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Noah Gragson, Harrison Burton Lead NASCAR Xfinity Practices in Fontana

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Noah Gragson and Harrison Burton were fastest in the two NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions at Auto Club Speedway on Friday afternoon (Feb. 28), under sunny skies in Southern California. In the first practice, Gragson was quickest with the top speed of 177.139 miles per hour. Austin Cindric was second, followed by Daniel Hemric, Brandon Jones …

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Harrison Burton Credits John Andretti for Surviving Daytona Carnage

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Harrison Burton almost started his full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series career out with a win Saturday afternoon (Feb. 15) at Daytona International Speedway. The second-generation driver finished second in the 2020 NASCAR Racing Experience 300 for his career-best finish in 10 NXS starts. But the 19-year-old rookie almost had his number one spot higher on the …

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Noah Gragson, JR Motorsports Roll To 2020 Daytona NASCAR Xfinity Series Victory

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Noah Gragson took his lumps during a winless rookie season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. But it took just one race at Daytona International Speedway to ensure that wouldn’t become a sophomore slump. Gragson’s first NXS win came in Saturday’s (Feb. 15) 2020 NASCAR Experience 300 at Daytona. He took the checkered flag under caution …

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2019 Truck Series Review, Pt. 2: Non-Playoff Drivers

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

In part one of our Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series review, we highlighted the eight drivers that qualified for the postseason. In part two, we’ll touch on the full-time drivers who missed the playoffs. 16. Jordan Anderson In his second full-time Truck Series campaign in as many years, Anderson regressed slightly in the top …

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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 3: Part-Time Standouts

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Compared to the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, part-time drivers didn’t fare as well in 2019. Regardless, some made the most of their opportunities this past season. Filled with veterans, drivers who have talent but can’t find the funding to put a whole season together and fresh faces, the Xfinity part-timers showed promise against some …

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Chandler Smith, Harrison Burton Top Lucas Oil 150 Practice Sessions

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Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Chandler Smith and Harrison Burton topped the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series charts on Friday (November 8) at ISM Raceway for the Lucas Oil 150. 17-year-old Smith was fastest in the first Truck Series practice, driving the No. 46 for Kyle Busch Motorsports. Smith turned 30 circuits around ISM Raceway and …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Announces 2020 Xfinity Crew Chiefs

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Joe Gibbs Racing has released its NASCAR Xfinity Series crew chief lineup for the 2020 season. The Nov. 7 announcement comes two days after news broke that Riley Herbst will drive the No. 18 JGR Toyota full time in 2020 alongside teammates Brandon Jones and Harrison Burton. Herbst will be paired with veteran Dave Rogers, …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the Youngsters Racing at ISM Raceway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 2019 Lucas Oil 150 will make NASCAR history. Ten drivers born in the year 2000 or later will attempt to compete in the penultimate NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race of the season at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. Should all 10 drivers make the field, they will break the record for most drivers born …

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Todd Gilliland on His Future: ‘I Just Want to Race’

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last Saturday (Oct. 27) was a critical moment in Todd Gilliland‘s career. The second-year Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver had yet to win or make the playoffs for Kyle Busch Motorsports, one of the best teams in the series’ garage. But Gilliland finally silenced many of his doubters and broke through this past Saturday to …

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Todd Gilliland Wins NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Todd Gilliland survived the chaos to claim the checkered flag in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway Saturday (Oct. 26), his first NGOTS victory in 56 starts. KBM’s Christian Eckes started on the pole for the third time in seven NGOTS starts, but early …

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