Race Weekend Central

4 Burning Questions: Would NASCAR Teams Boycott This Weekend’s Races?

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Could NASCAR teams refuse to race this week? Over the past two days, all four major American professional sport organizations have been effected by largely player-led boycotts. The strikes come off the heels of a Black man, Jacob Blake, being shot seven times in the back by police officers on Monday in Wisconsin. A combination …

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4 Burning Questions: End of the Rainbow for Kyle Larson?

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Has Kyle Larson changed? Kyle Larson has finally given an on-record interview concerning NASCAR and his time since departing from the sport. In it, conducted by the AP’s Jenna Fryer, Larson revealed that he had spent a substantial amount of time learning about the history of the great racial divide in this country. He had …

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4 Burning Questions: These Masters Are Pretty Fast

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So what’s this SRX thing? Two months following its announcement, Superstar Racing Experience has now announced four drivers for its 12-car series. SRX is a new venture that will begin next summer from the minds of Tony Stewart and Ray Evernham. The stated goal of the series is to be the new International Race of …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s Next for Erik Jones?

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What’s next for Erik Jones? It was reported by Fox Sports and later confirmed by Joe Gibbs Racing itself on Thursday evening that Erik Jones would not return to the No. 20 Toyota in 2021. .@JoeGibbsRacing confirms that it won't renew @Erik_Jones' deal after 2020. ?Joe Gibbs: "We appreciate all Erik has done for Joe …

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4 Burning Questions: ‘Stone Cold’ Austin Cindric

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What will come of Austin Cindric? Austin Cindric has turned a lot of heads in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this summer. Cindric has taken the lead in the regular season point standings during a run that has seen four straight top-two finishes (and was almost four straight wins if it weren’t for late-race restart shenanigans …

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4 Burning Questions: Can Ryan Preece Overcome His Slow Start?

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What’s going on with Ryan Preece this season? Not many other drivers have had the kind of bad luck Ryan Preece has had this season. The sophomore NASCAR Cup Series driver sits at a dismal 30th in points, following a low-light of three straight last-place finishes. This is after starting 2020 off with not being …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR Still Isn’t Taking This As Seriously As They Should

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Really? So it’s come to this. Three months ago, this column went in depth about the potential problems NASCAR could have running a race during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Not a whole lot of them have been addressed. At all. The vast majority of that column is still just as relevant now as it was …

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4 Burning Questions: What Does the Rest of the Regular Season Look Like?

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What will the rest of the NASCAR regular season look like? NASCAR this week announced its new schedule for the month of August, up through the end of the NASCAR Cup Series regular season. The big headline news is that Watkins Glen International’s annual NASCAR weekend has been canceled. There was really no logical way …

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR FanDuel Forecast: Big Machine 400 At The Brickyard

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This weekend marks 26 years of NASCAR at the most hallowed ground in all of motorsport, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While the Brickyard 400 is usually a fairly boring race and is dramatically lower in prestige than the Indianapolis 500, racing at Indy is a special experience for anybody who gets the opportunity. You haven’t made …

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4 Burning Questions: NASCAR, Stop Paying Barstool

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What now? Over the weekend of June 26-28, 2020, clips began to resurface online of Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder and president, straight-up using racial slurs on old Barstool videos. In response to this, Portnoy released a three-minute video response where he essentially doubled down on his behavior, outright refusing to apologize to people he …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Be in the Cup Playoffs?

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Who will be in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs? Last weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway marked the halfway point of the 26-race regular season. As such, it’s about time to take a step back and look at what the playoff picture will be, before the dog days of summer truly begin with …

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4 Burning Questions: Can Ryan Newman Pull Off the Win at Talladega?

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Should there be less practice time? There has been a lot of talk over this past week as to how much practice NASCAR teams should have after the COVID-19 situation subsides. Fans want no practice due to how exciting the racing is without it. Drivers want some practice, but definitely a very limited amount of …

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