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Bubble Breakdown: The Chase is Here – But the Top-35 Battle is Closer Than Ever for Wood Brothers, BDR

The Chase may have just begun this week in New Hampshire, but the race for the 35th position in owner points has been in full swing all season long… and the gap is getting narrower. The difference between 34th and 36th now stands at just 82 points – and while the Top-35 battle does not …

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Who Wins NASCAR’s Chase in ’07? Your Favorite Frontstretch Writers Tell All

Come Sunday, it’s playoff time in the world of NASCAR… and what would playoffs be without predictions? All of us here at Frontstretch got together this week, stared into the crystal ball, and each came up with our own special theory as to how this year’s Chase for the Championship is going to play out. …

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Rick Crawford Driver Diary: Drag Racing, Sweet Trucks & Toyota’s Secret

We had a solid top-five run at Bristol. It was exciting to run there, especially on the new pavement at Bristol Motor Speedway. Well, actually the new concrete rather. Let me rephrase that. It’s a new concrete surface. Bruton Smith and all the staff at Bristol Motor Speedway did a terrific job designing the new …

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Voices From the Heartland: In This Age of “Perception,” DEI is in Intensive Care

In this ever increasingly mixed up world, a world where perception seems to be valued over truth, the entity known as Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI) is in dire need of serious medical attention. Pronto. The biggest wound that DEI has suffered in 2007 is, of course, the well-documented divorce and subsequent family tiff that ultimately …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Sylvania 300 at Loudon Edition

And then… there were 12. Now that the field for the Chase has been decided and headed for Loudon, all the questions of who will make it in and who will fall out have been answered. But plenty of questions still remain ahead, especially for fantasy team owners. Normally, there are a few drivers who …

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Thompson in Turn 5: Give Credit to Sprint/Nextel in AT&T NASCAR Sponsorship Resolution

“I hold in my heart the belief that reasonable people will come to a reasonable solution, and hopefully we can get there sooner than later.” – Jeff Burton With a compromise agreement being reached last week that effectively puts to rest the ongoing legal battle between NASCAR, AT&T and Cup Series sponsor Sprint/Nextel, it appears …

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