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2008 Season Preview: Who Is This Year’s NASCAR Chase Surprise?

Today’s Season Preview Topic: Which driver is going to be the biggest surprise in NASCAR’s Chase this season?

2008 Season Preview: Which NASCAR Driver’s on the Hot Seat This Year?

As always, 2008 will be a year when several NASCAR driver contracts are on the verge of expiring. So, which driver starts the season on the hottest seat?

2008 Season Preview: Is There Another Juan Pablo Montoya in This Year’s Rookie Class?

After the success of Juan Pablo Montoya last season, the floodgates opened for a number of open-wheel stars to transition into the NASCAR ranks.

2008 Season Preview: Will Toyota Become a Sophomore Sensation With Gibbs… Or Enter a Sophomore Slump?

Today’s Season Preview Topic: Toyota made a major effort to upgrade their teams in the offseason, making a blockbuster deal with Joe Gibbs Racing.

2008 Season Preview: How Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. Do At Hendrick?

Emerging from the shadow of DEI, will Dale Earnhardt Jr. succeed in his first year with a new team – or will the pressure of expectations set him up for failure?

Beyond the Cockpit: Michael McDowell Prepares for Rolex 24 Before Beginning His Cup Career

With former open-wheel stars Dario Franchitti, Patrick Carpentier, Sam Hornish Jr. and Jacques Villeneuve leading the 2008 Sprint Cup Raybestos Rookie of the Year class, there is one other open wheel and sports car regular who seems to go unnoticed – Michael McDowell. A former Star Mazda Series champion, Rolex Sports Car Series race winner …

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