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Zach’s Turn: NASCAR’s Points Battles You Should Know Exist

NASCAR Cody Ware Ryan Preece 2021 Coca-Cola 600

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With the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs in full swing, you’re forgiven if you have limited your attention to the 16 eligible drivers. But there are other points battles happening behind them you ought to know about — a point hammered home by Reddit user u/1-800-DADJOKE. That person has been keeping a watchful eye on the …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Late Cautions Elevate Noah Gragson to Victory; Dale Jr. Finishes 14th

2021 Richmond II NXS Noah Gragson drinking Sean Gardner Getty

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It seems all it took for Noah Gragson to win in 2021 was to sign a new contract with JR Motorsports for 2022. For the first time in his NASCAR Xfinity Series career, he has won back-to-back races, winning the Go Bowling 250 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday.  Last week Gragson won at Darlington. Gragson …

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Tommy Joe Martins, Caesar Bacarella Pair for New Xfinity Team, Sign Rajah Caruth

Tommy Joe Martins No. 44 car NKP

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Tommy Joe Martins and Caesar Bacarella have teamed up to create a new NASCAR Xfinity Series team called Alpha Prime Racing in 2022. It has signed Rajah Caruth for a part-time schedule next season, the team announced Aug. 30. Caruth will pilot the No. 44 car, which Martins drove this year for his own team. …

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Tommy Joe Martins Fielding Multiple Drivers in Xfinity in 2022

Tommy Joe Martins at 2021 Charlotte Xfinity race

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The owner-driver of the No. 44 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Tommy Joe Martins, will drive a limited schedule in 2022, according to a report on TobyChristie.com. Martins, who has been competing full-time in 2021 for Martins Motorsports, has announced that he will be using the entry to field a handful of drivers in …

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The Underdog House: Erik Jones Best In Class… But Darlington Streak Ends

#43: Erik Jones, Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro STP and #20: Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Rheem racing at 2021 spring Darlington Cup, Photo NKP

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Top Dog: Erik Jones If you tuned into Sunday’s (May 9) Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway with no information on NASCAR Throwback weekend, you may have wondered why there were schemes largely from the 20th century on track. One of those cars would be the easily distinguishable STP colors adorning the No. 43. However, it …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Justin Allgaier Checks Darlington Off List; Noah Gragson Disqualified

Justin Allgaier

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The Steakhouse Elite 200 at Darlington Raceway began with Dale Earnhardt Jr. pacing the NASCAR Xfinity Series field in a restored No. 8 Chevrolet Nova driven by his father, Dale Earnhardt. The race ended with Justin Allgaier, driving a JR Motorsports throwback scheme to the late Earnhardt, in victory lane. Saturday’s (May 8) race had …

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Tommy Joe Martins Reunites With Market Rebellion

Tommy Joe Martins races in No. 44 car at 2021 Homestead Xfinity NKP

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After sponsoring Tommy Joe Martins last year, Market Rebellion will return to sponsor Martins’ No. 44 Chevrolet for three races this NASCAR Xfinity Series season, Martins Motorsports announced via Twitter May 6. Market Rebellion will sponsor Martins in the races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Aug. 14, Las Vegas Motor Speedway on …

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NASCAR Stat Sheet: Underfunded Josh Williams, Tommy Joe Martins Shine in Chaotic Texas Xfinity Race

Tommy Joe Martins Josh Williams Kansas 2020

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With the conclusion of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway getting postponed until Monday morning (Oct. 26), this week we’re focusing solely on the other two NASCAR national touring divisions. And man, is there a lot to unpack. The NASCAR Xfinity Series put on another action-packed event with major playoff implications. Brandon Jones …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Tommy Joe Martins Focused on Building Martins Motorsports

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Around this time last year, Tommy Joe Martins found himself in a predicament: he had funding but nowhere to go. At the time, he was competing part-time for Carl Long at MBM Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, making the swap from BJ McLeod Motorsports over the summer. Martins was told MBM was scaling back …

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The Underdog House: Virginia Is for Lovers, Not Underdogs

2020 Richmond NCS Michael McDowell Racing NKP

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Top Dog When covering underdog teams, there’s always a distinct possibility that looms over each and every race. That possibility is the potential for every Cinderella at the ball to wind up with a broken glass slipper. Or perhaps more appropriate, the ugly, well-funded stepsisters might steal all of the glass slippers. Such was the …

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