NASCAR Race Weekend Central

NASCAR 101: Xfinity Series Getting Into Throwback Spirit, Too

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Much of the hullabaloo over this weekend’s racing at Darlington Raceway revolves around the sheer girth of throwback events and paint schemes that will populate the Southern 500 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series come Sunday night. As the race re-assumes its historic Labor Day weekend date, the sanctioning body and its teams are celebrating …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona

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After a somewhat shaky start to the evening due to rains delaying the start to nearly 9 p.m. and a couple of early incidents slowing the pace, the Subway Firecracker 250 settled into a very nice rhythm Saturday night. Brian Scott led early and often from the outside pole. While polesitter Daniel Suarez did lead …

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Eyes on Xfinity: 2015 Midseason Rookie Report Card

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series is set to embark on its final restrictor-plate race of the season this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. With so many unknowns at plate events due to the style of racing, it’s the perfect time to deliver a breakdown of how the rookies have done this season. Though it isn’t officially …

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Landon Cassill Out, Bobby Gerhart in for Xfinity Series Race at Chicagoland

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Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch

Landon Cassill will compete in a race this weekend, just not in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Cassill, the regular driver of JD Motorsports’ No. 01 Chevrolet, will compete in the Ironman 70.3 at Mont Tremblant on June 21. Team owner Johnny Davis announced Tuesday that the team will shuffle around the driver lineup for his …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Evaluating the Rookie Battle, 9 Races In

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Youth is in the air. NASCAR’s future continues to show signs of fresh faces, along with a new generation of fans entering the sport. With so many drivers working through the rankings, opportunities have presented themselves for a select few to race against some of the best racers NASCAR has to offer. The elusive Sunoco …

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Big Wreck Mars XFINITY Series Qualifying

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A big wreck at the end of Group 2 has put a damper on XFINITY Series qualifying. Daniel Suarez, while shooting through the middle got clipped by Blake Koch and turned sideways in the middle of a 12-car pack. Among those involved included Landon Cassill, Harrison Rhodes, and Carlos Contreras. Kyle Busch, although not involved in the …

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