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Best of Holding a Pretty Wheel: Sunscreen, Bowling for Junior, and The Porta-Potty Story

This week, I'm going to take a second to write about what is right about racing; the people who, on all levels, make the sport what it is today. Some of the best stories you may never have heard of come out of not just the drivers, not just the owners, but even from you... the fans.

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Fanning the Flames: Robby Gordon’s Problem, Joe Gibbs’ Reality, And Why Kurt Busch Is Craving…Miller Lite?

Q: NASCAR screwed Robby Gordon again. I think he did the right thing by staying out and getting his money's worth of a penalty. I'm not going to argue the rights or wrongs of the penalties themselves, as I'm sure you all will take care of that in Mirror Driving. My question is, what is keeping the drivers from forming a union that can file grievances when incidents like this occur, a group that can look out for the drivers' best interests (insurance, salary, etc.)?

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Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Watkins Glen Race Edition

Jeff Gordon - Gordon is one of the better NASCAR road racers. While he has four wins at the Glen, oddly enough he hasn't had a top-10 finish here in five races - he's finished outside the top 20 in three of those events. But don't be fooled; Gordon also has five wins at Sonoma, and could easily break out of his road race slump here.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Centurion Boats at the Glen Edition

While Kurt Busch put on a clinic last weekend at Pocono, the rest of the Chase hopefuls put in good finishes to accentuate the point of why they are the best of the best. With all 14 main Chase contenders finishing in the top 17, it wasn't hard to put up a good fantasy number last weekend. But this week's Centurion Boats at the Glen will likely be a different story. Road course racing isn't for everyone, with a few key drivers normally stealing the show. However, crazy things can happen when you're going left and right on the Nextel Cup circuit, and sometimes an unexpected hero can emerge. So, which drivers have we selected to make you look like a Fantasy King or Queen this week? Read this week's Fantasy Picks 'N' Pans to find out.

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Mirror Driving: Did Kyle Busch Make The Right Choice, Does Robby Gordon Still Have A Voice, And Did Ray Evernham Buy Himself A Rolls Royce?

Kurt Busch was - in a word - dominant on Sunday. What's made the difference over at Penske Racing in the past two months that has him primed to make the Chase? Can he keep up the momentum?

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Pat Tryson: The Right Man At The Right Time For Kurt Busch

"Pat, buddy, where have you been all my life?!" No, that wasn't Kurt Busch speaking to new crew chief Pat Tryson following their Sunday victory at Pocono... although it easily could have been. Instead, it was Busch's former Roush Racing teammate Mark Martin, words spoken following Martin and Tryson's first race together at Phoenix in 2003. The joy expressed from that fateful day proved a telling insight into what would be a successful future between the two men... a future that Tryson appears ready to relive through the potential of a younger, rising talent.

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Robby Gordon One-Ups Himself

It is time to revisit the subject of Robby Gordon: Racecar Driver after his controversial activities in Montreal, Canada last Saturday. In March of this year, I dedicated this weekly column to defending Gordon against what I believe to be unfair and unbalanced treatment by the motorsports community as a whole. What had prompted that article, entitled "Robby Gordon: NASCAR's 'Lone Wolf'" were allegations of Gordon's aggressive driving that led to an early race accident in Las Vegas, one which ended with the race cars of Ward Burton and Mears being severely damaged.

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