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5 Questions for 2011: Who Wins the Game of Hendrick Crew Chief Musical Chairs?

Hendrick Motorsports played crew chief musical chairs this offseason, giving Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin a breath of fresh air. Will any of the three benefit from the arrangement, and if Junior struggles again, do you expect him to leave the Hendrick camp a year early?

5 Questions for 2011: Will the NASCAR Nationwide Series Survive?

Today’s Season Preview Topic: While the NASCAR Nationwide Series eliminated Cup full-timers from championship contention this year, they stopped short of keeping them from running the full schedule. Do you expect them to do so when all is said and done, and with no rookies or new teams on the horizon are these moves too late for the series to survive over the long-term?

The Cool-Down Lap: How Should NASCAR Nation Feel About 5 Straight?

In case you haven’t heard, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s team won the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship on the strength of a second-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Sunday’s Ford 400 – his fifth straight. And while the ESPN crew and pillars of the media that cover NASCAR release stories lacing him …

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The Cool-Down Lap: The Kyle Busch Conundrum, Sunday Meltdown Latest Fault of His Fire

He’s talented. He’s fiery. He may be his own worst enemy. There are many adjectives to describe Kyle Busch, the 25-year-old driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota, who absolutely shot himself in the foot, then chopped it off, salted it, cooked and ate the nasty appendage during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor …

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