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Couch Potato Tuesday: Waltrip Double Trouble in Texas

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Oh boy, we’ve got a double dose of Waltrip this week in Couch Potato Tuesday. That’s never a great sign. Duck Commander 500 Even with the Robertsons hanging around Texas Motor Speedway last weekend, and everything that comes with them hanging around, the Waltrips once again stole the show in Texas. That’s not necessarily a …

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Pace Laps: Youth Prevails, Redemption in Vegas, Controversy & More

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Xfinity Series: The Future Has Arrived – It only took nine races until Erik Jones drove a Joe Gibbs Racing car into Victory Lane. The soon-to-be 19-year-old outran two Cup Series veterans at Texas, and in doing so, gave JGR its first Xfinity Series win since Matt Kenseth‘s triumph in the season-finale last year. Jones’s victory …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas

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Last spring’s O’Reilly 300 featured a first-time Xfinity Series winner in Chase Elliott, who set a record as the youngest driver to take the checkered flag first. This year, it was Erik Jones who scored his first career win and became the second youngest winner in the Xfinity Series at 18 years, 10 months and …

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Erik Jones Grabs Back-to-Back Poles at Texas for 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts 300

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With GameStop on the hood, Erik Jones had the field set on “easy mode” as he dominated Xfinity Series qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway Friday afternoon. At a lap of 29.163 seconds, Jones starts on pole for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. “I really didn’t know we would be that fast,” Jones told FOX Sports …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2015 Kroger 250 at Martinsville

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In a Nutshell: Joey Logano shoved his way past Matt Crafton on a green-white-checkered finish to win the Kroger 250. It was Logano’s first Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway and his first series win. Crafton, Erik Jones, Johnny Sauter and Tyler Reddick rounded out the top five. Who Should Have Won: Crafton. …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Drive4Clots.com 300 at Fontana

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He really is happy. Happy go-lucky is probably the perfect way to put it. Kevin Harvick entered the Drive4Clots.com 400 with four runner-up finishes in 18 starts at Auto Club Speedway. However, Saturday was the day that he won his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at his home track. Taking the lead for the first …

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Did You Notice? A Quick Downhill Slide. Why?

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Did You Notice? It took just four races for NASCAR’s television audience to decline? It’s a concern, considering healthy Daytona TV ratings gave the sport its expected bounce to start 2015. After the “12 Hours of Daytona” last year, no rain delay meant a stronger audience for NASCAR’s season opener; Nielsen numbers were up over …

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Joey Logano Paces 1st 2015 Axalta 200 Practice at Phoenix

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It’s a “fast Friday” indeed for Joey Logano. After leading the way during the first practice session of the afternoon in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, he set the pace once again in the NASCAR Xfinity Series hour-long session at Phoenix International Raceway. The 24-year-old had a lap time of 27.338 seconds for Team Penske …

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Austin Dillon Dominates, Wins Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas

Winning practice, qualifying and the race: It was that kind of weekend for Austin Dillon. The former XFINITY Series champion, running a part-time schedule for Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33, won the BOYD Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon (March 7). The win is Dillon’s third career win in the XFINITY series, …

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