NASCAR Race Weekend Central

2006 NASCAR Driver Review: Casey Mears

Casey Mears started the season with a bang. In the closing laps of the Daytona 500, he found himself in an unenviable position – when Ryan Newman made his move on race leader Jimmie Johnson, Mears could have gone with either one. In the end, he chose to stay on the low line, pushing Johnson to the win and edging Newman for second.

2006 NASCAR Driver Review: Terry Labonte

By stretching his fuel mileage and not making a final pit stop with his competitors, Terry Labonte took the lead in the Dodge/Save Mart 350 on lap 72 in the No. 96 DLP car. When the rest of the cars made their stops he used an 18-second advantage over Jeff Gordon to lead the next 17 laps of the event, finally getting overtaken by the Rainbow Warrior after a series of late caution flags.

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