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4 Burning Questions: Anyone Forget About Ross Chastain’s Future?

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Who is the new driver for Wood Brothers Racing? After a roller coaster of a month where Matt DiBenedetto was told he was out of a job, almost won at Bristol Motor Speedway and had a solid run at Darlington Raceway, Wood Brothers Racing has announced his hiring for 2020 in the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Make the 2019 Cup Series Playoffs?

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Who will make the 2019 Cup Series playoffs? The field for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs were just about set following a win by Erik Jones at Darlington Raceway last weekend. The top 14 drivers in regular season points- Kyle Busch (who is also the regular season champion), Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, …

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4 Burning Questions: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hasn’t Won At Darlington?

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This week, the Motor Racing Network announced that they would be sponsoring the No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet at Darlington Raceway, as part of their 50th anniversary celebration. Motor Racing Network to Celebrate 50 Years of MRN with @Spire77 @TooToughToTame STORY: https://t.co/VKyu6iPjxV#NASCARThrowback | #ItsBoTime | #AskMRN pic.twitter.com/TFdSjSUbgn — Motor Racing Network (@MRNRadio) August 28, 2019 …

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The Frontstretch 5: Ways NASCAR Should Really Throw it Back

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NASCAR’s throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway is one of the most popular races on the schedule thanks to the paint schemes that echo times past. Since being restored to its traditional Labor Day weekend date, the Southern 500 has given fans a reminder of what once was. But what if NASCAR was to return to …

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4 Burning Questions: Why Does IndyCar Keep Tempting Fate?

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Why does the NTT IndyCar Series go to Pocono Raceway? No, really. Can somebody give me a good answer to this? I understand that IndyCar has a legacy of staging races in the Northeast (which is layman’s terms for saying, “muh tradition”). If this is the case, why doesn’t IndyCar return to Watkins Glen International? …

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4 Burning Questions: What Does the Cup Playoff Picture Look Like?

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Who will end Saturday night on top of the roof in victory lane? The Busch brothers have won the last four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch will be going for his sixth win at the half-mile oval, while Kyle Busch is looking for his ninth, which would tie …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Anybody Spoil the Truck Playoffs?

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Who will make it into the 2019 Truck series playoffs? This week’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway will be the final race of the regular season. Seven drivers have either clinched positions in the eight-driver field or will clinch by starting the race. Ross Chastain, Brett Moffitt, Johnny Sauter, Stewart …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Jimmie Johnson’s New Crew Chief be Successful?

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Will Jimmie Johnson improve his results following a crew chief change? After finishing 15th last weekend at the Pocono Raceway, Jimmie Johnson is in serious danger of missing the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs for the first time in his career. Johnson is currently 17th in the point standings, 12 points away from the two drivers …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Gander RV 400

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? With most of the field saving fuel during the final stage, Denny Hamlin passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones on lap 142 and hung on to win the Gander RV 400. Hamlin had to survive a surprise overtime finish after Kurt Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. …

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4 Burning Questions: The Effect of Eliminating the Arm’s Length Rule

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What will be the effect of eliminating the arm’s length rule? On Wednesday afternoon, NASCAR sent out a competition bulletin announcing the discontinuation of the now-infamous “arm’s length” uncontrolled tire penalty. The penalty had largely been defined for inconsistency. For starters, there wasn’t a lot of policing at standalone Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Truck series …

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