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Beyond The Cockpit: Regan Smith on Early Learning, Twitter & Davey Allison

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Each week on the NASCAR Xfinity Series circuit, Regan Smith brings the expertise of four full-time Sprint Cup seasons in his pocket. Racing against fields swarmed with young, fresh talent – a number of which share elbow room at JR Motorsports – Smith has the proper respect and knowledge to fight for a non-Chase championship. As …

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Happiness Is… TV, Ohio & Bills

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The nightmare season continues.   With another lackluster finish at Watkins Glen, Jeff Gordon continues his magical mystery tour, with the mystery being how far back in the field he’ll finish each race. Even the race before, at Pocono, Gordon and co. appeared lost, hanging out midpack for much of the event before their fuel-mileage …

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Eyes on Xfinity: 5 Drivers That Must Step Up… Now

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There are only a few months left in the NASCAR Xfinity Series season. As time flies by amidst the roar of 40 racecars, the championship battle is heating up as the pressure to perform each week increases exponentially. The top three in the championship standings – Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon and Chase Elliott – are separated …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

Joey Logano poses with the trophy after winning the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International

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Who’s in the headline – Weekend sweeps seem to happen quite frequently these days, with some of the winning drivers from the Cup Series running the companion races that are scheduled on many race weekends. Surprisingly, this weekend featured the first time such a sweep took place at Watkins Glen. Joey Logano had never run a …

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Pace Laps: Missing Expectations, Flying Fists, and Surprise Contenders

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Sprint Cup Series: Oh, What Might Have Been… Watkins Glen is sold every year as the last regular season “wild card” race, the last place an underdog can work his way into the Chase under the right circumstances. There were high hopes entering the weekend for defending winner AJ Allmendinger, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Zippo 200 at the Glen

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Dominance is an understatement. It’s more like destroying the competition at this point. Team Penske’s incredible 2015 season continued at Watkins Glen International for the Zippo 200, where the team brought a second car to the track for the first time this year. Well, the decision paid off for the organization. Joey Logano took control at …

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Regan Smith, RCR Drivers Tangle at the Glen

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Throughout recent years, road courses have produced short track tempers, and Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen was no exception. This time it was JR Motorsports driver Regan Smith and Richard Childress Racing drivers Brendan Gaughan and Ty Dillon. On a lap 40 restart, Dillon made an aggressive move going into turn one, …

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Joey Logano Wins 2015 Zippo 200 at the Glen, Penske Racing 1-2

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They started first and second, led nearly all of the laps … and finished first and second. It was that kind of day for Team Penske drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski, with Logano taking the checkered flag first in the Zippo 200 at the Glen. Logano’s 25th Xfinity Series victory did not come easy. After …

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Cup Drivers Dominate 2nd Zippo 200 Practice at the Glen

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Sprint Cup regulars continued their domination of the Xfinity Series on Friday, placing four Cup drivers in the top five in final practice at Watkins Glen. Kyle Larson topped the charts with a fast lap of 123.623 mph. Joey Logano, who paced the first practice, was second with a lap of 122.223 mph. Paul Menard …

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Team Penske Sweeps Opening Zippo 200 Practice at Watkins Glen

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Team Penske swept the opening round of practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 200 on Friday, with Joey Logano besting teammate Brad Keselowski for the top spot. Logano, who is looking to win his first NXS race at the Glen, turned a lap of 122.452 mph. Keselowski, the 2013 winner of this race, ran …

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