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Xfinity Breakdown: Texas Scrambles 2020 NXS Championship Race

Noah Gragson Richmond 2020

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Everything is indeed bigger in Texas for the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series… including the drama. Suddenly, the NXS championship race is all scrambled up. With many title contenders falling victim to over-aggressive moves, bent fenders and hurt feelings, it was playoff driver Noah Gragson who looked as if he would fight through it all and …

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Last-Lap, Last-Gasp Pass For Harrison Burton Wins NXS Race at Texas

2020 Kansas II NXS Harrison Burton NKP

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In a surprise ending to the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Harrison Burton snuck past Noah Gragson on the final turn to snag his third victory of the season. Gragson, who took the lead with 15 laps to go, was in the midst of traffic when Burton closed …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Cruises to Victory Again, Other Playoff Contenders Stumble

Chase Briscoe Kansas II Win 2020 2

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You can now eliminate the word “worry” and all synonyms related to the word from Chase Briscoe’s vocabulary because in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, he was simply dominant – and all synonyms related to the word too.

 Briscoe won both stages, much like he did at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and he …

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Late-Race Crash at Kansas Sends Anthony Alfredo Rolling, Involves Playoff Contenders

Anthony Alfredo Kansas II 2020

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With just 28 laps remaining in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Kansas Lottery 300, all hell broke loose on a restart and Anthony Alfredo wound up on his lid. The rare non-superspeedway flip occurred when Alfredo, Justin Allgaier and Brandon Brown were side-by-side near the apron heading into the first turn. Alfredo and Brown were back …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Racing in the Rain, AJ Allmendinger Chats Xfinity Victory at ROVAL

2020 Charlotte NXS AJ Allmendinger Checkers NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss rain racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, as it played a factor in both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series races.Chase Elliott scored the victory in the Cup race, his fourth straight win on a road course. The duo chats his road …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Splashes About in Charlotte

2020 CharlotteROVAL NCS Alex Bowman Car NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Charlotte was … drier than expected. I was convinced that it was going to rain all day Saturday and all day Sunday. We ended up with two races in the rain Saturday and the Cup race starting on a drying track. It made for some interesting television, to say the least. Bank of America ROVAL …

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AJ Allmendinger Nabs Xfinity Victory in Wet & Wild Spectacle at Charlotte ROVAL

2020 Charlotte NXS AJ Allmendinger Checkers NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Heavy rains on a road course, what could possibly go wrong? After dealing with both a downpour and a hard-charging Chase Briscoe, AJ Allmendinger went back to victory lane at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Saturday, Oct. 10. Allmendinger’s win in the Drive for the Cure 250 marked his second victory of 2020, as …

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

2020 Charlotte NXS Brandon Brown Car NKP

(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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Fire on Fridays: Must-Win Teams That Should Use Road Course Experts to Advance in NASCAR Playoffs

Austin Cindric

(Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and heading into an elimination race below the cutline means a team must pull out all the stops to try to advance. It’s Hail Mary time, and sometimes an unconventional approach, such as using a road-course racing expert rather than your regular driver, might just work. This weekend, the …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Justin Haley Stays Perfect on Superspeedways

2020 Talladega II NXS Justin Haley burnout NKP 1

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NASCAR realigned the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to Talladega Superspeedway. The venue change benefitted Justin Haley most as he led the final two laps en route to winning the 2020 Ag-Pro 300 on Saturday (Oct. 3). It is Haley’s third straight win on a superspeedway as …

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