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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Could Sneak into the Truck Series Playoffs With 2 Races Left?

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So far in 2019, there has been a debate as to whether the current NASCAR season has been a good one, leading to a more existential question of what exactly makes for a good race. Does a good race need constant side-by-side action? Does strategy and a good finish do enough for people to classify …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can NASCAR Consider 2019 Successful So Far?

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This 2019 NASCAR season has been a very crucial year for the sport regarding several aspects including rules, attendance, ratings and leadership. We have seen a little bit of everything as we close in on the month of August and the race to the playoffs in all three of NASCAR’s national touring series. With that …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who is the Biggest Championship Sleeper?

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As we near the playoffs for the 2019 season, it is time to begin determining championship favorites and championship sleepers. One sleeper after his win at Kentucky would definitely be Kurt Busch. Busch has been a championship contender nearly his entire career with the exception of a few seasons. Can Busch win a title in …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What’s Been the Highlight of the Season So Far?

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Sunday’s rain-shortened race at Daytona International Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series proved to be one many people will never forget for several reasons. The racing was great but the winner surprised nearly everybody watching. Justin Haley is now a Cup winner in only his third career start while running the full Xfinity …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who’s On the Hot Seat Right Now?

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Last week, NASCAR President Steve Phelps announced that 2021 would not feature any major shakeups in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule like many were anticipating. It is also the same season that the Gen-7 Cup car will roll out and debut, which makes me question why they would not shake up the schedule. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Race is Most Crucial in the Summer Stretch?

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The summer stretch of the 2019 season is upon us in NASCAR and there have been many controversial topics and great races. As we near the playoffs in September, this is one of the most important portions of the schedule for all of these teams. Which race will be most crucial coming up? Daytona as …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Sonoma Match the Same Intensity Seen On The “Roval”?

This weekend not only marks the first road course event of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season but the first since the ROVAL back in September. Road course racing always brings out the best drivers, testing their skill and patience. Last season, the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL put on arguably the craziest race …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should “Retired” Drivers Be Allowed To Race in Lower Series?

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After this past weekend’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series event at the Texas Motor Speedway, there has been a lot of talk about Greg Biffle’s big win. Biffle returned to NASCAR competition for the first time since 2016, and for his first Truck Series race since 2004. To say that it was impressive for a driver …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is 2019 Cole Custer’s Best Chance at an Xfinity Championship?

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Cole Custer is now in his third full season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. This is the first year, though, that he has scored multiple wins, and we are only in June. Custer had only two career wins before this season, coming at Homestead in 2017 and Texas in November 2018. He has solidified himself …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can Martin Truex Jr. Duplicate his 2017 Championship Season?

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The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series package has been a topic of conversation every single week this season, and now that we are 13 races into the year, it is time to make an assessment on the kind of racing it has produced. Has it lived up to the expectations that were set at …

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