NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Xfinity Breakdown: Michael Annett Wins Lackluster Race at Daytona

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Based off opening practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway, Saturday’s (Feb. 16) race looked like it was going to be a thriller. But once the green flag flew, it was far from action packed. After going single file through the first two stages, it was expected the final stage would be …

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Michael Annett Leads Parade, Wins First NASCAR Xfinity Race of Career at Daytona

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Michael Annett could not care less how many passes happened Saturday (Feb. 16) at Daytona International Speedway. At the end of the day, he left a NASCAR Xfinity Series winner. Annett led a race-high 45 laps and stayed in control down the stretch to win the 2019 NASCAR Experience 300.  Teammate Justin Allgaier also served as …

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Jeff Green, Ryan Sieg Returning to RSS Racing in 2019, Hoping to Find Funding for 3rd Car

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Ryan Sieg and 2000 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Jeff Green told Frontstretch this week they will both return to RSS Racing in 2019 for the full Xfinity season. The team is hoping to find funding to run a third car as the underdog operation looks to remain competitive in the sport’s second-tier division. Sieg, 31, is coming off …

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2018 Xfinity Series Review: Midpack Teams

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While all eyes were focused on teams in the playoffs, some of the best racing in the field came in the middle of the Xfinity Series field, where teams are scrounging for positions, knowing that an additional finishing position could be the difference in getting an extra set of tires or more sponsorship the following …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Kansas NASCAR Weekend Produced Tough Challenges for NBC Sports

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Going into Sunday’s (Oct. 21) Hollywood Casino 400, it was a little difficult to figure out what we were going to see.  The first two races of the weekend at Kansas Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval produced a number of crashes for various reasons.  ARCA cars tend to be a bit squirrelly at intermediate tracks; Friday night’s …

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The Underdog House: Small Teams See Toughest NASCAR Race of 2018 at Richmond

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Think Small This weekend at Richmond Raceway stood in stark contrast to the previous weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, where 12 cautions flew at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This time, the 0.750-mile track in Saturday night’s (Sep. 23) Federated Auto Parts 400 came out quiet with only one non-stage caution flying on …

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Christopher Bell, Elliott Sadler Top Darlington XFINITY Practices

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Friday afternoon brought XFINITY teams out to play for two hours on the slick high banks at Darlington Raceway.  Joe Gibbs Racing’s Christopher Bell turned in a lap at 169.356 mph on his final lap of the first session to lead the day. Practice No. 1 Christopher Bell made a late run during the first …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Brendan Gaughan’s Energetic Addition to NBCSN NASCAR Coverage

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Split weekends can cause some problems for NASCAR TV partners as their resources get stretched. NBC was no different. Some people went to Iowa while others went to Pocono, expanding a crew with additions that don’t cover the sport full-time. Regardless, viewers got 600-plus miles of racing over the weekend.  Both of them were quite …

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Eyes on XFINITY: Ryan Sieg Racing Using 3 Teams to Fund Primary Team

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In a sport that has seen its economic model shift over the past two decades, Ryan Sieg Racing is doing all it can to keep primary driver Ryan Sieg going. Sieg, 31, has been racing full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series since 2014 with his family-owned team. In 2016, the No. 39 team made the …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Spencer Gallagher Wins First Career Race in Bizarre Fashion

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Whenever NASCAR takes to the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway, there’s going to be fast speeds, big wrecks and possible first-time winners. All of that, along with a plethora of pit strategies, was included in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 as Spencer Gallagher won his first NASCAR race, leading just the final lap. Gallagher started the …

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