Road Courses, New Venues Highlight 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Slate

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Road courses and new venues highlight the NASCAR Xfinity Series 2021 schedule that starts at Daytona International Speedway in February.
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Road courses and new venues highlight the NASCAR Xfinity Series 2021 schedule that starts at Daytona International Speedway in February.

On Friday, NASCAR announced the 2021 schedule for the NASCAR Xfinity Series™, which mirrors many of the historic changes in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule that was announced in September.

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William Byron Needs One More Clutch Moment

Byron is in need of another clutch moment after mediocre results in two of three NASCAR Cup Series playoff races in the Round of 16.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – SEPTEMBER 12: William Byron, driver of the No. 24 Liberty University Chevrolet, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 12, 2020, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

William Byron needs one more clutch moment after mediocre results in two of three NASCAR Cup Series playoff races in the Round of 16.

The buzzer-beater basket; The go-ahead field goal as time expires; the walk-off home run; These are the clutch moments in sports that are the reason people watch and look forward to seeing. 

In the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway, 22-year-old William Byron pulled off NASCAR’s version of that moment.  Byron entered the race in a tight battle with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson and Wood Brothers Racing’s Matt DiBenedetto for the final two playoff spots. In Byron’s Daytona clutch moment, he not only advances to the playoffs but he scores his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory.

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Matt DiBenedetto is Set to Make his First Playoff Appearance

Matt DiBenedetto is set to make his first NASCAR Cup Series playoff appearance at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, September 6th.

Matt DiBenedetto is set to make his first NASCAR Cup Series playoff appearance at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, September 6th.

As the checkered flag was falling on the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway last Saturday night, one driver most certainly was breathing a huge sigh of relief.  Matt DiBenedetto, the driver of the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford is in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.  In his post-race interview, he talks about how mentally exhausting the pressure cooker of a race was for him.

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Daytona, Gateway NASCAR Race Review with Hot Topics on Fan4Racing Radio

Dover, Colorado NASCAR Race Review is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Andy Laskey. Join us for the smartest race talk around! Then stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing crew!

Our guest in this episode…

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, Joe Graf Jr. with SS Greenlight Racing is RESCHEDULING to next week Tuesday, Sept 8th.

This episode centers around the Daytona International Speedway for the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series, along with the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck, and ARCA Menards Series at WWT Raceway at Gateway. We’ll also give a few updates with the ARCA East and West with post-race audio as time allows.

The Agenda

  • First, we review the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Truck Series at Gateway
  • Next, we review the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona
  • Then, we review the NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona.
  • Next is Hot Topics Sound Off with our Fan4Racing Crew.

As always…Thanks for listening!

Byron Earns Ticket to Playoffs, DiBenedetto Clinches Final Spot

Byron earns ticket to playoffs after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – AUGUST 29: William Byron, driver of the #24 Liberty University Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on August 29, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Byron earns ticket to playoffs after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

With his NASCAR Cup Series Playoff hopes on the line, Hendrick Motorsports’ driver William Byron earned his first career victory Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 regular-season finale.

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