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Matt Tifft Comfortable Stepping Into XFINITY Series Full-Time

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Coming back to Daytona International Speedway for the first time since undergoing surgery for a low-grade glioma in the brain last July, Matt Tifft is ready to start his first full-time season in any of NASCAR’s top three touring divisions. TIfft, 20, is taking over the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, replacing reigning XFINITY Series …

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Eyes on XFINITY: 5 Things to Watch for in 2017

2016 Kansas Speedway NXS Daniel Suarez photo credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Coming off a season that saw the inaugural Chase for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship, year two of the format has a lot of hype behind it. Over the off-season, NASCAR announced enhancements that would be implemented throughout the top three touring divisions, not just the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The enhancements will reward teams …

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Daniel Suarez Wins XFINITY Series Pole in Championship Race

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(Credit: Russell LaBounty / NKP)

The four XFINITY Series championship contenders won’t have to go far to battle at the front on Saturday afternoon. Daniel Suarez was the last car to go out in the final round of qualifying and jumped his No. 19 car to the top of the board. With a lap of 31.779 seconds (169.924 mph), Suarez …

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NASCAR Penalizes Nearly Two Dozen Teams in Texas

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(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

On Wednesday, NASCAR released the weekly penalty report stemming from Texas.  Compared to recent weeks, this one was quite the doozy. In the Sprint Cup Series, Joey Logano‘s No. 22 Ford that finished second Sunday night was found to have one loose lugnut.  As a result, the No. 22 has been hit with a P2 …

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Entry List: Tifft Headlines XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge

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(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series returns this weekend to Texas Motor Speedway for the second race in its Chase Round of 8 following two off weeks. Just two more races remain before the field will be cut to the Championship 4 who will compete for an XFINITY title at Homestead. As of Monday, there are 40 cars entered for …

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NASCAR Mailbox: The Impact of Limiting Cup Drivers in Lower Series

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

After years of receiving criticism about NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers dominating races in the XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series, the sanctioning body finally listened to people. On Wednesday morning, NASCAR announced it would limit the participation of Sprint Cup drivers in the lower two divisions, with a maximum of 10 races allowed …

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Rejuvenated Matt Tifft Thankful, Ready for Truck Series Return at Chicagoland

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A familiar, smiling face has rejoined the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series paddock ahead of Friday’s American Ethanol E15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway, and he’s grateful for the opportunity to return. Less than three months after undergoing surgery to remove a low-grade glioma in the brain, Matt Tifft returns to action in Red Horse Racing’s No. 11 …

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John Wes Townley, Daniel Hemric Lead the Way in Chicagoland Truck Practices

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KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 06: John Wes Townley, driver of the #05 Jive Communications Chevrolet, wins the Keystone Light Pole Award during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway on May 6, 2016 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

John Wes Townley led the opening practice of a pivotal weekend at Chicagoland Speedway for the Camping World Truck Series at a speed of 175.182 mph. Townley, winless on the season, is in a must-win scenario in order to make the inaugural Chase for the championship in the Truck Series. Five-time winner and championship leader …

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Matt Tifft Details Recovery, Announces Upcoming Test at Hickory Speedway

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

After spending over two months away from the racetrack recovering from surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, Joe Gibbs Racing and Red Horse Racing driver Matt Tifft made his way to the media center at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday with good news. Tifft is in good health and has been cleared to return …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: Coke Zero 400 Reminder of NASCAR Plate Race Problems

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(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

The Key Moment – On the final restart, Brad Keselowski got a much-needed push from teammate Joey Logano. Behind him, the Busch brothers battled (though not with paddles, in a bottle, on poodles). Team Penske’s Logano faded and Keselowski, topping off a dominant night, went on to score his first win at Daytona International Speedway. In a …

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