Race Weekend Central

Noah Gragson Secures Pole in Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky in First Race of Xfinity Doubleheader

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series goes to the Bluegrass State for a doubleheader on Thursday and Friday (July 9-10). JR Motorsports driver Noah Gragson is on the pole for Thursday’s Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky Speedway. Gragson hopes to win his third race of the season at the 1.5-mile track. He finished sixth in last year’s …

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Xfinity Breakdown: A Tale Of Two Homesteads For Chase Briscoe

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There was a lot of parody that happened between the first Homestead race and the second Homestead for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Ryan Sieg won stage one in both races. Justin Allgaier had problems getting into the wall late in the race. Noah Gragson was the most dominating car, especially on long runs. Late-race cautions …

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Harrison Burton Outlasts Field to Win from Pole at Homestead

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Nineteen-year-old Harrison Burton came out of nowhere to win the Hooters 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday (June 13) afternoon, his second win of the year and his young career. The second-generation driver got around Noah Gragson on the final restart to lead the final two laps of the race, the only laps he led …

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Xfinity Breakdown: AJ Allmendinger Takes First Oval Track Win, Noah Gragson Cashes In

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It took from the blooming of his NASCAR career in 2006 to June 2013 for AJ Allmendinger to pick up his first NASCAR win, winning on the road course of Road America in Wisconsin. But it would take from then until Saturday afternoon (June 6) at Atlanta Motor Speedway, for him to finally triumph on …

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The Underdog House: Dillon Makes It a Ty Game in Phoenix

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Top Dog Ty Dillon keeps popping up at the top of this list, much in the way that Matt DiBenedetto and Chris Buescher have in recent years. The difference between those drivers and Dillon is that Ty seems to be interested in building a long-term future at his current team. Both are getting better together, …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Track Will Go Down As Jimmie Johnson’s Best?

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The Next Gen car in the NASCAR Cup Series will feature a single lug nut to be removed during pit stops. Is this a positive move, and what impact will it have? Adam Cheek: I’m very in the middle. It’s positive in that there’s less of a chance for loose wheels to be an issue, since …

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The Frontstretch 5: Drivers Poised to Grab Their First Wins in 2020

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1. William Byron Byron has shown speed since he came into the NASCAR Cup Series, but what he has yet to do is put it all together for a win. Look for that to change this year, as Byron has a few factors in his corner for 2020. The new Camaro body has already given …

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Trendy Tuesday: Jimmie Johnson Ends Fontana Career Completing Every Lap

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Over the years, Auto Club Speedway has turned into one of the more entertaining races of the season. With an aging track surface (oldest on the Cup circuit), managing tires is a premium and restarts are wild, which is what we saw this past weekend. Even though Fontana favors big teams, small organizations came to …

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The Underdog House: Lights, Camera, Action (or a Lack Thereof) in Fontana

Top Dog I’m not good at predicting the future. But last week, I wrote that I anticipated our underdogs faced a tough task if they wanted to steal the spotlight in southern California. Unfortunately, this time my outlook couldn’t have been more accurate. Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway was a disappointment for the underfunded …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Harrison Burton Brings Family Name Back to Victory Lane, Youth Tackles Auto Club With Ease

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In a visible contrast to last week’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where unwelcoming rain burst onto the scene, the NASCAR Xfinity Series raced under calm, sunny skies at Auto Club Speedway in California on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 29) for the 2020 Production Alliance Group 300. Auto Club has historically been a place where …

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