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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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Friday Faceoff: Should the Regular Season End at Daytona?

What do you think of having the NASCAR Cup Series regular season ending at a superspeedway? Zach Gillispie: Superspeedways are equivalent to 2020, in a sense; both involve drama, chaos, and a whole lot of uncertainty.  While the events of the current calendar year have flipped the racing world upside down, …

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Friday Faceoff: Where Will Bubba Wallace Race in 2021?

Kaz Grala finished seventh in his NASCAR Cup Series debut last weekend. Was it a fluke, or has Grala been severely underrated? Jesse Johnston: Do I believe it was a fluke? Absolutely. As historic as that feat was, I am not convinced that any of Kaz Grala‘s good results at Daytona …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Has An Advantage on the Daytona Road Course?

With no track time before this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the Daytona International Speedway road course, who stands out as having some kind of advantage? Amy Henderson: While a handful of drivers have some experience on the road course at Daytona, it’s all in much lighter, smaller sports cars. …

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Friday Faceoff: Could Kyle Busch Actually Miss the Cup Playoffs?

Now less than 100 points above the cutoff, is it possible that Kyle Busch misses the NASCAR Cup Series postseason? Mark Kristl: With six races remaining in the regular season, all victors will make the playoffs. Kyle Busch’s odds of missing the playoffs, therefore, decrease if someone below the playoff cut …

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Friday Faceoff: When Should NASCAR Unveil the 2021 Schedule?

With the COVID-19 situation constantly evolving, when would it make sense for NASCAR to unveil the 2021 schedule? Mark Kristl: There isn’t a right time.  Nevertheless, NASCAR must announce it at some point, even though there are uncertainties.  If the schedule is set by the Southern 500, why not announce …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Noah Gragson’s Xfinity Ride in Jeopardy?

Should NASCAR implement more stringent standards for drivers to participate in the NASCAR Cup Series? Alex Gallacher: Yes. Some of the Cup drivers do not deserve to be there. What makes William Byron, Tyler Reddick and Chase Elliott different is that they all won championships at the lower levels before coming …

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