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Friday Faceoff: Are Kasey Kahne’s Cup Days Numbered?

After the Coca-Cola 600, should NASCAR consider adding an extra stage or otherwise giving more points for a few select races, such as the Daytona 500 and Southern 500, to make the sport’s most prestigious races its most important? Michael Massie: I would love stage racing to death if the …

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Friday Faceoff: Who’s Hall of Fame Worthy?

For the first time, Goodyear will bring two different tires to the All-Star Race weekend, and teams can choose between two compounds: a  harder, more durable tire that will allow them to start with better track position, or a softer, faster tire which they would start behind those choosing the …

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Friday Faceoff: Should NASCAR Go Back to Cali More Than Once?

After another good show for both the NASCAR XFINITY and Cup series, Auto Club Speedway, a track that’s hosted some of the best races on intermediate tracks in recent years, generated a lot of positive talk.  Does the track deserve another shot at a second race? Amy Henderson, Senior Editor: Whoa …

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Friday Faceoff: Crime and Punishment, Chapters 2, 3 & 4

1. NASCAR announced heavy penalties for Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 teams this week, including a 35-point deduction and a three-week suspension for crew chief Paul Wolfe,  after the car failed post-race weights and measures at Phoenix International Raceway. The No. 4 team of Kevin Harvick also got hit with …

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Friday Faceoff: Do NASCAR’s New Rules Go Too Far?

NASCAR implemented some new penalties for 2017, including immediate consequences for some infractions. Kyle Larson was parked during the Advance Auto Parts Clash for having too many men over the wall making repairs to his car, one of the new provisions.  Are the new, stiffer penalties a good deterrent to …

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Friday Faceoff: What’s on NASCAR’s Horizon?

NASCAR announced Monster Energy as the new entitlement sponsor in its premier series, replacing Sprint.  Will Monster be a good fit for the series moving forward? Mark Howell, Senior Writer: Based on Monster’s (pardon the pun) track record in motorsports, the affiliation with NASCAR’s premier series will be a successful …

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