Race Weekend Central

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

2017 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series O'reilly Auto Parts 500 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Tx Usa Sunday 9 April 2017 Chase Elliott World Copyright: Logan Whitton/nkp

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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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4 Burning Questions: How Memorable Will the Final Fall New Hampshire Race Be?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Overton’s 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, Nh Usa Sunday 16 July 2017 Kevin Harvick, Stewart Haas Racing, Busch Beer Ford Fusion And Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Fedex Office Toyota Camry World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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What’s Up with New Hampshire’s Sticky Compound? New Hampshire Motor Speedway confirmed this week that the track will once again apply the same PJ1 compound used in the July event. The compound, being applied to the first and third grooves of the racetrack, was a much-hyped edition to the one-lane racetrack at which cars can …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Martin Truex Jr.’s Misfortune Continue Into Playoffs?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway, Richmond, Va Usa Saturday 9 September 2017 Martin Truex Jr, Furniture Row Racing, Auto Owners Insurance Toyota Camry Wrecks World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Will Martin Truex Jr.’s Misfortune Continue Into Playoffs? You made it, Martin Truex Jr.! You’re in the playoffs, are one of the two winningest drivers all season and already have a 20-point advantage before the playoffs even begin this Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. So why aren’t you the happiest driver in the sport? While the No. …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Anyone Win Their Way into Playoffs?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va Usa Sunday 30 April 2017 Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Haas Automation Demo Days Ford Fusion And Joey Logano, Team Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion World Copyright: Russell Labounty Nkp

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Will Anyone Will Their Way Into the Playoffs? Simply put, there are some drivers who can’t play nice, not anymore. These are the racers who are outside the playoff grid entering Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400. And in 2017, that means a must-win night is in order. That’s because the closest contender to 16th-place Jamie McMurray is …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Channel Their Throwback Legend at Darlington?

3 4 September, 2016, Darlington, South Carolina Usa Chase Elliott And Kyle Busch, Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry © 2016, Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Who Will Channel Their Throwback Legend in Darlington? Second to maybe the Daytona 500, no other race nowadays has quite as much anticipation and lead-up than the Southern 500. Returning to the Labor Day weekend date in 2015, NASCAR, Darlington Speedway and the whole clan came together to celebrate the sport’s past by showcasing historic, …

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4 Burning Questions: Is Justin Marks a Lock for Road America Win?

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Is Justin Marks a Lock for Road America Win? Rain, a road course and a stock car. Now all you need is a set of rain tires and you’re set to go. Most of the time, when radars point to precipitation, they also point toward Justin Marks. Despite only one career top five to his …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Kyle Busch Pull Off Bristol Sweep Again?

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Will Kyle Busch Pull Off the Bristol Sweep? One down, two to go for Kyle Busch. After capping off a come-from-behind victory in Wednesday night’s Camping World Truck Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway, Busch will try to sweep the week like he did in 2010 at the Tennessee track, competing for victories in both …

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