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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?

Xfinity Breakdown: Aric Almirola Pounces When It Matters at Sonoma

#28: Aric Almirola, RSS Racing, Micheal Roberts Construction Ford Mustang

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Most were pretty sure a NASCAR Cup Series driver would win the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ DoorDash 250 on Saturday, June 10, at Sonoma Raceway. Kyle Larson, the 2021 Cup champion, was an overwhelming favorite. In the first round of qualifying, he had the field covered by over a second. Meanwhile, Aric Almirola turned some heads …

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