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The Busch Series: Cup Lite?

Edwards, Biffle, Kenseth, Bowyer and Harvick. Hmm, where have we seen these names before? They've all been through the Busch series the first time, but they've come back for more. Why? What will they gain, other than more money for the companies they race for? Seat time? Most of them are seasoned enough to where that shouldn't be an excuse.

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In Case You Missed It: 2/2/07 to 2/8/07

Don't have enough time to read all the NASCAR news each week? Get tired of sifting through hundreds of news stories trying to find the latest news? Let us do it for you. Frontstretch.com is unveiling a new column this week called _In Case You Missed It_. Each week we'll give you a quick rundown of all the stories that were newsworthy, so you don't have to search high and low for what made the headlines this week. Whether you are an avid NASCAR news reader or a casual fan, In Case You Missed It will keep you up to date on all of the major happenings in the world of NASCAR racing. This week read about the continuing saga at DEI and who will be running the show for Casey Mears plus much more.

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BSNews! Daytona Beach PD Named “Official Security Attachment” of NASCAR (and More!)

*Daytona Beach, FL* - From a press conference held outside his Daytona Beach condominium, NASCAR CEO Brian France announced today that the entire Daytona Beach Police Department will serve as NASCAR's own private security force. The new force will be formally known as the "Official Security Attachment For Racing" or OSAFR, (pronounced ‘oss-a-fer'). OSAFR will begin its official association with NASCAR at the onset this year's Daytona 500.

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NASCAR Fans, Let’s Talk

Well, I guess introductions are in order. My name is Matt Taliaferro, and I'll be one of your guides through a predictably unpredictable Nextel Cup season here on Frontstretch.com. I'm a "newbie" around here, a term the rest of the Frontstretch staff seems to love, as they've taken great joy in throwing the word around like Rusty with a water bottle at Bristol. Ask fellow new writer Vito Pugliese; he'll agree.

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Racing At The Beach: Smaller Cars, Fairy Tales, And Passing The Torch, 1981-1985

The 1981 Daytona 500 marked the debut of the so called "little" cars, with a 110-inch wheelbase as opposed to the 115 inches on the old reliable Monte Carlos and Cutlasses most teams had been running for years. The teams and drivers approached that year's event with a large degree of trepidation.

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Mirror Driving: Is Crocker’s Career Cracked to Pieces? Does Montoya Take The Pressure Off Everyone Else?

It was officially announced this week that Erin Crocker is scaling back her schedule to run only 12 ARCA races and four Busch Series races this year. Is this the begininng of the end, or can she make it back and become a success after all that happened this year?

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Jeff Burton Once Again A Victim of Corporate Insanity

Jeff Burton, veteran driver for Richard Childress Racing, may be feeling a little singled out by corporate America as it becomes more and more likely that he will lose his primary sponsorship from Cingular Wireless through no fault of his or his team. The latest saga in Burton's sponsorship woes centers on AT&T's recent acquisition of BellSouth/Cingular and the assumed changing of the Cingular identity logo to reflect AT&T's ownership of them. NASCAR, as part of their series sponsorship agreement with Nextel Wireless had agreed contractually that no teams may acquire sponsorship from companies competing with Nextel. Or, as in the #31's case, change their sponsor's name.

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NASCAR’s Youth Movement

No question about it; in today's world of NASCAR, the youth movement has effectively taken control. And with today's young drivers finding themselves behind the steering wheel at an earlier age than ever, the amount of untapped talent is high. There's an immense amount of teenage sensations to sort through; read on to sift through the research and figure out which drivers experts say are better than Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart at their age and which ones can be closer compared to Paris Hilton and Ryan Leaf.

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