Race Weekend Central

Xfinity Breakdown: Christopher Bell Serves Notice with Dominating Atlanta Sweep

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If the old cliche that the “real” NASCAR season doesn’t start until after Daytona is really true, it could be a year full of NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers chasing Christopher Bell. Bell started from the pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway and dared any driver to beat him. Tyler Reddick looked like he might have a …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Fails To Win At Atlanta, Scores 1st Top 10

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Jeffrey Earnhardt had the chance to do what his grandfather Dale Earnhardt did nine times, win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The fourth-generation racer lined up on the outside of leader Christopher Bell on the final restart of the Rinnai 250 with an opportunity to steal a win away from his dominant Joe Gibbs Racing teammate. …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Avoids Headlines, Makes Progress in JGR Xfinity Debut

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The last thing that comes to mind when hearing the words Earnhardt and Daytona is uneventful. But that’s perhaps the perfect word to describe Jeffrey Earnhardt’s debut race with Joe Gibbs Racing, a lead-lap, 15th-place finish. It’s also more valuable than it may seem on the surface. Thanks to a penalty for changing tires post-qualifying, …

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Tyler Reddick Wins Pole For NASCAR Xfinity Race at Daytona, Jeffrey Earnhardt 2nd

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Tyler Reddick picked up right where he left off, even beating an Earnhardt at Daytona International Speedway. Last year’s winner in the season opener won the pole for Saturday’s (Feb. 16) NASCAR Experience 300 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Reddick went on to win the championship but switched teams in the offseason; he didn’t miss …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt, Xtreme Concepts Partnering For 2 Cup Races in 2019

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Jeffrey Earnhardt will run a limited 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule with a new team. Earnhardt was announced as the driver of Xtreme Concepts Racing’s No. 81 Toyota. They’re planning to run five NASCAR Xfinity Series and two MENCS races later this year. The XCI team will be a satellite for Joe Gibbs …

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Entry List: NASCAR Racing Experience 300

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series opens the 2019 season Saturday, Feb. 16, at Daytona International Speedway. 38 cars are entered with many drivers in different rides from the end of the 2018 season. New faces have also come to NASCAR’s second-tier division. JR Motorsports has four drivers entered this weekend.  Michael Annett moves from the No. …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Kyle Busch Wins Phoenix, Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr. Complete the Expected

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Who’s in the headline Heading into Phoenix, everybody and their brother was positive Kevin Harvick was going to stomp the competition into submission and make a statement about his position as the unquestioned favorite heading into Homestead. Someone forgot to tell Kyle Busch as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver took advantage of mistakes by nearly …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Aric Almirola Finally in Victory Lane After Stewart-Haas Domination at Talladega

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Who’s in the headline There is domination by drivers and domination by teams. Sunday was total domination by the Stewart-Haas Racing organization. They won every stage and the race with a different driver doing each, and the driver who didn’t win any of them finished second in all three. In the end, fuel mileage bit …

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Jeffrey Earnhardt Appreciative of Opportunity with Gaunt Brothers Racing

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Earnhardt is a name that is connected directly with the NASCAR fan base. But Jeffrey Earnhardt is just getting going. At 29 years old, Earnhardt has been around racing his entire life. He’s competed in NASCAR races since 2009, though he made it to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on a weekly basis beginning …

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Up to Speed: Did Kyle Larson Get Saved Again?

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Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway was supposed to be a good one for Kyle Larson.  In nine previous starts at the Monster Mile, he had only finished worse than 11th once.  Larson also looked great in the practice sessions leading up to the race.  It seemed like he was well-prepared to take on the …

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