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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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NASCAR Roundtable: Should the series add more dirt races?

In this week’s edition of the NASCAR Roundtable, we discuss dirt races in NASCAR and what to expect at Pocono Raceway this weekend. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora appeared by many accounts to be another successful event with an exciting photo finish. Do you feel NASCAR should do what Tony Stewart suggested last week and explore an Xfinity ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: The playoff picture becomes clearer

On this week’s edition of the NASCAR Roundtable, we talk the upcoming playoffs including who needs a win, who can challenge the ‘Big 3’ and who could pick up a win at NHMS this weekend. Martin Truex Jr. won on Saturday to keep the ‘Big 3’ in the news and in Victory Lane. However, do you see any drivers making improvements who ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: Stenhouse's Daytona drama and the yellow line rule

On this week’s edition of the NASCAR Roundtable, our team takes a look back on a wild weekend of racing from Daytona International Speedway. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. received a lot of criticism from the garage, media and fans after the race Saturday night. Was the criticism warranted and what are your thoughts on the incidents he was involved in during the Coke ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: Where does the Chicagoland finish rank?

Motorsport.com’s NASCAR team discusses the exciting finish from Chicagoland and rates it against some of the most memorable finishes in NASCAR history and other topics in this week’s NASCAR Roundtable. There’s still a buzz over the finish of the NASCAR Cup race at Chicagoland on Sunday. How important was that finish to NASCAR right now? Jim: Anything that gets the ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: Will Truex win a third in a row at Chicagoland?

Welcome to the latest edition of the NASCAR Roundtable. Martin Truex Jr. has won the previous two races at Chicagoland and enters this weekend’s race fresh off of his win in Sonoma. How likely do you think it is he can score a third win in a row at Chicagoland? Jim: Well, it’s not hard to say Truex, Kevin Harvick ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: Will there be a new winner at Sonoma?

The Motorsport.com NASCAR team previews NASCAR’s first road course race of the 2018 season at Sonoma Raceway. Sonoma Raceway will host the first of three road course races this weekend. Who do you think has the best chance to punch their playoff ticket that no one’s talking about right now? Jim: Clearly with a good car behind him, A.J. Allmendinger ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: The importance of standalone races

On this week’s edition of the NASCAR Roundtable, we preview this weekend’s standalone NASCAR Xfinity and Truck races at Iowa Speedway. The NASCAR Truck and Xfinity Series have a standalone event at Iowa Speedway this weekend. Do you think standalone events hurt or help these two divisions and its drivers? Jim: Standalone events are what used to separate the series ...

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NASCAR Roundtable: Is Chase Elliott's winless streak about to end?

Veteran NASCAR reporter Kenny Bruce joins the NASCAR Roundtable panel this week along with Jim Utter, Nick DeGroot and Tim Southers. Chase Elliott has four Cup starts at Michigan with three runner-up finishes. Could this be the week he finally breaks through and captures that elusive first Cup win? Jim: I say yes, but I’ve been saying that for a ...

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