NXS: Triple Trouble; Erik Jones Completes Weeklong Sweep with Chicagoland Victory

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JOLIET, Ill. — Report by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America photo — What a week to remember for 19-year-old Erik Jones. The Joe Gibbs Racing development driver won the Battle at Berlin 251 super late model race in Michigan before heading Friday to Iowa Speedway to compete in the NASCAR Camping World …

NXS: That’s All Folks! Rain Postpones XFINITY Series Stop at Chicagoland

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JOLIET, Ill. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Michael Waltrip photo — Mother Nature won Saturday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series stop at Chicagoland Speedway. Just before 9 p.m. Eastern time (8 p.m. local time), about a half hour before the scheduled start of the Owens Corning AttiCat 300, a downpour drenched the 1.5-mile oval just …

NXS: By a Skosh; Austin Dillon Picks Up Fifth XFINITY Pole of 2015

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JOLIET, Ill. — Report by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America photo — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon decided to run this weekend’s XFINITY Series race at Chicagoland Speedway, and so far, it seems his decision has paid off. Dillon was fastest when it counted, with the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet …

NXS: Ross Kenseth Makes XFINITY Series Debut This Weekend at Chicagoland

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JOLIET, Ill. — official series release — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — When you hear the name Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth usually comes to mind, but that could all start to change come Saturday, June 20 when Matt’s son Ross makes his NASCAR national series debut. Ross Kenseth hails from Little …

NXS: Brother Act; Austin Dillon Fastest in XFINITY Series Final Practice at Chicagoland

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JOLIET, Ill. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America photo — After brother Ty paced the opening NASCAR XFINITY Series practice session on Friday at Chicagoland Speedway, Austin Dillon led ‘Happy Hour’ for NASCAR’s second-highest division on Friday night. The elder Dillon brother laid down a quick lap of 30.450 seconds (177.340 mph) …

NXS: Ty Dillon Leads Opening XFINITY Practice at Chicagoland

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JOLIET, Ill. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — Ty Dillon topped Friday afternoon’s opening practice for the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Chicagoland Speedway. Dillon, driving the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing, led the field in advance of Saturday’s Owens Corning AttiCat 300 (9:30 p.m. Eastern, FOX …

NXS: Chasing a Win; Elliott Looks to Defend Chicagoland Victory

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JOLIET, Ill. — official series release — Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America photo — Last season’s NASCAR XFINITY Series champ Chase Elliott returns to Chicagoland Speedway to defend his win at the 1.5-mile track and score his first trip to Victory Lane in 2015. At this time last season, he had already posted two wins (Texas and Darlington) and was …

NXS: Familiar Names in Racing; Father’s Day Weekend at Chicagoland Highlights Family Values

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JOLIET, Ill. — official series release –Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America photo — NASCAR has always treasured the family aspect of the sport and this Father’s Day weekend the sport shines a bright light on the relationships between fathers and their children. Below is a look at some of the active drivers this weekend at Chicago and their fathers that …