Race Weekend Central

Did You Notice?: 2020 NASCAR Prospects Need Patience… & Potential Rides

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Did You Notice? … Brandon Jones won his third race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season at Darlington Raceway? Jones capitalized on a wreck in front of him, when the top two cars driven by Denny Hamlin and Ross Chastain hit the wall heading to the white-flag lap. But Jones put himself in position to win …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who is Bound to Make a Surprise Run at the Cup Title?

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Kyle Busch has had one of the worst years in his NASCAR Cup Series career this season, but that has not stopped him from making the playoffs in 2020. After the first race of the playoffs at Darlington Raceway, he sits only seven points above the cutline, but after a sixth-place finish, he should be …

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Beside the Rising Tide: After the Boys of Summer Are Gone 

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With Labor Day weekend marking the traditional (though not actual) end of the summer season, I fear other plans might have caused some of you to miss Saturday’s (Sept. 5) NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway. If you did, that’s too bad, because it was arguably one of the best NASCAR-sanctioned races of this …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Darlington Brings Wall Contact & Horses to Play

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Oh yes, Darlington. On Labor Day weekend, this is where NASCAR fans go to sweat gallons of fluid and take in some interesting racing. Viewers had three very different races on the schedule on the egg-shaped oval. Cook Out Southern 500 The centerpiece of Throwback Weekend was 500 miles at Darlington Raceway. I don’t think …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Ryan Sieg Strong Third-Place Darlington Cinderella

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A little bit of everything happened in the final 30 laps of Saturday’s (Sept. 5) exciting NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway: a Cinderella (Ryan Sieg), a red-flag crash and a nip-and-tuck battle for the win. In the end, Brandon Jones seized the lead in the last two laps, charging from third place to …

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Ross Chastain-Denny Hamlin Battle For Win Ends In Heartbreak At Darlington

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The Ross Chastain – Denny Hamlin battle for the lead in the final few laps of the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Saturday (Sept. 5) at Darlington Raceway ended in heartbreak. After passing Ryan Sieg for the lead on lap 127, Chastain had to hold off Hamlin’s quicker No. 54 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing. He …

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Late Contact Allows Brandon Jones to Sneak Past, Win NASCAR Xfinity Race at Darlington

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Brandon Jones put himself in position to win Saturday afternoon (Sept. 5) in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The Lady in Black combined with Lady Luck to take care of the rest. Jones charged past Ross Chastain and Denny Hamlin to win the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway. He was the beneficiary when …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Intensity in Daytona, Justin Haley Reflects on Xfinity Win

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Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an intensity-filled weekend of racing at Daytona International Speedway, while debating if the race should remain the regular-season finale for the NASCAR Cup Series (spoiler: one says yes, the other didn’t enjoy the race). William Byron solidified his spot into the playoffs by winning …

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Kaulig Racing Teammates Clash on Final Lap in Daytona

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When the NASCAR Xfinity Series competes on a superspeedway track, Kaulig Racing is the team to beat. Case in point: Friday night’s (Aug. 28) Wawa 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Based off the new qualifying equation that sets starting lineups, Kaulig drivers Ross Chastain started the race on the front row in second, with Justin …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Justin Allgaier and Chase Briscoe Tame the Monster, Playoff Bubble Tightens

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For one driver, Saturday (Aug. 22) was sweet relief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. For the other, Sunday (Aug. 23) was a stepping stone back up to the top. Those were the circumstances surrounding Justin Allgaier and Chase Briscoe, the respective winners of the twin runnings of the Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway. For …

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