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4 Burning Questions: Will Hendrick Motorsports Keep It Straight in Daytona 500?

2016 Daytona Ii Cup Jimmie Johnson Dale Earnhardt Jr Racing Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Will Hendrick Motorsports Keep It Straight in Daytona 500? The dubious tone from Dale Earnhardt Jr. during Sunday (Feb. 19)’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway spoke volumes about how the rest of Speedweeks may go for Hendrick Motorsports. Despite sweeping the front row for Sunday’s Daytona 500, single-car speed doesn’t seem to …

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4 Burning Questions: Which 3 Will Get the Best of 4?

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Who Caps Off 2016 with the Sprint Cup Title? One thing’s for sure: This year’s Championship 4 certainly isn’t lacking storylines. First, there’s Jimmie Johnson, a six-time champion eyeing his seventh and a chance to tie legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt in the record books. Next? Kyle Busch, 2015’s Cinderella story who’s trying to match …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Makes the Final Cuts in Phoenix?

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Who Makes the Sprint Cup Series Final 4? The top question heading into Phoenix International Raceway this weekend might as well be my first question in this week’s four-wide questionnaire called 4 Burning Questions. Who will complete the Final 4 to fight for the Sprint Cup Series championship next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway? The top two …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Jimmie Johnson Continue Texas Greatness?

2016 Texas I Cup Jimmie Johnson Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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Will Jimmie Johnson Continue Texas Greatness on Sunday? He’s in better condition than other any driver entering this Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson, with a win last week at Martinsville Speedway pushing him to the Championship 4 finale in Homestead-Miami Speedway, has stellar numbers at Texas Motor Speedway, making him …

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4 Burning Questions: What Impact Will Non-Chasers Have on the Championship?

2016 Darlington Cup Jeff Gordon Zach Catanzareti

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Will Jeff Gordon Win His Last Race in No. 88? OK, let’s try this again. For the final time in Jeff Gordon‘s racing career (well, supposedly), he’ll take the green flag in the Sprint Cup Series. After originally wrapping up his legendary career last November in Homestead-Miami Speedway, Gordon returned in July, making seven starts …

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4 Burning Questions: Will It Go Clean or Crazy in Talladega?

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Will it Go Clean or Crazy in Talladega? I may be in the minority here, but I don’t know what to expect this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Everybody will be on edge when the Sprint Cup and Truck series fields take their green flags at the baddest, fastest track in the world. That includes a …

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4 Burning Questions: Is Kansas a Question-Mark Track in Its Own Right?

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Kansas: Getting in Good Position for Talladega or a Question Mark in Its Own Right? As shown last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, just about any race in each round of the Chase can become the survivor race. Knowing that, will this weekend’s race at Kansas Speedway simply be a platform …

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4 Burning Questions: Who Wins Charlotte – Joey Logano or Martin Truex, Jr.?

2016 Cup Richmond Ray Evernham Joey Logano Zach Catanzareti

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Who Wins Charlotte, Joey Logano or Martin Truex, Jr.? If you add up the numbers 78 and 22, what do you get? The score that both Martin Truex, Jr. and Joey Logano have at Charlotte Motor Speedway as of late. How can it not be a 100 percent? Truex, who has won three of the …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Tony Stewart’s Chase End in Dover?

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Will Tony Stewart’s Chase End in Dover? Tony Stewart has been a tough driver to put an expectation sticker on in regards to this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup. He’s like that piece of laundry you don’t know whether is a dark or a light. Where do you put it? Sitting 11 points below …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Matt Kenseth Make History in New Hampshire?

2016 Fontana Cup Matt Kenseth Nigel Kinrade Nkp

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Will Hendrick Motorsports Continue Momentum After Chicagoland Speedway? Is it too soon or did Hendrick Motorsports give us a taste of what the 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup will be like all summer and fall long at Chicagoland last week? Everybody in NASCAR knows the four-car team would enjoy a New Hampshire Motor Speedway race …

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4 Burning Questions: Should We Expect the Unexpected at Chicagoland?

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Should We Expect the Unexpected at Chicagoland Speedway? Wow, here we go again. The week-to-week dance called the regular season is finished, and now we’ll take a couple jives into the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series championship. With 16 drivers, 10 races and one champion, Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway is where it all starts. Kicking …

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4 Burning Questions: Will a Must-Winner Steal the Spotlight in Richmond?

2016 Richmond I Cup Kasey Kahne Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

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What Must-Win Driver Will Win on Saturday Night? While there are 13 NASCAR drivers who are locked into the Chase and can let it ride Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, there are even more who enter with their seasons on the line. These men and women cannot count on points and have no mathematical chance of Chase …

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