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NASCAR Mailbox: Who is Bound to Make a Surprise Run at the Cup Title?

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Kyle Busch has had one of the worst years in his NASCAR Cup Series career this season, but that has not stopped him from making the playoffs in 2020. After the first race of the playoffs at Darlington Raceway, he sits only seven points above the cutline, but after a sixth-place finish, he should be …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Daytona Remain a Cutoff Race or Should NASCAR Rotate It?

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This season was the first year that NASCAR decided to have a superspeedway be the final decider in who would make it into the playoffs. With it being the biggest wildcard we have seen in many years, everyone knew the energy and excitement would be ramped up. It’s safe to say the race did not …

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Bobby Zalenski Makes it Back-to-Back NASCAR iRacing Wins in Daytona Beach

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Tuesday night’s (Aug. 26) eNASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series race at Daytona International Speedway showed why fans love superspeedway racing. Much of the race was spent three by three, pack racing that led to constant lead changes. In the end, it was a wild race, with Bobby Zalenski making it two wins in a row …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Effect Does Jimmie Johnson’s Success Have on Rest of Hendrick Motorsports?

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Jimmie Johnson has been the core of Hendrick Motorsports for so many years, at least since Jeff Gordon’s departure. But even before that, he could be considered better than Gordon was. Throughout his struggles over the last few seasons, Hendrick Motorsports as a whole has not had a stellar run. But the last two weeks, …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What’s the Secret to Chase Elliott’s Road Course Success?

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After this season, NASCAR plans to go to the Daytona International Speedway road course once again for the 2021 Clash. This past weekend’s races showed us that another chance should be given to this track. What should NASCAR do regarding the Daytona road course in the future? Give it a points-paying race and take one …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Has Happened to Team Chevy as a Whole?

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While Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin have been the so called “Top Two” all season long, there are other drivers who have stolen the spotlight at times, one of them being Brad Keselowski. He has three wins to his name for this year, and if he continues with the speed he has every week, that …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should the Punishment for Blatantly Cheating Be More Severe?

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After an incident over the weekend at the Daytona International Speedway road course that involved Alex Labbe and DGM Racing, team owner, Mario Gosselin, was fined $50,000 and docked 75 driver/owner points. They were caught distinctly cheating, violating NASCAR’s testing policy by running in an SCCA race last weekend in an attempt to gain laps …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Can Challenge Denny Hamlin & Kevin Harvick in 2020?

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Thus far, it’s clear that Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick are the top two contenders for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship. However, we have seen flashes of brilliance from several other drivers throughout the opening 19 races of the season. Some of these drivers come from Team Penske. All of its drivers have shown …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can Ryan Blaney Be a Legitimate Championship 4 Threat?

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After this weekend’s controversial ending in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, the debate arose of what the requirements should be to race in the organization’s top level. Should NASCAR return to the system they had years ago with approval for upper series? Who is a good example of someone who has …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is it the Right Time to Stop the Random Draw?

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Since NASCAR returned from the COVID-19 break, qualifying has only taken place in one race, the Coca Cola 600. Every other race has had its starting lineup determined via a random draw. With the playoffs approaching, we are normally talking about how important a starting spot is for pit stall selection and track position for …

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