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Busch Series Breakdown: 2007 Camping World 200 at Loudon

The Camping World 200 started off more like a demolition derby than a Busch Series race. However, the second half of the race was much cleaner than the first half, so the teams had to adjust on the fly and come in for fuel when the caution flew with 38 to go. While Matt Kenseth tried a two-tire stop to get to the front at that point in time, his car was just not good enough to hold off Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards.

Full Throttle: Where Did the Old ESPN Go?

The enthusiasm surrounding the return of ESPN to the sport this season might be a surprise to new fans, but for those that have been around a while, expectations were high for good reason. When no one else was clamoring to put NASCAR on TV back in the 1980s, it was ESPN, then a fledgling …

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Full Throttle: Signs of Trouble for Both the NASCAR Busch & Craftsman Truck Series

California might have served as a wake-up call for NASCAR. The Busch race and the truck race did not have full fields. The second- and third-biggest racing series in the U.S. didn’t have full fields for their races this weekend. The influx of Cup drivers stealing the headlines and the escalating costs of running teams …

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Full Throttle: Where are all the Purists Now?

One year ago, Chad Knaus was led from the track after the No. 48 car failed post-qualifying inspection at Daytona. This year, the No. 9 and No. 17 appear to have been found with similar aerodynamic infractions in post-qualifying inspection. Yet, for some reason, Robby Reiser and Kenny Francis have been allowed to stay in …

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Full Throttle: Cars Going in Circles

The nuclear winter for racing fans is beginning to thaw. NASCAR testing in both Daytona and Las Vegas gave fans a little taste of some cars on the track in January, and the 24 Hours of Daytona let them see their first real racing action of the season last week. Suddenly, the countdown to 2007 …

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Full Throttle: Voices From the Relocated Heartland

The offseason can be a dreadful time for the racing fan. Unless you like German touring cars, motocross or snowmobile racing, there has never been a fix for the racing fan during the cold of Winter. Sure there’s the Chili bowl and the Ice bowl. But those are isolated races. For the race fan that has a desire to see door to door racing on a nearly weekly basis, there has never been that kind of fix in the winter. Enter Arena racing.

Best of Full Throttle: Spending Time With 1 of NASCAR’s Pioneers

During the Busch test at Charlotte on Tuesday, there was a press conference to celebrate a special anniversary. This year is the 30th anniversary of one of the first woman drivers in NASCAR, Janet Guthrie, participating in the World 600 (now the Coca-Cola 600). Guthrie was in attendance, and took a couple of laps around the track to help commemorate the occasion.

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