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Thompson in Turn 5: A NASCAR Season of Inconsistency & Frustration

Though I continue to keep an open mind concerning NASCAR’s decision to develop and introduce the Car of Tomorrow (CoT) into weekly competition, the schedule for 2007 seems certain to create an inconsistent and disjointed season for fans. Instead of the 16 scheduled CoT races slated for 2007, the sanctioning body would have been better …

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2007 Season Preview: Whose NASCAR Job is on the Line?

Today’s Season Preview Topic: What driver enters the season under the most pressure to make NASCAR’s Chase, and why? Will they succeed or fail?

Thompson in Turn 5: NASCAR Announces Chase Changes While Fan Opinions Fall on Deaf Ears

Monday, NASCAR Chairman Brian France announced the long-awaited changes to the points system as it pertains to points awarded drivers for winning a Nextel Cup race. Additionally, France informed the assembled news media that the Chase format would be augmented to include 12 drivers from the present 10. Sounds like something I’d be in full …

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