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Cole Custer Wins XFINITY Pole for Championship Race at Homestead

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Last year, Cole Custer dominated the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, despite not being among the Championship 4. This year, the No. 00 car won the pole for Saturday’s (Nov. 17) Ford EcoBoost 300. And if he wins the race? He’ll earn a NASCAR XFINITY Series title along with it. Custer laid down a lap …

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4 Burning Questions: Homestead

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the fifth year, the NASCAR playoffs will conclude with a championship race, the third that it will happen across all three national touring series. The rules of a championship race are fairly straight forward: the highest finishing driver among the final four playoff drivers will end the night as champion of their respective series. …

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Cole Custer Hoping to Repeat 2017 Performance at Homestead in Championship Race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Homestead. 2017. XFINITY Series. Cole Custer put a whippin’ on the competition en route to his first-career victory. If he backs that up in Saturday’s championship race, the 20-year-old will be crowned the series champion. The odds of Custer leading 180 of 200 laps, winning the race by more than a half-lap is highly unlikely, …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Championship 4

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The XFINITY series has raced 32 times this season and just four drivers remain in contention for the championship. In a peculiar happenstance, the win woulds all be their first series title. The four drivers making up this year’s Championship 4 are Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick. A pair of rookies …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Previewing NASCAR Championship Weekend

Homestead Cup Racing

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

It’s a fun Frontstretch Podcast this week, as the trio of Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Zach Catanzareti break down all things Phoenix while previewing Championship Weekend in Homestead. With wins last weekend at ISM Raceway, Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell and Brett Moffitt punched their tickets to battle for a championship in the Cup, XFINITY and Truck series, respectively. Collectively, we break down the Cup …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Silly Season Update

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Much of NASCAR’s annual Silly Season is focused on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile, a lot of moves happen in the NASCAR XFINITY Series as well. With two races remaining in the XFINITY season, many moves have been announced, many have not and retirement is right around the corner for some. Though not …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Justin Allgaier Talks Tricky Texas, Confidence Heading to Phoenix

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In this week’s Frontstretch Podcast Justin Allgaier calls in to help Dustin Albino and Mike Neff break down a crazy weekend of racing at Texas Motor Speedway. Allgaier discusses what it’s like racing for a win while having to save fuel near the end of a NASCAR XFINITY Series race. Despite believing crew chief Jason Burdett made the right call bringing …

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Pace Laps: 1 More Race to Set the NASCAR Championship Fields

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick Finally Gets Over The Hump On paper, Kevin Harvick has been the man to beat this year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He’s been first or second in the standings for the last five weeks and his 44 playoff points entering Sunday’s (Nov. 4) AAA Texas …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Cole Custer Punches Ticket to Homestead, Wins Chaotic Race at Texas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a tough first week in the Round of 8 at Kansas Speedway two weeks ago (Oct. 20), Cole Custer likely needed to win in order to race for an XFINITY Series championship this season. That’s exactly what he did in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Custer began the race from …

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Custer Steals XFINITY Win from Reddick, Clinches Spot in Championship 4

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After a wild race where 13 cautions flew, setting an XFINITY Series record at Texas Motor Speedway, Cole Custer took the lead on the final lap to win the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, his first win of the season and second in his NXS career. Tyler Reddick had the lead on the final lap but …

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