Denny Hamlin’s XFINITY Series Win at Michigan Encumbered, Why That Makes It Even Less Fair For William Byron

The NASCAR XFINITY Series finish at the Michigan International Speedway was nothing short of thrilling. Denny Hamlin edged series regular William Byron in the closest XFINITY Series finish ever at the 2-mile oval. But, when penalties were announced on Wednesday, it was revealed that Hamlin’s win doesn’t count. NASCAR handed out penalties this weekend to two XFINITY Series teams and one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team following last weekend’s events at Michigan and Gateway Motorsports Park.

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Will We See an 8th Different XFINITY Series Winner in As Many Races This Weekend at Michigan

Dating back to 2010, there’s been seven NASCAR XFNITY Series races at the Michigan International Speedway. The annual June trip has produced seven different winners in those seven visits to the Irish Hills. This begs the question, will we see number eight in Saturday’s Irish Hills 250 (1:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN)?

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Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch Best Chance to Get JGR Back to Victory Lane This Weekend in Dover

We’re 12 races into the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, and Joe Gibbs Racing has yet to win a points paying race. That’s a far cry from winning well over half of the race at this point of the season last year. But, things started turning around for them the last few weeks at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch won the Monster Energy All-Star race and him and his teammates backed that up with a strong effort in last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 from the 1.5-mile North Carolina…

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Will Joe Gibbs Racing End Winless Drought This Weekend in Kansas?

At this point last year, Joe Gibbs Racing had won five of the first 10 races of the 2016 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. They followed that up with a win at the Kansas Speedway and another victory again the next weekend at Dover. That was seven wins in 12 races. What a start right? Well, in the 34 races since, they’ve had five total victories, none of which occurring in 2017. Basically five wins at this point last year, zero this season. Will that change this weekend at…

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Frustrated With 3rd Place Finish, Kyle Busch Ready to Go to a “Real Racetrack” Next Week

Kyle Busch was competitive again. He led a race high 48 laps in Sunday’s Geico 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway, and even brought his No. 18 Toyota home third. It was Busch’s first top 10 finish in a little over a month, with the last one coming with a second place effort at Martinsville on April 2. After how everything has gone with him and his Joe Gibbs Racing team this season, a top five at the high banked 2.66-mile track should have left Busch smiling. Instead, he was frustrated.

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Christopher Bell to Drive 7 XFINITY Series Race in Richmond

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Monday that Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Christopher Bell will compete in seven NASCAR XFINITY Series races in 2017. Bell, 22, is scheduled to make his XFINITY Series debut May 27 in the Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the No. 18 Toyota. Additional starts in the No. 18 entry are fall races at Kansas, Texas, Phoenix and Homestead-Miami.

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Can Kyle Busch Get Joe Gibbs Racing to Victory Lane Sunday in Richmond

Its been a trying year for the entire Joe Gibbs Racing camp during the 2017 NASCAR season. Out of the first eight races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, six different teams have won already. Unfortunately for JGR, they’re not among those six teams. In fact, they’ve struggled a bunch all year, with only Kyle Busch among the four standing out so far. With that being said, can Busch put JGR in victory lane for the first time all season this weekend at the Richmond International Raceway?

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