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Friday Faceoff: Did NASCAR Add Too Many Gimmicks?

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NASCAR announced several changes last week, including a caution clock in the Truck Series. Is this going to change anything in terms of what fans see on track and/or for race teams? Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: The caution clock was a gut shot to me when I first heard it. I don’t mind the Chase in …

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Two-Headed Monster: Is the Chase in XFINITY & Trucks a Good Idea?

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NASCAR announced Tuesday it will adopt its controversial Chase playoff format to the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series tours beginning in 2016. The new iterations of the Chase will look slightly different from the version the Sprint Cup Series currently uses, although the hallmarks – playoff rounds with eliminations, a win-and-you’re-in qualifying process and automatic …

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Faceoff: Who’s the Best In NASCAR?

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Heading into 2016, which team can fans expect to have a breakout year? Aaron Bearden, Assistant Editor: HScott Motorsports. Don’t expect the team to find Victory Lane, but in its third season, and with the Hendrick Motorsports affiliation and Clint Bowyer joining the team, HSM could be set to shock a few people and perhaps …

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Sunday Showdown: Who Will the Title Sponsor Be?

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Several teams have announced new drivers across NASCAR’s national divisions this month. Among them are Brian Scott in the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Cup ride, Chris Buescher in a Cup ride with Front Row Motorsports and Ben Rhodes moving to Thorsport Racing in the Camping World Truck Series. Which driver will have the biggest …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Sam Hornish Jr.

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In sports like baseball and hockey, it isn’t uncommon for a player to move between the major and minor leagues during his career. In NASCAR, not so much. Once a driver has made it to the major league Sprint Cup Series, history dictates he’ll stay there until he can’t find a ride. When that time …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Clint Bowyer

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If any driver’s 2015 season could be described as a rollercoaster, it would be Clint Bowyer’s. The Emporia, Kan., native entered Speedweeks with a new contract with Michael Waltrip Racing and a feeling that he would be able to overcome the struggles plaguing his team and make the Chase for the third time in four …

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Dakoda Armstrong, Richard Petty Motorsports Part Ways

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There’s one less driver in the running for the No. 9 Sprint Cup ride: Dakoda Armstrong and Richard Petty Motorsports have officially parted ways. The Indiana native ran two full seasons for the King in the Xfinity Series, earning one pole and four top 10s. His best finish in those two seasons was a sixth …

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Cup Champ Kyle Busch to Have Offseason Surgery

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From hospital bed to Sprint Cup Champ back to hospital bed. Kyle Busch, just days after winning the Sprint Cup championship by triumphing in the winner-take-all finale at Homestead, announced that he would undergo another set of surgeries to help heal injuries to his left foot and right leg sustained in an Xfinity Series crash …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Kyle Busch a Deserving Champion?

Kyle Busch holds the 2015 NASCAR Cup Series trophy

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He did it. Somehow, Kyle Busch found a way to overcome a broken leg and foot, 11 missed races, his own snake-bitten history in the Chase and the struggles of newfound parenthood to claim his first-career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch, 30, put together one of the most …

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2015 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead

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Welcome to our eighth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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