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4 Burning Questions: Should We Expect the Unexpected at Chicagoland?

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Should We Expect the Unexpected at Chicagoland Speedway? Wow, here we go again. The week-to-week dance called the regular season is finished, and now we’ll take a couple jives into the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series championship. With 16 drivers, 10 races and one champion, Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway …

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4 Burning Questions: New Rules, New Faces and Potential Upset Victors

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How will the new rules package affect the racing this weekend at Michigan? NASCAR has ruled that all teams will be running with the 2017 rules package this weekend at Michigan. It is not the first race for the new, even lower downforce package however; the tiny spoiler has been …

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4 Burning Questions: Will the Bottom Lane Be the Fast Lane at Bristol?

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Will the Bottom Lane Be the Fast Lane at Bristol? I don’t think there had ever been more eyes fixed on a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race than Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. With the first of three races this week at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile, the newly rubbered …

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4 Burning Questions: How Could Mid-Ohio Impact Chase Picture?

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How Could Mid-Ohio Impact XFINITY Chase Picture? Entering this, the road course swing of the XFINITY Series season, the Chase grid still hasn’t settled down. Through 20 races, that precious cutoff zone stands at a massive two points between 12th-place Blake Koch and 13th-place Ross Chastain. With numbers like that, it …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Strategy Trump Speed in Newly Paved Watkins Glen?

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Will Strategy Be No. 1 in Newly Paved Watkins Glen? Following a few years of some of the best racing in NASCAR’s history of road course racing, Watkins Glen International went through an upgrade during the offseason. With a brand-spanking new surface from last year’s event, the 2.45-mile circuit will …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Pocono See Another Stewart-Haas Winner?

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Is Pocono Raceway the Site of Stewart-Haas Racing’s Next Win? Pocono Raceway has been a solid home for Stewart-Haas Racing success. Kurt Busch is the most recent track winner, while Kevin Harvick and Danica Patrick have shown their respective speed at the sport’s triangle circuit. As for team co-owner Tony Stewart, he …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Team Penske Finally Win the Brickyard?

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Will Team Penske’s Brickyard 400 winless drought continue? Hard to believe a team with 16 wins and 17 poles in the Indianapolis 500 has failed to achieve neither in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But for Team Penske, it’s been one of those races that has not played …

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4 Burning Questions: How Will Sitting Out NHMS Impact Dale Earnhardt, Jr.?

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With Alex Bowman in the No. 88, how will Sunday impact Dale, Jr.? Sitting out Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will have a number of factors that could make the rest of the season quite a haul. Entering New Hampshire just 32 points above …

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