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NASCAR Roundtable: Who will be eliminated at Kansas?

This week’s race at Kansas Speedway will be the end of the second round in the NASCAR Cup playoffs. Who do you think will be the next four to fall in the playoffs? Jim Utter: I have a feeling there may be some surprises out of Kansas. So, right now I’m going to go with Alex Bowman, Ryan Blaney, Kyle ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: Who will be eliminated at Kansas?

[unable to retrieve full-text content]This week’s race at Kansas Speedway will be the end of the second round in the NASCAR Cup playoffs. Who do you think will be the next four to fall in the playoffs? Jim Utter: I have a feeling there may be some surprises out of Kansas. So, right now I’m going to go with Alex ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: Was the Charlotte Roval a success?

1. The finish to the first ever running of the Charlotte Roval was one to be remembered. What are your thoughts on the race? Jim: Despite all the doom and gloom from people who thought everyone was going to wreck on the first turn of every lap, once drivers actually got in race conditions on the Charlotte Roval, they demonstrated ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: The Roval's impact on the playoffs

1. Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin sit in the bottom four positions heading into the Charlotte Roval to end the first round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Do you think any of them will advance to the next round or will they face elimination? Jim Utter: I think the playoff hopes of both Jones and ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: The loss of Furniture Row Racing

1. How concerned should NASCAR be with the announcement on Tuesday of Furniture Row Racing ceasing operations? Jim Utter: If the demise of Furniture Row Racing was simply about the loss of one half-season sponsor, I think it would be a huge crisis for NASCAR. But, it’s not. There is many more moving pieces to this story that the loss ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: Throwback weekend and the chaotic CTMP finish

1) The NASCAR Throwback Weekend coming up at Darlington Raceway has proven to be one of the best marketing ideas in NASCAR over the past decade. If you were the Marketing Director for NASCAR, what idea do you feel is worth trying in the sport next? Jim Utter: One idea I think that could be embraced among all tracks is ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: Were does Kyle Busch's talent rank?

How impressed were you with the effort Kyle Busch had to rebound from his early spin at Bristol and do you think he’s the most talented driver in the NASCAR Cup Series for this generation? Jim Utter: Anyone with any sanity could ever question Kyle Busch’s talent and time and again he continues to show why is already one of ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: What makes the Bristol night race special

For over a decade, Bristol Motor Speedway was the only night race in the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Now with many other night races, does Bristol still hold any special distinction in your eyes for its August event? Jim Utter: I think Bristol still holds a special distinction because it’s Bristol – a short track with high banking and penchant ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: Watkins Glen will give others a chance to shine

Daniel Suarez is coming off his best career finish in the Cup Series last weekend at Pocono, finishing second to Kyle Busch. He placed third at Watkins Glen last year. How would you rate his chances of becoming the first Mexican-born Cup winner at WGI this weekend?  Jim: Some of Suarez’s best performances – outside of his wins – in NASCAR ...

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Roundtable: Outside-the-oval scheduling ideas

1:00 PM ET The 2019 NASCAR Cup series schedule has been set already, but that doesn’t mean we can’t offer up our suggestions for improvements and changes on how NASCAR and its tracks can improve racing overall and the fan experience. ESPN’s experts put their outside-the-box ideas to paper, err, webpage: If the road course proves to be a success ...

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