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4 Burning Questions at Martinsville: Dastardly Debris & Kurt Busch’s Chance to Cash In

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Another year has passed, and another West Coast Swing is in the books. The 2015 edition NASCAR’s annual early-season excursion out West produced a litany of storylines that will serve as the bedrock for the rest of the 2015 season’s plot. Kevin Harvick has emerged as the clear favorite for the title, while teammate Kurt …

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4 Burning Questions at Auto Club: Kevin Harvick’s Dominance & Tony Stewart’s Chance to Shine

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It’s Kevin Harvick’s world, and we’re all just living in it. That was pretty much the sentiment that NASCAR followers came away with after witnessing Harvick thoroughly whip the field for a second straight week in Phoenix last Sunday. Harvick has been the dominant force thus far on NASCAR new-look West Coast Swing and enters …

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Four Burning Questions at Phoenix: Busch’s Return and Harvick’s Quest for Four

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The second leg of NASCAR’s new look western swing is on tap for this weekend as the series heads to the quirky Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, AZ. Phoenix is one of the few truly unique tracks left on the circuit, as it’s slightly banked, dog-leg layout has no equal in auto racing. No track …

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Four Burning Questions in Las Vegas: Returning Veterans & Risky Bets

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Two down, 34 to go. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be heading west for round three of its long and arduous season this weekend to a beautiful venue known as the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Built in 1996 and then subsequently reconfigured 10 years later, Vegas has become a familiar stop on the circuit …

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Four Burning Questions at Atlanta: New Rules & Standout Substitutes

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The 2015 Daytona 500 is finally in the books, and with its conclusion comes the real start of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The superspeedway-style racing inherent to Daytona is a unique style of racing with unique challenges that simply are not shared by the bulk of tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit. The …

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Four Burning Questions at the Daytona 500: Junior’s Drive for Two & a Watershed Moment

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The Sprint Unlimited? Check. Daytona 500 Qualifying? Finished. The Budweiser Duels? In the books. That leaves only one Cup race remaining in Speedweeks… the sport’s Super Bowl, Sunday’s Daytona 500. I shouldn’t have to tell you why this race is so important; the event speaks for itself. It is the most prestigious event in modern-day American …

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Four Burning Questions at the Sprint Unlimited: Aero Package Excitement & Jeff Gordon’s Last Speedweeks

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We did it! We’re back! We made it through the offseason, and damn, this one seemed extra long, no? It did for me at least, but I’m also a racing-obsessed lunatic. No matter, as the Sprint Unlimited, the glitzy exhibition race at Daytona that kicks off every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, is finally upon …

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Four Burning Questions at Homestead – Title Hopes and Fan Acceptance

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Here we are, the day that so many of you claimed to be dreading for months. Yes, it’s the “Championship 4” race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the Sprint Cup season finale. And what do you know, there actually seems to be a fair amount of excitement surrounding the whole affair? What a concept! Who could have …

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