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NASCAR Mailbox: How Aggressive is Too Aggressive?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If you think about it, the most exciting racing occurs as a result of driver aggression, with drivers dive-bombing their cars into corners, not sure if they will make it out the other end. If drivers get after it, and are constantly aggressive and making daring moves throughout the event, this always makes the race …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What Could be the Biggest Reason for Jimmie Johnson’s Struggles?

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Jimmie Johnson has had his fair share of struggles in the 2019 season. Even though he opened the year with a win in The Clash, it has not been easy ever since. After having Chad Knaus as a longtime crew chief his entire career prior to 2019, he is now working with his second crew …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Are Short Tracks or Road Courses Better at the Cup Level?

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Road courses and short tracks are two of the best track layouts in NASCAR. The handful of races on the schedule that make up these track types are fan favorites, producing some of the best on-track action we will see. Which track layout is better, short tracks or road courses? Which provide us the best …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who Could Sneak into the Truck Series Playoffs With 2 Races Left?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

So far in 2019, there has been a debate as to whether the current NASCAR season has been a good one, leading to a more existential question of what exactly makes for a good race. Does a good race need constant side-by-side action? Does strategy and a good finish do enough for people to classify …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Can NASCAR Consider 2019 Successful So Far?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This 2019 NASCAR season has been a very crucial year for the sport regarding several aspects including rules, attendance, ratings and leadership. We have seen a little bit of everything as we close in on the month of August and the race to the playoffs in all three of NASCAR’s national touring series. With that …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who is the Biggest Championship Sleeper?

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As we near the playoffs for the 2019 season, it is time to begin determining championship favorites and championship sleepers. One sleeper after his win at Kentucky would definitely be Kurt Busch. Busch has been a championship contender nearly his entire career with the exception of a few seasons. Can Busch win a title in …

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NASCAR Mailbox: What’s Been the Highlight of the Season So Far?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Sunday’s rain-shortened race at Daytona International Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series proved to be one many people will never forget for several reasons. The racing was great but the winner surprised nearly everybody watching. Justin Haley is now a Cup winner in only his third career start while running the full Xfinity …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Who’s On the Hot Seat Right Now?

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Last week, NASCAR President Steve Phelps announced that 2021 would not feature any major shakeups in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule like many were anticipating. It is also the same season that the Gen-7 Cup car will roll out and debut, which makes me question why they would not shake up the schedule. …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Race is Most Crucial in the Summer Stretch?

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The summer stretch of the 2019 season is upon us in NASCAR and there have been many controversial topics and great races. As we near the playoffs in September, this is one of the most important portions of the schedule for all of these teams. Which race will be most crucial coming up? Daytona as …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Will Sonoma Match the Same Intensity Seen On The “Roval”?

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This weekend not only marks the first road course event of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season but the first since the ROVAL back in September. Road course racing always brings out the best drivers, testing their skill and patience. Last season, the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL put on arguably the craziest race …

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