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2019 Xfinity Series Review, Pt. 1: Playoff Teams, Big 3 Dominate

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The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season was set to be promising from the beginning of the year, with many of its top drivers returning. Three of the series’ Championship 4 contenders from 2018 were back with vengeance, as Tyler Reddick was looking to repeat as champion, even though he swapped Chevrolet teams from JR Motorsports …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Dover Teases But Ultimately Offers No Surprises

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One of the more curious aspects of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season is how it’s managed to simultaneously subvert and reinforce its own narratives all year long. Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick won enough races to be part of a Big Three, but most people still consider Christopher Bell the favorite for the championship. …

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Michael Annett’s Breakout Season Continues, Advances to Round of 8

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Michael Annett may just be the most improved driver in all of NASCAR in 2019. The eight-year Xfinity Series veteran finished sixth at Dover International Speedway on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 5) to continue his playoff run and clinch his spot in the Round of 8. “Definitely a ton of relief,” Annett said. “I obviously have …

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Christopher Bell, AJ Allmendinger Lead NASCAR Xfinity Practice Sessions at Charlotte ROVAL

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Christopher Bell and AJ Allmendinger led two practice sessions Friday afternoon (Sept. 27) for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive For The Cure 250. In first practice, it was Bell who had the top speed of 98.853 mph. Cindric was second followed by Allmendinger, Garrett Smithley and Chase Briscoe rounding out the top-five drivers. There were …

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Michael Annett Points Racing in Opening Round of Playoffs

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Michael Annett entered the 2019 Xfinity Series playoffs with one mission: points racing. That’s exactly what the No. 1 team did on Friday night (Sept. 20) at Richmond Raceway in the playoff opener. The No. 1 car qualified 10th, the worst of the three JR Motorsports teams that made the playoffs. During the majority of …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Previewing the 2019 Playoffs

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The regular season of NASCAR is complete. The Xfinity Series has raced from coast-to-coast, creating a “Big Three” — and heated rivalries. But it’s time for the postseason. Action has been fast and furious in 2019, with drivers returning to the series and stepping up their win totals. Veteran drivers have come back to relevance, …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Kyle Larson Gears Up for Postseason

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss a frantic weekend of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick dominated the Brickyard 400 en route to his third win of 2019. But the bigger story was the playoff battle, which saw Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman race their way into the postseason, while …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Playoff Cutoff Brings Hyperfocus

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Oh boy. Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is a race that has been problematic for NASCAR over the last decade. It appears that they never properly gave penance for the fiasco in 2008. As a result, the race is a shell of it’s former self. It’s a great shame. Yes, there were apparently 65,000 people at …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Feels Like the First Time 

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Rather unexpectedly, NASCAR’s top three touring divisions have welcomed some first-time winning drivers and teams lately.  On Thursday night (July 11) at Kentucky Speedway, Tyler Ankrum drove his David Gilliland-owned Toyota to victory, a first for both the rookie driver and the team. It was only Ankrum’s 12th start in the Truck Series, as he …

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Michael Annett’s Confidence Continues to Rise in 2019

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Coming into 2019, Michael Annett needed something to go right, as his 2018 was horrendous. Fast forward halfway through the season, it could be argued the Iowa native is the most improved driver in NASCAR, which includes a victory at Daytona. Annett’s success continued on Friday evening (July 12) at Kentucky Speedway. The No. 1 …

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