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2006 NASCAR Driver Review: Brian Vickers

As Jimmie Johnson turned to make his move on Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brian Vickers went with him, except he wasn’t fully clear of Johnson as he tried to draft behind him. The two touched, Johnson turned into Junior, and a last-lap melee ensued at the front of the pack. It was a wreck which Vickers was able to drive straight through to claim his first Nextel Cup win.

Matt McLaughlin Joins Frontstretch

Frontstretch, one of the fastest growing sites on the internet for NASCAR news and commentary, is pleased to welcome veteran NASCAR writer Matt McLaughlin to their roster of talented writers for the 2007 season. McLaughlin, who became part of the Fronstretch family beginning on January 1st, is familiar to many fans who have been reading this often outspoken columnist since he began writing about the sport in 1997.

2006 NASCAR Driver Review: Reed Sorenson

At Michigan in June, threatening weather caused crew chief Jimmy Elledge to make a late gamble, forcing Reed Sorenson to stay out on worn tires to try and steal the win. While the plan didn’t work to a T, Sorenson still came across the line in fifth place by the time the skies opened up on lap 129, giving him what would turn out to be his best finish of the year.

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