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Friday Faceoff: Has Ryan Newman Had a Hall-of-Fame Career?

Ryan Newman at 2021 spring Phoenix Cup race NKP

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The Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 in the NASCAR Cup Series has just two top-five finishes since Kyle Larson’s tenure ended more than a year ago. What’s wrong at CGR, and what should be done? Josh Roller: The No. 42 with Ross Chastain behind the wheel is heading in the right direction in 2021, despite only …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Charlotte Be the Only Track to Host the Coca-Cola 600?

Kyle Busch doing that winning at Charlotte thing (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR has shown a willingness of late to set tradition aside in favor of trying something new. Should it consider running the sport’s lone 600-mile race at a different track than Charlotte Motor Speedway? Josh Roller: I can’t say this strongly enough: no. The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte is one of the crown jewel races in …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Change the Number Placements?

Chase Elliott car All Star Race Bristol NKP

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Brad Keselowski is reportedly considering joining Roush Fenway Racing with a potential ownership stake. Would it be a good move? Luken Glover: It is hard to see Brad Keselowski leave Team Penske. If he wants immediate results for the next couple of years, Penske is the place to stay. However, a couple of factors could play …

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Longtime NASCAR Fans Are Looking For Other Forms Of Entertainment

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Editor’s Note: This article on NASCAR history and popularity is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff.  The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, better known as NASCAR, has been around for over seven decades. Established in 1948, by …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Dover Host 2 Cup Races Again?

Austin Dillon at the front of a pack at Dover International Speedway, the Monster Mile. 2020 Cup race NKP

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With the introduction of the Next Gen car reducing the amount of cars a team can build from 15 to seven, does this open the door for teams to expand their fleet? If so, which team would be the most likely to add to its stable? Josh Roller: Well, first, NASCAR needs to do away …

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Friday Faceoff: Can Kyle Busch Surpass Richard Petty’s Streak?

Kyle Busch stands before 2021 spring Cup Kansas race NKP

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With his win at Kansas Speedway, Kyle Busch has won a NASCAR Cup Series race in 17 consecutive years. Will he surpass the mark of 18 set by Richard Petty? Luken Glover: Absolutely. I see Kyle Busch winning at least one race for at least the next few years and easily passing Petty’s record. Now …

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Friday Faceoff: Is it Time for On-Track Qualifying to Come Back?

#10: Jeb Burton, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro at Homestead-Miami Speedway, March 2021. Photo: NKP

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Thanks to a social media fan vote, Anheuser Busch dubbed this weekend’s Cup race the “Buschy McBusch Race 400”. Is such naming genius or silly? Do you even consider it relevant either way? Luken Glover: I think it was a great way to get the fans involved, and I think many expected a crazy name …

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Formula One Betting: What Do You Need To Know?

Max Verstappen (Photo: Getty Images/Red Bull Content Pool)

Editor’s Note: This article on Formula One betting is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff.  Formula One is the most popular car racing event in the United Kingdom with single-seater drivers driving the most technologically advanced and fastest cars. …

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Formula One And Gambling Relationships

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Editor’s Note: This article on Formula One and gambling is posted in collaboration with an outside sponsorship client. The opinions and information contained within do not necessarily represent Frontstretch and its staff.  Gambling is one of the most rapidly expanding industries in the world and its relationship with one of the greatest car racing series …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Jennifer Jo Cobb Have Been Approved for Talladega Cup Race?

Jennifer Jo Cobb races at Las Vegas spring truck race NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The approval process for drivers to race in the NASCAR Cup Series has come into question with NASCAR denying Jennifer Jo Cobb for Talladega Superspeedway. Are her credentials sufficient enough, or was it the right call? Luken Glover: Putting Jennifer Jo Cobb in a car for her debut at Talladega was a questionable decision, so …

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