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Xfinity Breakdown: Kyle Busch Earns 2nd Part of Texas Sweep, But Not Without Intrigue

2019 NXS Texas Kyle Busch Victory Lane Rick Lunkenheimer

(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

Sometimes the journey really is as important as the destination. Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway was a perfect example. If you just came in at the end and saw that Kyle Busch won the race, well, yeah, that was no surprise. That’s kind of what he does when he shows up …

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The Underdog House: Going Back To Cali

2019 Phoenix I CUP Chris Buescher NKP

(Photo: NKP)

Top of The Class Chris Buescher reclaimed his spot as the top underdog yet again this week. Buescher’s 16th-place finish highlighted a rather uneventful Cup race for the have nots on Sunday (March 17) at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. For JTG Daugherty Racing and Buescher, the race mirrored their performance in many of …

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NASCAR 101: The Revival of the Sportsman, Courtesy Ryan Sieg

2019 Las Vegas I NXS Jeremy Clements Ryan Sieg racing NKP

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series: “Where names are made.” Right??? Over the last several years, Xfinity has been a place for young teens and 20-somethings to get experience on larger tracks and race against top competition. The same goes for NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series. Drivers with last names like Cindric, …

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Friday Faceoff: Did Daniel Suarez Overreact to Michael McDowell Last Week?

2019 Phoenix I CUP Chase Elliott pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Based on what Michael McDowell did during qualifying last week, was Daniel Suarez‘s reaction warranted? Mark Kristl: Was it warranted? Probably not. In the heat of the moment though, I understood Suarez’s reaction. He qualified 28th. He wanted to gain some starting positions. He was frustrated and McDowell served as a scapegoat. Joy Tomlinson: I don’t …

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The Underdog House: Kicking Up A Little Dust

2019 Las Vegas I CUP Ty Dillon tires NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Top of The Class Ty Dillon finally unseats Chris Buescher as the top dog this week. Dillon bested the 2015 Xfinity champion by one spot, finishing 15th in the Ticket Guardian 500 at ISM Raceway. For Germain Racing and Dillon, the 2019 season has begun relatively well. Dillon has advanced to the second round of …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Could be the Next First-Time Winner in the Xfinity Series?

2019 Las Vegas I NXS Jeremy Clements Ryan Sieg racing NKP

(Photo: NKP)

This year, we have seen the Xfinity Series start off with some surprises, with some underdogs performing unexpectedly well. Michael Annett scored his first career win in the season opener at Daytona, much to the surprise of many, and the trend of good runs has continued for him as well. Two of these drivers who …

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The Underdog House: The Other Side of the Neon Garage

2019 Atlanta CUP Chris Buescher racing NKP

Top of The Class Once again, JTG Daugherty Racing’s Chris Buescher was the top underdog in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While he wasn’t able to secure a top-10 finish, he did bring the No. 37 Chevrolet across the stripe in 18th place. There were plenty of unknowns going into the race …

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Ryan Sieg Scores Top 10 at Las Vegas: ‘It’s a real momentum builder’

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Ryan Sieg earned his 11th career top 10 finish in Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo/Davey Segal)

Ryan Sieg prides himself on doing more with less. For a moment or two, it looked like the Tucker, Georgia native was on his way to his second top five in three races. But a speeding penalty sent Sieg back outside the top 10. After surviving a couple late-race crashes and adjusting on the No. …

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The Underdog House: Marching On Atlanta

2019 Atlanta CUP Chris Buescher racing NKP

Top of The Class For the second time in 2019, JTG Daugherty Racing put a driver in the top 10 at the end of the weekend’s Cup event. This time, it was Chris Buescher carrying the torch for the organization at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as he brought the No. 37 Chevrolet across the stripe in …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Daytona Brings Differing Events, Questions for FOX Sports

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Michael McDowell and others were overlooked in the brief post-race coverage (credit: Frontstretch)

Speedweeks is now complete.  You ended up with three very different races at Daytona International Speedway.  Some of it was enjoyable, some not so much.  Regardless, we have a number of different things to look at this week. Daytona 500 The good news coming out of the event dubbed The Great American Race by Ken …

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