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Side-By-Side: Is It Time For Goodyear To Have Some Competition?

Today's Question: In light of complaints leveled by several NASCAR drivers this week, Goodyear is on the Hot Seat following the race at Atlanta. This isn't the first time the tire company has come under fire in recent years; with that in mind, is it time for another manufacturer to be allowed to supply tires within NASCAR? Or has Goodyear proven they deserve to continue on as the sole supplier for the sport?

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Side-By-Side: Whose Fault Was It — Tony Stewart Or Kurt Busch?

Today's Question: Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch tangled Friday in Bud Shootout practice, destroying Busch's No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge. It's a wreck Busch responded to by using his damaged racecar to beat and bang Stewart's vehicle all the way down pit road, the second such time he's done so in the past year (see Dover, June 2007). With that in mind, the question is... did Busch overreact and wreck a perfectly good racecar in the No. 20? Or, did Stewart go too far by reportedly throwing a punch at Busch in the NASCAR hauler?

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What’s The Call? Jacques Villeneuve – Boom Or Bust?

Today's Question: On Friday, Bill Davis Racing announced Canadian Jacques Villeneuve will drive for the team in the Craftsman Truck Series, with an eye towards bringing the former Formula One star into Cup full-time by February, 2008. Can Villeneuve follow in Juan Pablo Montoya's footsteps and succeed in Nextel Cup - or will the open wheeler be destined for failure in his transition to American stock car racing?

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What’s The Call: Can Kyle Busch And Tony Stewart Get Along As Teammates?

Today's Question: Earlier this week, it was leaked to the press that Kyle Busch will be headed to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2008. With on-track skirmishes and public bad mouthing in the not-so-distant past, can Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart get along as teammates?

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What’s The Call: Did Aric Almirola Make The Right Career Choice?

Today's Question: Earlier this week, it was announced that Aric Almirola will be headed to Ginn Racing to share a Cup ride with Mark Martin for the rest of 2007 and beyond. Was this the right move for Almiola's future, or was he wrong to slam the door on an opportunity with one of the top teams in Cup, Joe Gibbs Racing, a team he drove for in the Busch Series up until this surprising turn of events?

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What’s The Call: Are The Penalties Against Jeff Gordon And Jimmie Johnson’s Teams Too Severe?

Today's Question: Earlier this week, NASCAR came down hard on the No. 24 and No. 48 teams for failing pre-race inspection at Infineon Raceway due to fenders that fell outside Car of Tomorrow specifications, the following penalties were given out. Without question, these are some of the toughest consequences given out in recent NASCAR history. With that in mind, did the sport come down too hard on this one? Or did both teams get exactly what they deserved for breaking the rules?

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What’s The Call? Should The Daytona 500 Guarantee Starting Spots?

This Week's Question: This year, 36 of the 43 spots in the Daytona 500 will be already "locked in," due to owner points and the past champion's provisional held by Dale Jarrett. Is it fair that so many cars are guaranteed spots in the field, or should the vast majority of drivers and teams have to qualify their way into the Great American Race?

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