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4 Burning Questions: The Great Unknown

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Would more Duel races work? The duel qualifying races at Daytona make the 500 one of the most unique races on the Cup Series calendar. Instead of the field being determined by just qualifying, the starting lineup is effectively cut in half, with the inside row and outside row’s final starting position decided by two …

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4 Burning Questions: Where’s Landon Cassill?

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Who should be nominated for the 2021 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame? This week, the NASCAR Hall of Fame made a number of changes. It wasn’t a fix-all, but it was a step in the right direction. The changes will cut both the inductees and the nominations per class. While the current nomination …

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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Preseason Power Rankings

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For the first time here at Frontstretch, our staff banded together to vote on who it thinks will be the top drivers of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a preseason power rankings format. Each participating staff member sent a 30-driver ranking before the beginning of the season, taking into account not only 2019 successes …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Paul Menard

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After a somewhat successful first season with Wood Brothers Racing in 2018 in the NASCAR Cup Serie, Paul Menard had an even quieter but arguably more successful 2019. Seven top-10 finishes dotted Menard’s 2018 resume, higher than his 2019 statline of four. But Menard also enjoyed an average finish of 16.6, the second best of …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: Penske’s IndyCar & Indianapolis Purchase

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In 1996, open wheel racing in America forever, irreversibly changed. Prior to the ’90s, open wheel racing was racing to most of the country. CART, and prior to it USAC and AAA, was seen as the most prestigious sanctioning body in the country to race for, and while that definitely wasn’t the case in the …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Ford EcoBoost 400

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Sunday (Nov. 17) will mark the final race of the NASCAR season, the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Four drivers will via for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship when the race begins live on NBC at 3 p.m. ET. When it comes to mile-and-a-half racetracks, the best one in the country …

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4 Burning Questions: Hard Pass on Trackpass

Rodney Childers and Kevin Harvick look on in 2019 Cup Michigan race. Photo: NKP

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Another streaming service? Really? NASCAR and NBC made a major announcement during media day for Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway: they are getting into the subscriber-based streaming game. NEWS: NASCAR, @NBCSports to launch ‘TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.’ Details: https://t.co/6ItPmf35kX pic.twitter.com/w7Hurqv92Z — NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 14, 2019 The idea of an OTT service for …

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4 Burning Questions: The State of NASCAR

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Who will advance to the final round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs? When it comes to the Cup race this weekend at ISM Raceway, it’s really a question of who among Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin will not make the championship round. Ryan Blaney and Kyle Larson may point their way into …

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