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NASCAR Mailbox: Is It Time to Eliminate Playoff Points After a Certain Round?

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The 2019 playoffs have given us some awesome racing, but at the same time, we have seen some drivers who were strong during the regular season have a small decline in performance throughout the last eight races. Two of these drivers are Kyle Busch and Joey Logano. Both carried an enormous amount of playoff points …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Has NASCAR Focused Too Much on the Intermediate Package?

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It is no secret that NASCAR’s 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series package has changed the type of racing we see on virtually every type of track. Many will argue that intermediate racing is at its best in the last few years and that short track and one-mile racing have both been ruined. Everybody has …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can Kyle Busch Return to Winning Form Before Homestead?

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With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading to a certain paper-clip shaped venue this weekend, we’d be remiss to remind you that we have seen drivers get very aggressive in the playoff race at Martinsville before. It seems like the last few seasons, the aggression has been escalated just a bit. That leads us …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Constitutes a 2019 Failure for Hendrick Motorsports?

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series has given us three breakout stars this season in Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer and Christopher Bell. Two of those three, and potentially all of them, will be moving up the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season. With that said, the star power in the series spirals downward and it raises …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Retirements Increase in the Next 1-2 Years?

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With many aging veterans in NASCAR right now, the dreaded retirement topic is starting to come to the surface. While many are still extremely competitive, there are still some persistent rumors that a few of the sport’s superstars are hanging it up in the next year or two. Who do you think will be hanging …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is it Time for Local Cautions on Road Courses?

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There was a lot of controversy surrounding the officiating during Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cautions were thrown at untimely portions of the race, and some were frustrated with NASCAR as to why. One rule that can help this argument is the utilization of local cautions. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should the ROVAL Be a Cutoff Race?

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After Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond, many drivers complained, once again, that passing was very difficult with the current racing package. Clint Bowyer had some interesting ideas, saying maybe a new package should be put into place for short tracks or that PJ1 should be used at Richmond. Has this …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Sunday Night NASCAR Be a Thing More Often in the Future?

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Kyle Busch pacing the field (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After Sunday night’s controversy between Kyle Busch and Garrett Smithley, a debate has sparked about who was at fault and what it should take to become a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. Smithley has been racing in NASCAR’s national series for years, and has had some solid runs and success there. What should NASCAR …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Is it Possible for a Winless Driver to Win a Championship

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Since the beginning of the playoffs back in 2004, we have seen a handful of drivers outside of the top 10, 12 and then 16 win a race or two in the final 10. However, since there have been 16 drivers in the playoffs, it seems to be rarer that a driver outside of that …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should the Truck Series Host an Official Throwback Weekend?

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After another successful throwback weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series, there is always talk of why the Gander Outdoors Truck Series does not have an official throwback weekend. We have seen some Truck Series drivers run schemes that honor different eras but it has not been an official thing ever. Should …

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