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CHASTAIN 17th AT TALLADEGA

CHASTAIN 17th AT TALLADEGA TALLADEGA, Ala. – Ross Chastain finished 17th in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, his second-best run of the 2016 season. Chastain qualified 29th but raced as high as 13th and ran mid-pack much of the race. “A pretty good run for us today,” Chastain said. “We were right in the m...

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PREECE SOARS TO 15th AT TALLADEGA

PREECE SOARS TO 15th AT TALLADEGA TALLADEGA, Ala. – Rookie Ryan Preece scored his best run of the Xfinity Series season Saturday, finishing 15th in the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. Preece quickly moved forward from his 26th starting spot to break into the top 20. He raced as high as sixth before finishing 15th in the lead pack. “Wh...

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SMITHLEY SCORES TOP FINISH AT TALLADEGA

SMITHLEY SCORES TOP FINISH AT TALLADEGA TALLADEGA, Ala. – Rookie Garrett Smithley had the ride of his life in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300, charging home with a 12th-place finish in his first NASCAR major-series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Smithley was running with the lead pack in the closing laps as the race went into overtime. With the lead...

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CHASTAIN FAST AT TALLADEGA

CHASTAIN FAST AT TALLADEGA TALLADEGA, Ala. – Ross Chastain has run only three NASCAR races at Talladega Superspeedway, but he has an interesting history at the track. Chastain finished third in a Camping World Truck Series race at NASCAR’s biggest track in 2013, showing that he quickly picked up the intricacies of running well in Talladega’s big dr...

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PREECE SET FOR TALLADEGA

PREECE SET FOR TALLADEGA TALLADEGA, Ala. – Rookie Ryan Preece, riding along 17th in Xfinity Series driver points at this early stage of the season, gets a big new test Saturday. Preece will race for the first time at super-fast Talladega Superspeedway in Saturday’s Sparks Energy 300 Xfinity race. Typically, cars circle the 2.66-mile track in giant...

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SMITHLEY SET FOR TALLADEGA

SMITHLEY SET FOR TALLADEGA TALLADEGA, Ala. – Garrett Smithley will run his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday, but he won’t start the event with zero experience. Smithley raced in an Automobile Racing Club of America event in 2014 at the giant 2.66-mile track. He finished 18th. “At least I know my way around the pl...

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CHASTAIN HAS STRONG RUN AT RIR

CHASTAIN HAS STRONG RUN AT RIR RICHMOND, Va. – Ross Chastain raced with the front pack at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, finishing a strong 18th in the ToyotaCare 250 Xfinity Series race, the eighth event of the season. The finish was Chastain’s second best of the year. He was one lap down to the leaders. “We got past that big wreck near...

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PREECE 23rd IN FIRST RICHMOND RUN

PREECE 23rd IN FIRST RICHMOND RUN RICHMOND, Va. – Ryan Preece finished 23rd in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway. The race was Preece’s first major-series run at the three-quarter-mile track, although he ran in a K&N Pro Series East race at RIR last year. “We got kind of locked into mid-pack there...

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SMITHLEY IN TOP 20 AT RIR

SMITHLEY IN TOP 20 AT RIR RICHMOND, Va. – Garrett Smithley scored his best finish of the Xfinity Series season Saturday, rolling home 20th in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Smithley qualified 26th in the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet and raced as high as 17th before scoring his first top-20 run of the year. He jum...

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CHASTAIN READY FOR RICHMOND

CHASTAIN READY FOR RICHMOND RICHMOND, Va. – Ross Chastain has a solid record at Richmond International Raceway. In two Xfinity Series races at the three-quarter-mile track last year, Chastain scored runs of 17th and 15th, both in JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolets. Chastain hopes to improve on those numbers in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250, the...

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