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e4 Burning Questions: The Consequences of the Wrong Decisions

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What else really needs to be said here? So, just to recap the events of the past two weeks relating to NASCAR and the planned mid-March race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway: -On Wednesday, March 11, NASCAR announced there would be fans in attendance at Atlanta Motor Speedway, even though the NBA had begun to …

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e4 Burning Questions: I Guess This Will Be Life For A While

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What Now? NASCAR made it official on Monday: No more real-life racing until Mother’s Day weekend. It’s a huge blow for a lot of people in all facets of the industry, but ultimately the correct move. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) suggested to all event organizers to not hold events with 50 …

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1 Burning Question: Call It Off Now

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1? Where’s the other three questions? There’s nothing I would like more than to write about what is currently scheduled to happen at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. Chase Elliott returning home to take on Kyle Busch for a $100,000 bounty? Gushing about the history about one of NASCAR’s original four speedways? Joking about the …

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4 Burning Questions: Will the Coronavirus Affect NASCAR?

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What will the effects be of the new low-downforce rules package in the NASCAR Cup Series? Phoenix Raceway will be the first test of NASCAR’s lower downforce rules package. Notice anything ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉʳ for this weekend? ???#NASCAR | #FanShield500 pic.twitter.com/pLCBn7SiI5 — Chip Ganassi Racing (@CGRTeams) March 3, 2020 The sanctioning body decided to go with this …

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4 Burning Questions: The Bounty Hunters Have Arrived

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What kind of calls will Brian Pattie make this week? One of the more interesting things to take away from Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was just how risky the No. 47 team is willing to be. Crew chief Brian Pattie is well aware that JTG Daugherty Racing doesn’t have …

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4 Burning Questions: The Wait

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What just happened? The worst thing in the world is waiting. Sure, I’ll admit to being a young, ADHD-diagnosed millennial who can’t stay off of his phone for five minutes. Hating to wait is a normal thing now for a lot of people, thanks to the wonderful gift of technology. Since the death of Dale …

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4 Burning Questions: The Great Unknown

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Would more Duel races work? The duel qualifying races at Daytona make the 500 one of the most unique races on the Cup Series calendar. Instead of the field being determined by just qualifying, the starting lineup is effectively cut in half, with the inside row and outside row’s final starting position decided by two …

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4 Burning Questions: Where’s Landon Cassill?

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Who should be nominated for the 2021 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame? This week, the NASCAR Hall of Fame made a number of changes. It wasn’t a fix-all, but it was a step in the right direction. The changes will cut both the inductees and the nominations per class. While the current nomination …

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4 Burning Questions: Hard Pass on Trackpass

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Another streaming service? Really? NASCAR and NBC made a major announcement during media day for Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway: they are getting into the subscriber-based streaming game. NEWS: NASCAR, @NBCSports to launch ‘TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.’ Details: https://t.co/6ItPmf35kX pic.twitter.com/w7Hurqv92Z — NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 14, 2019 The idea of an OTT service for …

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4 Burning Questions: The State of NASCAR

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Who will advance to the final round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs? When it comes to the Cup race this weekend at ISM Raceway, it’s really a question of who among Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin will not make the championship round. Ryan Blaney and Kyle Larson may point their way into …

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4 Burning Questions: Showdown at the Formula 1 Corral

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Was it the right move to release Hinchcliffe? Arrow McLaren SP, formerly Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (presumably with Felix Sabates), announced this week that fan favorite James Hinchcliffe will not be on the two-car team next year in the NTT IndyCar Series. Hinchcliffe, a nine-year veteran of the series, was blindsided with the news on …

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