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Friday Faceoff

Friday Faceoff: Are Jimmie Johnson/Chad Knaus the Best Driver/Crew Chief Pairing Ever?

Is Phoenix Raceway the right track again for the NASCAR finales next year? Luken Glover: While the spring NASCAR Cup Series race was good, the championship event wasn’t quite as exciting. There were some good battles among the championship drivers, but behind them we didn’t see a lot of action. …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Are the Championship Favorites?

Looking back at the Martinsville Speedway race in the NASCAR Cup Series, would you have officiated anything that happened there any differently? Or did the race play out as it should have? Luken Glover: Chase Elliott asked the question, “What more could you ask for?” in his post-race interview. He …

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Friday Faceoff: Will Kyle Larson or Bubba Wallace Visit Victory Lane First?

The fall winner NASCAR Cup Series winner at Martinsville Speedway has clinched a Championship 4 spot five years in a row. Will someone make it six? Who? Luken Glover: Yes — Chase Elliott. If you look at the drivers who haven’t won at Martinsville that are due for a win, …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Kyle Busch’s 2020 the Worst Ever for a Defending Champ?

Was Kyle Busch’s performance in 2020 the worst season ever by a defending NASCAR Cup Series champion? Luken Glover: It’s definitely in the top 3. The only factors keeping it from No. 1 are that there is no practice since the restart and that he has been running solid when …

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Friday Faceoff: Should the Cup Series Race on a Dirt Bristol?

Denny Hamlin claims his new NASCAR ownership role won’t take away his focus to keep winning with Joe Gibbs Racing. Do you think that’s possible?  Luken Glover: It is going to be very hard to not be distracted at some point by owning the team. Denny Hamlin certainly has the …

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Friday Faceoff: Was Ross Chastain the Best Option for the No. 42?

Should NASCAR do something about lapped cars affecting the end of a race, or was Kyle Busch just blowing off steam in the NASCAR Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway? Luken Glover: This is something that has crossed my mind in recent weeks and still is tough to answer. Kyle …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Ryan Blaney Already Too Far Behind?

Ryan Blaney was the biggest title contender to have a bad weekend at Darlington. Richmond is one of his worst tracks on the circuit. Has he lost his shot at advancing to the Round of 12? Luken Glover: I wouldn’t rule him out just yet. He has found more speed at …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Cup Driver Is the Best Available Free Agent?

While there is little debate about which open NASCAR Cup Series ride is the best, which free agent driver do you think is the best long-term prospect? Luken Glover: There are a solid list of guys, such as Erik Jones, Corey LaJoie and Bubba Wallace. While Jones is a very desirable talent, …

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