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Motorsports 101 Debate: Who Will Win the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship?
February 19th, 2014 at 10:30 AM
The green flag will drop on the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in four days when the cars hit the track for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 23nd. Motorsports 101's writers make their picks on who they think will win the championship come November after...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Who Will Win the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship?
February 12th, 2014 at 10:30 AM
The green flag will drop on the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season in 10 days when the cars hit the track for the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 22nd. Motorsports 101's writers make their picks on who they think will win the championship come November after the...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Who Will Win the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship?
February 5th, 2014 at 10:30 AM
The green flag will drop on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season in 16 days when the trucks hit the track for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 21st. Motorsports 101's writers make their picks on who they think will win the championship...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Thoughts on the Changes Made to NASCAR’s All-Star Race Weekend Schedule
January 29th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
On Tuesday Charlotte Motor Speedway announced scheduling changes to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race schedule. Instead of the Sprint Showdown, where the top two finishers and a fan vote driver advance to the All-Star Race, being held on the Saturday night of the All-Star Race itself, the Showdown will now...

Motorsports 101 Debate: How Should NASCAR Determine the Sprint Cup Series Champion?
January 22nd, 2014 at 9:30 AM
It seems all but certain that NASCAR is going to make changes to the way it crowns the Sprint Cup Series champion. Ever since NASCAR moved to the Chase format in 2004 they have been tweaking the system. A proposed 16-driver Chase now could be on the docket with drivers...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Who Will Win the 28th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals?
January 15th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
It is the event called Midget Racing's Super Bowl and night one is already in the books with Jonathan Beason, Zach Daum, and Alex Bright advancing. The five night event which this year is called the 28th Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will conclude on Saturday night...

Motorsports 101 Debate: 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Year in Review Awards
December 18th, 2013 at 10:30 AM
The holiday season is fast approaching and soon the calendar will switch to 2014. Before it does Motorsports 101 takes a look back at the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with its year in review awards. BIGGEST STORY: Mark Eddinger - Jimmie Johnson winning his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship to...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Should RCR Bring Back the #3 to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series?
December 11th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Richard Childress Racing has an announcement scheduled for noon ET today about Austin Dillon’s future in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. All speculation has pointed to the fact that the No. 3 made famous at the organization by Dale Earnhardt will return with Dillon behind the wheel in 2014. Motorsports 101...

Motorsports 101 Debate: How Did the Generation 6 Car Perform in Its First Season?
December 4th, 2013 at 12:30 AM
Last offseason the NASCAR world awaited the debut of the Generation 6 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Fans were hoping for a game changer that could make the on track racing better than what the Generation 5 Car of Tomorrow provided. Motorsports 101 debates whether the Gen-6 car...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Has the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Been Good for NASCAR’s Top Series?
November 27th, 2013 at 9:45 AM
When the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season ended so did the tenth year of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format to decide the champion in the series. Since its inception in 2004 there have been some minor changes to the format but mostly it has stayed the...

Motorsports 101 Debate: How Many Championships Will Jimmie Johnson Win?
November 20th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
ESPN was anticipating the moment for months now by airing a commercial (see it here) that should have given NASCAR fans chills. In its entirety the commercial showed Jimmie Johnson walking down pit lane past Richard Petty and his No. 43 car and Dale Earnhardt and his No. 3 car to...

Motorsports 101 Debate: What Should NASCAR’s Veterans Do? Retire or Hang On?
November 13th, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Three drivers that have been mainstays in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series over the past two-plus decades and have combined for 2,289 starts all have decisions to make relating to their racing futures. Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, and Bobby Labonte do not have official plans for 2014 lined up yet. So...

Motorsports 101 Debate: What Should NASCAR’s Qualifying Procedure Be?
October 30th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
NASCAR has already announced that changes will be made to the qualifying procedure in 2014 but have not laid out exactly what the specifics are yet even though some hints and rumors have been reported. Motorsports 101 debates what qualifying procedure NASCAR should implement.   Keep It The Same - By Clayton...

Motorsports 101 Debate: How Should the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule Look?
October 23rd, 2013 at 11:20 AM
The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule will look very similar to the 2013 version. However, all signs are pointing towards big changes to the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. Whether anything major happens is up in the air but Motorsports 101 debates about how the 2015 schedule should...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Who Will Win the 2014 Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year?
October 16th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Although not official the potential 2014 Rookie of the Year candidates in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series look strong. Kyle Larson is the only driver that official plans have been laid out for but Austin Dillon for sure and most likely Justin Allgaier are also going to be in the...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Which Chase Driver Has Been Most Disappointing So Far?
October 9th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
After four of the ten Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races have been completed only a handful of drivers seem to be in real contention for the 2013 Championship. A lot has gone wrong for numerous drivers that has seemingly taken them out of contention. Motorsports 101 debates...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Should Kyle Larson Run the Full Nationwide Series Schedule in 2014?
October 2nd, 2013 at 9:45 AM
Kyle Larson has announced that he will run the full NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule for the second straight year in addition to competing full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014. Whether or not that is good for the growth of Kyle Larson’s career can be debated. Motorsports...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Should Martin Truex Jr Leave Michael Waltrip Racing?
September 25th, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Last week NAPA Auto Parts, the full time sponsor for Martin Truex Jr at Michael Waltrip Racing, announced it would leave the team at the end the 2013 season in the wake of the Chase scandal. Now Martin Truex Jr is left to debate weather he should stay at the team with...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Who Will Win the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship?
September 18th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
The 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is one race old already leaving 13-drivers vying over the next nine races to win the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. Motorsports 101 debates who will lift the trophy at the end of the season. Kyle Busch - By Clayton Caldwell   There are...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Did NASCAR Make the Right Call in Regards to Michael Waltrip Racing and the Chase?
September 10th, 2013 at 9:30 AM
NASCAR stepped in and made a decision against Michael Waltrip Racing after their late race antics at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night that affected which drivers made the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The penalties have been handed down but the question is did NASCAR get it right?   Bowyer Should...