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4 Burning Questions: Will Clint Bowyer End Winless Drought at Home Track?

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Will Clint Bowyer End Winless Drought at Home? Bad news: Kansas Speedway lost one of its home track racers in Carl Edwards. Good news: Clint Bowyer isn’t going anywhere any time soon. They call him Kansas Clint because his hometown of Emporia, Kansas, is about 100 miles south of the speedway. The 37-year-old is known as …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Team Penske Continue Talladega Win Streak?

Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va Usa Saturday 29 April 2017 Joey Logano, Team Penske, Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion And Brad Keselowski, Team Penske, Detroit Genuine Parts Ford Fusion World Copyright: Rusty Jarrett Nkp

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Will Team Penske Duo Continue Talladega Win Streak? When Dale Earnhardt Jr. says you have that special something when it comes to plate racing, well, you got a little special something. The six-time Talladega Superspeedway winner gave Brad Keselowski some credit for taming the track four times, the second most of active Monster Energy NASCAR …

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4 Burning Questions: Is There Added Distraction for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Richmond?

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Is There Added Distraction for Earnhardt in Richmond? For the second straight season, Richmond International Raceway will be the first race of someone’s last season. Except this time, Dale Earnhardt Jr. already has some racing under his belt in 2017. For 2016, the historic short track saw Tony Stewart come back to the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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4 Burning Questions: How Long Will It Take to Get the Bristol Races In?

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1. How Long Will it Take to Get Races in This Weekend? Rain is in the forecast for all three days at Bristol Motor Speedway. In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the rain won’t determine who does and who doesn’t get to race on Sunday as only 39 cars are entered.  In the XFINITY Series, …

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4 Burning Questions: What Team Must Regroup This Easter Break?

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What to Make of a NASCAR Off-Week for Top Teams? Aren’t NASCAR fans the most spoiled sports fans in America? One off-week and they’re ready to call for immediate medical help. But, yes, here we are again for the first race-less weekend of 2017. But be thankful, as after all, it’s Easter. The teams, drivers …

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4 Burning Questions: Keselowski, Harvick & Truex, Who Wins Texas First?

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Keselowski, Harvick, Truex: Who Wins Texas Motor Speedway First? These guys may have kicked some arse at Texas in the past, but they hope a re-profiling will change their winless luck around. For Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, there are three specific drivers who shockingly haven’t scored a win at the 1.5-mile track yet. First …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Kyle Larson Bring Dominance to Martinsville?

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1. Kyle Larson: Will the Kid Keep It Going? Kyle Larson is in a special place as a racecar driver. He can win every week. We all know anything can happen on Sunday, but this guy was only a few close breaks away from having six consecutive wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. …

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4 Burning Questions: How Will Brad Keselowski Fare Without Paul Wolfe?

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1. How Will Brad Keselowski Fare Without Paul Wolfe? When Team Penske’s No. 2 Ford failed postrace inspection at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend, crew chief Paul Wolfe was suspended for the next three races Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, and the loss of Wolfe is far greater for Brad Keselowski than the 35 …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Phoenix Spell Resurgence for Dale Earnhardt Jr.?

2017 Daytona Cup Zach Catanzareti Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. Return to the Front for Good in Phoenix? Considering it’s Phoenix International Raceway, the historians of the sport will be picking Earnhardt in their fantasy lineups. And there’s good backing to these predictions, as PIR is one of Dale’s best racetracks of the year. In the past seven Phoenix races, the …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Focus Be on Pit Road or the Racetrack in Vegas?

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Will Focus Be on Pit Road or the Racetrack in Las Vegas? AJ Allmendinger officially scored negative 24 points last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway. None of us enjoy seeing penalties on the forefront of weekly discussion, but it is there again. From the Camping World Truck Series to XFINITY to Cup, Atlanta kept us …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Corey Lajoie on the ‘Selfish’ Nature of NASCAR

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He may have been raised by a NASCAR champion, but Corey Lajoie hasn’t had an easy ride in NASCAR. Heck, just two years ago, the 25-year-old didn’t even have a NASCAR license while he found no luck in his sponsorship hunt. But after a head-turning partial XFINITY Series schedule last year with JGL Racing, including …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Low Downforce Make for Another Atlanta Classic?

Will the low-downforce package make Sunday a classic? Forget the five-minute crash damage repair clock, we have low downforce back this weekend! We must start talking about this package, which should put on a heck of a show this Sunday at Atlanta. After a highly successful weekend for the sport at Daytona, the Folds of Honor …

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