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2-Headed Monster: Did Chip Ganassi Racing make the right decision hiring Matt Kenseth?

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In the wake of firing Kyle Larson due to his use of a racial slur, NASCAR Cup Series team owner Chip Ganassi had an important decision to make. Who should drive his No. 42 Chevrolet? In a surprise to many, Ganassi hired Matt Kenseth. Furthermore, NASCAR granted Kenseth a waiver so he is eligible to …

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2-Headed Monster: Has iRacing Helped or Hurt NASCAR?

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iRacing has been a controversial topic in recent weeks. First it was Bubba Wallace, who lost a sponsorship from Blue-Emu when he decided to quit a race before it was over. Wallace then went on Twitter and announced that he quit while he still had some resets left and didn’t think it was a big …

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2-Headed Monster: Does Drivers’ Lack of Respect on iRacing Hurt Credibility?

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iRacing has been on every race fans’ minds over the last three weeks as it’s the closest thing we’ve gotten to racing since the COVID-19 pandemic. The races have brought on a lot of attention and while some fans have yet to take  the computerized, virtual racing seriously, others think that iRacing is the next …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Run All 36 Races When the Season Restarts?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a very trying time for everyone. The aftermath of it will present major problems for a lot of people, including NASCAR, which was recently dealt another big blow due to the pandemic. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently issued a stay-at-home order that will run through June 10. The order is …

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2-Headed Monster: Is iRacing the Future of NASCAR?

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What a week this has been for iRacing. The first live telecast of NASCAR drivers racing on the simulation platform occurred on Sunday, and since then, it has been the talk of motorsports. iRacing has its loyalists but it also has its naysayers. Some call it the closest to the real thing you can get, …

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Turn Back the Clock: 1992 NASCAR Season

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It may be the greatest season NASCAR has ever had. The 1992 season was one that changed the sport in many ways. Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Richard Petty was in the midst of his fan appreciation tour, marking the end of his 35-year career. Petty made the announcement during the 1991 season and from …

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2-Headed Monster: Does Alex Bowman’s Win at Auto Club Speedway Mean He Should Stay at Hendrick?

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Sunday’s Auto Club 400 was certainly a surprise to a lot of people. Alex Bowman went out and dominated the event, leading 110 of the race’s 200 laps. Bowman, a driver with just two previous NASCAR wins before Sunday, was a driver that a lot of people considered to be on the hot seat for …

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Alex Bowman Dominates for 2nd Career Victory in Auto Club 400

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A dominating performance at Auto Club Speedway by a Hendrick Motorsports driver isn’t a surprise — however, it wasn’t the driver most would expect. Alex Bowman dominated the Auto Club 400 on Sunday afternoon (March 1) en route to his second career NASCAR Cup Series victory. Bowman led 110 of the race’s 200 laps. He …

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2-Headed Monster: Did Roush Fenway Racing Make the Right Decision to Hire Ross Chastain over Chase Briscoe?

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Roush Fenway Racing found itself in a very difficult decision following the delayed Daytona 500. Its full-time driver Ryan Newman was injured and in only a few days they had to trek out west to continue the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In a short period of time the team had to make a …

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Chase Briscoe Holds Off Austin Cindric to Win Rain-Delayed Boyd Gaming 300

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It may go down as the longest Xfinity Series race in Las Vegas Speedway history. The Boyd Gaming 300 began on Saturday afternoon and finished up Sunday evening and while the long delay may have made life difficult for some drivers, for Mitchell, Ind.’s Chase Briscoe, it was worth the wait. The 25-year old driver …

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