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4 Burning Questions: Who’ll Be Eliminated in Each Cup Playoff Round?

2021 regular season Cup champion Kyle Larson with trophy

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who will be eliminated in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs’ Round of 16? Michael McDowell has been disappointing in the second half of the regular season. He had a strong start to the season in addition to his Daytona 500 win, but he’s 28th in total points in the past 10 races among all Cup …

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4 Burning Questions: The Train Wreck That Is ARCA

2021 ARCA Springfield Pack Racing Taylor Gray, No. 46 David Gilliland Racing Ford (Credit: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing used with permission

Why is the ARCA Menards Series a train wreck? So to be clear, the ARCA Menards Series has always been a bit of a train wreck. Long the little brother to NASCAR and now a subsidiary of the sanctioning body, it cannot be said enough that ARCA is in a crisis on multiple fronts right …

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4 Burning Questions: The Choice to Not Care

The NASCAR Cup Series, one of the top spectator sports, roars through the turns at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

We’re still dealing with this mess? It was announced Aug. 19 that Corey LaJoie will miss this week’s NASCAR Cup Series race due to COVID-19 protocols. LaJoie has entered a seven-day quarantine after being in close contact with somebody while recording a podcast (yes, a podcast) on Aug. 16. It should be mentioned that NASCAR’s …

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4 Burning Questions: Is North Wilkesboro Returning?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiling

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What is the NASCAR Cup Series playoff picture? With three races remaining in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season, things are becoming clear. Ten drivers have clinched a playoff spot as long as they remain eligible: Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Alex Bowman, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, William Byron, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Brad …

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4mula Burning Questions: Grabbing the (Red) Bull By the Horns

Max Verstappen leads Formula 1 field at 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Imola Photo: Lars Baron Getty

(Photo: Lars Baron/Getty via Red Bull Content Pool)

It’s finally over? After over 10 days of Red Bull Racing complaining about an incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on lap 1 of the British Grand Prix in Formula 1, this particular situation is finally over. RBR met with the stewards and Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team July 29 to present new evidence …

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No Burning Questions: SRX, CBS Superior to NASCAR, FOX

Tony Stewart races in Camping World SRX Series 2021 at Eldora Speedway, Mike Arning True Speed PR

Photo: Mike Arning (True Speed PR)

A lot has happened over the past few weeks in the world of stock car racing, but the constant I keep coming back to is simple: The Camping World SRX Series and CBS completely outclassed both NASCAR and FOX’s coverage of NASCAR. Denny Hamlin mentioned off-hand a couple of weeks ago during a discussion on …

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Frontstretch 5: Greatest NASCAR Owner-Drivers

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

In celebration of Brad Keselowski’s announcement this week of being probably just one of three owner-drivers next season in NASCAR Cup Series racing, it’s time to look at the top five owner-drivers of all time. A rare commodity, Keselowski will join only BJ McLeod and Denny Hamlin among active Cup drivers with a sizable ownership …

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Chase Elliott Holds Off Father Bill, Champion Stewart for SRX Win at Nashville

Chase Elliott 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Chase Elliott made the most of his one race cameo in the 2021 SRX Series by holding off series champion Tony Stewart to win the final race of the season at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion spent most of the feature running in second position behind father Bill Elliott. On a …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Next for Xfinity Silly Season?

Austin Cindric wins 2021 Pocono NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who did Wood Brothers Racing hire? After a hint from Door Bumper Clear earlier in the week, it was made official July 15 that in 2022, Austin Cindric will take over the No. 2 for Team Penske in the NASCAR Cup Series while Harrison Burton will take over the venerable No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing …

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Patient Marco Andretti Sneaks by Luke Fenhaus for Slinger SRX Win

2021 SRX Knoxville Marco Andretti car (Credit: Tom Bowles)

Photo: Tom Bowles

Marco Andretti came out on top in Saturday’s (July 10) Superstar Racing Experience event at Slinger Speedway. Andretti won the first heat of the night and got by Luke Fenhaus on the final restart of the feature to win his first recorded professional race in over 10 years. Fenhaus, a 17-year-old Kulwicki Driver Development Program …

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