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No More Burning Questions: The Last Dance

2021 Dover Cup Brad Keselowski NKP

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This season marked the conclusion of Brad Keselowski’s tenure at Team Penske. The event marks a turning point for a team and a driver who, regardless of what their futures hold, will forever be linked together in the eyes of the history of American stock car racing. After a surprise victory in 2009 at Talladega …

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4 Burning Questions: 2021 NASCAR Season Awards

Kyle Larson 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion trophy Sean Gardner Getty

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How many awards did Kyle Larson win? Kyle Larson’s 2021 season will go down as one of the strongest in the NASCAR Cup Series’ modern era, the first season since 2007 where a driver got to double digit wins, so it’s no surprise that he will receive no less than two awards from the esteemed …

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4 Burning Questions: Who’s Saying Goodbye After 2021?

2021 Kansas I Cup Ross Chastain Kurt Busch racing NKP

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Who will win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship? John Hunter Nemechek enters Phoenix Raceway with the most wins on the season but as the fourth seed after just barely getting to this round after a late crash at Martinsville Speedway. Nemechek is probably the most aggressive driver of these four and will do …

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2 Burning Questions: What Is The State Of NASCAR?

Bubba Wallace leads a pack of cars at Martinsville Speedway, April 2021. Photo: NKP

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What is the state of NASCAR? This year was the year of the charter. A system that once had Bob Pockrass saying publicly that a team could find a charter in the dumpster after the season has ballooned and become the vision that the RTA and Rob Kauffman envisioned when implementing it. Has the charter …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Formula 1 or NASCAR Win the Ratings Battle?

2020 Kansas playoff Cup race, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch lead the pack coming off a turn, Photo NKP

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Who will come out on top between F1 and NASCAR? This Sunday will mark a big test for Formula 1 as it goes head-to-head with the NASCAR Cup Series race on cable, and the National Football League when it comes to television in general. Before the speculation, it should be obvious that NASCAR will outdraw …

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4 Burning Questions: Who’s Gonna Drive for JGR in Xfinity Next Year?

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What was the takeaway from the Next Gen NASCAR Cup Series car testing this week? One big takeaway from the past week of NASCAR Cup Series news is that the days of the small stroker teams may well be coming to a close. Sure, there will always be big teams and small teams, and the …

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4 Burning Questions: It’s the Great Peacock, Charlie Brown!

Chase Elliot leads a pack of cars in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Photo NKP

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Will the NASCAR Cup Series eventually exclusively have races on Peacock? This week NBC revealed it will be streaming the final three Cup races of the season on Peacock. The move comes after a fiasco last week when NBC reportedly attempted to force Youtube TV to bundle Peacock as part of all of its packages. …

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4 Burning Questions: IRP Makes a Comeback

2011 Lucas Oil IRP Trucks pack racing Russell LaBounty Autostock

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What schedule changes will there be for 2022? The biggest and most unexpected news of the NASCAR schedule announcements for the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series was the surprise that the Trucks are returning to Lucas Oil Raceway. The short track, referred to by many as IRP due to its previous name Indianapolis …

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4 Burning Questions: Rookie Report Card

Chase Briscoe at Charlotte, NKP

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How have the two NASCAR Cup Series rookies performed? Now that all three NASCAR national touring series have headed into the playoffs, it’s a good time to take a look at the rookies in each series and how they did this season, especially with just two of them actually in the playoffs. Unlike traditional classes, …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Schedule Pondering

Denny Hamlin 2019 Bristol NASCAR Cup race

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What were the changes to the schedule? This past Wednesday, after the Athletic reported the full schedule the day prior, NASCAR officially announced the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Mark those calendars. 🗓 The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule is here. pic.twitter.com/PhChB7pUsb — NASCAR (@NASCAR) September 15, 2021 The schedule is 36 races held across …

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