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XFINITY Breakdown: Tyler Reddick Captures XFINITY Championship

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Heading into Saturday’s (Nov. 17) XFINITY Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Tyler Reddick was looked at as the underdog. But once he got the high groove working, the No. 9 Chevrolet was unstoppable, ending the night hoisting the championship trophy. Reddick ran the entire stage in the top five, placing third. But in the …

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The High Line Was Key, But Daniel Hemric Simply Could Not Do It

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

In Saturday’s XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300, getting the high line up near the wall to work was key for success.  Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric simply could do not it on Saturday. “We lost the ability to make hay with those guys way, way up top,” Hemric said after the race on pit road.  …

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4 Burning Questions: Homestead

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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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Daniel Hemric Brings Experience, But Not an Unfair Advantage, To The Table

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Saturday afternoon, Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric is looking to make amends.  Last year, Hemric raced his way into the Championship 4 and qualified well for the Ford EcoBoost 300.  Then, the battery turned traitor early in the race.  That was curtains for any chances Hemric could have had at the title.  This year, …

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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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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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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Run a Mid-Week Cup Race?

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last-lap contact from Joey Logano at Martinsville Speedway’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race left Martin Truex Jr rather unhappy. Does the fact that there was a spot in the Championship 4 on the line change the way drivers should race each other for a win? Zach Gillispie: I sure hope not. The opportunity to …

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Daniel Hemric Penalized for Height Violation

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR released their weekly Penalty Report on Wednesday (Oct. 24).  It’s bad news for Daniel Hemric. After finishing second in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, Hemric’s No. 21 Chevrolet measured too low in the left front corner.  NASCAR has assessed an L1-level penalty against the team.  As a result, crew chief Danny Stockman …

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XFINITY Breakdown: John Hunter Nemechek Captures 1st Win in Wild Race at Kansas, Heartbreak for Daniel Hemric

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Expectations were high for John Hunter Nemechek when he was announced as the driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet for the majority of the 2018 season. The youngster lived up to those expectations in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, winning his first career XFINITY Series race. Nemechek began the race …

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