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4 Burning Questions: Who Can Win the Open?

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What kind of race will the All-Star Race be? The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race will mark the first time in nearly 20 years that NASCAR will experiment with holding a restrictor plate race outside of Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. The restrictor plate has always been a very controversial subject. NASCAR …

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Friday Faceoff: Is a NASCAR Sale Good or Bad for the Sport?

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It’s been reported that the France family is looking into selling NASCAR either completely or in part. Would this be a good or a bad thing for the sport? Michael Finley: It depends. This sport needs new leadership desperately, somebody who can come in with new ideas on how to develop a new audience for racing …

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4 Burning Questions: Don’t Call It a Comeback

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How will Matt Kenseth’s return go? After nearly a third of the season, Matt Kenseth is finally back in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car. The 2003 series champion returns to stock car racing with the same team he won that championship with, Roush Fenway Racing. Back when Roush was at its peak as …

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4 Burning Questions: What Is The Fate Of Spencer Gallagher?

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How will NASCAR run ARCA? The biggest news story coming out of last weekend was announced at the very beginning of it. After over 70 years of promoting various stock car races and series in the United States, the France family now has a monopoly on the industry, being in control of every series with …

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4 Burning Questions: Will the Kyle Busch Show Continue?

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Can Kyle Busch make it four in a row? Kyle Busch will be going for his fourth straight victory this weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a lofty achievement that very few even have the honor to race for. But he’ll be facing an uphill battle to do so this weekend. Toyota absolutely …

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4 Burning Questions: Can Anybody Win & Get Into the All-Star Race?

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1. Who will be next to make the All-Star race? NASCAR unveiled the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ All-Star Race rules package this week, which, yes, includes a restrictor plate. But one thing to watch in the next month before the race itself is the race to get in. Unlike the race itself, which changes …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s to Be Done With the Cup & Truck Schedules?

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What will the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule look like in a few years? In the past couple of weeks, a major topic on Cup fans’ minds has been the schedule. NASCAR is expected to announce the 2019 schedule in the coming weeks, and it’s one of the biggest problems the sanctioning body is …

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4 Burning Questions: Chase Elliott Vs. Denny Hamlin, Round 3?

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Does karma happen? One of the new commercial spots produced prior to this season was a fairly standard advertisement for Hooters and driver Chase Elliott. It was a good enough ad the first 3,258 times it played during Fox’s broadcasts, but one shot in the ad stood out among all the rest. https://youtu.be/ZTxIqJcEeN8?t=20s This references …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Anybody Stop Kevin Harvick?

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Can Kyle Larson stop Kevin Harvick from winning four in a row? Kevin Harvick enters Auto Club Speedway this weekend chasing history. Jimmie Johnson was the last driver to win four Cup Series races in a row, winning four during the 2007 playoffs en-route to his second Cup championship. History records that Richard Petty won …

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Friday Faceoff: Is Harvick This Year’s MTJ?

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Kevin Harvick continued his dominance by spanking the field this past weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his second consecutive victory. And this weekend, the circuit heads to ISM Raceway, Harvick’s most successful track. Is it too early to say that Harvick is this year’s MTJ? Davey Segal: Folks, let’s look at the big …

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