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Noah Gragson Grabs Pole for Bristol Xfinity Race

Noah Gragson wearing a hat and sunglasses, holding a water bottle, Bass Pro Shops/Black Rifle Coffee firesuit, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 2021 NASCAR Xfinity, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ regular season finale is Friday night (Sept. 18) at Bristol Motor Speedway. Noah Gragson will wheel his No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet from the pole in Thunder Valley. Gragson is on a two-race win streak, taking the checkered flag at both Darlington Raceway and Richmond Raceway. His JR Motorsports teammate Justin …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Truex Back on the Radar After Richmond Win

Martin Truex Jr. is often a NASCAR DraftKings pick on road courses, seen here at Circuit of the Americas. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Much of the championship talk has centered around Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson, the most dominant duo in the Cup Series this season. Larson has been a winning machine and Hamlin mind-bogglingly consistent. But while those two are at the forefront of most minds as they pursue their first Cup crown, a former champion reminded …

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5 Points to Ponder: Has JGR Surpassed Hendrick in These Playoffs?

2021 Richmond II Cup Chase Elliott William Byron Jared C Tilton Getty

(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

1. Joe Gibbs Racing hitting its stride, Hendrick faltering? At one point, Joe Gibbs Racing ran 1-2-3-4 on Saturday night at Richmond. Hendrick Motorsports, while close behind, didn’t seem poised to challenge the Toyotas up front. Sure, Chase Elliott led some laps and Kyle Larson came from the rear to the top five in no …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Late Cautions Elevate Noah Gragson to Victory; Dale Jr. Finishes 14th

2021 Richmond II NXS Noah Gragson drinking Sean Gardner Getty

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It seems all it took for Noah Gragson to win in 2021 was to sign a new contract with JR Motorsports for 2022. For the first time in his NASCAR Xfinity Series career, he has won back-to-back races, winning the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday.  Last week Gragson won at Darlington. Gragson …

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Noah Gragson Strikes Again at Richmond, Scores Back-to-Back Xfinity Wins

Noah Gragson holds American flag in victory lane at 2021 fall NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond Raceway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After winning last week at Darlington Raceway, Noah Gragson scored his second straight NASCAR Xfinity Series win in the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway Saturday (Sept. 11). Gragson held off Justin Haley after several late cautions to take home the trophy. “He (Haley) has the tires, but the thing that kept us alive were …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Gragson Ends Winless Drought at Darlington, Playoff Cutline Tightens

2021 darlington II NXS Noah Gragson woohoo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The 49-race winless streak for Noah Gragson was snapped in Saturday’s Sports Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway. Gragson was chasing Denny Hamlin for the lead before a caution with nine laps to go. The Xfinity Series field pitted, but Hamlin was penalized and sent to the rear of the field …

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Noah Gragson Scores 1st Xfinity Win of 2021 at Darlington

2021 darlington II NXS Noah Gragson celebrate NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Noah Gragson held on to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday (Sept. 4) afternoon. Denny Hamlin dominated for most of the afternoon and looked to have things well in hand, at least until he was sent to the rear on a late restart …

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Eyes On Xfinity: Noah Gragson a Dark Horse for the Title?

#9: Noah Gragson, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Bass Pros Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC

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Unlike NASCAR’s other two national series, the playoffs won’t be underway this weekend in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. That won’t start for another three weekends from now at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, after events at Darlington Raceway, Richmond Raceway and Bristol Motor Speedway. Even if most of the field is set for the postseason in …

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NASCAR Mailbox: For Most of the Cup Series, 2022 Starts Now

2021 Phoenix I Cup Austin Dillon Ryan Preece NKP

#3: Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road

When do non-playoff teams start preparing for next year now that they’re not eligible for the championship? Riley H. – Grand Rapids, Mich. About two days ago. Literally as soon as the car arrived back at the shop, most NASCAR Cup Series teams who missed the playoffs likely have focused any and all efforts on …

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