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Brandon Brown Replaces Josh Bilicki at RSS Racing for Richmond Xfinity Event

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Brandon Brown‘s 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff bid is still alive. The primary driver of the No. 86 Chevrolet Camaro for his family-owned Brandonbilt Motorsports will not be behind the wheel of the car at Richmond Raceway this weekend, as Mason Diaz will be making his season debut. “What an amazing season 2019 has been …

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Eyes on XFINITY: JP Motorsports Surviving Rookie Campaign

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There are sure to be growing pains whenever a new team owner enters NASCAR. That’s exactly what Jerry Hattaway, co-owner of JP Motorsports, is discovering in 2018. Hattaway, a California native, has run a successful construction company, Crystal Clear Quality Home Improvement, for years. An avid race fan and friend to Derrike Cope, Hattaway wanted to …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Goes Back-to-Back on Road Courses

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Justin Allgaier has always been an underrated road course driver, but in 2018, he’s forced into the conversation. And on Saturday (Aug. 25) at Road America, he drove the No. 7 car to its second consecutive victory when making right-hand turns. Allgaier took the green flag from 11th and had an eventful race, just like …

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Josh Bilicki Looking to Pounce in XFINITY Road Courses

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

 2018 was the start of a new chapter for driver Josh Bilicki. For the first time, he would have a steady home, his own NASCAR race seat at JP Motorsports in the XFINITY Series. Sponsor Prevagen jumped onboard his No. 45 Toyota entry and the year was a go just two weeks out from Daytona …

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The Underdog House: A Day At The Not-So-Magic Mile

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Think Small It was a day we thought wasn’t going to happen. The rain was making its debut on Sunday morning in Loudon, New Hampshire, and the odds of July 22 turning into a race day seemed next to impossible. Nevertheless, NASCAR rallied forward to keep the track dry, quickly adapted its schedule and eventually …

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Justin Allgaier Hold Off Teammate to Win OneMain Financial 200, Dash 4 Cash Bonus at Dover

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Justin Allgaier picked up his first win of the 2018 XFINITY Series season in Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway. The JR Motorsports driver led the most laps – 104 – and held off a late charge by teammate Elliott Sadler to win by 0.306 seconds. Allgaier also earned the $100,000 Dash 4 …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Richmond Brings More FOX Side-by-Side Action

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Richmond Raceway put on two fairly different races last weekend.  One was going to be one of the fastest Cup races ever at Richmond until a series of late cautions.  The other was not quite as clean. Toyota Owners 400 Last weekend’s races were moved back to nighttime in response to fan input.  Well, it’s …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Josh Bilicki Earning Respect of Veteran Drivers

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

One month ago, the name Josh Bilicki might have been ignored, having only competed in four career XFINITY Series races, only one of which had come in 2017. But coming off a career-best 12th-place finish at Road America, the road course veteran is trying to work his way up the proverbial ladder of NASCAR. Bilicki, 22, …

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The Underdog House: NASCAR About to Get Silly?

(Photo: Barry Cantrell/NKP)

Think Small Track surfaces aren’t the inly thing heating up as summertime hits full swing.  NASCAR’s Silly Season is coming, and while so far, it’s been confined to rumblings and rumors, there’s potential for things to blow up.  While most of the speculation concerns the bigger teams in the sport, including who will fill the …

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NASCAR 101: Meet the 5 Drivers Making Their Cup Debuts at Sonoma

(Photo: Barry Cantrell / NKP)

Remember the beginning of this month, when this column covered Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debuts and how they were up in 2017? Turns out we were just getting started. At that point, four drivers had (or were about to) make their series debuts in 2017, with the addition of Ryan Sieg and Ross Chastain …

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