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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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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Food City 300 at Bristol

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Chris Buescher took Kyle Busch to school on restart after restart. Let that sink in for a moment… an NXS regular out-jumped a master restarter time after time. It was a green-white-checkered finish that was Buescher’s downfall… his car lost fuel pickup for just a moment coming to the white flag, allowing Busch to get …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s Paying the Bills?

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Nature’s Bakery, a sponsor new to the sport, signed on to sponsor Danica Patrick in 28 races next season. Is this reason for optimism about new sponsors entering the sport, or more of an isolated instance? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: I think sponsor shelling out the $20 million or so for a top-flight team like …

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Eyes on Xfinity: An Oval Reprieve in Tennessee

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August is a peculiar month for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Typically known for companion races with the Sprint Cup Series, the NXS entered the month with three standalone events on the schedule. Primarily an oval tour, the series planned to run three road courses – the only right turns on the schedule – in the span of …

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Xfinity Series Breakdown: 2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio

Regan Smith in front at Mid-Ohio in the XFINITY series

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There was nothing acceptable about Saturday’s result for Regan Smith unless he crossed the finish line ahead of everyone else. After aggressively going after Ty Dillon following a wild race at Watkins Glen, the former full-time Cup Series driver was determined to get back into Victory Lane. The sweat and tears were visible in one …

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Ty Dillon Leads Early Xfinity Series Practice at Mid-Ohio

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During a late mock-qualifying run, Ty Dillon vaulted to the top of the charts to lead opening NASCAR Xfinity Series practice at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Dillon put down the only sub-85 second lap, an 84.976, to top the first of two Friday practice sessions for Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. Brian Scott ended the …

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