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Bowles-Eye View: Jimmie Johnson Shows the Monkey 1 Giant Trophy

Already 0-for-4 with championship opportunities, there was Jimmie Johnson, one race away from his first Cup title, sitting on pit road without enough lugnuts on all four of his tires. There was the team expected to cakewalk to the title, throwing tape on the front of the car to fix a hole in the grill from a crash.

Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Ford 400 at Homestead

In the Nextel Cup season finale, Greg Biffle charged into the lead late and then held off Martin Truex Jr. in a green-white-checkered finish to win the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the third consecutive year.

Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Ford 400 at Homestead Edition

How can you put the finishing titles on your own fantasy title… or just finish out the year with pride? Read ahead in this week’s Picks ‘N’ Pans to find out the right drivers to choose for Homestead.

Scanner Static: No Denying Jimmie Johnson Now

Q: When are you media types going to give Jimmie Johnson his due? He’s raced a great Chase, and he’ll be the next Nextel Cup champion after Sunday. I can’t get over the hatred for what he does and who he is. Oh wait, I get it – he’s Jeff Gordon‘s buddy. No wonder you …

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