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4 Burning Questions: Rookie Report Card

Chase Briscoe at Charlotte, NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

How have the two NASCAR Cup Series rookies performed? Now that all three NASCAR national touring series have headed into the playoffs, it’s a good time to take a look at the rookies in each series and how they did this season, especially with just two of them actually in the playoffs. Unlike traditional classes, …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Schedule Pondering

Denny Hamlin 2019 Bristol NASCAR Cup race

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What were the changes to the schedule? This past Wednesday, after the Athletic reported the full schedule the day prior, NASCAR officially announced the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Mark those calendars. 🗓 The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule is here. — NASCAR (@NASCAR) September 15, 2021 The schedule is 36 races held across …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Up With CGR & Spire?

2021 Darlington II Cup Corey LaJoie Ross Chastain racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What happened at Darlington Raceway? Last weekend, the NASCAR playoffs began with a bang at Darlington Raceway, where… Oh, forget that nonsense! It’s time for some hard-nosed, no-frills, godforsaken FOOTBALL. Football on Thursday! Football on Friday! Football on Saturday! Football on Sunday! Football on Monday! Football in high school! Football in college! Football between all …

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4 Burning Questions: Who’ll Be Eliminated in Each Cup Playoff Round?

2021 regular season Cup champion Kyle Larson with trophy

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Who will be eliminated in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs’ Round of 16? Michael McDowell has been disappointing in the second half of the regular season. He had a strong start to the season in addition to his Daytona 500 win, but he’s 28th in total points in the past 10 races among all Cup …

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4 Burning Questions: The Train Wreck That Is ARCA

2021 ARCA Springfield Pack Racing Taylor Gray, No. 46 David Gilliland Racing Ford (Credit: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing used with permission)

Photo: Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing used with permission

Why is the ARCA Menards Series a train wreck? So to be clear, the ARCA Menards Series has always been a bit of a train wreck. Long the little brother to NASCAR and now a subsidiary of the sanctioning body, it cannot be said enough that ARCA is in a crisis on multiple fronts right …

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4 Burning Questions: The Choice to Not Care

The NASCAR Cup Series, one of the top spectator sports, roars through the turns at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

We’re still dealing with this mess? It was announced Aug. 19 that Corey LaJoie will miss this week’s NASCAR Cup Series race due to COVID-19 protocols. LaJoie has entered a seven-day quarantine after being in close contact with somebody while recording a podcast (yes, a podcast) on Aug. 16. It should be mentioned that NASCAR’s …

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4 Burning Questions: Is North Wilkesboro Returning?

Dale Earnhardt Jr smiling

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What is the NASCAR Cup Series playoff picture? With three races remaining in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season, things are becoming clear. Ten drivers have clinched a playoff spot as long as they remain eligible: Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Alex Bowman, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, William Byron, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Brad …

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4mula Burning Questions: Grabbing the (Red) Bull By the Horns

Max Verstappen leads Formula 1 field at 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Imola Photo: Lars Baron Getty

(Photo: Lars Baron/Getty via Red Bull Content Pool)

It’s finally over? After over 10 days of Red Bull Racing complaining about an incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on lap 1 of the British Grand Prix in Formula 1, this particular situation is finally over. RBR met with the stewards and Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team July 29 to present new evidence …

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No Burning Questions: SRX, CBS Superior to NASCAR, FOX

Tony Stewart races in Camping World SRX Series 2021 at Eldora Speedway, Mike Arning True Speed PR

Photo: Mike Arning (True Speed PR)

A lot has happened over the past few weeks in the world of stock car racing, but the constant I keep coming back to is simple: The Camping World SRX Series and CBS completely outclassed both NASCAR and FOX’s coverage of NASCAR. Denny Hamlin mentioned off-hand a couple of weeks ago during a discussion on …

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Frontstretch 5: Greatest NASCAR Owner-Drivers

Tony Stewart Bank of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

In celebration of Brad Keselowski’s announcement this week of being probably just one of three owner-drivers next season in NASCAR Cup Series racing, it’s time to look at the top five owner-drivers of all time. A rare commodity, Keselowski will join only BJ McLeod and Denny Hamlin among active Cup drivers with a sizable ownership …

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