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2-Headed Monster: Should Roger Penske Have Given Ownership to Brad Keselowski?


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It’s official: Roush Fenway Racing announced Tuesday (July 20) Brad Keselowski will drive the No. 6 Ford next season, currently driven by Ryan Newman, and will become a partner in the team’s ownership in 2022. Keselowski will no longer be driving for Team Penske, an organization with which he’s found the most success of his career. Team …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Consult Drivers When Making Decisions?

2021 Kansas I Cup Kevin HArvick Kurt Busch Denny hamlin NKP

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Light For The Farmers, #1: Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy an d #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Freight

This past weekend, there was a lot of noise about the new configuration coming to Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2022. The buzz centered around a few drivers who were vocal about how NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports, the parent company of Atlanta Motor Speedway, did not include the drivers in the discussion for the track’s redesign. …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kyle Busch Continue Racing in the Xfinity Series?

2021 Nashville NASCAR Xfinity 100 win Kyle Busch guitar strum victory lane NKP

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Is it over? Kyle Busch has one scheduled more start left in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021. Busch won his 100th race earlier last month at Nashville Superspeedway and his win at Road America last weekend (July 3) put his total to 101 wins. He has mentioned in the past that once he hit …

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2-Headed Monster: Ross Chastain or Kurt Busch? Who Should Trackhouse Racing Hire to Drive 2nd Car?

Kurt Busch stands at 2021 Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup race NKP

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Trackhouse Racing has bought Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR operation and that means a lot will change when we enter the 2022 season. Trackhouse Racing will have two charters for next season and be a two-car operation while Chip Ganassi Racing will essentially no longer exist in the NASCAR Cup Series. Trackhouse announced that its current …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Brad Keselowski’s Struggles Continue in 2021?

Brad Keselowski NASCAR Phoenix 2021

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The 2021 season has been an interesting one. There have been 17 races in the NASCAR Cup Series and Kyle Larson appears to be the clear-cut favorite to win the championship. Also noticeable is the struggles from Brad Keselowski and his No. 2 Team Penske Ford. Keselowski sat second in the points five races into …

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2-Headed Monster: Has the NASCAR All-Star Race Outlived Its Usefulness?

Chase Elliott car All Star Race Bristol NKP

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This weekend is the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race. which will run at Texas Motor Speedway for the first time. The race has seen a lot of procedural changes since its inception in 1985, and for just the third time in the race’s history, it will be held at a track other than Charlotte Motor …

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2-Headed Monster: Should JR Motorsports Make the Jump to Cup Series?

JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Noah Gragson races at 2021 Phoenix Xfinity spring Photo NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

JR Motorsports had a great week. First, it was announced that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would run the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway on September 11. Then Justin Allgaier fought off his teammate Josh Berry to win the Xfinity race at Darlington Raceway, giving him two wins on the season. However, one of the …

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2-Headed Monster: Does a Personnel Change Need to Happen at 23XI Racing?

2021 Cup Richmond Bubba Wallace, No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota, and Tyler Reddick, No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Racing (Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images via NASCAR Media_

Photo: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images via NASCAR Media

Has there been a team in recent memory to have more pressure on them in their first season than 23XI Racing? With high profile team owners like NASCAR superstar Denny Hamlin and all-time NBA great Michael Jordan, the pressure to win is high for all involved with 23XI Racing. So far in 2021, the team …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Josh Berry Get Waiver to Compete for Xfinity Title?

2021 Xfinity Martinsville Josh Berry, No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, Win (Credit: NKP)

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Josh Berry‘s victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway was something special. A career short-track ace, the only thing holding Berry back from a successful career in NASCAR is money. Berry drives a Dale Earnhardt Jr. owned late model at several short tracks around the country. He has multiple short track championships …

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2-Headed Monster: Did NASCAR Make Right Decision Bringing Back Bristol Dirt Race in 2022?

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The Bristol Dirt Race. There’s no doubt that NASCAR’s first dirt race since 1970 got people’s attention. Something else that got people’s attention was the announcement during Monday’s race (March 29) that the Bristol Dirt Race would return in 2022. It came as a surprise to some for many reasons, including the challenges NASCAR faced …

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