NXS: Jones Keeps JGR Qualifying Roll Going; Scores Eighth XFINITY Pole Of ’16

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Erik Jones kicked off his pursuit of the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship in style, winning the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday evening at Kentucky Speedway in advance of the opening race of the Chase for the Championship.

AUDIO/FEATURE: Tifft Makes Quiet Statement With Top 10 Finish in XFINITY Debut at Kentucky

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SPARTA, Ky. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Audio by Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Russell LaBounty/NKP via Matt Tifft Racing photo — You wouldn’t have known it by the lack of post-race fanfare, but Hinckley, Ohio young gun Matt Tifft made a solid impression during his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut Saturday night at Kentucky …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Brandon Jones Set for ‘Awesome’ Journey in 2016; Posts Career-Best XFINITY Mark in Kentucky

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SPARTA, Ky. and ATLANTA, Ga. — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Audio by Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America photo — If Brandon Jones needed an exclamation point to put on his signing to Richard Childress Racing’s full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series program in 2016, Saturday night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway was …

NXS: 22 Reasons to Smile; Blaney Completes Penske’s XFINITY Season Sweep at Kentucky

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SPARTA, Ky. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America photo — It seemed nothing went right for Ryan Blaney leading up to Saturday night’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Blaney missed the Sprint Cup Series race last weekend at Chicagoland due to the Wood Brothers Racing team having no points and …

AUDIO/QUALIFYING: Speedy in Sparta; Suarez Rockets to Third Career XFINITY Pole at Kentucky

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SPARTA, Ky. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Audio by Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Daniel Suarez was the ruler of Sparta on Saturday evening, pacing the final two rounds of knockout qualifying to score the Coors Light Pole Award at Kentucky Speedway. The young Mexico City native posted …

NNS: Dillon Notches Second Nationwide Pole of Season at Kentucky

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SPARTA, Ky. — Report by Race Chaser Online Midwest Correspondent Ryan Kent Jr. — Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America photo — Ty Dillon will lead the stars of the NASCAR Nationwide Series to the green flag tonight at the newly-renovated Kentucky Speedway after he scored the Coors Light Pole Award for tonight’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (7:30 P.M. ET on ESPNEWS). Dillon, posting …

NNS: Dillon’s Opportunity Knocks To Gain Points On Elliott, Smith

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SPARTA, Ky. — official release — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — Seven races remain in a season that has seen lots of great action, but time is running out for those on the quest for a championship. Chase Elliott holds the standings lead over second-place Regan Smith (-18) and third-place Ty Dillon (-40), but both Elliott and Smith struggled the last time the NASCAR Nationwide Series was …

NNS PRACTICE: Conley Tops Nationwide Happy Hour for RCR in Kentucky

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SPARTA, Ky. — staff report — Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images North America photo — A Richard Childress Racing driver led final NASCAR Nationwide Series practice at Kentucky Speedway, just not the one most would have expected. Rookie Cale Conley, on a part-time schedule this season, circled the 1.5-mile speedway at a clip of 175.404 mph to take top honors in the final 60-minute session. …

NNS: Musical Chairs; Hornish Returns to Gibbs While McDowell Debuts for Penske

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SPARTA, Ky. — official release — Matt Sullivan/Getty Images North America photo — With the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in full swing, many of the competitors that normally pull double duty are taking the weekend off and have opened up some valuable seat time. The driver probably chomping at the bit the most to get back behind the wheel …