John Hunter Nemechek Comes Up With Late Race Pass for 2nd Straight Trucks Victory Friday In Iowa

Last weekend an emotional John Hunter Nemechek told reporters in victory lane after a late race pass for the lead led him to his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season, that his team didn’t have the funding right now to run a full season. Despite a win and an automatic playoff berth if he can qualify for every race, they still had some work to do. Well, after Friday night at the Iowa Speedway, he shouldn’t have any trouble with that topic moving forward. Nemechek, made…

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Kyle Benjamin/Cole Custer Leads XFINITY Series Practice at Iowa

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are out on the west coast on the Sonoma road course this weekend, so that means the NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers competing at the Iowa Speedway this week won’t have the star power of those Cup ringers to deal with on the 7/8-mile oval. That showed in practice on Friday, as the drivers competing in tomorrow night’s American Ethanol 250 (8:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN) had two sessions today to get up to speed. In the first practice, youngster Kyle Benjamin led the way with…

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Spencer Gallagher, Brad Keselowski Lead XFINITY Series Practices at Michigan on Friday

NASCAR is in the Irish Hills this weekend invading the Michigan International Speedway. On Friday, the NASCAR XFINITY Series took to the 2-mile oval in preparation for Saturday’s Irish Hills 250 (1:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN), as they held two practices, the only two of the weekend. In the first session, rookie Spencer Gallagher led the way with a speed of 190.305 mph in his No. 23 Chevrolet. Gallagher, is looking for his first career XFINITY Series victory, was 15th in the session session. 

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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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Cole Custer/Kyle Benjamin Lead XFINITY Series Practices at Richmond on Friday

The NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers head to another short track this weekend, as they went from the .533-mile Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway last weekend to the .75-mile Richmond International Raceway this week. On Friday, they had two 55-minute practice sessions to prepare themselves for Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 (12:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN). In the opening practice, rookie Cole Custer was standing on top of the leaderboard with a lap around the Virginia short track at 118.442 mph. Custer, is looking for his first win in the XFINITY Series, and having his No.…

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Jones/Blaney/Gaughan Lead a Busy Day of XFINITY Series Practices at Phoenix

Avondale, AZ – It was an extremely busy day for the NASCAR XFINITY Series driver at the Phoenix International Raceway on Friday afternoon. The series had three separate practice sessions on the 1.022-mile west valley track today, as they were the lone three sessions for the drivers this weekend. All they’ll do on Saturday is qualify in the morning and race in the afternoon. In the first session, Erik Jones led the way with a speed of 131.521 mph in his No. 20 Toyota. Jones, finished 32nd in the season…

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Brandon Jones Quickest in X-Finity Series Practice on Friday in Chicagoland

Due to a late morning rain shower, NASCAR revised Friday’s schedule. Sprint Cup qualifying was rained out and all three series’ that are in Chicagoland Speedway this weekend got one practice session each. In the NASCAR X-Finity Series practice, Brandon Jones led the way this afternoon as he turned a lap of 177.912 mph in his No. 33 Chevrolet. Jones, has already locked himself into the X-Finity Series Chase based off points alone, as he can go for a race win on Saturday in the final race of the regular…

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