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Friday Faceoff: Just How Big of a Deal Is Greg Biffle’s Win?

Clint Bowyer said that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series package at Michigan International Speedway “wasn’t racing.” Do you agree? Bryan Davis Keith: While even the great Dale Earnhardt was quoted as saying plate racing wasn’t real racing, even before the tapered spacer era, the stats showed that there were drivers …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Kyle Busch Too Critical of His KBM Drivers?

With a Pocono Raceway doubleheader looming next year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, what should be done to ensure a more entertaining show? Mark Howell: The best way to insure a successful Pocono doubleheader is to make sure that Cup rules have been revised to enable the cars to …

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Friday Faceoff: Which Track Is Best Suited to Host a NASCAR/ IndyCar Doubleheader?

Once again, three drivers have combined to win all but three races this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Can they continue their dominance into the summer? Mark Kristl: While Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are talented enough to continue their dominance, it won’t last. Stewart-Haas …

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Friday Faceoff: Team Bowyer or Team Newman?

Much has been made of the situation involving Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer following the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ All-Star Race. Who was in the right? Mark Kristl: Both drivers were at fault. Ryan Newman was at fault for hitting Clint Bowyer‘s car after the race. Clint Bowyer was at …

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Friday Faceoff: What Is the Best All-Star Format?

Kevin Harvick still doesnt have a win yet in 2019. Should there be any concern in the Stewart Haas camp? Nick Tylwalk: Concern? Of course. Not so much for Harvick individually as the entire Stewart-Haas Racing organization, which was at worst the second-best team in 2018 and now is still …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Dover Still a Monster, or Has Miles Gone Mild?

Dover International Speedway is known as the Monster Mile, but races there of late have been relatively tame. What do you attribute that to, and is the nickname still appropriate? Mike Neff: If you look at the drivers getting out of the cars after 400 laps at Dover, it absolutely deserves …

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Friday Faceoff: Are Airborne Cars Just Part of the Game At Talladega?

NASCAR made a few judgment calls late Sunday during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway, including a red flag, allowing the race to continue after one last-lap crash but throwing the caution after a second. Did the sanctioning body properly handle each situation? Mark Kristl: Typically …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Pack Racing a Better Show Than Tandem Drafting?

Ford has won every race at Talladega Superspeedway since fall 2015. Why do you think that is, and who is most likely to end their streak? Mark Kristl: I lack the engineering background, so my answer is this: Ford teams work extremely well together. They bring fast cars to the track, …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Hendrick Motorsports Finally On The Upswing?

Is Hendrick Motorsports on their way back to the top tier, or was their showing at Texas a one-time thing? Bryan Gable: It is best not to read too much into one race.  Just a few weeks ago, we were talking about how Hendrick Motorsports had zero top fives through …

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