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Juan Pablo Montoya Reflects On Performance To Date

Fresh off a top-20 finish in Saturday's Busch Series Arizona Travel 200 at Phoenix International Raceway, Juan Pablo Montoya was surprisingly candid in comments made Sunday morning. Never afraid to mince words, the outspoken Colombian spoke out on a number of topics, from thoughts on his own progress to his anticipation of finally getting a shot to race at the Nextel Cup level.

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Greg Biffle Ready To Handle New Crew Chief in 2007

Avondale, Ariz. - It was announced this week that Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Roush Racing car, will be paired with a new crew chief next season as part of a multi-car crew chief swap at Roush. Pat Tryson, currently crew chief for the No. 6 team and driver Mark Martin, will be joining Biffle next season, replacing current crew chief Doug Richert.

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Jeff Gordon Tops Friday Practice at Phoenix

Avondale, Ariz. - Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Dupont Chevy, lead all drivers in Friday's first Cup practice with a speed of 133.640 mph. His fastest lap was a 26.938. Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman rounded out the top five.

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Jamie McMurray Hopeful Despite Disheartening Year

"It's been a frustrating year. I think everyone knows that." That's how Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 26 Cup car for Roush Racing, summed up his 2006 season this morning in Phoenix. As a result, big changes are in the works at Roush Racing.

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Overly Cautious

NASCAR was under a lot of scrutiny a couple of weeks ago after rollbarpaddinggate. People were venting about debris cautions and the fact that many times there are debris cautions with no video evidence of anything on the track. This week, for whatever reason, there hasn't been the uproar. NASCAR was given a pass and it was rather surprising considering the events that unfolded at Texas.

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To Buschwhack Or Not To Buschwhack

I've never made any bones about my feelings about the state of the Busch Series and the Nextel Cup owners who are using the series for extra testing time at the expense of the teams who truly want to race the series in its own right, or the costs to compete with these powerhouse teams and drivers. But are Cup drivers themselves bad for the Busch Series?

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Race Trax: 2006 Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix

The Checker Auto Parts 500 is the 35th race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule. The Cup Series visits the 1-mile Phoenix International Raceway for the second time in 2006. PIR has hosted the Nextel Cup Series since 1988. The first Nextel Cup winner at PIR was Alan Kulwicki.

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Did Kevin Harvick Deserve A Pat On Or A Shove In The Back?

Kevin Harvick's bump was inexcusable. You could see it coming and it was almost like watching a train wreck unfold at slow speed. You couldn't believe he was going to run over Scott Riggs, and then he did. But honestly, can NASCAR punish him after he essentially did the same thing Jeff Gordon did to Matt Kenseth earlier in the year?

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