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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.

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.

Carl Edwards Grabs 2006 Dollar General 300 Pole at Charlotte

He may not be able to catch Kevin Harvick for the championship, but Carl Edwards can still win races and poles, and he did just that for the Dollar General 300 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Edwards posted a fast speed of 186.245 mph to win the Busch Pole Award for tonight’s race. Teammate Matt Kenseth …

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Kasey Kahne Stakes Out Top Spot in 1st 2006 Dollar General 300 Practice at Charlotte, Too

Kasey Kahne is really good on tracks configured like Lowe’s Motor Speedway, and he drove that point home by posting the fastest time in the opening Busch Series practice session to match his performance on the Cup side of the fence. Kahne set fast time with a lap of 184.055 mph in the No. 9 …

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ESPN Looking Forward to Coming Home

ESPN personalities will tell you that it happens time and again; NASCAR fans approach them and comment on how much they enjoyed the coverage the cable network provided to their favorite sport and how much they miss that coverage since it virtually disappeared following the 2000 season. Old memories never fade, though, which caused many …

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