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NASCAR Mailbox: Is 2019 Cole Custer’s Best Chance at an Xfinity Championship?

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Cole Custer is now in his third full season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. This is the first year, though, that he has scored multiple wins, and we are only in June. Custer had only two career wins before this season, coming at Homestead in 2017 and Texas in November 2018. He has solidified himself …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Triangle Not Too Tricky for Cole Custer

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Cole Custer had the car to beat for the entire scheduled distance of the Pocono Green 250 on Saturday afternoon. And even when the race went into overtime for the first time in NASCAR Xfinity Series history at Pocono Raceway, Custer was able to snatch back a victory that appeared to have slipped through his …

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Cole Custer Utilizes Last-Lap Pass on Tyler Reddick to Win Xfinity at Pocono

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It looked like Cole Custer was going to give away a win after he dominated more than three quarters of the Pocono 250 at Pocono Raceway. Then Tyler Reddick got loose and Custer took advantage.   “It was pretty unbelievable,” said Custer in Victory Lane. “Tyler (Reddick) gave me a real run for my money …

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Tyler Reddick ‘Gives Away’ Xfinity Race At Pocono

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Tyler Reddick was on his way to his second NASCAR Xfinity Series win in a row and third in the last four races, until the last lap for the Pocono Green 250 on Saturday afternoon (June 1). Reddick pushed Cole Custer to the lead in overtime, then dove underneath the No. 00 in turn 1 …

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Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer Top Xfinity Practices at Pocono

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In a pair of practices for Saturday’s Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J.P. Mascar & Sons, Xfinity Series points leader Tyler Reddick and Cole Custer topped the leaderboard at Pocono Raceway. Christopher Bell wasn’t far behind in either session, as those three topped the charts in both sessions. Practice One Coming off of leading a …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Track Is Best Suited to Host a NASCAR/ IndyCar Doubleheader?

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

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Once again, three drivers have combined to win all but three races this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Can they continue their dominance into the summer? Mark Kristl: While Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are talented enough to continue their dominance, it won’t last. Stewart-Haas Racing is too good not …

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Cole Custer Endures Rough Day at Charlotte

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Cole Custer entered Saturday’s Alsco 300 as one of the favorites to win. However, an unusually rough day saw him end up finishing 24th, four laps down, after multiple encounters with the SAFER barrier. Even with a number of issues, Custer was still in position to bring home a decent finish. Then, the wall came …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Brandon Brown Talks Career Run at Dover, What’s Too Fast?

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Martin Truex Jr. getting back to victory lane at Dover International Speedway, as he and Alex Bowman came from the back to finish one-two. Many drivers, including Kyle Busch, were outspoken about the aerodynamic package used at Dover, claiming the speeds were too fast. Were Busch’s comments …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell, Team Prevail at Dover With Passing at a Premium

Christopher Bell Dover 2019

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It’s pretty common to refer to the final yellow flag pit stop of a NASCAR race as the “money stop.” On Saturday at Dover International Speedway, it earned that name in very literal fashion for Christopher Bell and his No. 20 Toyota team en route to a victory in the Allied Steel Buildings 200. Dover …

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