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Eyes on Xfinity: 5 Keys to Winning the Series Championship

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There are just four Xfinity Series races left in the 2015 season. Come Homestead in just over a month, a first-time champion will be crowned. Currently, it’s a four-driver race for the title, although Chris Buescher holds a healthy 18-point lead over Ty Dillon. Buescher, while not controlling his own destiny, likely needs to finish …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Hisense 200 at Dover

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The rain played some games with the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover International Speedway on Saturday. High winds amidst a wet track highlight the Hisense 200. But when it was all said and done, Regan Smith went to Victory Lane for the second time this year. Taking advantage of a red flag due to rain …

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Regan Smith Charges to Monstrous Victory in 2015 Hisense 200 at Dover

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Sometimes, it all just comes together. When Elliott Sadler took two tires for the final restart on lap 118, a chance was taken as rain dropped seconds later, freezing the field under red flag. When the 30-minute red flag was lifted, however, Regan Smith pushed Sadler clear of the field and passed him eight laps …

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NASCAR 101: If You Watch 1 Xfinity Race All Year, Make It Kentucky

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Maybe you regularly follow the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Maybe you don’t. There’s no judgment either way; these days, at its best the series is an entertaining ramp-up into the Sprint Cup Series event the following day, but there’s also the fact that it is, indeed, a warmup, the race where some of the Cup full-timers …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Is This Championship All But Wrapped Up?

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With the Chase now well under way in the Sprint Cup Series, it’s easy to lose track of the excitement and potential looming large in the other series. The Xfinity Series in particular has plenty of championship-capable drivers who are able to win races – even in events chock full of Cup Series regulars – …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond

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Sprint Cup Series regulars had won the last 20-plus races in the Xfinity Series at Richmond International Raceway… until Friday night that is. Chase Elliott, the defending NXS champion, broke a 39-race winless streak and pulled away for the victory in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 following a quick stop from his pit crew …

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Kyle Busch, Joey Logano 1-2 in 2015 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Qualifying at Richmond

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A Cup driver once again looks to be the one to beat in an Xfinity Series race, with Kyle Busch winning the pole for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250, his second pole of the season, fifth at Richmond and 44th of his career. Busch’s lap of 122.073 mph put him ahead of fellow Sprint …

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NASCAR 101: Xfinity Series Getting Into Throwback Spirit, Too

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Much of the hullabaloo over this weekend’s racing at Darlington Raceway revolves around the sheer girth of throwback events and paint schemes that will populate the Southern 500 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series come Sunday night. As the race re-assumes its historic Labor Day weekend date, the sanctioning body and its teams are celebrating …

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Paul Menard Stretches Fuel Mileage to Win 2015 Road America 180

ELKHART LAKE, WI. - AUGUST 28: Paul Menard, driver of the #33 Richmond/Menards Chevrolet, drives during NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Road America on August 28, 2015 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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On a weekend when the Sprint Cup Series drivers have no race to attend, one made the trip to Road America to race in the Xfinity Series. The trip was definitely worth it. Richard Childress Racing’s Paul Menard, driving the No. 33 car, won Saturday’s Road America 180 after having to make the final 21 …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Road-Course Racing and Its Benefits

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Turning right on some weekends is great, especially for those that love making fun of NASCAR for going left all the time. Let’s face it, it gets redundant hearing these poor schlubs complain about the sport we all love to watch. The month of August is a dream for anyone that likes to see a …

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