KNPSW: K&N Pro Series West Season Opener Headlines Big Weekend of Racing at Irwindale

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IRWINDALE, Calif. — official track release — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — An action-packed day of stock car racing is slated for Irwindale Speedway as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West kicks off its season with the Toyota / NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 on Saturday, March 19. Chase Elliott, who drives the NAPA AUTO PARTS entry in the NASCAR …

NXS: JGR Takes Speed to Vegas; Erik Jones and Suarez Lead Opening XFINITY Practice

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LAS VEGAS — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images North America photo — Joe Gibbs Racing hasn’t lost a beat in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Kyle Busch won last weekend’s Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway as JGR came home with the trophy and a third-place showing from rookie Erik Jones. For the …

NXS: JGR Keeps on Rolling; Suarez Tops Second XFINITY Practice Over Teammate Erik Jones

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HAMPTON, Ga. — official series release — Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America photo — Daniel Suarez jumped to the lead late to end Friday’s second NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway, posting a top speed of 181.902 mph. Suarez’s top speed came on his 22nd and final lap around the 1.54-mile track. Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones was second-fastest at 180.975 mph. …

IMSA: NASCAR Stars Find Mixed Results in 54th Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jerry Markland/Getty Images photo – Seven daring NASCAR drivers took on the 54th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway this weekend; however, none of them left with the prestigious Daytona Cosmograph. For those few, it was a mix of up-and-downs, making it a …

NXS: How Sweep It Is; Hamlin Wins All Three Rounds of Qualifying to Secure Bristol Pole

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — official series release — Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America photo — Denny Hamlin was the car to beat in Friday’s Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading all three rounds en route to his first career XFINITY pole at the Tennessee short track. Hamlin rounded the 0.533-mile oval at 126.896 mph in his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing …

NXS: Easy as 1, 2, 3; Gaughan Leads RCR Parade in Only Bristol Practice

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — official series release — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — Brendan Gaughan led NASCAR XFINITY Series practice Friday morning with a quick lap of 125.289 mph in the No. 62 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway. Another RCR Chevrolet, the No. 33 of Brandon Jones, was quick at the end of practice, notching the second-fastest speed of 124.995 …

AUDIO/QUALIFYING: Penske Fords Remain Fast; Logano Takes 30th Career XFINITY Series Pole at Watkins Glen

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Audio and report by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America photo — The only dent in Joey Logano’s perfect weekend so far came prior to Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series time trials. Since turning the second-fastest time in NXS final practice, Logano has been unchallenged since, sweeping both rounds of …

NXS: Not So Fast; Larson’s Quick Time in Final Practice Puts End to Logano’s Perfect Friday

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Report by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America photo — Joey Logano looked to be running away with Friday’s practices until another Cup driver stepped up to the plate late in final practice. 23-year-old Kyle Larson ran over eight tenths of a second faster than Logano’s lap of 72.163 …