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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?

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2007 Season Preview: Which Teams Are In Danger Of Closing Up?

Today's Season Preview Topic: Several new teams will debut this season, tightening 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 Nextel Cup radar screen with the new competition?

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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?

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Best of Cami Starr: David Gilliland a Feel-Good Story for the Busch Series

Sometimes thinking of a topic for this column is as hard as getting going in the morning without a jolt of caffeine. So as I watched the truck race last Saturday afternoon, I was cheering for Johnny Benson as he battled for his first Craftsman Truck Series victory. Not only because he is a good guy and became the 17th driver to win in all three of NASCAR's top series, but because it would make a good Second Fiddle topic, much better than another Mark Martin win.

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Best of Cami Starr: Cup Drivers Double-Dipping in the Busch Series Can Be Dangerous

By far, one of the hottest topics this year has been the number of Cup drivers crossing over and making themselves at home in the Busch Series. When the discussion of whether this is good or bad for the sport comes up, one of the main arguments is how the Busch teams are adversely affected by the influx of Cup drivers.

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Best Of Mirror Driving: Lions, Tigers & Tony Stewart

With the offseason in full swing, Mirror Driving is off this week. Look for a brand new edition to come out next week before the holidays! In its place, we bring you this classic Mirror Driving column from July... a solid reminder of how some problems remain unsolved long after the season fades away.

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Best Of Mirror Driving 2006

Editor's Note: In honor of the 2006 Nextel Cup champion celebrating in New York City, the Mirror Driving crew has decided to throw a little party of their own... taking a hard-earned week off after a long season. In their stead, we hope you enjoy some "Best Of" Mirror Driving from the past year... a review of questions that we feel raised crucial issues about the present and future health of the sport.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Ford 400 at Homestead Edition

Taking a look at things from that perspective this week, the field you can choose from is a little more open than just those teams battling for the title. The top 10 in points is filled with most of the best teams in the series, and they are going to be trying for the best finish possible regardless of their title chances because of the money on the line for every spot they gain in points. Keep the Chasers high on your list of potential drivers to use... but don't be afraid to take chances, either, if you're in a spot where you need a big day to bring home your own title trophy.

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Nextel Cup: 2006 Ford 400 at Homestead Edition

After 35 races, over 10,000 laps and countless hours spent behind the wheel, the final race of the season comes down to five drivers from five different organizations battling for the 2006 Nextel Cup championship. There is Jimmie Johnson, the perpetual bridesmaid who has specialized in watching titles slip just out of his grasp; Matt Kenseth, the quiet former champion; Kevin Harvick, the brash driver in search of rewriting NASCAR history; Denny Hamlin, the rookie nobody expected to be this far this fast; and Dale Earnhardt Jr., the fan favorite searching to keep a family tradition alive. Now all that is left is 400 short miles, just 267 laps to decide who will etch their name in the NASCAR history books.

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