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2-Headed Monster: Can Front Row Motorsports Point its Way into the Playoffs?

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(Photo: Front Row Motorsports)

Front Row Motorsports is on a roll early in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. Rookie driver John Hunter Nemechek has opened some eyes recently with several consistent strong performances. The No. 38 Ford has vaulted from 26th in points before the shutdown to 20th in the standings. Nemechek and his Seth Barbour-led team sit …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR permanently expand Truck Series field to 36?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series returned to action in its first race back since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to no practice or qualifying sessions for the races, NASCAR temporarily expanded the Truck Series field to 40 drivers. In actuality, 47 drivers attempted to compete in the race at Charlotte …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Have Mandated a Test for Quin Houff before Sunday’s Start at Darlington?

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Darlington Raceway is one of the toughest tracks on the NASCAR circuit, as Quin Houff now knows. There is nothing else like it. The track, nicknamed The Track Too Tough to Tame due to its driver’s inability to master the facility, is one that many young drivers struggle on. Due to its egg-like shape and …

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2-Headed Monster: Is North Wilkesboro Speedway Closer to a Rebirth Following This Weekend’s iRace?

Virtual NASCAR cars race at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2020. Photo: NASCAR Media

(Photo: NASCAR Media)

iRacing has taken over the NASCAR world over the last two months as the pandemic has shut down the sports world as we know it. However, NASCAR will return to the track this weekend at Darlington Raceway. As a final stamp on NASCAR’s virtual tour, iRacing and NASCAR decided to run a race at the …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Shut Down if One Person Gets COVID-19?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we’ve seen in this lifetime. It has brought most businesses and the entire sports world to a complete halt. Eventually some sport was going to have to take the risk and be the first one to come back. While things will be very different when NASCAR returns on May …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Start the Season in May or Do They Need To Wait?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has put this country at a standstill, including NASCAR. The decision to go racing, whenever that is going to be will be controversial. This week it was being reported that NASCAR is considering a return to racing, with no fans in the stands by the end of May. The race everyone is …

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2-Headed Monster: Has iRacing Helped or Hurt NASCAR?

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iRacing has been a controversial topic in recent weeks. First it was Bubba Wallace, who lost a sponsorship from Blue-Emu when he decided to quit a race before it was over. Wallace then went on Twitter and announced that he quit while he still had some resets left and didn’t think it was a big …

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2-Headed Monster: Does Drivers’ Lack of Respect on iRacing Hurt Credibility?

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iRacing has been on every race fans’ minds over the last three weeks as it’s the closest thing we’ve gotten to racing since the COVID-19 pandemic. The races have brought on a lot of attention and while some fans have yet to take  the computerized, virtual racing seriously, others think that iRacing is the next …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Run All 36 Races When the Season Restarts?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a very trying time for everyone. The aftermath of it will present major problems for a lot of people, including NASCAR, which was recently dealt another big blow due to the pandemic. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam recently issued a stay-at-home order that will run through June 10. The order is …

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2-Headed Monster: Is iRacing the Future of NASCAR?

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What a week this has been for iRacing. The first live telecast of NASCAR drivers racing on the simulation platform occurred on Sunday, and since then, it has been the talk of motorsports. iRacing has its loyalists but it also has its naysayers. Some call it the closest to the real thing you can get, …

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