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Friday Faceoff: What Should NASCAR Change About the All-Star Race?

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The All-Star Race was met with mixed reactions. Should NASCAR try the same format next season or opt for one that’s easier to understand? Dustin Albino, Contributor: The concept was good, but the execution was awful. If it weren’t for Jamie McMurray cutting his tire causing a caution, I don’t …

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Tech Talk: Jason Ratcliff Discusses Tire Wear for the Season’s Longest Race

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Jason Ratcliff guided the No. 20 Dollar General team for Joe Gibbs Racing, driven by Matt Kenseth, to their first win of the season at Dover International Speedway two weeks ago. Last weekend he tried to utilize pit strategy to help his team overcome a poor qualifying position in the All-Star Race, but …

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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 …

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The Frontstretch 5 (Plus 1): First-Time Winners in NASCAR’s Longest Race

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David Pearson, 1961 Pearson was the first of six drivers to take home his first trophy in NASCAR’s longest race, winning in 1961. Pearson would also become the first of four first-time winners in the 600-miler to go on to win Cup titles, and he’s the winningest driver in this …

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