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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte

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Kyle Busch led more than half the laps in the Drive for the Cure 300, but he wasn’t around for the one that counted. Instead, Busch ended the night in the garage as Austin Dillon made a clean sweep of Charlotte Motor Speedway, bookending his win in the May Xfinity Series race. Dillon, who started …

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Happiness Is… R.A.S, Regulars, and Sochi

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Another week, another sense that the sky is falling on NASCAR. The stands this past weekend showed a less than stellar crowd in attendance. Whether that can be credited to the threat of rain and overall gloomy weather, the popularity of football, or the fact that Dover is not what it once was, it doesn’t …

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Eyes on Xfinity: What Does the Future Look Like for Regan Smith?

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A headache the morning after a win is usually a good thing. Celebrating a solid, hard-earned victory is what life is all about in NASCAR. But then again, who actually likes having a hangover? Regan Smith does not know who he will be racing for in 2016, or in what series he will compete within. …

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Pace Laps: The Closer Does it Again, Safety 1st, and NHRA Keystone Nationals

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Sprint Cup Series: The Closer is Back in It – Sunday afternoon at Dover International Speedway was simply Kevin Harvick’s day of reckoning. Between the unscheduled stop for fuel with two laps to go last week at New Hampshire to the drop of the green flag at the Monster Mile, the story became ever-so simple for …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Hisense 200 at Dover

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The rain played some games with the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover International Speedway on Saturday. High winds amidst a wet track highlight the Hisense 200. But when it was all said and done, Regan Smith went to Victory Lane for the second time this year. Taking advantage of a red flag due to rain …

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Regan Smith Charges to Monstrous Victory in 2015 Hisense 200 at Dover

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Sometimes, it all just comes together. When Elliott Sadler took two tires for the final restart on lap 118, a chance was taken as rain dropped seconds later, freezing the field under red flag. When the 30-minute red flag was lifted, however, Regan Smith pushed Sadler clear of the field and passed him eight laps …

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NASCAR 101: If You Watch 1 Xfinity Race All Year, Make It Kentucky

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Maybe you regularly follow the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Maybe you don’t. There’s no judgment either way; these days, at its best the series is an entertaining ramp-up into the Sprint Cup Series event the following day, but there’s also the fact that it is, indeed, a warmup, the race where some of the Cup full-timers …

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TaxSlayer Returning to JR Motorsports in 2016

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JR Motorsports sewed up more support for 2016 on Wednesday. The team announced it has re-signed TaxSlayer, longtime team partner, to a 10-race deal in 2016. The company will serve as primary sponsor for the races on the team’s No. 7 and No. 88 cars during the Xfinity Series season. No driver lineups were announced. …

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Eyes on Xfinity: What’s the Future for JR Motorsports?

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See ya later, Chase. Come February at Daytona, the metallic blue No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet will no longer be racing on Saturday afternoons. Instead, it is getting a promotion. It is not like JR Motorsports really has a choice. If it were up to the team, it would want to keep reigning Xfinity Series champion …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond

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Sprint Cup Series regulars had won the last 20-plus races in the Xfinity Series at Richmond International Raceway… until Friday night that is. Chase Elliott, the defending NXS champion, broke a 39-race winless streak and pulled away for the victory in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 following a quick stop from his pit crew …

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