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NASCAR Mailbox: Will a Friendly Rivalry Develop Between Denny Hamlin & Kevin Harvick, 2 of the Best?

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Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick have easily been the two fastest drivers all season in the NASCAR Cup Series. For the last several weeks, they have battled for the win almost every race, and it has been quite entertaining to watch two of the best go at it. This leads to a debate on if …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Are We Witnessing Denny Hamlin’s Prime Now?

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In 2020, Denny Hamlin is showing us why he is one of the greatest drivers of his generation. Including 2019, Hamlin’s last two seasons have been two of his best other than his near-championship season in 2010. After his win at Pocono Raceway on Sunday evening (June 30), he is up to 41 career victories, …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What’s Up With Matt Kenseth?

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Since NASCAR returned to the track just over one month ago, we have seen some drivers show signs of improvement compared to before the break and others plummet in performance. Matt Kenseth came off the sidelines to drive the No. 42 for Chip Ganassi Racing, but it has not been all fun and games. He …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who has Been the Most Surprising Driver in 2020?

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NASCAR has been in the news for all the right reasons the last week or so, and with it, comes a discussion about what the leaders of the sport have done. Of course the changes they have made are positive, but leadership is one thing many have questioned over the years. NASCAR President Steve Phelps …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Kevin Harvick the Best He Has Ever Been as a Driver?

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After this weekend’s races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the talk of if they should repave or not has come up once again. It seems like every single year, the discussion of if Atlanta should be repaved comes up because it is one of the oldest surfaces in the sport, and to be fair, the NASCAR …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Could Be the Secret to an Overall Better 2020 Season?

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Despite the year 2020 has been, the one positive we’ve seen is NASCAR. It has given us some fantastic racing and been a distraction for many fans who have been affected by world events. Even before the COVID-19 shutdown, the NASCAR Cup Series put on some of the best racing there’s been with the new …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should We See Weekend Schedule Changes in the Future?

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NASCAR is back and better than ever. Yes, all three series have finally returned to competition now and we have seen some excellent races in the return. One reason could be the shorter races we have seen in the NASCAR Cup Series. While the Xfinity and Truck series both have significantly shorter races than Cup, …

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Ray Alfalla Back to eNASCAR Victory Lane For First Time Since 2018

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The eNASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series returned to action on Friday night (May 29) for Round 8 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This series typically runs on Tuesdays, but the race was rescheduled to tonight due to schedule conflicts with NASCAR and their recent races at Charlotte. Four-time champion Ray Alfalla of Team VRS scored his …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What’s The Main Contributing Factor to the Success of NASCAR’s Return?

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First off, welcome back to NASCAR Mailbox after a long two months. I know we are all glad that NASCAR is finally back and not only is it back, but it is arguably stronger than it was before the break. We have seen three full races now this week at Darlington, and all three have …

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Turn Back the Clock NASCAR 2004: A New Era Begins With the Chase

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As we think about the last 20-25 years in NASCAR, there are several special seasons that jump out at us. One of those, and maybe the most crucial one, was NASCAR 2004. Why? The reasons are plentiful. NASCAR 2004 featured the introduction of the Chase, the sport’s introduction to a playoff system. The first edition …

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