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2-Headed Monster: Is It Time For A New Restrictor-Plate Rules Package?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

If it is broke, fix it. Talladega Superspeedway has a reputation as a wild, unpredictable place where anything can, and usually does, happen. This reputation comes from years of photo finishes and four-wide dashes to the finish line. The grandstands were adequately full on Sunday, and I bet those folks were expecting another classic to …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Further Limit Cup Drivers In Its Lower Series?

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Names should be made here NASCAR touts its XFINITY  and Camping World Truck Series tours as places where the next group of stars comes from. The current drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series all participated in one — or in most cases, both —  prior to landing a seat at the top level. …

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2-Headed Monster: Who Fared Better, Kyle Busch or Hendrick Motorsports?

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How Did Hendrick Do in Comparison to Kyle Busch? (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

It has been ten years since Hendrick Motorsports released Kyle Busch and signed Dale Earnhardt Jr. to replace him. Both HMS and Busch have seen a lot of success since the move, but who got the better of it? Rowdy Unleashed Busch is by far the winner of that deal. He made out like a …

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Bristol Truck Race Moved To Thursday Night

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NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway announced Tuesday that the UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, as well as the Bush’s Beans 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event, will move from Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Thursday, Aug. 16. For years, the Truck Series race has run on Wednesday night, almost isolating it from the …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Cup Races Be Shorter?

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This week’s question that’s up for debate is one that’s hung around the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for awhile now. Should 500-mile Cup races be shortened? Less Is More The number 500 has always held a special place in auto racing ever since automobiles started circling 2.5 miles of bricks in Indianapolis. Once NASCAR …

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10 Reasons the Cup Series Might Be Better Without a Title Sponsor

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NASCAR announced Tuesday that Monster Energy had opted to extend its title sponsorship of the Cup Series for one additional season. However, NASCAR executive Steve Phelps also revealed that the sanctioning body does not expect Monster to return after 2019. Building on a year of success, @MonsterEnergy and NASCAR announce partnership extension. pic.twitter.com/qlakUkTaSU — NASCAR …

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2-Headed Monster: Does Davey Allison Belong in the Hall Of Fame?

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The Hall of Fame isn’t “Win and you’re in” Voting recently opened for fans to cast their ballots for which drivers they feel deserve to be enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The class of 2019 will join their peers next January but, in my opinion, there is one driver that shouldn’t be among …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Change Its Weather Policy?

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Tough call for NASCAR with the weather this past weekend at Martinsville (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

This past weekend at Martinsville Speedway, despite the forecast a few days earlier calling for heavy snow, NASCAR waited until the morning of the race to cancel it — to the dismay of many fans. NASCAR instituted a new weather policy last season that allowed for races’ start times to be bumped back one hour …

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2-Headed Monster: Are Drivers Too Quick To Wreck Each Other?

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Dirty Deeds With the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heading back to Martinsville Speedway this weekend, references to what took place during last fall’s visit to the paperclip-shaped half-mile are inevitable. Chase Elliott was leading and on the verge of his first career win when he took a shot to his rear bumper from Denny …

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2-Headed Monster: Is NASCAR Doing Enough for Grassroots Racing?

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Harrison Burton certainly benefits from his last name but other young drivers need other attention (Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

In the press conference following their win at ISM Raceway on Sunday (March 11), Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart were critical of NASCAR’s and the Phoenix track’s commitment to regional and local racing. Harvick chided the track for getting rid of the K&N Pro Series West race and NASCAR for setting its sanctioning fees too …

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