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2-Headed Monster: Should Teams Get More Racing Revenue Or Adapt?

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After the announcement that Furniture Row Racing is shutting down one season after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title with Martin Truex Jr, it has become increasingly clear that large changes need to happen in NASCAR. Otherwise, more and more of the top teams will continue to fold. The solution boils down to …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ross Chastain Talks Career Weekend in Darlington

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review one of the marquee weekends of the year at Darlington Raceway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Ross Chastain, who had a “career weekend” in his first start in elite equipment. Prior to Saturday, Chastain had never started inside the top 10. He put that record to rest, …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson, Ross Chastain Come Up Short at Darlington

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Larson Dominates, But Brad Keselowski Wins Brad Keselowski‘s pit crew stepped up when it mattered on Sunday night’s (Sept. 2) Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, getting the No. 2 out first ahead of Kyle Larson on the final pit stop. Keselowski then held off Larson on the final …

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Friday Faceoff: What Throwback Rules Would You Like to See in NASCAR?

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Last weekend, the NASCAR XFINITY Series raced at Road America and the Camping World Truck Series raced at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. When the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule gets revamped in 2021, should either of these tracks be added to the schedule? Zach Gillispie: Canadian Tire should be at the top of the …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Justin Allgaier Go Back to the Cup Series?

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Justin Allgaier is having a career year in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, having won four races while leading the point standings with three races left in the regular season. Allgaier is clearly one of the best drivers in NXS, which leads to this week’s question: Should Allgaier move back up to the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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The Frontstretch 5: Great NASCAR Paint Schemes Past & Present

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1. Quicksilver One of the original one race paint schemes, if not the first, was the silver Goodwrench Chevy that Dale Earnhardt ran in the 1995 Winston (or whatever the race might have been called back then.) Because Earnhardt always ran the familiar black Chevys, it was quite a surprise to see him in the …

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Pace Laps: Justin Allgaier & Justin Haley Shine During Final Cup Off-Weekend

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Silly Season Shakeups Imminent It’s been a relatively quiet final off week in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Front Row Motorsports purchased BK Racing in a long-awaited bankruptcy auction. A few more Darlington throwback schemes got revealed; my current favorite is this one for David Ragan honoring Dale …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Josh Williams Tackles Bristol as Kurt Busch Ends Winless Streak

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In the latest episode of the 2018 Frontstretch Podcast, we review a great weekend of racing at Bristol Motor Speedway with Dustin Albino, Mike Neff, Zach Catanzareti and Josh Williams, driver of the No. 90 DGM Racing Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Williams was on pace for a career-best finish at Bristol before breaking a pair of shock mounts …

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2-Headed Monster: Are Fans Getting Too Much Access?

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A fan attacked Kyle Busch after Saturday night’s (Aug. 18) race at Bristol Motor Speedway, which leads to this week’s question: are fans getting too much access to drivers at NASCAR races? Excuse Me But Your Crazy Is Showing Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin have something in common. Of course, they both drive for Joe …

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Pace Laps: Bristol = Back, Baby

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Bristol Is Back…. And Broke the Back of NASCAR’s Big 3 So much column space has been spent on Bristol Motor Speedway’s reconfiguration. There’s been the old bump ‘n’ run Bristol, the new track with progressive banking and this current edition we have that attempts to be a combination of …

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