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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Have Penalized the No. 20 Team After Martinsville?

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Another playoff race at Martinsville and another race filled with drama. There were several things that happened at Martinsville that got people’s attention. One of these things was radio communication from the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team. As Chase Elliott was pulling away to victory, the fight for the final two transfer spots was …

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Friday Faceoff: Will Kyle Larson or Bubba Wallace Visit Victory Lane First?

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The fall winner NASCAR Cup Series winner at Martinsville Speedway has clinched a Championship 4 spot five years in a row. Will someone make it six? Who? Luken Glover: Yes — Chase Elliott. If you look at the drivers who haven’t won at Martinsville that are due for a win, Elliott has a strong argument. …

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Driver Vs. Driver: Second Series — Tommy Houston Vs. Tommy Ellis

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NASCAR’s Cup Series is the top of the heap, right? It’s the series that most drivers aspire to, certainly, but not everybody. In October, our driver matchups come from the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The series in its current incarnation took the green flag in 1982, and since then several drivers have been standouts, having their …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Stewart-Haas Racing Move Chase Briscoe to the Cup Series in 2021?

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2020 has been challenging for many, but for Mitchell, Indiana’s Chase Briscoe, it’s been a banner year and one he will never forget. The driver of Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 98 Ford came into the season with his future in doubt. He won just one race in 2019 and told the media that he needed to …

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2-Headed Monster: Has Ryan Blaney’s Career Been a Disappointment?

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Ryan Blaney is one of the most popular drivers in NASCAR. His modest personality helps him on and off the track, and after his first career victory at Pocono Raceway in 2017, everything looked to be lining up perfectly for Blaney to take NASCAR by storm. That has yet to happen. Since joining the Team …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Daniel Suarez Become a Consistent Winner in the Cup Series?

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The silly season rumors have been hot and heavy recently, and while there still is a lot that needs to be sorted out, one thing was made certain this week. On Monday, it was announced that Daniel Suarez and Gaunt Brothers Racing will part ways following the 2020 season. The news came as a bit …

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2-Headed Monster: Is Shortening Auto Club Speedway the Right Move?

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Color us surprised. On Tuesday (Sept. 8), Jeff Gluck and Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic reported that NASCAR plans to reconfigure the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California into a half-mile short track. There had been talks in the past about reconfiguring Auto Club Speedway, but it was nothing serious. This time, though, a plan has …

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2-Headed Monster: After Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 Finish, Should a Race End Naturally Under Caution?

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The Indianapolis 500 has always been a race that gets people talking. Whether it’s a late race pass, a crash or exciting action there may not be better “water cooler” talk than the buzz that follows the Indianapolis 500. Sunday’s (Aug. 23) 104th running of the event was one of the more unique events in …

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2-Headed Monster: Did Joe Gibbs Racing Get It Right By Choosing Christopher Bell Over Erik Jones?

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If only we had the ability to look into the future and see an answer – that would be something that would’ve helped both Clayton Caldwell and Vito Pugliese in this week’s 2-Headed Monster debate. It also may have helped one of the premier organizations in NASCAR make sure that it made the right decision …

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Fire on Fridays: The Forgotten Free Agent

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What if I told you there was a 28-year-old NASCAR driver with more NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Tuck Series victories than several current Cup Series regulars had in that series — Bubba Wallace, Erik Jones, Christopher Bell, Ty Dillon, Austin Dillon, Tyler Reddick, William Byron and Ryan Blaney, just to name a few? What …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Bubba Wallace Go to Ganassi or Become an Owner at RPM?

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The silly season is finally here, and with each passing day there is a little more news that trickles out that helps us know what the NASCAR landscape is going to look like in 2021. One of the more interesting rumors that was reported on this past week was the rumor about Bubba Wallace‘s future …

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2-Headed Monster: Does NASCAR Need to Use PJ1?

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Last Thursday’s (July 23) NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway was generally well-received. It wasn’t an all-time great race, but it was one that many fans felt had some compelling storylines along with more passing and on-track action. It was the first race in a while without the assistance of PJ1. The traction compound, …

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