After Friday’s Final 2 XFINITY Series Practices, It Looks Like The 2017 Champion May Not Have To Win Saturday’s Race

Homestead, Fla – Out of the three NASCAR divisions crowning their season champion this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, the only series that I could see a champion be crowned by not actually win the race was in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series should see the race winner on Friday night be either one of Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, Christopher Bell or Austin Cindric. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season finale on Sunday should see one of their Championship 4 drivers win too. After all,…

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Can Part-Timers With Good Teams Steal Win In NASCAR XFINITY Series Action This Weekend at Kentucky?

With the new rules limiting Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver participation during Playoff events, seats have opened up for part-time drivers to showcase their talents this weekend. Normally, we’re discussing if the NASCAR XFINITY Series regular can outduel the likes of Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano or the Dillon brothers. Now, we’re asking if they can hold off stiff competition from part-time drivers racing at the Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night in Cup team car. Richard Childress Racing will feature Ben Kennedy (No. 2 Chevrolet) and…

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Brennan Poole Wins the Pole for Friday Night’s Coca Cola Firecracker 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN) at Daytona

Daytona Beach, Fla – Like usual, it was a light days work so far for the NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers. The reason? Like they do on a weekly basis, both practice sessions for the race weekend occurred yesterday. Today, all they’ve had so far was qualifying to set the field for tonight’s Coca Cola Firecracker 250 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). In qualifying on Friday, Brennan Poole will start on the pole for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Daytona International Speedway. Poole, turned a lap of 182.949 mph in his No.…

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Aric Almirola Wins Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300

Aric Almirola knew on Friday that his No. 98 Ford had a shot at winning today’s Sparks Energy 300 at the Talladega Superspeedway. The Biagi-DenBeste Racing driver ran 10 practice laps and parked his Ford for the rest of the day saying he knew then that this car had the capability of winning this weekend. He was right. 

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Blake Koch/Brandon Jones, Chevrolet Power In General Lead XFINITY Series Practices Friday in Talladega

The NASCAR XFINITY Series returns to the high banks of a restrictor plate track this weekend, this time at the Talladega Superspeedway. The last superspeedway race was held back in February at the Daytona International Speedway, and it was a sloppy one. This weekend, these drivers are looking to show everyone that they can race with the best of them on plate tracks. In the first of two practice sessions on Friday in preparation for Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 (1 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN), Blake Koch led the way in his No. 11…

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With Support From Rheem, Menards, Ben Kennedy to Run 9 Races for RCR in XFINITY Series

The NASCAR XFINITY Series is the place where ‘names are made,’ and Rheem, Menards and Richard Childress Racing are committed to championing that cause. Each have long histories of supporting aspiring drivers from their local short tracks to NASCAR’s feeder series. That trend will continue as Rheem, Menards and RCR have tapped young up-and-coming driver Ben Kennedy to drive the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro in nine XFINITY Series events during the 2017 season, starting at Talladega Superspeedway in the spring. The 25-year-old driver will join series veterans Austin Dillon and…

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Byron/Gallagher Lead a Toyota Brigade In Both Truck Practices on Friday at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Az – It was a busy day in the Arizona desert for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers. They had two practice sessions this afternoon followed by qualifying this evening and the 150 lap Lucas Oil 150 (10 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN) tonight. That’s why the two practice sessions were so key, because it’s the only time for these Truck teams to get dialed in for the last race of the second round. After both sessions though, it appears two things are worth watching and that is the youth movement and Toyota power being…

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