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2-Headed Monster: Should Bristol Host the Championship Race?

Kevin Harvick fights with Chase Elliott at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: NKP)

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Bristol Motor Speedway is one of NASCAR’s most iconic racetracks. There are countless memories in Thunder Valley that have helped make NASCAR what it is today. 2021 was no different. This past weekend (Sept. 16-18), all three events had as much action and drama as you could have wanted in a NASCAR event. The competition …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Kaulig Racing Give AJ Allmendinger Full-Time Cup Ride in 2022?

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A.J. Allmendinger was the surprise winner this weekend in the NASCAR Cup Series race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. His win was the second of his Cup career and the first for Kaulig Racing in the Cup Series. The organization will expand to include a two-car Cup Series team in 2022 after purchasing …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Consult Drivers When Making Decisions?

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#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Busch Light For The Farmers, #1: Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy an d #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry FedEx Freight

This past weekend, there was a lot of noise about the new configuration coming to Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2022. The buzz centered around a few drivers who were vocal about how NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports, the parent company of Atlanta Motor Speedway, did not include the drivers in the discussion for the track’s redesign. …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Some ABCs of the 2021 Truck Series Season

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When the green flag flies over Daytona International Speedway, it will mark the return of the Camping World Truck Series name after two years using the Gander RV & Outdoors moniker. “The transition back to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series demonstrates the continued power of NASCAR’s brand-loyal fan base and creates a broader touch …

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Kyle Busch: Former Crew Chief Adam Stevens ‘Quit On Me’

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Kyle Busch claimed his former NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Adam Stevens “quit on me” during an offseason that saw Joe Gibbs Racing change its driver-crew chief lineup. Busch’s comments came in a segment of an interview done by Graham Bensinger. Busch and Stevens were broken up by Joe Gibbs Racing after they earned two …

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Ross Chastain Loving Quiet Cup Arrival at Chip Ganassi Racing

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It was a cool January night when the picture capturing Chip Ganassi’s past, present and future was taken. The image, posted on Chip Ganassi Racing’s Twitter profile Jan. 17, shows the 62-year-old standing in an open pit cabana at Sebring International Raceway in Florida. He’s flanked by eight mask-wearing men who have or will compete …

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Losing Iowa Would Expose Truth That NASCAR Ignores Short Track Racing

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Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster Energy-Terrible Herbst-ORCA Toyota wins the Shore Lunch 150 for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Iowa Speedway on Saturday, July 18, 2020. (Barry Cantrell/ARCA Racing)

Another week, another rumor about a short track closing. It’s gotten all too common, unfortunately. This time it’s Iowa Speedway, and though nothing official has been announced about the track’s future, the rumors are the speedway could be sold or closed in the near future. Obviously, it has put NASCAR’s future at the facility in …

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2-Headed Monster: Is the Choose Cone the Right Next Step for NASCAR?

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Over the last 15 years, NASCAR has been aggressive with making changes to its rules. Whether it’s group qualifying, double-file restarts, stages or shortening the length of races, NASCAR races have a much different look to them now than they did 10 or 20 years ago. Some may say those changes are good, and others …

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2-Headed Monster: FOX or NBC? Which Network Has the Better Broadcast?

This weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway marks a new beginning … sort of. This weekend, NBC will take over the broadcast for NASCAR races as the Cup race will be held on NBC and the NASCAR Xfinity race will be shown on NBCSN. It’s sort of a strange situation. Usually when the transition takes place, …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Dale Earnhardt Jr. Retire After Performance at Homestead-Miami Speedway?

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This past weekend saw a lot of great racing from Homestead-Miami Speedway, including Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race. That event had a little extra flavor to it as Dale Earnhardt Jr, the sport’s 15-time most popular driver, was making his lone NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the season. Earnhardt owns JR Motorsports, a four-car operation …

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