One NASCAR surprise sparks another that could heat up Daniel Suarez’s already warm cardboard


Carl Edwards‘ surprise exit from NASCAR for the upcoming season puts the spotlight on his replacement and, in turn, is likely to warm things up for what cardboard there is for him.

Replacing Edwards in the No. 19 Toyota of Joe Gibbs Racing is Daniel Suarez, who’s already made a little history in recent months before becoming the newest rookie in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Suarez was the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national championship when he took home top honors in the Xfinity Series last year.

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Buzz Break: 2016 Panini Torque NASCAR cards (blaster box)


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s-l500The box: 2016 Panini Torque NASCAR cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 8
Base set completion: 
4 of 100 (4 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, John Wes Townley

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First Buzz: 2016 Panini Torque NASCAR cards

2016-Panini-Torque-1What: 2016 Panini Torque NASCAR cards
Arrives: Aug. 31
Box basics:  Three autographs and two memorabilia cards per five-pack box (16 boxes per case via two-inners)

What’s buzz-worthy: Panini America’s second NASCAR release arrives with a hit in every pack for a suggested retail price of only $30 per pack with three on-card autographs in every box.

Keep reading for more info and a full gallery of images released so far.

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Panini America’s NASCAR plans include strong retail presence

NASCAR-logoWe’ve not yet seen the first images of cards from Panini America‘s four forthcoming NASCAR products, but the retail details for three of those products promise to rev the engines of racing fans who have waited a long time for new cardboard.

For starters, there will be a hit in every single blaster box.

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