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Eyes On Xfinity: Who Will Be 2021’s Next New Winner?

Noah Gragson

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What have we learned four races into the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season? Simple: Expect the unexpected.  If you’re looking for a series in which one driver dominates each week and everyone else is running for second place, Xfinity is not for you. Defending series champion Austin Cindric opened up by winning at Daytona International …

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Daniel Hemric Starting on Xfinity Pole for Phoenix

Daniel Hemric No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing car in 2021 February Daytona Xfinity race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Daniel Hemric will lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series field to the green flag in Saturday’s (March 13) event at Phoenix Raceway. Hemric claimed the pole after finishing second last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Brandon Jones joins him on the front row, while Team Penske’s Austin Cindric lines up …

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Xfinity Breakdown: AJ Allmendinger Cruises to Victory; Daniel Hemric is Bridesmaid for 8th Time

AJ Allmendinger celebrates in victory lane with trophy after winning at Las Vegas in Xfinity 2021 race Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A caution-filled first two stages of Saturday’s (March 6) Alsco Uniforms 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway seemed to have given away to a calm, cool and collected final stage when AJ Allmendinger snatched the lead from Daniel Hemric on lap 139. Within the next 10 laps, the Xfinity Series field started a round of …

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AJ Allmendinger Claims 6th Xfinity Win at Las Vegas

AJ Allmendinger celebrates with a burnout after winning Las Vegas spring Xfinity race 2021 Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AJ Allmendinger’s car came to life late in the Alsco Uniforms 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday (March 6). The longtime racer’s No. 16 got by Daniel Hemric on a late-race restart, passing the driver who had been out front for most of the race and setting sail en route to the win. The …

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Friday Faceoff: Is William Byron a Championship Contender?

William Byron celebrates in victory lane at Homestead 2021 cup Photo Sean Gardner Getty Images

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Buy or sell: William Byron as a Cup Series Championship 4 contender. Luken Glover: At this moment I am buying it. One of the biggest underlying stories of the preseason was the reunion of William Byron and crew chief Rudy Fugle. Why is that pairing so special? Well, just five years ago, the pair won …

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Myatt Snider Scores 1st Xfinity Win in Wild Homestead Race

2021 Xfinity Homesterad Myatt Snider, No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Flag (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

For the second week in a row, the NASCAR Xfinity Series had a first-time winner… and for the third straight week, a race in one of the sport’s three series was won by a first-timer. Myatt Snider won a chaotic, drama-filled Contender Boats 250 on Saturday (Feb. 27) afternoon, scoring his first career win after …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Who Could Topple Austin Cindric on the Daytona Road Course?

Austin Cindric wins at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series stays in Florida this week, taking to the Daytona International Speedway road course instead for the Super Start Batteries 188. Given the current state of NXS, any driver other than defending champion and defending Daytona road course winner Austin Cindric winning this weekend would amount to a surprise winner. Even in …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Any Driver Be Locked Into the Daytona 500?

Joe Gibs Racing teammates Bell Kyle Busch Truex Hamlin at Daytona Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who is more likely to end their Daytona 500 drought first: Kyle Busch or Brad Keselowski? Luken Glover: This is a tough one because neither driver has really established themselves as a favorite at the end. Trouble seems to find both of these champions at the worst times. However, I have to go with Kyle …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Austin Cindric on Xfinity Championship

Austin Cindric Phoenix Championship 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the first three weeks of a busy 2020 offseason. The crew chief change at Joe Gibbs Racing highlights the offseason, as Adam Sevens will move from winning 28 races and two championships with Kyle Busch to Christopher Bell. Was the change needed after just one …

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