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2007 NASCAR Driver Review: John Andretti

Mired deep in the points standings for much of 2007, BAM Racing qualified for 10 of the final 14 races with John Andretti behind the wheel. However, his best finish of the year came at Chicagoland behind the wheel of the No. 45 Petty Enterprises Dodge, the final start in a five-race stint where he subbed for driver-turned TNT broadcaster Kyle Petty.

Mirror Driving: Johnson’s Place in History, Brian France Rewriting History & Kenseth Looking Back on History

Jimmie Johnson took his second consecutive Nextel Cup title Sunday, joining Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, and Jeff Gordon as the sixth driver in the modern era to put together back-to-back title runs. Should Johnson now be considered among the best drivers in the modern era?

10 Points to Ponder… After the 2007 Ford 400 at Homestead

1. Matt’s Momentum – Matt Kenseth has had a great second half of the Chase, posting finishes of fifth, fourth, second, third, and first in the last five races – an average finish of 3.0. Six races ago, Kenseth was 12th in the points – Sunday, he finished the season in fourth. With all the talk about how critical it is to carry momentum to Daytona, you have to figure Kenseth must be feeling pretty good about the ’08 season ahead.

Bubble Breakdown: Bill Davis In, Wood Brothers Out; Top 35 Locked in for 2008

Dave Blaney not only held onto the final bubble position, he made a statement, carrying the Toyota banner once again with a solid 13th-place finish. It was the team’s best run in over a month and moved them above the No. 45 – who clinched a spot in the Top 35 last week at Phoenix – into 34th in car owner points. To see who locked up a spot for the first five races of 2008 – as well as a recap of what happened around the Top 35 in 2007 – check out this week’s edition of the Bubble Breakdown.

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