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Best of Nikki Krone: Where Has The NASCAR Busch Series Gone?

It is really hard to get excited about the Busch Series this season. With seven full-time NEXTEL Cup drivers also planning to run the entire Busch Series schedule, and many more running ten to 20 plus races, it's no longer a feeder series… it's a NEXTEL Cup practice session.

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Best of Jeff Meyer: BSNews! Zucker Plans To “Sell Out” NASCAR’s Fontana

*Fontana, CA* - With the possibility of her job on the line, 37-year-old California Speedway president Gillian Zucker is poised to take drastic measures in an effort to sell out the Fontana Speedway as soon as possible. Zucker is the fourth person to hold the title of president at the facility since it started hosting NASCAR Cup events in 1997.

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Best of Turn 5: It’s Junior, Not Senior

Controversy occurs on an almost weekly basis in the world of NASCAR racing, and this weekend was no exception. The most discussed race controversy of the week centers around a pass executed on the last lap of a green/white/checkered restart that resulted in Dale Earnhardt, Jr. winning the Carfax 250 Busch Series race at Michigan.

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Goodbye, Bobby Hamilton

Bobby Hamilton passed away on Sunday. It brought to a close a short and unfortunately unsuccessful battle with cancer, one of very few battles that Bobby lost during his short life here on this earth. With a laundry list of successes both on and off the track, it's safe to say the man was a proven winner regardless of the tragic outcome of this horrific disease.

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Best of Cami Starr: Cup Drivers Double Dipping In Busch Can Be Dangerous

By far, one of the hottest topics this year has been the number of Cup drivers crossing over and making themselves at home in the Busch Series. When the discussion of whether this is good or bad for the sport comes up, one of the main arguments is how the Busch teams are adversely affected by the influx of Cup drivers.

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NASCAR Community Remembers Bobby Hamilton

Statement from Sterling Marlin (Marlin is a Tennessee native and a good friend of Hamilton): "Bobby was a great guy and a good friend. This sport is really going to miss him. He was a hard, clean racer and a really talented driver. We started racing right about the same time and he was a fierce competitor. He knew what he wanted to do and he made it happen.

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Best of Bowles-Eye View: Paul Dana’s Death Cruel Reminder For NASCAR Family

Truth be told, Paul Dana was not a household name in motorsports; at least, not yet. Putting aside his former career as a journalist to pursue his dream, the 30-year-old was preparing for just his first full season on the IRL circuit, quietly landing a deal with one of the best teams in Rahal Letterman Motorsports. He'd be teammates with budding superstar Danica Patrick and Indy 500 winner Buddy Rice, even with a resume of just three previous IRL starts.

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Bobby Hamilton Succumbs to Cancer

Bobby Hamilton after winning 2004 Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville Speedway The AP is reporting that 2004 Craftsman Truck Champion, Bobby Hamilton, died today, Sunday, January 7th, of cancer. Family friend Liz Allison, who is the widow of NASCAR star Davey Allison and co-hosted a radio show with Hamilton, reported that Hamilton was at home with his family when he died. Hamilton was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in February, 2006, after a malignant growth was found when swelling from dental surgery did not go down.

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Bobby Hamilton Passes Away at 49

The Frontstretch would like to send their condolences to the family and friends of Bobby Hamilton. His son, Bobby Hamilton, Jr., told the Tennessean that his father passed away on Sunday at age 49. Hamilton missed the majority of the 2006 season after being diagnosed with and treated for cancer. Hamilton is also newly married, having married his PR representative a few months ago.

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If It Ain’t Broke…Don’t Break It Worse!

I could cry. Or barf. Or throw things. Or something. Okay, okay, I know, NASCAR listens to nobody and cares about no one...but this is crazy. Knowing changes to the Chase for the Nextel Cup were coming did nothing to soften the blow of the actual news when it happened late Thursday afternoon. Although specifics have yet to be released, this much is clear: NASCAR Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Hunter confirmed that the sanctioning body will award more points for winning a race and that more drivers will be in the Chase, changes that I find clearly unnecessary.

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