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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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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Nextel Cup: 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville Edition

The tight Martinsville paperclip did its part to keep the points close Sunday, throwing a wrench into the Chase standings with the first seven positions in points changing hands by the end of the day. Which drivers are heating up as the number of races wind down? Read this week's Who's Hot/Who's Not in the Chase to find out.

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Never Prewrite NASCAR’s History

I was looking for some notes in the abyss that is my hard drive when I came across a historical document of great significance. Well, not really... but it's funny nonetheless. What's the document of which I speak, you ask? Why, none other than my preseason picks for the 2006 Chase for the Nextel Cup.

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NASCAR’s Future Is Worrying Me

The 2006 rookie class is fine with me. What I'm looking towards is the rookie class for 2007, and I don't like the sneak peak the NASCAR community's been getting.

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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville

Surviving a thrilling duel with rookie Denny Hamlin in the final six laps, Jimmie Johnson held on to win by a car length at Martinsville's tricky short track. The win marked his first checkered flag at the track since the tragic Hendrick Motorsports plane crash killed 10 people the day the No. 48 team won here in 2004. Hamlin held on for second, with Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart, and Jeff Gordon rounding out the top five.

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Kyle Petty Comes Through With Strong Run; Cal Wells’ Top 35 Hopes All But Done

Martinsville's short track action did more than its fair share of shaking up the point standings Sunday afternoon. With 18 cautions, one short of the track record, there was no shortage of cars with body damage by the time the checkered flag fell. The drivers battling for position within the Top 35 weren't immune to the wreckage; in fact, they played a major role in crashes throughout the day.

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