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4 Burning Questions: Will a 4-Man Broadcast Booth Work for NBC?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Sunday 18 February 2018 Dale Earnhardt Jr On The Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports, Nationwide Chevrolet Camaro Pit Box World Copyright: Barry Cantrell Nkp

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Are non-chartered NASCAR teams a bad thing for the sport? Two weeks ago, a major debate erupted on Twitter that you may or may not have missed. And that’s somewhat fair if you did; it wasn’t a matter of life or death, and last month was already a pretty big month for NASCAR between the …

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4 Burning Question: What Is the Future of Engines in NASCAR?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Sunday 11 March 2018 Kurt Busch, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Mobil 1/haas Automation And Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Alliance Truck Parts World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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What is the future of engines in NASCAR? This past week, Brad Keselowski suggested in a column on NASCAR.com that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series should implement what’s essentially a hybrid engine, using an electronic component similar to Formula 1’s KERS system. The KERS system, in layman’s terms, gives the engine a short speed …

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4 Burning Questions: 1,262 Miles in 1 Day

#4: Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's, #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Fedex Express, #3: Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Dow Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series

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What is the future of the All-Star Race rules package? As expected either way, there has been a lot of chatter this week about the experimental restrictor plate package used in last weekend’s All-Star Race. The results have largely been positive among fans. It was generally regarded as the most exciting All-Star Race in years, …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Can Win the Open?

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What kind of race will the All-Star Race be? The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race will mark the first time in nearly 20 years that NASCAR will experiment with holding a restrictor plate race outside of Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. The restrictor plate has always been a very controversial subject. NASCAR …

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4 Burning Questions: Don’t Call It a Comeback

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How will Matt Kenseth’s return go? After nearly a third of the season, Matt Kenseth is finally back in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car. The 2003 series champion returns to stock car racing with the same team he won that championship with, Roush Fenway Racing. Back when Roush was at its peak as …

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4 Burning Questions: What Is The Fate Of Spencer Gallagher?

2018 Daytona Xfinity Zach Catanzareti Spencer Gallagher

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How will NASCAR run ARCA? The biggest news story coming out of last weekend was announced at the very beginning of it. After over 70 years of promoting various stock car races and series in the United States, the France family now has a monopoly on the industry, being in control of every series with …

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4 Burning Questions: Will the Kyle Busch Show Continue?

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Can Kyle Busch make it four in a row? Kyle Busch will be going for his fourth straight victory this weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, a lofty achievement that very few even have the honor to race for. But he’ll be facing an uphill battle to do so this weekend. Toyota absolutely …

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4 Burning Questions: How Have the Short Tracks Been So Far in 2018?

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What does Daniel Hemric’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in the No. 8 mean for NASCAR? Simple: It means another racer has worked his way up into a good ride for their Cup Series audition. Daniel Hemric was strong for NTS Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series, finishing seventh in points in 2015. …

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4 Burning Questions: Can Anybody Win & Get Into the All-Star Race?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Folds Of Honor Quik Trip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga Usa Saturday 24 February 2018 Erik Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing, Dewalt Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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1. Who will be next to make the All-Star race? NASCAR unveiled the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ All-Star Race rules package this week, which, yes, includes a restrictor plate. But one thing to watch in the next month before the race itself is the race to get in. Unlike the race itself, which changes …

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4 Burning Questions: Did Stewart-Haas Racing Steal Jimmie Johnson’s Golden Horseshoe?

2018 Las Vegas I Cup Jimmie Johnson Helmet Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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So just who really is No. 1? FOX Sports unveiled its list of the top 50 drivers in NASCAR history this week, and to say it drew some attention would be quite the understatement. Fans and industry insiders alike were aghast at the positioning of several legendary drivers, not to mention the presence of a …

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4 Burning Questions: What’s to Be Done With the Cup & Truck Schedules?

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What will the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule look like in a few years? In the past couple of weeks, a major topic on Cup fans’ minds has been the schedule. NASCAR is expected to announce the 2019 schedule in the coming weeks, and it’s one of the biggest problems the sanctioning body is …

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4 Burning Questions: Chase Elliott Vs. Denny Hamlin, Round 3?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Pennzoil 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nv Usa Friday 2 March 2018 Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Napa Auto Parts World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Does karma happen? One of the new commercial spots produced prior to this season was a fairly standard advertisement for Hooters and driver Chase Elliott. It was a good enough ad the first 3,258 times it played during Fox’s broadcasts, but one shot in the ad stood out among all the rest. https://youtu.be/ZTxIqJcEeN8?t=20s This references …

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