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Becca’s Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2006 Banquet 400 at Kansas

This week, I had to laugh when the TV broadcast flashed the “Team Chevy Winning Moment” banner across the bottom of the screen. The accompanying picture was not a burnout or a victory lap, but simply the No. 20 car being pushed to pit road by the No. 11. Stewart won at Kansas fair and square, but it was rather anti-climactic heading to the checkered flag as both the first- and second-place finishers coasted across the finish line out of gas.

Thompson in Turn 5: Diversity the Road to NASCAR’s Future Growth

Growth is the primary goal for any American enterprise, and NASCAR is the epitome of an American business. So it comes as a bit of a surprise that, when you look at this year’s TV ratings, NASCAR’s popularity has not grown one bit. If anything, it’s actually declined. Ratings are down in all but two races this season, and it appears fans are looking for some new energy to rejeuvenate their interest in the sport.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Banquet 400 at Kansas Edition

Jimmie Johnson was blowing by the competition and looked to be heading for a win that could have got him back in the title hunt, but Tony Stewart calmly came in and stole the Banquet 400 win away with a little extra fuel.

Evernham Motorsports Claims 2006 Banquet 400 Front Row with Kasey Kahne on the Pole

Kasey Kahne picked up the pole for Sunday’s Banquet 400 at the Kansas Speedway, making it his fifth pole of the season (tying Kurt Busch for most poles in 2006). Kahne, looking for his sixth victory of the season, will line up beside his Evernham Motorsports teammate, Scott Riggs. This is the second sweep of …

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Voices From the Heartland: 1 New Way to Evaluate NASCAR’s Chasers

Using the cleverest and most versatile invention ever to be thought of by mankind, statistics, I have come up with a new way to evaluate those that are lucky enough to be in NASCAR’s Chase. I say lucky enough because the particular statistic that I am using in this evaluation is what is affectionately known as the Lucky Dog.

Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Banquet 400 at Kansas Edition

Who will follow the yellow brick road to glory at Kansas this weekend, and who will get caught up in a tornado of disaster? Let’s figure out the right picks for your Banquet 400 fantasy team.

What’s the Call: Brian Vickers & Jeff Gordon – 2 Teammates Seeing Red (Bull)?

This Week’s Question: Jeff Gordon said that Brian Vickers wasn’t really his teammate anymore since he is moving on to Red Bull Racing next year. Should Vickers feel an obligation to help Gordon win a championship for Hendrick Motorsports this year when he won’t be there after the end of the season?

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