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NASCAR Mailbox: What Benefit Have Sunday Doubleheaders Been to Xfinity and Trucks?

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As a result of the pandemic, we have seen several doubleheaders this year between all three NASCAR national touring series, something we have not seen before this year. In past years, the lower divisions of NASCAR have not had the exposure they deserve because of being ran on Friday nights or Saturday afternoons for the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: How Similar is 2020 to Joey Logano’s 2018 Championship Season?

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Following Joey Logano’s win on Sunday (Oct. 18) at Kansas Speedway, he now will focus on the championship race at Phoenix Raceway in just a few weeks. This will be the second time in the last three seasons that Logano will be part of the Championship 4 and his fourth time overall. The last time …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Was 2020 a Fluke Year for Kyle Busch?

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Arguably, 2020 has been the worst season of Kyle Busch‘s NASCAR Cup Series career. While his rookie season in 2005 is statistically his worst to date, he has yet to win through 32 races, and that would be a first for driver No. 18. Busch turned 35 years old earlier this year, and while we …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Can Be Done About Vicious Blocks at Daytona & Talladega?

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The rumors have flown for months now whether Kyle Larson will return to NASCAR and where he will go. With his return to the sport being imminent, the question arises about how he will perform after basically running a full year on the dirt side of things. While he has dominated, we all know NASCAR …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Could Be the Main Cause for Better Performance After Elimination from Playoffs?

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Have you ever noticed that many drivers who do not make the playoffs or are eliminated in the playoffs start performing better later in the season when it may not matter as much? That is definitely the case with several drivers, and it’s not just this season. This has been the case for the last …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Has Denny Hamlin Lost His 2020 Mojo or Was 1st Round Struggle a Fluke?

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Despite all that 2020 has thrown in our direction, NASCAR racing has brought a sense of normalcy on the weekends since the middle of May. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the on-track product seemed to be trending upward with the spectacular races we saw in the first four weekends of the year. There have definitely …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Any Concern About Chase Briscoe & His Lackluster Last Few Races?

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Chase Briscoe and his No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing team have had a stellar season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The last three races have been not so fun for them though, as they haven’t scored a single top 10. Even though they head into the playoffs as the co-favorite, could this be concerning? Should we …

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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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