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Trendy Tuesday: Xfinity, Truck Underdogs Overachieve at Daytona

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Whenever NASCAR goes superspeedway racing — four weekends per year — you know there’s going to be some wild stats following the conclusion of every race. After the opening weekend of 2020, this still stands true. Underdogs came to play in both the Truck and Xfinity national touring series this past weekend. Not a shocker …

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Timmy Hill on a ‘Career High’ Following a 3rd-Place Finish at Daytona

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Timmy Hill’s week at Daytona International Speedway started off on a high note when he raced his way into the Daytona 500 in Thursday night’s (Feb. 13) BlueGreen Vacations Duel. But before he got to the premier race of the weekend, Hill first had the Xfinity Series on his plate. After last night’s excitement in …

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Noah Gragson, JR Motorsports Roll To 2020 Daytona NASCAR Xfinity Series Victory

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Noah Gragson took his lumps during a winless rookie season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. But it took just one race at Daytona International Speedway to ensure that wouldn’t become a sophomore slump. Gragson’s first NXS win came in Saturday’s (Feb. 15) 2020 NASCAR Experience 300 at Daytona. He took the checkered flag under caution …

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Timmy Hill to Do More Than Participate in 2020 Daytona 500

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Entering Bluegreen Vacations Duel number two, Timmy Hill had to race his way into the Daytona 500. Based on the outcome from the first race Thursday night (Feb. 13), he needed to finish ahead of JJ Yeley. Hill raced alongside Yeley for awhile in the race, but a lap 43 crash ended Yeley’s night, putting …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 BlueGreen Vacations Duels at Daytona

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The Headline(s): While the battles for the final spots in the Daytona 500 field proved underwhelming, the racing throughout the pack was hot and heavy. Winning races that were highly contested and featured no Big Ones, Joey Logano and William Byron scored well-earned victories Thursday night (Feb. 13). Both Daniel Suarez and JJ Yeley suffered …

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The Underdog House: 2020 Vision

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The Unusual Suspects Like every other team, NASCAR underdog operations across all three national touring series have made the trek to the Florida coast for another Speedweeks. The Xfinity and Truck teams still have some time to shake the sand out of their boots, but Cup crews have already been shaking down their cars for …

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RoofClaim to Sponsor Timmy Hill During Speedweeks

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Timmy Hill will be sponsored by RoofClaim.com in the No. 66 Ford Mustang during Speedweeks in the NASCAR Cup Series, MBM Motorsports announced Friday, Jan. 31. The No. 66 will have Roush Yates power support, though MBM normally runs Toyota equipment in its own program. “We have been working very hard to make our race …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Spire Motorsports

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The NASCAR Cup Series’ newest team made a major impact in the 2019 season in multiple ways. With support from Premium Motorsports, Spire Motorsports turned 2019 into a success story — often a tall order for a first-year team. With a total of eight drivers behind the wheel, the No. 77 team earned one victory …

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MBM Motorsports Scaling Back Xfinity Program, Timmy Hill & Chad Finchum Primary Drivers

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After running four full-time Xfinity Series teams in 2019, MBM Motorsports is scaling back to just two such teams in 2020, putting more of an emphasis on its NASCAR Cup Series program. Team owner Carl Long tells Frontstretch that running four teams in 2019 was a bit much at times, with his team’s best car finishing …

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