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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: Pre-2007 Daytona 500 Edition

This week at Daytona kicks off a brand new season for the Nextel Cup Series. For all the drivers and teams, points reset at zero and the slate is wiped clean, as 51 teams battle for the championship trophy that will be handed out in nine months. But just because everyone’s points are the same …

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

And then there were five. After 35 races, over 10,000 laps and countless hours spent behind the wheel, the final race of the season at Homestead 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 …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Dickies 500 at Texas

Sunday’s Dickies 500 blew through the 2006 Chase standings like a Texas tornado; when the dust settled, no position in the top 10 went unchanged. The rough and tumble winds meant that for many Chase drivers, it wasn’t such a beautiful day. Jeff Burton‘s title hopes took a major hit when a blown tire sent …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega Edition

There are certain things that we’ve come to expect from restrictor-plate races lately, and this weekend’s Nextel Cup race at Talladega had most of the bases covered. Side-by-side racing… check. Bump-drafting… check. The Big One… check. Controversy… check. Upset fans… check. It seems like the only checkmark left empty on a wild day in Alabama …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Dover 400 Edition

As fall nears and a brisk chill begins to fill the air, the battle for the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup championship is just starting to heat up. Just one race into the 10-race Chase, the points standings have already jumbled up faster than the leaves can start to change colors. With the driver points for …

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