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4 Burning Questions: What Will Become of Michael McDowell?

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Will there be any surprises in this year’s playoff field? With just 10 races to go before the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, the race to get in them is only about to tighten up from here. With all six race winners in the top seven in points, the points battle …

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Up to Speed: Strong Finish Slips Away from William Byron

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William Byron’s 19th-place result at Sonoma Raceway does not tell the full story of his race.  The No. 24 team experienced an up and down day in the California wine country. Just like several other races this season, Byron started off very well.  He even looked like one of the drivers to beat.  But in …

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Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson Lead Practices At Sonoma

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Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson led the two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway under very sunny skies on a Friday afternoon (June 21) in Wine Country. In the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, it was Truex Jr. who led with a lap at the very end of the session of 95.168, just …

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Up to Speed: The Playoff Point Divide

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With 11 races to go until the playoffs begin for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, several drivers have emerged as strong championship contenders.  Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin have each won multiple races in 2019.  They also occupy five of the top seven positions in the standings. But …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Pocono 400

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Who…should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Busch made it look a lot easier than it was, and at times the driver of the No. 18 gambled with the track position that’s so precious at Pocono, but in the end, it was the same ending to a different story as Busch won his fourth …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s the Biggest Surprise of 2019 So Far?

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What NASCAR team or owner might be a good fit to dive into IndyCar? Of the top tier of the stock car organizational chart, nearly all compete in multiple forms of racing. Team Penske has NASCAR, IndyCar and sports cars in addition to the Supercars in Australia. Chip Ganassi Racing has NASCAR, IndyCar and IMSA …

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5 Points To Ponder: Charlotte’s Climb Back To NASCAR Respectability

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ONE: Charlotte Motor Speedway Battles Back NASCAR may have been created in some smoke-filled meetings down in Daytona Beach but make no mistake: Charlotte is now stock car racing’s home base. Every major team has its race shop in the area, along with a core group of the sport’s operating staff paired with the NASCAR …

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Beside the Rising Tide: A Smorgasbord of Racing and the Reasons We Remember

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Editor’s Note: Yes, the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is one of the highlights on my schedule annually. Even the most gluttonous race fan can batten down on three major races, all shown practically back-to-back-to-back in one day. But amidst all the noise, speed, drama and danger the racing serves up, it behooves us to …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Coca-Cola 600

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Martin Truex Jr. dominated the Coca-Cola 600 in 2016, leading 392 of 400 laps en route to the win. The sailing wasn’t as smooth this time around, and it included a brush with the wall after a tire issue early. Plus, there were several battles for …

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NASCAR 101: NASCAR’s Most-Followed Drivers on Twitter

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Being a NASCAR fan over the last decade or more has brought plenty of changes, few more prominent than the integration of social media into the sport (and, well, pretty much all things). Getting to know NASCAR’s personalities on a personal level used to be left to in-person meetings at the racetrack or other appearances; …

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