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Becca’s Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2006 Bass Pro Shops 500 at Atlanta

Last week I watched the perennial Halloween favorite, It’s the Great Pumpkin, and there once again was poor, hapless Charlie Brown. Fast forward to Atlanta, and there was poor, hapless Mark Martin, driving along minding his own business, when a crash that started on the bottom of the racetrack washed up right in front of him on lap 309 of a 325-lap race.

Mirror Driving: Is Tony Stewart Better Off Without Being in the Chase?

Is it feasible to say missing the Chase has helped Tony Stewart? Should there be a provision in the Chase that allows drivers in his position to finish higher than 11th?

Thompson in Turn 5: NASCAR Should Not Protect Mediocrity

During last Friday’s rain delay at the Atlanta Motor Speedway as NASCAR Nextel Cup drivers were attempting to qualify for the Bass Pro Shops 500, conversation turned to how NASCAR should manage the expected surplus of well-funded race teams that will be attempting to race full schedules in 2007. The conundrum surrounds the fact that …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Bass Pro Shops at Atlanta Edition

Well, you can’t say NASCAR has failed to join in on the festive Halloween spirit. This weekend’s race at Atlanta certainly dished out plenty of tricks and treats for the 10 drivers battling for the Nextel Cup championship.

Voices From the Heartland: NASCAR 2006 IS Ripe for a Racing Revolution

It is no secret that in the eyes of NASCAR, the racing game is NOT a democracy. It purely is, and most always has been, an outright dictatorship. Throughout the course of history, such dictatorships have their peak… and then, inevitably, a tragic downfall. Recent happenings have me thinking a downfall is close at hand. …

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Scanner Static: Cup Veterans Fed Up With Ragan-omics

Q: I may be the last Ken Schrader fan standing, and I was really hoping he would have taken that piece of bumper he was holding and knock David Ragan‘s block off Sunday. What a mess Martinsville turned out to be, thanks to that kid. Does Jack Roush not have anyone better to put in …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Bass Pro Shops 500 at Atlanta Edition

With only four races remaining this season, the Nextel Cup drivers and teams can see the light at the end of the tunnel. As the series heads back into the Southern hospitality of Atlanta, who are the drivers that can right your fantasy ship, leading you straight from the emergency room to the trophy room?

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