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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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4 Burning Questions: Will Anybody Nail the New Kentucky Speedway?

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Will Anyone Nail the New Kentucky Speedway? Though NASCAR nation has been begging for a new addition to the sport’s schedule, it seems they will get it in some way Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. Already standing as the newest track in the Sprint Cup Series – joining the circuit …

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4 Burning Questions: Can Tony Stewart Go Back-to-Back at Daytona?

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1. Can Tony Stewart Go Back-to-Back? Tony Stewart stunned the NASCAR world in January when he announced he’d broken his back just weeks before starting his final tour on the Sprint Cup Series circuit. He stunned it again when he returned just three months later, showing up basically unannounced to …

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4 Burning Questions: What Has Kept AJ Allmendinger from Sonoma Victory?

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What Can Separate AJ Allmendinger from Delivering the W on Sunday? Road course racing is what AJ Allmendinger knows best. He earned his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in thrilling fashion two years ago at Watkins Glen International, and will be going for a second consecutive pole in Sunday’s …

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