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Finding The Beauty Within A Championship Lost

Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, Atlanta's place in NASCAR lore was simple: it was the palace through which Cup champions were crowned. For some, a coronation proved merely a formality, their hardware long clinched before the annual Fall 500-miler; others used this 1.5-mile track to create drama until the final moment of the final lap before choosing to etch their name on the annual championship hardware. The final race of the season until just a few short years ago, this was a track defined as a place that made stock car dreams come true.

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Frontstretch Breakdown : Bass Pro Shops 500

*To the Point*: Approaching the eve of Halloween, the refreshing glare of jack o' lanterns dotted the landscape around Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was a sea of orange that legions of fans supporting the Home Depot Chevrolet of Tony Stewart could appreciate. What they liked even better, though, was that Stewart's car was no pumpkin.

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Frontstretch Breakdown: Sam’s Town 250

*In A Nutshell:* What a finish! OK, so I have to tell you Kevin Harvick won for the eighth time this season, but at least it was interesting this time. Carl Edwards was leading when the caution came out for a Steven Wallace spin with four laps to go and set up a green/white/checkered finish. Harvick, trailing Edwards, would get one more shot at the win and took advantage of a poor start by the No. 60 Ford of Edwards to pounce going into the first turn. Teammate Clint Bowyer joined the fray, making it three wide briefly before Harvick and Bowyer ran off to settle it amongst themselves, leaving Edwards to race Johnny Sauter for third.

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Truck Breakdown, Top 35

_Hey everyone,_ _Just wanted to let you know these two Monday staples will run on Tuesday this week, not Monday...power outage problems led to the delay._ _Our apologies for the inconvenience, and be sure to come back tomorrow to look for them!_ _Managing Editor_

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Results of No. 66 Crewman MRI Reveals Torn Knee Ligaments

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Bass Pro Shops 500 Starting Line-Up by Row Atlanta Motor Speedway – Hampton, Ga. Provided by NASCAR Statistical Services – Friday, October 27, 2006 @ 03:09 PM Eastern Driver Date Time Speed Track Race Record Bobby Labonte 11/16/97 03:07:48 159.904 Pos Car Driver Team Reason Row …

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Mirror driving color code test

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Chase for the Cup in Trucks? Nope.

A few weeks ago when the new official Kurt Busch Message Board debuted, an interesting question was posted for everyone to weigh in on. Should the Craftsman Truck Series and the Busch Series go to a Chase for the Championship format? It's easy for me to look at Kevin Harvick sitting more than 700 points ahead in the Busch Series to say maybe they should consider a Chase format, but it's alot more difficult for me to say that about the Craftsman Truck Series.

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Race Trax: Bass Pro Shops 500

*On Track* The Bass Pro Shops 500 is the thirty-third race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule. The Cup Series visits the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway twice in 2006-they raced here in March. AMS has hosted Cup races since 1960, although it was changed to the present configuration in 1997. The first Cup winner at AMS was Fireball Roberts. It is a high-banked tri-oval track with 24 degrees of banking in the corners, and five degrees on the straightaways.

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Time IS Ripe For a Racing Revolution

It is no secret that in the eyes of NASCAR, the racing game is NOT a democracy. It purely is, and most always has been, an outright dictatorship. Throughout the course of history, such dictatorships have their peak...and then, inevitably, a tragic downfall. Recent happenings have me thinking a downfall is close at hand.

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