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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Daytona 500 Edition

As mid-February dawns, I’ve got a lot of things on my mind when it comes to NASCAR. Of course, one of them is the Daytona 500, but as far as the offseason goes, there were plenty of changes to talk about. Let’s not waste any time, delving into the first 2016 edition of Who’s Hot …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not: 2015 NASCAR Season Finale Edition

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The NASCAR season had its usual ups and downs, and a lot of sideways moments too, but the biggest up came in the last race just as it is designed to do with the championship four going for the title. So, while I like to say that life is all about the journey, for most …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Edition

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It’s hard to decide which song to attach to what turned out to be a marathon day and night at Jeff Gordon (or Phoenix International, as its usually known) Raceway on Sunday. You’ve got “The Waiting” by Tom Petty, or maybe the old “Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbitt and of course, “A Hard Day’s Night” …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix Edition

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The NASCAR season is down to its final two races and there are still a lot of questions to be answered. One thing that cannot be questioned is that each of the last four races have been filled with their share of controversy. Don’t expect that to change next week as there are still seven …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 AAA Texas Edition

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Well, last week most everyone correctly thought that Talladega would be the wild card when it came to who would be in or out of the next round of the Chase. But what should never be forgotten is that short tracks can be just as much of a wild card and that was certainly the …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Edition

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A crazy finish at Talladega is certainly no surprise. It’s just what happens at restrictor-plate tracks. What was a surprise was just the way that it was wild this time. Yes, there was the predicted accidents, but then the second restart when we thought there would only be one, and then many questioning if Kevin …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Edition

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There could be quite a long list of drivers on the cold part of this column, but there is one unmistakable driver who belongs on the hot list, whether you like his tactics or not. But one thing every NASCAR fan can agree on is that with the points being so close and with a …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Edition

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It was sort of back to the beginning again for the 12 drivers who advanced to the second round of the Chase. It just means what they did to make into the final 12, didn’t hold any water when it comes to trying to make the final eight. And already, after one rain-delayed race, there …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Edition

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So now the Chase has been chopped down to 12 and the clock starts over for those drivers in terms of needing a win to move onto the next round. The fun begins Saturday night in Charlotte and no matter what happened in these first three Chase races, whoever is hot or not is defined …

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: 2015 AAA 400 at Dover Edition

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We’re at the place in the Chase where the pressure is really on when the Sprint Cup Series goes to Dover next weekend. It’s the first elimination race and we will see who the first four out will be. And after Sunday’s race at New Hampshire, it’s just not really clear cut who will be …

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