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Friday Faceoff: Who Gets It Done at Homestead?

After the dust cleared at Phoenix, it will be Martin Truex, Jr., Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski duking it out for the championship at Homestead.  Who takes home the trophy? Amy Henderson: Truex is ready to close it out and has the car to do it.  And if …

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Friday Faceoff: Is NASCAR Revenge a Thing of the Past?

With Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick locked into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Round of 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on wins and Martin Truex Jr. on points, just one spot is up for grabs at Phoenix International Raceway.  Brad Keselowski has a substantial 19-point cushion, but will he make …

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Friday Faceoff: Who Will Be On the Outside Looking In?

As 2017 winds down, a few surprising names are out of a ride in NASCAR.  With only a few seats still up in the air, which driver is most likely to be out in the cold without a ride next year? Michael Massie:  In NASCAR, drivers rarely have the option …

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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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