Race Weekend Central

Christopher Bell Guns-a-Blazing in Texas Qualifying to Take XFINITY Pole

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Following the week off, the NASCAR XFINITY Series returns at Texas Motor Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Christopher Bell was the fastest driver in qualifying securing his fifth pole of the 2018 season. Shane Lee in the No.3 car just missed out on pole and will roll off alongside Bell on the front …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Chevrolet Finally Reaching Their Full Potential?

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Going into the 2018 season, Chevrolet was predicted to dominate with the new Camaro ZL1 body, but 2018 has been anything but dominant for the manufacturer. Now that we are well into the playoffs and the season is winding down, it seems as if the manufacturer as a whole has gotten its act together and …

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XFINITY Breakdown: John Hunter Nemechek Captures 1st Win in Wild Race at Kansas, Heartbreak for Daniel Hemric

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Expectations were high for John Hunter Nemechek when he was announced as the driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet for the majority of the 2018 season. The youngster lived up to those expectations in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, winning his first career XFINITY Series race. Nemechek began the race …

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John Hunter Nemechek Claims 1st Career XFINITY Win at Kansas

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John Hunter Nemechek became the third driver this season to park the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro in Victory Lane for Chip Ganassi Racing, winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. It was his first NXS win for his career and the sixth for Ganassi in 2018. #ChipLikesWinners@JHNemechek | #KSL300 pic.twitter.com/32h3QqzbvV — Kansas …

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Opening Lap Wreck Takes Out XFINITY Playoff Contenders

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The opening lap of the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway featured a massive wreck in Turn 2, taking out multiple playoff contenders and setting up a bizarre first stage. WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. Half of the #NASCARPlayoffs Round of 8 is involved in an #XfinitySeries lap one wreck. pic.twitter.com/AJi2QMJ9n0 — Xfinity Racing …

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Christopher Bell Wins At Dover As Matt Tifft, Ross Chastain Battle For Last XFINITY Playoff Spot

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Dover International Speedway produced a ho-hum NASCAR XFINITY Series race for the first 161 laps of its 200-lap, 200-mile race. Then, out of nowhere, all heck broke loose as the pressure to advance in the playoffs took center stage. A pair of late cautions shuffled the field around, pitting Matt Tifft, Austin Cindric and Ross …

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Justin Allgaier Sweeps Fast Friday Practice Sessions at Dover

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Justin Allgaier dominated practice at the Dover International Speedway on Friday. The spring race winner has been on a downhill slide as of late and is in an odd position for a driver who won the regular season championship. Allgaier needs to have a solid afternoon Saturday or he could face elimination. The weekend though …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Gets Redemption on Tough Season, Scores 1st Career Win

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There’s no way around it: 2018 has been a tough season for Chase Briscoe. He made up for it in Saturday’s (Sept. 29) Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL, winning his first-career XFINITY Series race. Briscoe began the 55-lap race in ninth, but it was a strategy call by crew chief …

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Justin Allgaier Loses Points in ROVAL Race After Contact with Austin Cindric

Justin Allgaer on the ROVAL (Photo: Phil Allaway)

For JR Motorsports’ Justin Allgaier, Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200 was supposed to be a key race for him to pick up points on the field after his crash at Richmond.  After all, Allgaier came into the race having won previous road races at Mid-Ohio and Road America back in August.  The race started …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s In & Who’s Out After the ROVAL?

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Kyle Busch’s victory on Saturday at Richmond was his 50th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. Realistically, with how many wins can Busch end his Cup career? Christian Koelle: 85-95 victories are possible for Kyle Busch. He could get to roughly right under David Pearson, and who knows, he could pass Pearson and be right …

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