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Xfinity Breakdown: Ty Gibbs Shows Off Undeniable Talent at The Glen

#54: Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Monster Energy (credit: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If you are part of the crowd that believes Ty Gibbs is driving a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the NASCAR Xfinity Series based purely on who his grandfather is, hopefully, his performance on Saturday at Watkins Glen International changed your mind. Gibbs led a race-high 43 laps and outdueled — cleanly — two of …

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Michael Annett Cleared to Race at Watkins Glen

2021 Phoenix I NXS Michael Annett NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Michael Annett is medically cleared to compete at Watkins Glen International after missing the last two NASCAR Xfinity Series events due to an injury, JR Motorsports announced Wednesday, Aug. 4. He had surgery to repair a stress fracture in his leg and missed Atlanta Motor Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Austin Dillon and Josh …

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Josh Berry Filling In for Michael Annett at New Hampshire

Josh Berry

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Update (July 12, 4:50 p.m.): NASCAR announced July 12 that it has approved a playoff waiver for Michael Annett, meaning he will be able to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs, should be qualify. — Josh Berry will substitute for JR Motorsports driver Michael Annett in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on July 17 at New …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Going Out On Top; Kyle Busch Wins No. 102 at Atlanta

2021 Atlanta NXS Kyle Busch checkered flag NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

His NASCAR Xfinity Series career began on May 24, 2003, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His first victory was at Richmond Raceway on May 14, 2004. But was Kyle Busch’s 102nd victory in his 362nd career start the final time the 2009 Xfinity Series champion competes in NASCAR’s second-tier division? According to Busch, that very well …

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Last-Minute Call Lands Austin Dillon in JR Motorsports’ No. 1

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Traveling to Atlanta with his grandfather ended up being a good thing for both Austin Dillon and JR Motorsports on Saturday (July 10). In Atlanta earlier than planned, Dillon was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday with Richard Childress. At the same time, JR Motorsports was in search of a driver for its No. 1 …

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Michael Annett Out at Atlanta Due to Injury; Austin Dillon Fills In

2021 Road America NXS Michael Annett car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

JR Motorsports driver Michael Annett will miss the Credit Karma Money 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday (July 10) due to a leg injury. Annett missed the Corn Belt 150 at Knoxville Raceway Friday because of the injury and felt hopeful about racing Saturday. Unfortunately, the injury wasn’t in his …

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Michael Annett Competing for Young’s Motorsports at Knoxville

Michael Annett folded arms before 2021 Charlotte Xfinity race NKP

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Michael Annett will wheel the No. 02 for Young’s Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Knoxville Speedway, the team announced Monday, July 5. Annett’s truck will carry sponsorship from TMC Transportation. It’s Annett’s first Truck event since 2014 at Eldora Speedway in which he finished 25th. He ran nine total Truck …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Austin Cindric Kicks Off Championship Defense With Daytona Win

Pack racing at Daytona

#54: Ty Dillon, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Bass Pro Shops #02: Brett Moffitt, Our Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Fr8Auctions #22: Austin Cindric, Team Penske, Ford Mustang Verizon 5G

For the first two stages of Saturday’s (Feb. 13) Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Xfinity Series field played nice with one another. But in stage three, all hell broke loose, with the race’s complexion changing multiple times. By the end of the race, it was reigning NASCAR Xfinity …

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Michael Annett Returning to JR Motorsports in 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

JR Motorsports will keep its stable of full-time drivers together for the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series, as Michael Annett will return to the team in the No. 1 Chevrolet, as will his primary sponsor Pilot Flying J, the team announced Nov. 5. Annett has driven for JR Motorsports since 2017. The 34-year-old will join Noah …

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Title Hopes End for Brandon Brown, Harrison Burton, Michael Annett & Riley Herbst

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series finished up its Round of 12 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Oct. 10. When the checkered flag flew, eight drivers’ hopes of reaching glory in Phoenix Raceway survived, while another four had theirs collapse. Brandon Brown, Harrison Burton, Michael Annett and Riley Herbst were on the wrong side of the …

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