Race Weekend Central

4 Burning Questions: Will Anybody Stop Kevin Harvick?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Ticketguardian 500 Ism Raceway, Phoenix, Az Usa Friday 9 March 2018 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Jimmy John's World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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Can Kyle Larson stop Kevin Harvick from winning four in a row? Kevin Harvick enters Auto Club Speedway this weekend chasing history. Jimmie Johnson was the last driver to win four Cup Series races in a row, winning four during the 2007 playoffs en-route to his second Cup championship. History records that Richard Petty won …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Ford Continue to Impress?

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Will Ford continue to impress and Chevrolet continue to disappoint? It’s probably safe to say many did not expect the Fords to be quite as competitive as they ended up being at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Ford swept the top three and had five Fusions overall in the top …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Win the 1st Intermediate Race of 2018?

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Who will win the first intermediate track race of the season? Now that Daytona International Speedway is over, it’s time to throw everything we learned from it in a drawer and forget about it until Talladega Superspeedway in two months. This weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, there will be a lot of drivers who could …

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4 Burning Questions: How Crash-Filled Will Daytona Be?

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Who will become the 2018 Daytona 500 champion? It’s hard to pick a winner in any NASCAR race, let alone a restrictor plate race. There are literally 35-36 cars in the 40-car field that can stay in the draft and have a decent shot at winning as long as they can make it to the …

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4 Burning Questions: Are People Ready for a Double-Departure in Homestead?

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Are People Ready for Double-Departure from Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr.? Postrace Sunday could be a busy, hectic time for reporters, fans and even emotions. Not only could we have a champion and a race winner each celebrating, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth could also be two separate stories needing a follow-up. …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Brad Keselowski Hang On to Championship 4 Spot?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series First Data 500 Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville Va Usa Saturday 28 October 2017 Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Alliance Truck Parts Ford Fusion World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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Will Brad Keselowski Hang On to Championship 4 Spot? Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway is where the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be set. With Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch locked in the title race, there is one more spot yet to be decided among …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Chase Elliott Still Advance After Martinsville Loss?

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Will Chase Elliott Still Advance After Martinsville Loss? The story of the week — and perhaps the playoffs — reaches its next chapter this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway when Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin return to competition after their late-race contact Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. For Elliott, the crash in Turn 4 not only …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Martin Truex Jr. Grab First Short Track Win in Martinsville?

2017 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Stp 500 Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va Usa Sunday 2 April 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row/denver Mattress Toyota Camry World Copyright: Logan Whitton/nkp

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Will Martin Truex Jr. Grab First Short Track Win? Though we’ll later discuss whose best shot at advancing to the Championship 4 at Martinsville Speedway, here’s one guy whose best opportunities come but every week in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Martin Truex Jr. has lit the sport on fire since 2015, …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Consistency Be Enough for Playoff Bubble Drivers in Kansas?

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Will Consistency Be Enough for Playoff Bubble Drivers in Kansas? There seems to be no time for these poor drivers to relax this time of the season. We’re less than two weeks removed from one of the most humid races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, followed by the insanity of Talladega Superspeedway. Now? Elimination at Kansas …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Surprise Us All at Talladega?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 Dover International Speedway, Dover, De Usa Friday 29 September 2017 David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports, Thehouse.com Ford Fusion World Copyright: Logan Whitton Nkp

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Who Could Be a Surprise Cup Winner on Sunday? NASCAR’s Talladega week is where it gets fun for us writers. We get to publish our outlandish, bold winners who we predict may make us look like geniuses for once in our nine-month season. In this week’s Frontstretch Podcast powered by DraftKings, we added a little …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Kyle Busch Earn 3rd Straight Win of 2017 in Charlotte?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Coca Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, Nc Usa Thursday 25 May 2017 Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, M&m's Red, White & Blue Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Will Kyle Busch Score Third Straight Win of Season at Charlotte? It happened when most doubted him. When he was deep in a points rut and had much ground to make up. When the odds seemed to be against him, that was when Kyle Busch scored three consecutive wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Breaks the Points Tie in Cutoff Dover Race?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Aaa 400 Drive For Autism Dover International Speedway, Dover, De Usa Sunday 4 June 2017 Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Roush Fenway, Little Hug Ford Fusion Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Aaa Chevrolet Ss World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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Who Breaks the Points Tie in Cutoff Race at Dover? Despite the fact we have 28 races of playoff and stage points stacked up to every playoff driver entering this weekend at Dover International Speedway, Sunday will come down to every point. Four drivers will exit the championship group after Dover as Round 1 wraps …

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