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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Ryan Blaney Wins the ROVAL, Kyle Larson Survives to Advance

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Who’s in the headline The list of road course favorites was long going into the first ROVAL race, and it was a safe bet that Ryan Blaney wasn’t on most of those lists. However, sometimes it is better to be lucky than good, and Blaney was lucky to be in the right place at the …

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Chase Briscoe Tames Charlotte ROVAL for 1st Career XFINITY Series Win

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The playoff drivers may be the focus of a lot of talk this time of year, but Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chase Briscoe reminded everyone that he was in it to win it. And win he did, for his first career XFINITY trophy. Briscoe’s win makes him the first driver to win on Charlotte’s …

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Austin Cindric, Daniel Hemric Top XFINITY ROVAL Practice Sessions

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Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric, fresh off the news that he will race full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019, was fastest overall in XFINITY Series practice on Friday.  Hemric’s lap of 104.966 mph was set midway through Happy Hour Practice No. 1 Team Penske’s Austin Cindric was fastest in the opening …

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Richard Childress Racing Taps Daniel Hemric to Replace Ryan Newman for 2019

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Richard Childress Racing (RCR) announced Friday afternoon (Sept. 28) that XFINITY Series regular Daniel Hemric will take over the No. 31 Chevrolet full-time in 2019.  He will join Ryan Preece as a 2019 candidate for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Award. While Hemric already knew that his deal was done, he …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: What Did Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Return to Racing Do For NBCSN?

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Richmond Raceway is quite different these days as compared to 15 years ago.  The cars don’t seem quite as fast as they once did there and passing is more difficult.  Races tend to have long green-flag runs.  But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have good racing. Federated Auto Parts 400 Saturday night brought the Monster …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Previewing the Playoffs

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Just over seven months ago, the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season began at Daytona International Speedway in a five-overtime thriller, ending with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history. Seven months later, it hasn’t slowed down. Action has been fast and furious this season, as veteran drivers prove why they are the ones to …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Brad Keselowski Sets Benchmarks with 3rd Straight Win & Penske 500th

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline Momentum is a beautiful thing when you’re running for a championship, and Brad Keselowski is riding a huge wave of it after winning his third consecutive race and locking himself into the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Keselowski won the second stage and the race in a …

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Daniel Hemric Settles for Top 5 After Strong Run in Indianapolis

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

During a quarter of Monday’s (Sep. 10) Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Daniel Hemric was on his way to career win No. 1 in the XFINITY Series. Leading 25 of the 100 laps on the rain-postponed event, Hemric’s No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet was among the powerhouses in a race that brought …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Wins Wild Plate Race at Indianapolis

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As soon as the green flag dropped in Monday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Justin Allgaier drove to the front, albeit, he started second. But the No. 7 car proved to be dominant from the start. Allgaier went on to finish fourth in stage one, though was leading off Turn 4 coming to …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Goes Back-to-Back on Road Courses

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Justin Allgaier has always been an underrated road course driver, but in 2018, he’s forced into the conversation. And on Saturday (Aug. 25) at Road America, he drove the No. 7 car to its second consecutive victory when making right-hand turns. Allgaier took the green flag from 11th and had an eventful race, just like …

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