Race Weekend Central

4 Burning Questions: Can Tony Stewart Stop the Bleeding in Michigan?


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Can Tony Stewart Get back on Track in Michigan? Tony Stewart’s final season of Sprint Cup competition has seen far too much smoke–and not the good kind–after his first six races in 2016. With the No. 14 hot off a hard crash at Pocono last weekend, a rear-end failure at Dover – after crashing during …

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4 Burning Questions: How Important Are Pocono’s Safety Improvements?

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Who’s the Next First-Time IndyCar Winner? Hot off the 100th Indianapolis 500 Sunday, the Verizon IndyCar Series hopes to continue its momentum as it approaches the Chevy Dual in Detroit, a two-day racing swing that includes a pair of 70-lap races held Saturday and Sunday. Certainly, no driver boasts more momentum heading in than Alexander Rossi, a …

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4 Burning Questions: Can a Rookie Win the Indianapolis 500?

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Will a first-timer win the Indy 500? Of the three monster races that fall on Memorial Day weekend every year, the biggest is, without argument, the Indianapolis 500. And for 2016, the 100th running of the classic race will see a 100 percent packed house for 200 of the fastest laps in motorsports. Joining the list of first-time …

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4 Burning Questions: Will New Format Truly Change All-Star Race?

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What should we make of this new All-Star Race format? It is All-Star Race weekend in Charlotte, and much like the night sky, Saturday night will have plenty of stars on the racetrack in an event going through yet another format change in order to further entice conflict toward the checkered flag – as if …

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4 Burning Questions: What Will Teams Do with Lug Nuts in Dover?

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What Will Teams Do Next with Lug Nuts? Just weeks removed from the new lug nut policy set in place by NASCAR, which states each car should have all five lug nuts secured in a safe manner, we’ve already found our first naughty boys and girls. Following last week’s win at Kansas Speedway, Kyle Busch‘s …

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4 Burning Questions: What [Or Who] Can Fuel Joey Logano to Kansas Victory?

Will Clint Bowyer Find a Warm Welcome Back in the Truck Series? It’s a hometown affair for Clint Bowyer this weekend as the native of Emporia, Kan., returns to his home track of Kansas Speedway. Unlike recent returns, however, Bowyer will have double the on-track time as, he will compete in the Camping World Truck …

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4 Burning Questions: Will the JGR Drivers Work Together in Talladega?

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Will Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Amelia Spell Another Plate Win on Sunday? Once said by literary critic John Churton Collins, “In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.” No better words fit driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and the Hendrick Motorsports chassis No. 88-872 Chevrolet nicknamed Amelia after Amelia Earhart. Together, they …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Chase Elliott Grab a Third-Straight Top 5 in Richmond?

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Will Chase Elliott Grab a Third Straight Top 5 in Richmond? Following back-to-back top 5s for Chase Elliott this season, the Sprint Cup Series rookie will look for a third this weekend at Richmond. Will he do it? One thing he has going for him – unlike most tracks on the circuit – is past …

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4 Burning Questions: Which Winless Driver Will Triumph in Bristol?

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How will XFINITY heat races play out in Bristol? To match their name, Saturday’s XFINITY Series heat races will be hot as two 50-lap shootouts will help determine the starting lineup for the 200-lap “main” at Bristol Motor Speedway. Thanks to one of the neatest additions from the offseason, the XFINITY field will finally have …

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4 Burning Questions: Will ‘Sheriff Jimmie’ Grab Another Win in Texas?

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How Will the First Night Race Play Out in Texas? Located in the middle of what some call the ‘short track swing’ of the Sprint Cup Series schedule, Saturday night’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is perfectly timed as the season’s first night race. Coming off the 500-lap grind at Martinsville Speedway, Texas …

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Four Burning Questions: Which Short Track Talent Will Reign in Martinsville?

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Who Will Knock the Rust Off Best in the Truck Series? Finally, they are back! After more than a month of sleeping and waiting patiently for the Camping World Truck Series, they are back for round No. 3 of the 2016 season at Martinsville Speedway. It sure is a funny way of starting a national …

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Four Burning Questions: Who Will Benefit Most from Easter Break?

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Do the Penalties Fit the Crime for Danica Patrick and Kyle Busch? Despite another thriller of a race to start the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, the week has been littered with penalty talk following Sunday’s Auto Club 400. The weekend of events sparked numerous heat-of-the-moment tangents from Kyle Busch’s in-car radio rant, stating …

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