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2-Headed Monster: Should Every Race End Under Green?

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NASCAR has come under a lot of scrutiny following the end of Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, when caution flags ended both attempts (yes, there were two) at a green-white-checkered (GWC) to finish the event. JR Nation was in an uproar after Dale Earnhardt Jr. came within inches of a Chase-advancing win, showering the …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Remove Plate Racing From the Chase?

A multi-car crash during a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway

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No other track in the Chase for the Sprint Cup causes drivers to lose sleep like Talladega Superspeedway. Located in Talladega, Ala., the 2.66-mile oval has one of the craziest tailgates on the NASCAR circuit. However, the wild activity in the infield doesn’t hold a candle to the racing itself. Running within inches of each other, …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Get Rid of Night Races?

2014 Bristol Ii Cup Paul Menard Kyle Larson Joey Logano Racing Cia

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Night races used to be a main highlight of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. From the old Winston to August’s Bristol night race, every event NASCAR held under the lights had added significance. Fans showed up early and burned the midnight oil at their favorite tracks as races ran well into the evening. Unfortunately for …

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2-Headed Monster: Will Jimmie Johnson Win Another Championship?

2015 Dover Ii Cup Jimmie Johnson Helmet Cia

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Looking at the year-by-year stats, it becomes apparent that most drivers experience a significant decline in production when they hit their mid-40s. Couple that with the physical demands of racing, and it’s no surprise that drivers such as Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart are deciding to hang up their helmets before they turn 46. Six-time …

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2-Headed Monster: Who’s Had the Better Career – Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart?

2014 Indianapolis Cup Jeff Gordon Tony Stewart Cia

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We all knew it was coming but it still hurt to see it happen. With just eight weeks remaining for Jeff Gordon‘s final season behind the wheel in NASCAR, friend and longtime competitor Tony Stewart announced Wednesday that he’ll join Gordon in watching from afar beginning in 2017. The move, while expected given Stewart’s age …

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2-Headed Monster: Should NASCAR Ramp Up Restart Enforcement?

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Jeff Gordon drove a masterful race Sunday in Chicagoland before fading to 14th in the final few laps. However, along the way the Hoosier created a massive controversy as he appeared to jump a lap 144 restart, shooting to the front as former leader Kyle Busch pleaded with NASCAR for a penalty. Speeds from Sportvision’s …

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2-Headed Monster: Can a Winless Driver Conquer the Chase?

2015 Darlington Cup Ryan Newman Cia

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Race fans, the time is finally here. Whether you look forward to it or dread it, the Chase for the Sprint Cup is upon us. This season’s Chase is the second installment of NASCAR’s playoff format, pitting the top-16 competitors on the circuit against each other in rounds, with four drivers dropping out after every …

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2-Headed Monster: Should Tony Stewart Retire?

2015 Pocono Ii Cup Tony Stewart Cia

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NASCAR fans are some of the most passionate, loyal followers in all of sports. However, they don’t always get along. A quick search of the hashtag #NASCAR on Twitter or a glance at the NASCAR.com comments is all it takes for one to notice the frequent division of fanbases, and while they’re often knowledgeable about the topics …

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