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To Buschwhack or not to Buschwhack

I’ve never made any bones about my feelings about the state of the Busch Series and the Nextel Cup owners who are using the series for extra testing time at the expense of the teams who truly want to race the series in its own right, or the costs to compete with these powerhouse teams and drivers. But are Cup drivers themselves bad for the Busch Series?

Mirror Driving: Toyota Already Underachieving in 2006?

Team Red Bull has had an auspicious debut, failing to qualify for any of the races it’s entered this season. Is this a true indicator that Toyota has a lot of homework to do, or is it hard to tell anything because they’re using Dodges?

Busch Series Breakdown: 2006 O’Reilly Challenge 300 at Texas

The Busch Series title already squared away, Kevin Harvick is now attempting the challenge of figuring out how many different ways he can win a Busch Series race this season. This time, it was his fuel mileage that held up, as Harvick posted his ninth Busch Series victory of the season in the O’Reilly Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway.

Mirror Driving: Is Tony Stewart Better Off Without Being in the Chase?

Is it feasible to say missing the Chase has helped Tony Stewart? Should there be a provision in the Chase that allows drivers in his position to finish higher than 11th?

Busch Series Breakdown: 2006 Sam’s Town 250 at Memphis

Kevin Harvick got one more shot at the Sam’s Town 250 win and took advantage of a poor start by the No. 60 Ford of Carl Edwards to pounce going into turn 1. Teammate Clint Bowyer joined the fray, making it three-wide briefly before Harvick and Bowyer ran off to settle it amongst themselves, leaving Edwards to race Johnny Sauter for third.

Mirror Driving: NASCAR Officiating Gone Bad?

After a debacle that included a safety truck stuck in the middle of the track as the green flag waved and an officiating call that forced a red flag to sort out, what, if anything, should be done to improve NASCAR officiating?

How Many Records Will Kevin Harvick Set With 2006 Busch Series Championship?

Kevin Harvick locked up the Busch Series championship Friday with four races still remaining on the schedule; it’s the earliest any driver has ever managed to clinch the title. His winning margin currently stands at 775 points over second-place Carl Edwards, easily outpacing the current record for largest margin (616 points, set by Jeff Green …

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Dave Blaney Wins 2006 Dollar General 300 at Charlotte in Bizarre Finish

The departure of Casey Mears and Carl Edwards left Dave Blaney in the lead, but he’d have to hold off Matt Kenseth for the green/white/checkered finish to claim his first Busch Series win. It looked like it might slip away when Blaney slid high during the last lap of the race, opening the door for Kenseth to sneak by. But Blaney stood on the gas, and coming out of the fourth turn for the checkered flag Kenseth bobbled and then lost control of the No. 17 Ameriquest Ford, spinning down the frontstretch as Blaney drove off for the win.

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