Race Weekend Central

4 Burning Questions: Will Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott Square Off Again in Michigan?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Firekeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mi Usa Sunday 18 June 2017 Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Cars 3 Target Chevrolet Ss Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Napa Chevrolet Ss World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

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Will Larson & Elliott Square Off Again at Michigan International Speedway? Kevin Harvick has Phoenix International Raceway. Jimmie Johnson has Dover International Speedway. Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott have Michigan. Every driver seems to have his or her track where success comes a little easier than others. And as of late, this weekend is highly expected …

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4 Burning Questions: Will New Overtime Procedure Impact Watkins Glen?

4 6 August, 2016, Watkins Glen, New York Usa Jimmie Johnson ©2016, Barry Cantrell / Nkp

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Will New Overtime Procedure Come Into Play at Watkins Glen International? Add another rule change due to fan feedback to the calendar for 2017. After a few trial runs of the overtime line, which stood as the line to end the race in an overtime finish if a yellow flag flied after it was crossed, …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Iowa Be a Warm Return for Brian Scott?

20 21 February, 2015, Daytona Beach, Florida Usa Brian Scott © 2015, Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Will Brian Scott Win in Return NASCAR Race at Iowa? When the XFINITY Series rolls into Iowa Speedway, we are likely to be treated with a fresh field twice a year. This time is no exception, as there are multiple new faces who will start Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250. From smaller teams to some of …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Restrictor Plates Work at Indianapolis?

Kyle Busch Donuts Indianapolis Xfinity 2016 Yvonne Leonard

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Will restrictor plates work at Indianapolis? The XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis has been a sore point for the series for a few seasons now. Boring racing and bad crowds have made the race largely a dud since the controversial decision to move the race from Lucas Oil Raceway. Last year’s twist with making it …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Aric Almirola Struggle to Compete in 2017?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Go Bowling 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Ks Usa Friday 12 May 2017 Aric Almirola, Richard Petty Motorsports, Smithfield Ford Fusion World Copyright: Brett Moist Nkp

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Will Aric Almirola Struggle to Compete at Loudon and Beyond? In the last eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, there have been four different drivers in the No. 43. But this one is the name that has been on the windshield all along. Aric Almirola is back in action for Sunday’s Overton’s 300 at …

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4 Burning Questions: Chase Elliott & Ryan Blaney, Who’s Ahead at the Halfway Point?

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fl Usa Wednesday 22 February 2017 Chase Elliott Ryan Blaney World Copyright: Matthew T. Thacker/nkp

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Who Has the Upper Hand, Chase Elliott or Ryan Blaney? One year ago at Kentucky Speedway, the top two rookies of the 2016 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign wrecked together in Turn 3. At the time, it was in the middle of the worst string of races for both Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott, …

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4 Burning Questions: Will No. 18 Team Stop Shooting Itself in the Foot?

2017 Talladega I Cup Kyle Busch Car John K Harrelson Nkp

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Will No. 18 Team Stop Shooting Itself in the Foot? For a team that has led as many laps as it has, it’s shocking that a victory hasn’t slipped through the crack of Joe Gibbs Racing. Kyle Busch has been the top driver in the foursome, with six top fives, five consecutive top-five starts heading into …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Fans Support XFINITY Driver-Only Iowa Race?

2016 Xfinity Iowa 17 19 June, 2016, Newton, Iowa Usa Justin Allgaier ©2016, Brett Moist Nkp

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Will Fans Support XFINITY Driver-Only Iowa Race? If the fans show action from their Twitter complaints, Iowa Speedway should see packed grandstands, top-grade TV ratings and a giant digital streaming audience. Why? Because Saturday’s XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 will see zero Cup Series talent. Hallelujah, right? Well, I guess we’ll see. Because in …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Michigan Produce Another Fuel Mileage Finish?

2016 Michigan Ii Cup Kyle Larson Chase Elliott Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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By Michael Finley & Tom Bowles 1. What will Happen to the Wood Brothers Going Forward? If you’re a NASCAR fan, you have to be a fan of Wood Brothers Racing. The oldest team still in operation has won in six different decades in NASCAR competition, amassing 99 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins over …

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4 Burning Questions: Will FOX’s Drivers-Only Broadcast Be Success or Disaster?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Monster Energy Nascar All Star Race Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, Nc Usa Friday 19 May 2017 Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing, Motorcraft/quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford Fusion And Clint Bowyer, Stewart Haas Racing, Haas Automation Ford Fusion World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Will FOX’s Drivers Only Broadcast Be a Success or Disaster? Pocono Raceway has a way of giving us a little something new. After debuting the double-file restart in a points event in 2009, Pocono flipped from a 500- to 400-mile distance in 2012, showing that shorter could be better in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Paul Menard Complete RCR’s Winning Ways?

2017 Cup Atlanta Paul Menard Zach Catanzareti

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Will Paul Menard Give RCR a Winning Trio? Two down, one to go for Richard Childress Racing. Following Austin Dillon’s first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the driver of the No. 3 joins Ryan Newman as playoff drivers for the Chevrolet team in 2017. The one left? Paul …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Will Win the 101st Indianapolis 500?

2017 Indianapolis Fernando Alonso Indycar

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Who Will Win the 101st Indianapolis 500? A day of nostalgia, distinction and a frenzy of emotion is now upon us. The 101st Indianapolis 500 is sure to be another one for the ages after a jam-packed month of testing, practice runs and qualifying attempts. Like always, Sunday is a momentous occasion that couldn’t be easier …

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