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MBM Motorsports, a team competing full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2015, has boldly decided to withdraw from the upcoming Alsco Uniforms 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This move has stirred controversy and shed light on the challenges faced by teams in the sport.

Car Long’s team cited two primary reasons for their withdrawal: the lack of simulator time and the absence of practice, which hindered their ability to qualify and secure a spot in the race.

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For this decade-old team, missing races due to qualification issues have been a recurring problem over the past nine out of 10 seasons. However, this is the first time since 2014 that they will not have a car and driver listed for a race. Their absence from the entry list highlights the team’s struggle to stay competitive in the Xfinity Series.

Looking ahead, MBM Motorsports has revealed their plans to transfer Chad Finchum’s entry to the upcoming race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Beyond that, they have committed to participating in only three other race weekends at Daytona International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, and the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. These limited appearances raise questions about the team’s long-term stability and their ability to compete consistently in the Xfinity Series.

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“Don’t give up” – Fans rally behind the team after withdrawal announcement

Upon hearing about MBM Motorsports’ withdrawal from the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, fans expressed a range of emotions. While some were disappointed to see the team step back, others understood the challenges they faced and expressed their support for the decision.

“Unfortunate. Good luck the rest of the season, and hope everything works out!” tweeted one fan, showcasing empathy for MBM Motorsports and their difficult circumstances.

Another fan commented, “This could really allow you guys to become more competitive. I think this will be positive for the long run.”

However, not all fans were pleased with the news. “I hate to see this,” expressed a disappointed follower.

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Despite some negative sentiments, there were fans who rallied behind MBM Motorsports, stating, “Don’t give up! We always cheer for the underdogs!”

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The outpouring of support from fans reflects the deep-rooted passion and belief in the underdog spirit that embodies NASCAR. It remains to be seen how this protest will impact the team’s future and potentially influence changes within the NASCAR community.

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