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Friday Faceoff: Is ISM Raceway a Better Finale Venue Than Homestead?

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Is moving the NASCAR championship races from Homestead-Miami Speedway to ISM Raceway beginning in 2020 an improvement, downgrade or lateral move? Adam Cheek: Lateral move. I preferred the championship being at a track the series only visits once per year, but I enjoy ISM and think it’s a decent venue for the season finale. There are …

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Weekend Racing Roundup: Denny Hamlin, Justin Allgaier & Stewart Friesen Conquer ISM Raceway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Conquers His Demons Denny Hamlin has built a career living off emotion. The highs have been incredible: two Daytona 500s, two Southern 500s and an eight-win season in 2010. His 37 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories are the most of any active driver without a championship. But …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Penalize Drivers for Causing Yellow Flags?

Kyle Larson was adamant that Bubba Wallace’s spin in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway was intentional. How prevalent do you think such occurrences are, and what, if anything, needs to be done? Adam Cheek: They aren’t massively common, but something should be done when it’s pretty clearly intentional. Maybe a …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick & Christopher Bell Dominate at Texas, Lewis Hamilton Secures 6th F1 Title

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick’s Historic Day Six years ago, Kevin Harvick had 23 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins in 13 years driving for Richard Childress Racing. Good friend Tony Stewart had collected 48 victories in a slightly longer MENCS career; he also had three titles to his credit. Harvick, still seeking …

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Friday Faceoff: What Do You Make of Todd Gilliland’s Post-Race Outburst?

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The Martinsville Speedway races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this year were completely dominated in a manner never seen before. What, if anything, should NASCAR do to alleviate the dominance? Brian Keith: NASCAR’s intent was sound in keeping packages as uniform as possible, given that the Gen-6 car is on its way out the …

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The 12: NASCAR Power Rankings First Data 500 Edition

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Martin Truex Jr. sure knows how to dominate a race. At Martinsville Speedway, Truex led 464 out of 500 contested laps to earn his seventh victory of the season and a spot in the Championship Four. With a one out of four shot at claiming his second championship, is Truex the title favorite? Denny Hamlin …

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Pace Laps: Don’t Take Martin Truex Jr.’s 2019 Season for Granted

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Don’t Take Martin Truex Jr. For Granted This time last year, Martin Truex Jr. had yet to win a short track race in 13 years of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition. After Sunday’s race (Oct. 27) at Martinsville Speedway? He’s got three. Truex won half of the short track …

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Pace Laps: As The Keselowski Crumbles

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: As The Keselowski Crumbles Brad Keselowski is the driving force upon which Team Penske’s NASCAR team is built. He’s the one who strongly suggested Joey Logano as a future teammate while earning his first and only Cup championship in 2012. His unique voice and Twitter presence showcases a passion for …

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The Frontstretch 5: Changes We Want to See in Superspeedway Racing

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1. Break it up NASCAR needs to find some way to break up the big packs. No, we don’t need the field strung out like it’s a mile-and-a-half track, but smaller groups of five or six cars that can move and close on each other. That was once common fare on the superspeedways, and it …

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Pace Laps: Rain & Controversy for NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain Delays Talladega Race Rain halted the 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (Oct. 13) afternoon with just 57 of 188 laps completed. William Byron, who won stage one, was scored as the leader when the red flag flew. No major wrecks have impacted the race as of yet; 33 …

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