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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Hendrick Has to Make the Right Hire To Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr

Here’s something to think about, right now, at this moment, the Hendrick Motorsports driver lineup could be Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. Seriously, that could be their team right now. If they didn’t hire Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008 and 2009, they’d have those two drivers instead. Busch and Keselowski have gone away to other teams and have shined. Meanwhile, Martin, Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne have been the drivers since. Martin and Kahne have combined to win 10 races in the No. 5…

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Top Options to Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick

Dale Earnhardt Jr. shocked the NASCAR world on Tuesday when he announced that the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be his last. Earnhardt, has made 603 career Cup starts over the course of 17 full-time seasons. He’s also missed 20 races due to concussions, which is even more of a reason to why he’s ready to hang up his helmet. But, with Earnhardt stepping away, who’s left to fill in?

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Erik Jones Dominates XFINITY Series Race in Texas

What a difference a pit stop makes? Even better, what a difference it made in the end of the race? Erik Jones gained two seconds over Ryan Blaney on his final trip to pit road, and that was all the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota needed for a convincing victory in Saturday’s My Bariatric Solutions 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. In winning for the second time at Texas, the first time this season and the seventh time in his career, Jones led…

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Larson, Cup Regulars Dominate XFINITY Series Race in Fontana

Fontana, Calif – Kyle Larson overcame a midrace pit-road speeding penalty and held on for victory Saturday in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Service King 300 at Auto Club Speedway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular posted his first XFINITY victory of the season and the sixth of his career at the site of his first series win. His Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet was .127 seconds — about a car-length — ahead of Joey Logano’s Team Penske No. 22 Ford at the checkered flag. “The racing there at…

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JR Motorsports Aiming for 2nd Straight XFINITY Series Victory This Weekend at Fontana

So far, the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season has gone about as good as it can for the entire JR Motorsports group. For the third consecutive week, Elliott Sadler enters this weekend’s race at Fontana (4 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN) as the XFINITY Series points leader. Sadler, has four top fives and eight top 10’s in 12 career XFINITY Series starts at the 2-mile D-Shape California oval. He finished fifth in this very race a year ago. This season, the No. 1 OneMain Financial team has earned two top-eight efforts and an…

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