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The Underdog House: NASCAR’s Off-Week Propels Erik Jones, AJ Allmendinger at Nashville

Nascar Cup Series

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The one-week breather seemed to be just what the doctor ordered for Erik Jones and the No. 43 team, as he earned an eighth-place finish in the Music City.

Friday Faceoff: Does NASCAR Need to Race in Europe?

Jenson Button, driver of the #24 NASCAR Next Gen Chevrolet ZL1 drives ahead of the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Circuit de la Sarthe June 7, 2023 in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Does NASCAR need to race in Europe? And with how poor the Next Gen car is on short tracks, do we even want Nashville Fairgrounds anymore?