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Best of Voices: Juan Pablo Montoya Ganassi’s Best Move in Years

As longtime readers of this column know, I am not a Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates fan. You can imagine how hard it must be for me to actually give the Ganassi organization a “thumbs up” for anything… but I must admit that I am impressed by the hiring of F1 star Juan Pablo Montoya.

2006 NASCAR Driver Review: Jeff Gordon

After ending a one-year drought by securing a spot in this season’s Chase for the Championship, Jeff Gordon appeared poised to make a move on the competition. Two consecutive thirds at Loudon and Dover to start off his playoff run left him just six points out of the lead, looking capable of putting together a late-season charge towards the title trophy.

2006 NASCAR Driver Review: Robby Gordon

It’s hard to believe that finishing 26th could lead to a high point, but that’s exactly what the “other” Gordon on the Nextel Cup tour experienced at Bristol. Robby Gordon’s finish wasn’t great, but with two top-15 finishes in the first five races of the season to fall back on, the run was good enough to lock the team inside the Top 35 in owner points.

Best of Mirror Driving: Lions, Tigers & Tony Stewart

With the offseason in full swing, Mirror Driving is off this week. Look for a brand new edition to come out next week before the holidays! In its place, we bring you this classic Mirror Driving column from July… a solid reminder of how some problems remain unsolved long after the season fades away.

That’s History: Another NASCAR Season in the Books… Part II

in light of a debate I’ve seen in a couple of other venues, I decided to compare Jimmie Johnson’s stellar 2006 NASCAR championship campaign with some of the greatest championship seasons of all-time to see where it stacks up.

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