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Friday Faceoff: Is the Bounty on Kyle Busch a Good Thing?

Denny Hamlin’s NASCAR Cup Series win at Daytona International Speedway is the only finish better than 15th for Toyota after two races. Is it too early to hit the panic button? Adam Cheek: Yes, way too early. A couple races in — one a superspeedway race with a few massive crashes …

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2019 NASCAR Top Storylines: Toyota’s Triumphs Magnify Chevrolet’s Cup Shortcomings

The 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season saw the continuation of a trend that has been hard to ignore the past few years. While NASCAR has strives for parity between brands, the last few years in the premier series has been a bit of a lop-sided affair when it comes to …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Hendrick Motorsports’ Future in Trouble After Worst Season?

Hendrick Motorsports is the definition of a NASCAR team. Over its 35-year existence, the team has won 12 championships and over 250 races. Recently, the team has struggled badly, not placing a driver in the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway since Jimmie Johnson‘s improbable and potentially final title win in …

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Friday Faceoff: Is ISM Raceway a Better Finale Venue Than Homestead?

2019 Phoenix MENCS Racing NKP

Is moving the NASCAR championship races from Homestead-Miami Speedway to ISM Raceway beginning in 2020 an improvement, downgrade or lateral move? Adam Cheek: Lateral move. I preferred the championship being at a track the series only visits once per year, but I enjoy ISM and think it’s a decent venue for …

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