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Is It Time For Ford To Step Down?

It was recently announced that the Ford Motor Company set an absolutely amazing company record last year. They recorded a 12.7 BILLION dollar loss last year! That's not a misprint, folks...BILLION. Not thousands...not millions...you get the picture. As far back as April of last year, rumors have run rampant that one manufacturer was on the brink of pulling out of NASCAR. Back then, after GM announced a 10.6 billion dollar loss for 2005, many speculated that Chevy would be the one to pull out. Of course, GM vehemently denied such talk, putting to bed the same type of rumors that Ford is now facing with increasing intensity.

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Scanner Static : Broadcasts, Street Cars, And Last Lap Finishes

With a thrilling Daytona 500 quickly fading into our rearview mirror, I have just a couple of comments before we settle in for a Sunday afternoon nap during the Auto Club Parade from California. (Speaking of which, did anyone catch California Speedway president Gillian Zucker on SPEED TV during Speedweeks? Man, they're trying hard to move tickets for that race). First, I've heard some say this Daytona 500 was a snoozer for the first 150 laps. While I don't necessarily disagree, I think with this aero package and tire compound, we should have seen it coming.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans : California Edition

While Sunday's race provided a wild, exciting finish, the Daytona 500 wasn't too kind to many people playing fantasy racing. With pre-race favorites like Dale Earnhardt Jr, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch all finishing 30th or worse, you wouldn't be alone if you found your team struggling to earn points in week 1. But a new week and a new track are ahead of us and there is plenty of time to make your way back up to the top. So what drivers can help you strike gold in California this weekend and which ones will likely make you go bust? Let's find out in this week's Fantasy Picks N Pans

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California Driver Handicaps

*Jimmie Johnson*: Johnson scored his first ever career Cup victory at California back in 2002 (yes, kids, they were racing stock cars way back in 2002). In addition, Johnson has scored three runner-up finishes at Fontana, one of them in this race last year. That's a total of four 1st or seconds in eight career Cup starts at the track. *Matt Kenseth*: Kenseth won this race last year, and has Top 10 finishes in six of his ten Fontana Cup starts. He's led almost ten percent of the laps he's run here in Cup competition; Kenseth has also won three Busch Series races here.

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Mirror Driving : I’ll Take Blocking For $200, Alex…And A Yellow Flag On The Last Lap

*Should NASCAR stay consistent with NOT throwing the yellow on the final lap if the wreck happens behind the leaders, as they did in the Daytona 500?* Tom: What NASCAR did was FINALLY the right thing; it's what people have wanted to see happen since they stopped racing back to the yellow in the first place. It's just a shame they finally got it right at Mark Martin's expense. Vito: As much as most people wanted to see Martin win it under yellow, NASCAR did the right thing. It made for one of the greatest finishes in the history of the race. Mike: I wish they had done something like this before the whole Junior/Gordon fiasco at Talladega a few years back.

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Mike Lovecchio

“Contact Mike”:https://frontstretch.com/contact/14358/ At 20 years of age, Mike Lovecchio is the youngest of the writers at The Frontstretch. Born and raised in Daytona Beach, motor sports has been in his blood since childhood. It was only recently that Mike decided to pursue a career in sports writing and over the …

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Top Ten Foreign Substances Found in Nextel Cup Cars During Postrace Inspection Sunday

10. No. 29: Kevin Harvick - A permanent smile impregnating the entire interior. 9. No. 5: Kyle Busch - A sense of denial and a brochure from a plastic surgeon. 8. No. 55: Michael Waltrip - A big dose of pride tucked under the seat. 7. No. 60: Boris Said - A quote. 6. No. 21: Ken Schrader - Several Little Debbie wrappers. 5. No. 13: Joe Nemechek - A sense of bitterness. 4. No. 20: Tony Stewart - A hastily scribbled note to... "…invite Kurt Busch next time I go hunting…" 3. No. 38: David Gilliland - Disbelief and relief.

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Follow the Rules!

This week's exciting, but controversial races to the checkered flag in both the Daytona 500 and the Chevy Silverado HD 250 Craftsman Truck Series events have left me dumbfounded as how such a successful organization as NASCAR can all too often demonstrate such poor judgment. It seems to me that the organization masquerades as a top-notch, professional sports entity, but under closer scrutiny seems to be controlled by a group of bumbling amateurs unable to establish clear and concise rules that fans and competitors can both understand and depend on.

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Speedweeks Victors Use ButlerBuilt Seats – Including Daytona 500 Winner CONCORD, NC (February 20, 2007) – Only one name was synonymous with success during Florida Speedweeks 2007. Only one was dominant from the big track in Daytona to the short tracks of New Smyrna Speedway and Volusia County Speedway in …

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Meegan Sweeny

Meegan Sweeney became a fan of NASCAR in 2002, after the season that took Dale Earnhardt’s life. Being largely a baseball and football fans. She thought it was just cars driving in circles. After seeing a few races at the tale end of 2001 season, she was hooked. Her first …

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