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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Is Not a Modern Sport

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So, was that the biggest upset in the history of NASCAR? As much crap as Derrike Cope has gotten for… 30 years now?! Jeez, everybody’s getting old. Anyway, when Cope won the 1990 Daytona 500 in fluky fashion, he was at least able to be second coming to the white flag. Trevor Bayne won the …

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4 Burning Questions: What Was Brad Keselowski Thinking?

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What will happen to the July Fourth weekend for NASCAR in the future? This weekend will mark the ending of a 60-year tradition. In 1958, there were just three superspeedway races on the NASCAR schedule at three different racetracks on three major holiday weeks. There was the Southern 500 on Labor Day at Darlington Raceway …

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4 Burning Questions: What Will Become of Michael McDowell?

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Will there be any surprises in this year’s playoff field? With just 10 races to go before the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, the race to get in them is only about to tighten up from here. With all six race winners in the top seven in points, the points battle …

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4 Burning Questions: Is There a Safety Issue Brewing?

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Is there a carbon monoxide problem in NASCAR? In the NASCAR Xfinity Series race this past weekend, Brandon Brown was on track in the middle of the second stage at Iowa Speedway when his engine went sour. The Virginian’s cockpit began to fill with smoke. Brown thought he could still get something out of the …

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4 Burning Questions: Stick With the Biff?

Field Enters Turn Three After Final Restart of Iowa 250 pres. by Enogen

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Will Greg Biffle race again? Last Friday night, Greg Biffle made a triumphant return to NASCAR competition. Biffle was able to outlast the rest of the field in a carnage-filled NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. It was Biffle’s first start in NASCAR since 2016, his first NASCAR win since 2013, …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: FireKeepers Casino 400

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Despite the race’s title sponsor being a casino, you shouldn’t take too many gambles when filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The drivers of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will battle it out at the Brooklyn, Mich., two-mile oval ā€” one of the …

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4 Burning Questions: Is Christopher Bell About To Replace Clint Bowyer?

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What will Stewart-Haas Racing’s Lineup look like in 2020? .@StewartHaasRcng is shaping up to have another busy summer, as it has multiple drivers with contracts that end after '19 including @ClintBowyer and @Daniel_SuarezG. āž–@SmithfieldFoods' deal also up for renewal, though it's unclear whether @Aric_Almirola's is timed concurrently. pic.twitter.com/jdLqDdEO2u — Adam Stern (@A_S12) June 6, 2019 …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Coca-Cola 600

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Your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster is in for a bit of an unpredictable week. Charlotte Motor Speedway, home to the longest race in NASCAR, the Coca-Cola 600, can be fairly easy to figure out. Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. have both enjoyed 370+ laps led days in the last few years. Some times, …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Next for McLaren?

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What’s next for the McLaren IndyCar program? McLaren, one of the greatest Formula 1 teams in history, fell flat on its face last Sunday after stumbling through its second attempt at racing in IndyCar. It turns out that having millions upon millions of dollars at its disposal, setup and damper help from Team Penske and …

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4 Burning Questions: A Star-studded Affair

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Why is the Monster Energy All-Star Race usually a buzzkill? An All-Star event in sports is usually a storied affair, the only day of the year where the best of the best share the same field of play at the same time. Baseball’s All-Star Game is one of the biggest sports events of the year, …

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