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Bubble Breakdown: Bobby Labonte Back in the Saddle, Robby Gordon Falling Fast After Dover 400

Three Chase contenders finished 30th or worse in the Dover 400, but buried beneath that hoopla was that the remainder of the tail-end finishers, with the exclusion of Tony Stewart, were teams battling for the Top 35 in owner points.

Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Dover 400

For the first time since November 2001, Jeff Burton took the checkered flag in a Nextel Cup race, scoring the win in Sunday’s Dover 400 to put RCR on top for the third straight week. Winning for the first time in his last 175 tries at the Cup level, Burton’s quest for the checkered flag wasn’t easy.

Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Dover 400 Edition

The first week of the Chase has passed, and there were some clear cut winners and losers. On the winning side was Kevin Harvick, scoring his second straight victory in Nextel Cup, along with fellow Chasers Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin… and Mike. Landing on the other side were Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch… and Cami, who all suffered setbacks. Up next is Dover’s Monster Mile… who will slay the beast, and who will be beaten? Let’s find out.

Scanner Static: Is Kevin Harvick Bound for Glory in 2006?

Q: Looks like Kevin Harvick is on his way to a championship, and I couldn’t be happier about that. It’s sad that most of Dale Earnhardt’s fans became Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans instead of Harvick fans because they went with the name and missed the real driver. I’m happy for Richard Childress… but I’m even happier for Harvick and for Dale’s legacy with that team.

Mirror Driving: Who Needs to be Fixed More… Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson or the Chase?

Who was hurt more on Sunday – Kyle Busch or Jimmie Johnson? In particular, what has happened to the No. 48 team since August, and can it be fixed?

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