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Busch Series Breakdown: 2006 Sam’s Town 250 at Memphis

Carl Edwards was leading when the caution came out for a Steve 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. Harvick came out on top with Bowyer finishing second yet again.

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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 a lot more difficult for me to say that about the Craftsman Truck Series.

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Race Trax: 2006 Bass Pro Shops 500 at Atlanta

The Bass Pro Shops 500 is the 33rd 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 field will include 2005 polesitter Ryan Newman and defending winner Carl Edwards.

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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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Scanner Static: Cup Veterans Fed Up With Ragan-omics

I'm afraid neither Jack Roush nor anyone else really has an answer for the driver shortage problem. I also don't think they were ready for the embarrassing showing that David Ragan put on at Martinsville. I'm not really sure why they leapt over Todd Kluever to get to Ragan in the first place, but they've made their bed now.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Bass Pro Shops 500 at Atlanta Edition

With only four races remaining this season, the Nextel Cup drivers and teams can see the light at the end of the tunnel - the 2006 championship trophy shines brighter by the day. As the series heads back into the Southern hospitality of Atlanta, who are the drivers that can right your fantasy ship, leading you straight from the emergency room to the trophy room? Let Cami and substitute fantasyman Tom Bowles show you the way in this week's edition of Fantasy Picks 'N' Pans.

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Becca’s Big 6: 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville Edition

Running seventh with 22 laps to go, Dale Earnhardt Jr. locked up his brakes and spun trying to pass Kasey Kahne, resulting in a 22nd-place finish and a loss of one spot in the standings. Said Junior, "That was my mistake. I was trying too hard... It got down to the end of the race and I got greedy. I can't blame it on nobody but myself."

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Mirror Driving: Are Rookies Out Of Control?

With a number of inexperienced rookies coming into the Cup series next year, should there be a higher standard set by NASCAR before a driver is allowed to race in Nextel Cup? Two very inexperienced rookies took out some big contenders Sunday.

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