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Friday Faceoff: How Far Is Too Far?

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After last weekend’s race at Richmond International Raceway, one thing on everyone’s mind was the on-track spat between Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman that continued in verbal sparring afterward.  Did either driver go too far with their actions or words? Clayton Caldwell, Contributor: I respect the passion from both drivers and …

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Friday Faceoff: Is the Jig Up for Ryan Newman?

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Kevin Harvick’s pit crew failed him again after another botched stop at Darlington Speedway. Was crew chief Rodney Childers and Stewart-Haas Racing switching things up just before the Chase the way to go, or should they have or stuck with who they’ve got? John Douglas, Contributor: There’s no question that …

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Friday Faceoff: Where Does Kyle Busch Stack Up to Racing Royalty?

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NASCAR has run three different packages at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the last three years, and none of them has produced a memorable race.  Is there anything else that can be done to make Indy live up to the hype? Mark Howell, Senior Writer: I have two suggestions:  either 1) widen the …

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Friday Faceoff: Is NASCAR at Indianapolis Motor Speedway In Trouble?

Kevin Harvick leads a pack of cars in the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The 100th edition of the Indianapolis 500 sold out, but the Brickyard 400 this Sunday might get 20 percent of the fan base. How low will attendance need to go for either Indianapolis Motor Speedway or NASCAR to ever consider pulling this race? Do you see stock cars racing at …

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