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Bubble Breakdown: Elliott Sadler’s Pit-Road Bobble Costs Him in Top 35; Sterling Marlin Pads Lead Over Kyle Petty

Unfortunately, in the battle for the Top 35, the race was basically running on empty. Only two drivers moved up or down in the standings in our bubble watch, simply changing positions with each other. Still, there were several drivers who put themselves in better positions after Sunday’s action. Let’s take a closer look.

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 1-2 sweep …

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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.

Full Throttle: Can Someone Let the Air Out of NASCAR’s Cookies?

A 1.5-mile D-shaped oval is a great place to see a NASCAR race. It is a big track that lets the 800 horsepower engines really stretch their legs and hit some high speeds. It doesn’t make you dizzy watching short laps from high above. It allows the sounds to escape so that the fans aren’t deafened by the end of the race. Unfortunately, the high speeds mean one very bad thing and that is high dependency on aerodynamics.

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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