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XFINITY Breakdown: Kyle Larson Wins, Weather Cuts Inaugural Pocono Green 250 Short

[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

It has been approximately seven months since Kyle Larson pulled into Victory Lane in any of NASCAR’s premier divisions. However, that all changed Saturday for the inaugural XFINITY Series contest at Pocono Raceway. The forecast predicted that after Friday’s half-day full of rain, Saturday would have a blue, sunny sky with a slight chance of …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Sweeps XFINITY Series Practice Sessions at Pocono

(Photo: Russell LaBounty NKP)

For the first time in XFINITY Series history, race cars logged laps on Pocono Raceway. Joe Gibbs Racing led the way, topping the charts in both practice sessions on Thursday. Practice One:  Defending Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch led the opening practice at 170.171 mph, over a tenth of a second faster than his closest competition, …

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Eyes on XFINITY: JR Motorsports on the Rise?

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

In recent weeks, a stronger sense of parity appears to be emerging in the XFINITY Series. Thanks to Kyle Busch spending a few weeks away from NASCAR’s second-tier division, some new faces have had the opportunity to reach victory lane.  Erik Jones has notched two wins in the last five races, one of which came …

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Pace Laps: From Dragsters to Dover, Close Finishes; Wow Verstappen

Sprint Cup: A Monster Show at Dover Honestly, it’s been a while since there’s been a stimulating race at Dover International Speedway. In making it one of the best races seen on the 1-mile concrete oval, Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism, however, saw frantic restarts, fabulous usage of the racing grooves and a number …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud – Kyle Busch’s Late Push Snatches Victory in Texas

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Who’s in the headline – The early leader in 2016 Cup season is Joe Gibbs Racing. The organization started the season with Denny Hamlin‘s win at Daytona and now has back-to-back wins with Kyle Busch. Busch’s recent success, coupled with his impressive consistency over the first seven races (six finishes of fourth or better) has him …

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Eyes on XFINITY: A Step Down is a Step Up for Allgaier

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Justin Allgaier is back in familiar territory. After a two-year stint in the Sprint Cup Series, he has returned to the XFINITY Series to race for a championship. He finished 12th at Daytona in his first race with JR Motorsports, putting himself in contention for the win before a pit road speeding penalty doomed his chances …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Justin Allgaier

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

The 2015 season saw Justin Allgaier return to the HScott Motorsports team for a second season, this time with a teammate in tow. The growing organization, led by owner Harry Scott Jr., had a full year under its belt and came in with high hopes. But the year didn’t end up quite the way anyone …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500 at Phoenix

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Who… gets my shoutout of the race? If we learned one thing this year, it’s that with the current race car configuration, it’s hard to pass. Even if you have a fast car, making a pass is easier said than done. And while both Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson put themselves in bad positions via penalties …

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Pace Laps: Revenge, Free Agency, and Champions Crowned

Photo Credit: NHRA Media

Sprint Cup Series: They’re at it again. Just as Joey Logano had visions a fourth consecutive win of 2015 and first at Martinsville Speedway, Matt Kenseth came back on track multiple laps down and all the eyes turned to the other yellow car of Kenseth. Heated from the Kansas spin off Logano’s bumper two weeks …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? So many drivers had strong finishes Sunday, but the real praise belongs to Martinsville Speedway. One of the last short tracks on the NASCAR schedule, it’s still the best of the best, and Sunday’s show had it all: drama, hard racing, underdogs, and a legend of the sport …

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