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Friday Faceoff: Who Is Most Likely To Win It All At Homestead?

1. The Championship 4 is set, and it consists of arguably the four best cars over the course of the season. Who do you see claiming the title next week? Wesley Coburn: Kyle Busch wins because, even though Kevin Harvick has the best average finish of the four championship drivers …

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Kevin Harvick Penalty Sets Stage for Classic Comeback or Championship Black Cloud

With Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 SHR team saddled with a wallop of a 40-point fine, loss of his pass to the final four, and suspension of his crew chief Rodney Childers for the final two races, following R&D inspection after their Texas win, the refrain from the NASCAR …

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Friday Faceoff: Should Watkins Glen Get a Second Date?

Now that Chase Elliott is off the schneid following his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, who will the next first-time winner be? Clayton Caldwell: Alex Bowman. He’s been much more consistent this year than Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a year ago in that car and just recently …

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Friday Faceoff: Will the ROVAL Be Full of Crashes?

After two exciting finishes at Chicagoland Speedway and Daytona International Speedway, there wasn’t much drama at the end of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race this week at Kentucky Speedway. What is the least exciting Cup race you remember watching? Vito Pugliese: That’s easy: 1999 August race at Michigan. …

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Talk Dirt-y to Me: Pros & Cons of Expanding Eldora Dirt Derby

Anybody watch any good races this week? Following the sixth installment of Tony Stewart’s salute to sediment, the racing world, fans particularly, are clamoring for an expansion of the midweek, new summer classic at Eldora Speedway. What started as a novelty event when Stewart acquired the facility back in 2008 …

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