bell and Cole Custer were the class of the field as they led the two practice sessions at Kentucky Motor Speedway under humid and partly cloudy skies. In the first practice, Bell was the quickest with a lap of 177.549 mph. John Hunter Nemechek was second, followed by …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Kaulig Racing Finds Very Different Daytona Race to Its Liking

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What a difference a few months can make. The NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener in Daytona was one of the dullest superspeedway races in recent memory, notable mostly for Michael Annett breaking his long streak of career futility. Anyone who tried stepping out of line immediately got shuffled back, meaning that long, tedious single-file parades …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Josh Williams Trusting the Process At DGM, Believes He Can Win Daytona

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an awesome weekend of racing at Chicagoland Speedway, where Alex Bowman won his first race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in a late-race battle with Kyle Larson. Hendrick Motorsports showed at Chicago, with both Jimmie Johnson and William Byron also being in contention …

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5 Points To Ponder: 2019 NASCAR Stewart-Haas Racing Slump Digs New Low

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ONE: Hendrick Motorsports Breaks Through. Will It Last? Alex Bowman wasn’t the only one celebrating from the Hendrick Motorsports camp at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet scored his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory Sunday (June 30), but he was one of four HMS drivers to finish inside the top …

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Pace Laps: Big Moments For NASCAR’s Up-And-Coming Talents In Alex Bowman, Cole Custer

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Alex Bowman’s Big Moment He was the quiet, unassuming replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. that spent years toiling in underfunded rides. Alex Bowman has spent the last year-plus racing under the shadows of his flashy, more marketable 20-something teammates: Chase Elliott and William Byron. He’s seven titles short of Jimmie …

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Up to Speed: Who’s on the Hot Seat at Stewart-Haas Racing?

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Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway ended with a familiar face in victory lane.  Cole Custer rolled to his fourth win in the first 15 races of 2019.  Along with Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick, Custer has dominated the Xfinity Series this season and is one of the championship favorites.  And, just like Bell …

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