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Friday Faceoff: Is It Time For Bristol To Downsize Its Seating Capacity?

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Kyle Larson had another miserable day while his teammate Kurt Busch finished second. What’s wrong in the No. 42 camp? Neff: Racing is cyclical. The No. 42 team is struggling right now. They will be fine and Larson will win at Michigan if not before. Gable: It was pretty surprising that Larson was a non-factor …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Christopher Bell Be at Joe Gibbs Racing in 2020?

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After winning 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series races over the past three years, it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that Christopher Bell will be driving in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next season. For this week’s 2-Headed Monster, Wesley Coburn and Clayton Caldwell debate whether Bell with be driving for Joe Gibbs Racing or elsewhere. Where …

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2-Headed Monster: Are The Changes to the NASCAR Schedule Good Or Bad?

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The 2020 schedule for the NASCAR Cup Series was announced on Tuesday (March 26) with more changes than in recent years combined. The question is: Did NASCAR get it right? Frontstretch’s Amy Henderson and Clayton Caldwell debate. Sure, NASCAR made changes…but they missed the mark When the 2020 Cup Series schedule was released, there were some …

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2-Headed Monster: Is It Time To Repave Atlanta Motor Speedway?

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Atlanta Motor Speedway is known for its abrasive racing surface. Most NASCAR drivers appear to love that about the track because it gives it character and a uniqueness, as well as making it one of the most challenging races of the year. But Atlanta hasn’t been repaved since 1997, so it brings about this week’s …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Denny Hamlin Headed for the Hall of Fame?

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Following his second Daytona 500 win on Sunday (Feb. 17), Denny Hamlin joined a rare group of drivers who have won multiple Daytona 500s. The Virginia native became one of 13 drivers to win the crown jewel of stock car racing more than once. Does this mean that Hamlin should start being mentioned in same …

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Friday Faceoff: Should the Daytona 500 Remain the Season-Opening Race?

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The Advance Auto Parts Clash has taken some criticism over how difficult it was for drivers to pull out of line and make a pass. How do you see this playing out over the remaining Speedweeks events? Isolated issue or recurring problem? Clayton Caldwell: It’s an issue we’ll see throughout Speedweeks. This package has been …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Kyle Busch

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There are some years in a driver’s career that stand out about the rest, a year that a driver and a team will never forget. For Kyle Busch and his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team, the 2018 season was just that, perhaps the best year of his career. Busch came off a stellar season …

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2018 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Alex Bowman

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2018 was a season of progress for Alex Bowman and the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team in a year filled with change. For the first time since 2007, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was not a part of the organization and this season was about finding their way forward without him. Bowman was named as the replacement …

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NASCAR 101: Final Goodbyes

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The end of a season always brings change. When the year comes to a close, several relationships, careers and streaks end as well. This weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be no different. We will say goodbye to a countless number of drivers, crew chiefs, teams and sponsors. Some of them, we may never see again, …

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The Frontstretch 5: Really Bad Racing Calls

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1. Well, yeah, we messed up, but, just deal, OK? Former journeyman driver Brett Bodine is the current lead pace car driver for NASCAR. Ironic, considering his only Cup Series victory came about because of a pace car miscue. In a race at North Wilkesboro in 1990, Bodine had led 63 laps at one point …

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