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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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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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