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Xfinity Breakdown: 2022 Pacific Office Automation 147 at Portland Proves Wet & Wild

Portland

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Well, that was interesting. AJ Allmendinger took home the win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Pacific Office Automation 147 at Portland International Raceway yesterday amidst the most chaotic race so far this season. The Pacific Northwest rain was unrelenting and made the track surface as slick as glass in some sections. Naturally, this led to …

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Restarts, Rain Prove to Be Troublesome in Xfinity Series Debut at Portland

Portland

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

At the green flag for the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ debut race Portland International Raceway, Sam Mayer spun through traffic in the opening chicane while polesitter Anthony Alfredo and second-place starter Austin Hill missed the first turn completely. It was a sign of things to come. By the time the dust settled, 12 cars had crashed …

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Jesse Iwuji, NFL Legend Emmitt Smith Starting Xfinity Team

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Emmitt Smith is planning to move into the world of NASCAR ownership. Smith will partner with NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji on a NASCAR Xfinity Series team in 2022, NBC Sports reports. Jesse Iwuji Motorsports will feature Iwuji in the driver’s seat. Iwuji has five Xfinity starts, one coming in 2021, with a best finish of …

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Jesse Iwuji Wins 4th iRacing Fan Vote for Chicago Street Course

2021 Chicago street iRacing preview eNASCAR photo iRacing

(Photo: iRacing via NASCAR Media)

For the fifth eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event in 2021, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Jesse Iwuji will join the NASCAR Cup Series virtual field this Wednesday, June 2. After winning his fourth fan vote award, Iwuji will be a part of the first ever NASCAR-sanctioned event on the newly added Chicago Street Course, a …

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Jesse Iwuji Wins 3rd Pro Invitational Fan Vote to Join Dale Earnhardt Jr, Clint Bowyer & NASCAR Cup Field

iRacing at Talladega

(Photo: NASCAR Media)

Before NASCAR’s best take to the Austin, Texas-based Circuit of the Americas in real life competition for the first time ever this coming weekend, they’ll do virtual battle on iRacing on Wednesday, May 19. The field for Round Four of the 2021 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Inviational Series at COTA has been set. Among them will …

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NASCAR’s Next-Gen Cars To Be Raced in iRacing Pro Invitational Darlington Event

iRacing at Talladega

(Photo: NASCAR Media)

Last time, it was youth over experience that headlined the iRacing Pro Invitational Series entry list. This time around, it will be experience meeting the future. Race fans will see the NASCAR Next-Gen race cars take to the virtual track for the first time on May 5, as iRacing has added them into their service. …

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Did You Notice?: Denny Hamlin Letting Dominant NASCAR Season Slip Through His Fingers

2021 Cup Richmond Denny Hamlin Headshot (Credit: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Did You Notice? … Denny Hamlin has had the best start to a season statistically in his NASCAR career? Hamlin currently leads the points by 81 over teammate Martin Truex Jr., over a full race’s worth, while piling up eight top-five finishes in nine starts. His average finish of 4.2 is less than half the total …

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Jesse Iwuji Teaming With BJ McLeod Motorsports for 3 Races

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

BJ McLeod Motorsports will field Jesse Iwuji in three of the final four NASCAR Xfinity Series races of 2020, according to TobyChristie.com. Iwuji will pilot the team’s No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 17, Texas Motor Speedway on Oct. 24 and in the season finale at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 7. He …

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