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Friday Faceoff: Who Needs a Daytona 500 Win?

2016 Daytona Unlimited CUP Kurt Busch Jimmie Johnson Denny Hamlin Matthew T. Thacker NKP

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP)

Who would benefit the most from a Daytona 500 win? What driver in the field needs a 500 to complete their resume?  Sean Fesko, Staff Writer: Any driver with no prayer of winning a non-plate race would benefit the most. Not only would they be a part of the whirlwind winner’s media tour, but they’d …

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

2016 Daytona Unlimited Matt Kenseth Brian Vickers Kevin Harvick racing I credit NASCAR via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

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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Friday Faceoff: Who’s On the NASCAR Hot Seat?

2015 Martinsville I CUP Matt Kenseth Kurt Busch racing credit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

With the changes NASCAR made for 2016, including a new aerodynamic package and charter system, can fans expect better racing? Vito Pugliese, Senior Writer: The Charter System won’t have much of an impact on racing in the short-term; save for freeing up a few pit stalls and space in the garage area. The Aerodynamic package …

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Friday Faceoff: Did NASCAR Add Too Many Gimmicks?

2015 Martinsville I CUP Tony Stewart racingcredit Amy Henderson

(Photo: Amy Henderson)

NASCAR announced several changes last week, including a caution clock in the Truck Series. Is this going to change anything in terms of what fans see on track and/or for race teams? Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: The caution clock was a gut shot to me when I first heard it. I don’t mind the Chase in …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Tony Stewart

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(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

For the first time since the 2012 season, Tony Stewart was able to complete the entire race schedule. In fact, apart from his retirement announcement in late September, it was a quiet year for the 44-year-old. Perhaps too quiet. For the driver who last visited victory lane at Dover in early 2013, Stewart’s statistics for the …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Matt Kenseth

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(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

This 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season was quite memorable for Matt Kenseth. The veteran driver, in his third year with Joe Gibbs Racing, made the Chase once again and had five wins on the season. Those are the kind of things that every driver wants to achieve. But the legacy for Kenseth’s 2015 season won’t …

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

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Photo credit: CIA Stock Photography

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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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead

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Welcome to our eighth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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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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(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

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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