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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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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Toyota Up to Par With the Other Manufacturers So Far?

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It is no secret that the Toyota teams have not been as strong as they would like to be to begin this season in the NASCAR Cup Series. Even though Denny Hamlin captured his third Daytona 500 victory, the other teams have seemed to lack speed throughout the first four weeks. We are used to …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Young Star is Poised to Have a Breakout Season?

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This season has given us many surprises so far between the drivers running up front and the quality of racing. So many people did not expect races to be as good as they have been, especially with the drivers who have been fighting it out for the wins. 2020 is an important year for many …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Did Las Vegas Set a Standard for Other Races This Season?

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Sunday afternoon’s (Feb. 23) NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was arguably one of the best intermediate races we have seen in recent memory. With it only being race two of the season, nobody quite knew which drivers would be the strongest. When you expect the unexpected, usually some very exciting races …

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