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2-Headed Monster: Will Kevin Harvick Win a Race in 2021?

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The 2021 season has been a season of parity so far. Through six races we’ve had six different winners and some you may not have guessed. There have been some surprises along the way, with perhaps the biggest surprise being that Kevin Harvick and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team have failed to lead a …

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2-Headed Monster: Will NASCAR Break the Modern-Era Record for Different Winners in a Season?

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The 2021 NASCAR Cup season has provided everyone with intriguing storylines and has made some in the industry wonder if that is going to be the case all season. This season was a brand new kind of season for NASCAR, as a new schedule that features a dirt race, seven road-course races and some additional …

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3rd Straight Homestead Heartbreak for Noah Gragson

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Noah Gragson has had the car to beat at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series the last three races and could not come away with the victory. Saturday (Feb. 27) in the Contender Boats 250, Gragson was dominating the event and leading the field by over eight seconds with just three laps to go …

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Thursday End in Heartbreak as 4 Drivers Fail to Qualify for Daytona 500

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It was a tale of two Bluegreen Vacations Duels at Daytona International Speedway. Duel one was a calm, caution-free affair. Duel two featured two cautions and included three of the four open teams being involved in those cautions. It resulted in both drivers that were already locked into the field racing their way into the …

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2020 NASCAR Team Reviews: Chip Ganassi Racing

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The 2020 season was tough on everyone involved in NASCAR. It got off to a fine start but was stopped just four races in, and the remaining 32 races were run with COVID-19 guidelines in place. It was not what any team expected or was prepared for. The team that may have been affected the …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Jimmie Johnson/Chad Knaus the Best Driver/Crew Chief Pairing Ever?

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Is Phoenix Raceway the right track again for the NASCAR finales next year? Luken Glover: While the spring NASCAR Cup Series race was good, the championship event wasn’t quite as exciting. There were some good battles among the championship drivers, but behind them we didn’t see a lot of action. It could be that non-playoff …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Have Penalized the No. 20 Team After Martinsville?

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Another playoff race at Martinsville and another race filled with drama. There were several things that happened at Martinsville that got people’s attention. One of these things was radio communication from the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team. As Chase Elliott was pulling away to victory, the fight for the final two transfer spots was …

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Friday Faceoff: Will Kyle Larson or Bubba Wallace Visit Victory Lane First?

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The fall winner NASCAR Cup Series winner at Martinsville Speedway has clinched a Championship 4 spot five years in a row. Will someone make it six? Who? Luken Glover: Yes — Chase Elliott. If you look at the drivers who haven’t won at Martinsville that are due for a win, Elliott has a strong argument. …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Second Series — Tommy Houston Vs. Tommy Ellis

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NASCAR’s Cup Series is the top of the heap, right? It’s the series that most drivers aspire to, certainly, but not everybody. In October, our driver matchups come from the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The series in its current incarnation took the green flag in 1982, and since then several drivers have been standouts, having their …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Stewart-Haas Racing Move Chase Briscoe to the Cup Series in 2021?

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2020 has been challenging for many, but for Mitchell, Indiana’s Chase Briscoe, it’s been a banner year and one he will never forget. The driver of Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 98 Ford came into the season with his future in doubt. He won just one race in 2019 and told the media that he needed to …

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