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A Fond Farewell to Terry Labonte

28 years ago, a future star of NASCAR took the green flag in his first Cup race. Driving a Billy Hagan Chevrolet, a 21-year-old Terry Labonte began a long and successful career as a stock car racer. As that career comes to an end this weekend in Texas, race fans everywhere should take the time to take a look back and appreciate the accomplishments of this quiet, unassuming man who is one of the top 50 drivers of all time in NASCAR Cup racing.

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Erin Crocker Gives Women in Racing a Bad Name

I know what I think and I'm willing to bet I am not alone. I think that even if it did not get her the ride in the first place, it sure appears to me that Erin Crocker is keeping her seat in Evernham's truck because she is sleeping with the boss.

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Race Trax: 2006 Dickies 500 at Texas

The Dickies 500 is the 34th race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule. The Cup Series will visit the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway for the second time in 2006. Texas has hosted the Nextel Cup Series since 1997 - Jeff Burton was the track's first winner. The field will include 2005 fall polesitter Ryan Newman and race winner Carl Edwards.

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What’s the Call? Debris Cautions

This Week's Question: Should NASCAR look more closely at all debris cautions (i.e. - Robby Gordon possibly/probably throwing out roll bar padding) before throwing out the yellow flag? Or are the number of debris cautions we've had this year (29%) necessary to ensure the safety of the sport?

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Scanner Static: Ragan Rage Still A Hot Topic

someone at some point has to stand up to the advertisers and tell them that if they hire a young guy that can't drive, it doesn't do anything for their product. Perfect example is Ganassi's No. 40 car. David Stremme is borderline as a Cup talent right now. Getting rid of Sterling Marlin and bringing on Stremme hasn't netted them a thing.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Dickies 500 at Texas Edition

The Chase is winding down. After Atlanta there are only three weeks left until the end of the NASCAR Nextel Cup season. The series now heads to Texas Motor Speedway. Everything is bigger in Texas, or so they say, and events at TMS are no exception. With the title fight the closest it has been in years, the pressure will be as huge as the pre-race extravaganza.

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Becca’s Big 6: 2006 Bass Pro Shops 500 at Atlanta Edition

Last week I watched the perennial Halloween favorite, "It's the Great Pumpkin," and there once again was poor, hapless Charlie Brown, walking along minding his own business, until Lucy cajoles him to try and kick the football for the umpteenth time. Fast forward to Atlanta, and there was poor, hapless Mark Martin, driving along minding his own business, when a crash that started on the bottom of the racetrack washed up right in front of him on lap 309 of a 325-lap race.

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