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2007 Season Preview: Juan Pablo Montoya vs. All Other Rookies

Today’s Season Preview Topic: Juan Pablo Montoya may be the most hyped-up rookie in Nextel Cup history. Still, his limited stock car experience makes him somewhat of an unknown; is he capable of winning Rookie of the Year, and better yet, can he actually win a Cup race in his first season?

Thompson in Turn 5: NASCAR Announces Chase Changes While Fan Opinions Fall on Deaf Ears

Monday, NASCAR Chairman Brian France announced the long-awaited changes to the points system as it pertains to points awarded drivers for winning a Nextel Cup race. Additionally, France informed the assembled news media that the Chase format would be augmented to include 12 drivers from the present 10. Sounds like something I’d be in full …

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2007 Season Preview: Which NASCAR Teams Are in Danger of Closing Up?

Today’s Season Preview Topic: Several new teams will debut this season, tightening NASCAR Nextel Cup fields and causing fully sponsored teams to go home. Which longtime single or multi-car team will find themselves in the most trouble of “disappearing” from the Cup radar screen with the new competition?

And We Have A Winner….

Congratulations to Bill Gilmore of Raleigh, N.C. – the winner in our “Back in the Day with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.” DVD contest! Bill was the only person to correctly answer all 10 trivia questions.

Thanks to all the readers who participated in the contest!

2007 Frontstretch Season Preview: Car of Tomorrow

Today’s Season Preview Topic: Will the Car of Tomorrow (CoT) debut at Bristol, be delayed, or completely disappear? When people look back on the 2007 season, what will they have to say about the CoT?

Best of Voices: If “Child” Busch is the Future, You Can Keep It!

Editor’s Note: This article originally ran on June 1st, 2006. Like what you’re reading? Click back to Frontstretch every Thursday beginning February 1st for brand new editions of Voices From the Heartland. That is, if Jeff hasn’t gotten himself knocked off by the NASCAR Powers That Be by then! I watched on TV in March as Jeff …

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