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2018 Xfinity Series Review: Midpack Teams


(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

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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Opening Lap Wreck Takes Out XFINITY Playoff Contenders


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The opening lap of the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway featured a massive wreck in Turn 2, taking out multiple playoff contenders and setting up a bizarre first stage. WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED. Half of the #NASCARPlayoffs Round of 8 is involved in an #XfinitySeries lap one wreck. pic.twitter.com/AJi2QMJ9n0 — Xfinity Racing …

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Spencer Gallagher Retiring From NASCAR Competition at End of 2018


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Spencer Gallagher announced Friday afternoon (Oct. 19) at Kansas Speedway that he will no longer race after the 2018 season comes to a close. “It had been an incredible journey being able to watch this team grow and flourish and become something incredible from very humble beginnings,” Gallagher said. “This is not me stepping back …

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Justin Haley and Spencer Gallagher Top Talladega Practices

Justin Haley F8250

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

GMS Racing continued their reign of dominance at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday during practices for Saturday’s Fr8Auctions 250. The organization racked up their first XFINITY Series victory with Spencer Gallagher in May. They rolled off the truck with a fast fleet of trucks with Justin Haley leading first practice and Gallagher leading final practice. Haley, …

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Entry List: Fr8 Auctions 250

2017 Talladega II CWTS pack racing Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

After a one-month hiatus from competition, the NASCAR Camping World Truck series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the running of the Fr8 Auctions 250. This is the final race in the first round of the Truck Series playoffs. 36 teams are on the entry list, meaning that four teams will go home, barring any late …

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XFINITY Breakdown: Christopher Bell Makes History at Dover

Christopher Bell Dover

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From the moment the XFINITY Series took to Dover International Speedway on Friday (Oct. 5), Christopher Bell turned fast laps. He repeated that on Saturday en route to winning the Bar Harbor 200. In qualifying, Bell didn’t win the pole, though did grab the second position. It took the No. 20 car until the exit of …

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Austin Cindric WIns Drive for the Cure 200 Pole


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Team Penske’s Austin Cindric claimed the pole for Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL with a lap of 105.527 mph.  It is Cindric’s third pole of the season and second on a road course. Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric will start alongside, followed by JR Motorsports’ Tyler Reddick.  Justin Marks, …

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Austin Cindric, Daniel Hemric Top XFINITY ROVAL Practice Sessions

2018 Charlotte NXS Daniel Hemric Car Phil Allaway

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Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric, fresh off the news that he will race full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019, was fastest overall in XFINITY Series practice on Friday.  Hemric’s lap of 104.966 mph was set midway through Happy Hour Practice No. 1 Team Penske’s Austin Cindric was fastest in the opening …

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Cole Custer Fastest in Optional Thursday ROVAL Test


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Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer was fastest overall in optional XFINITY Series practice Thursday (Sep. 27) at Charlotte Motor Speedway ahead of Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200.  Custer topped the charts in the second session with a lap at 103.223 mph. Practice No. 1 In the opening session, Team Penske’s Austin Cindric once again flexed …

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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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