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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Axalta We Paint Winners 400 Staff Predictions

Kevin Harvick

[Photo: Zach Catanzareti]

Welcome to our ninth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400! Think …

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NASCAR Remembers Muhammad Ali

American Flags At Half Staff

Former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali died last night at age 74 after a long, hard-fought battle with Parkinson’s Disease. A living legend within the world of boxing, Ali was known just as much for his life outside the ring, respected by millions as he worked tirelessly to make the world a better place.  Here’s what some of the best …

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Friday Faceoff: Are the Toyotas Peaking Too Soon?

The Coca-Cola 600 was among a handful of races to get poor reviews from fans, the majority of which have been night races.  Is it time for NASCAR to reconsider night racing on the schedule? Mark Howell, Senior Writer: If NASCAR wants to develop an audience of younger fans, tit needs to begin by attracting …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex, Jr.’s Treasure and Ty Dillon’s Title Hunt

2016 Charlotte I Cup Pack Racing John Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Sprint Cup: Treasured Trophy for Martin Truex, Jr. – From top to bottom, Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 was one for the record books thanks to Martin Truex, Jr. The Furniture Row Racing driver broke long-standing NASCAR records as he led the most miles ever in a race [588 of 600], the most laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway [392 …

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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Coca-Cola 600

2016 Charlotte All Star Cup Jamie Mcmurray Ryan Newman Kyle Larson Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Welcome to our ninth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Friday Faceoff: What Should NASCAR Change About the All-Star Race?

2016 Charlotte All Star Cup Tony Stewart Kasey Kahne Crash Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The All-Star Race was met with mixed reactions. Should NASCAR try the same format next season or opt for one that’s easier to understand? Dustin Albino, Contributor: The concept was good, but the execution was awful. If it weren’t for Jamie McMurray cutting his tire causing a caution, I don’t think we would be having …

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Pace Laps: Tony Stewart’s All-Star Race Ends in Flames, Kaulig Racing Running Strong and Doug Coby Searching for Third Straight Whelen Modified Tour Title

2016 Charlotte All Star Cup Tony Stewart Kasey Kahne Crask John Harrelson Nkp

(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

Sprint Cup: Back to the Old Tony Stewart. As they say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire – As Tony Stewart was collected in a crash in Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race, the veteran driver making his final appearance in the non-points event gave the NASCAR world another piece of stimulating commentary on his way out the door …

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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the Sprint All-Star Race

2015 Charlotte All Star Denny Hamlin Champagne Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Welcome to our ninth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Pace Laps: From Dragsters to Dover, Close Finishes; Wow Verstappen

2016 Dover I Cup Michael Annett Crash Matthew T Thacker Nkp

Sprint Cup: A Monster Show at Dover Honestly, it’s been a while since there’s been a stimulating race at Dover International Speedway. In making it one of the best races seen on the 1-mile concrete oval, Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive For Autism, however, saw frantic restarts, fabulous usage of the racing grooves and a number …

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Pace Laps: Blaney Heats Up, Tiny Truck Teams Totaled and Red Bull Rocked

Ryan Blaney Kyle Busch

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Sprint Cup: Ryan Blaney Grabs Strong Top 5 – Ryan Blaney led the charge for Sprint Cup Series rookies with a top-5 finish in Saturday’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. It was a feel-good story in an otherwise fall-asleep Saturday night at the 1.5-mile oval. Blaney’s fifth also made the record books. Wood Brothers Racing scored …

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2016 Frontstretch Cup: Staff Predictions for the GoBowling.com 400

2016 Texas I Cup Martin Truex Jr Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

Welcome to our ninth year of staff predictions! Each week, our experts attempt to tell you who the winner of each Cup race will be. Take a look to see who your favorite writers think will win it all (or at least score some points) this week! Think you can out-prognosticate our staff?  Leave your …

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Pace Laps: Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano Tangle, Jeremy Clements’ Strong Run and Nico Rosberg Wins Again

2016 Talladega Joey Logano Elliott Sadler Crash Nascar Via Getty Images

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Sprint Cup: Kenseth and Logano Not Done Yet – For the second straight time, Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano have experienced an issue at Talladega Superspeedway involving contact on the track. The only difference, obviously, is what has transpired between now and last October following a nasty payback from Kenseth to then-race leader Logano the following week at …

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