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Brad Keselowski Outduels Kyle Busch for Richmond XFINITY Win

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Kyle Busch could get away, but like a boomerang, he always came back to Brad Keselowski. Though he led 182 of 250 laps, Busch finished runner-up as it was Keselowski who triumphed in Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond Raceway. The No. 22 proved to be in order with long-run speed, scoring the …

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2017 Frontstretch Podcast Powered by DraftKings – Episode 24: Time’s Tickin’

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Episode 24: Time’s Tickin’ Frontstretch Podcast with Dustin Albino, Joseph Wolkin and Zach Catanzareti In this week’s episode brought to you by DraftKings, Dustin, Joseph and Zach recap Kyle Busch’s Bristol Sweep, if Erik Jones and Joey Logano can win their way into the playoffs and how the manufacturers are shaping up with one-third of the season left to run.  We also …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Daniel Hemric Evolving with Richard Childress Racing

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

2017 marked a new beginning for Daniel Hemric by making the jump to the XFINITY Series after spending the last two seasons competing in the Camping World Truck Series for Brad Keselowski Racing. It’s been worth the wait. Hemric, 26, is the oldest of the core of rookie drivers in the XFINITY Series. Through the …

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XFINITY Breakdown: William Byron Wins First Indianapolis Attempt

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(Photo: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

Before Friday, William Byron had never visited the hallowed grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But from the moment his car unloaded off the truck, the driver of the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevy proved he would be a factor. With the new aerodynamic package, as well as adding restrictor plates to an XFINITY Series event at the Brickyard, all of JRM’s cars …

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Kyle Benjamin Scores First Career XFINITY Series Pole

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In two-round, single-car qualifying, Kyle Benjamin won his first career XFINITY Series in just his second career start for today’s Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway. Benjamin’s lap of 172.844 mph, was .163 seconds ahead of Daniel Hemric, who turned the sessions second-quickest lap (172.305 mph). In both of his races this season, the 19-year-old …

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Friday Faceoff: What to Do with the Overtime Line?

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1. The teams of both Kyle Busch and Chase Briscoe received heavy penalties after Dover International Speedway, including suspensions of crew chiefs, tire carriers and tire changers after each had a wheel fall off in completion.  Did NASCAR make the right call? Amy Henderson: Yes. The rulebook is pretty specific in this area, and NASCAR was …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Reviewing the First 10 XFINITY Series Races of 2017

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(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

Coming on the heels of two consecutive bye weeks, the XFINITY Series took to Charlotte Motor Speedway this past Saturday, and to no one’s surprise a Cup Series regular was victorious. Over the past several years, that has been the theme of the XFINITY Series, even though “names are made here.” But there is a bright …

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Daniel Hemric Battles Through Tough Day at Charlotte, Posts 13th-Place Finish

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Photo Credit : Mike Neff

Daniel Hemric continued a season of strong starts with a fourth-place qualifying effort on Saturday for the XFINITY Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Unfortunately that quickly went out the window when the XFINITY Series rookie was involved in an incident on the third lap of the race. Hemric made contact with the outside wall …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Aric Almirola Continues Plate Racing Success with Talladega Victory

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(Photo: Rusty Jarrett NKP)

As they wrecked down the backstretch of Talladega Superspeedway, it was a mirrored finish of last July’s XFINITY Series race at Daytona for Aric Almirola. Except this time, they raced back under green. For the second time on a plate track, it was Almirola who scored the victory for Biagi DenBeste Racing. Leading 13 laps, …

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Daniel Hemric Scores First Career XFINITY Series Pole at Richmond

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Qualifying has been the strong suit for Daniel Hemric in 2017, his rookie season in the XFINITY Series. After starting in the top 10 for six of the seven events this season, the No. 21 team scored its first career pole on Saturday, in preparation for the Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Hemric …

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