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2-Headed Monster: Has NASCAR Lost Its Stranglehold on American Motorsports?

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Mercedes on track at COTA, 2021 United States Grand Prix, Friday (credit: LAT Images / Mercedes F1)

Unless you were under a rock this weekend, you couldn’t have missed the buzz of the Formula One race at Circuit of the Americas. The event, which spanned across four days, had a reported 400,000 people in attendance, including 150,000 people on raceday. It was an eye-opening experience for many in the motorsports world. NASCAR …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Every NASCAR Playoff Track Have Lights?

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Lights at a NASCAR track can sometimes be overlooked. But if you check Twitter, fans are often curious which tracks have them (Hi, Bob!). The course of a race weekend can change drastically based on whether a track has lights. Over the last decade or so, several tracks have added lights but there are still …

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2-Headed Monster: Did Kaulig Racing Make Right Choice in Hiring Daniel Hemric?

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#18: Daniel Hemric, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Poppy Bank

Starting in 2022, Daniel Hemric will be the new driver of Kaulig Racing’s No. 11 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Hemric will replace Justin Haley, who will drive one of the organization’s Cup Series cars in 2022. Hemric’s career has been an interesting one as he has proven consistency but has yet to find …

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2-Headed Monster: Did NASCAR Make Right Decision Moving Richmond Out of Playoffs?

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(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

NASCAR released the 2022 Cup Series schedule on Wednesday (Sept. 15) and while the big news of the schedule was that the Clash will race at the L.A. Coliseum next February, there were a few other moves that got the NASCAR world talking. One of those moves is that the playoff event at Richmond Raceway …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kaulig Racing Give AJ Allmendinger Full-Time Cup Ride in 2022?

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A.J. Allmendinger was the surprise winner this weekend in the NASCAR Cup Series race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. His win was the second of his Cup career and the first for Kaulig Racing in the Cup Series. The organization will expand to include a two-car Cup Series team in 2022 after purchasing …

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2-Headed Monster: Did Trackhouse Racing Get It Right Hiring Ross Chastain?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ross Chastain will be driving the No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet in 2022. The team made the announcement on Tuesday (Aug. 3) a little more than a month after announcing that the organization will purchase Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of the 2021 season. Trackhouse Racing will field two entries in 2022, the aforementioned …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Roger Penske Have Given Ownership to Brad Keselowski?


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It’s official: Roush Fenway Racing announced Tuesday (July 20) Brad Keselowski will drive the No. 6 Ford next season, currently driven by Ryan Newman, and will become a partner in the team’s ownership in 2022. Keselowski will no longer be driving for Team Penske, an organization with which he’s found the most success of his career. Team …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Consult Drivers When Making Decisions?

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#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Light For The Farmers, #1: Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy an d #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Freight

This past weekend, there was a lot of noise about the new configuration coming to Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2022. The buzz centered around a few drivers who were vocal about how NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports, the parent company of Atlanta Motor Speedway, did not include the drivers in the discussion for the track’s redesign. …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Busch Continue Racing in the Xfinity Series?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Is it over? Kyle Busch has one scheduled more start left in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021. Busch won his 100th race earlier last month at Nashville Superspeedway and his win at Road America last weekend (July 3) put his total to 101 wins. He has mentioned in the past that once he hit …

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2-Headed Monster: Ross Chastain or Kurt Busch? Who Should Trackhouse Racing Hire to Drive 2nd Car?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Trackhouse Racing has bought Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR operation and that means a lot will change when we enter the 2022 season. Trackhouse Racing will have two charters for next season and be a two-car operation while Chip Ganassi Racing will essentially no longer exist in the NASCAR Cup Series. Trackhouse announced that its current …

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