NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Bowles-Eye View: Montoya’s Win-At-All-Costs Mentality Paying Off… But Don’t Crown Him NASCAR’s Newest Star Quite Yet

Breaking NASCAR’s modern-era code of “Every man for himself, except if you’re near another car that’s being paid for by your owner,” Juan Pablo Montoya had taken Pruett’s Juicy Fruit Dodge, chewed up the gum and spit it out on the side of the road course, spinning him en route to a win amongst a raucous pro-Montoya crowd in Mexico City.

Busch Series Breakdown: 2007 Telcel-Motorola 200 at Mexico City

In a Nutshell: It was Juan Pablo, Juan Pablo, Juan Pablo… all the time South of the Border. Montoya may have felt the pressure to live up to the hype this weekend, as his face graced posters all over Mexico City to promote the race… in the end, he certainly pulled through. Things didn’t start …

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Mirror Driving: DEI on Edge? NASCAR Losing Credibility… Again?

Another questionable debris caution late in the race Sunday bunched up the field and led to an exciting finish at California. But is NASCAR losing credibility with the fact they may be “engineering” finishes with these yellow flags?

Full Throttle: Signs of Trouble for Both the NASCAR Busch & Craftsman Truck Series

California might have served as a wake-up call for NASCAR. The Busch race and the truck race did not have full fields. The second- and third-biggest racing series in the U.S. didn’t have full fields for their races this weekend. The influx of Cup drivers stealing the headlines and the escalating costs of running teams …

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What’s Vexing Vito: Busch Whacked Again

It’s probably a good thing that the 2007 Daytona 500 finished the way it did; the exciting and controversial finish helped to overshadow what was yet another Nextel Cup Driver Benefit event the day before during the Orbitz 300. Kevin Harvick won that one, too… but the finish was a lot less exciting. It is …

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The Busch Series: Cup Lite?

Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick. Hmm, where have we seen these names before? They’ve all been through the Busch Series the first time, but they’ve come back for more. Why?

Mirror Driving: Is Crocker’s Career Cracked to Pieces? Does Montoya Take Pressure Off Everyone Else?

It was officially announced this week that Erin Crocker is scaling back her schedule to run only 12 ARCA races and four Busch Series races this year. Is this the begininng of the end, or can she make it back and become a success after all that happened this year?

NASCAR’s Youth Movement

Taking a look at last year’s Nextel Cup Chase for the Championship, you might have noticed an interesting pattern; six of the 10 drivers were no older than age 32. Kyle Busch, in fact, set a record as the youngest driver ever to make a run for the championship, qualifying for the playoffs at the …

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