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Is It Time For Ford To Step Down?

As far back as April of last year, rumors have run rampant that one manufacturer was on the brink of pulling out of NASCAR. Back then, after GM announced a $10.6 billion loss for 2005, many speculated that Chevy would be the one to pull out. Of course, GM vehemently denied such talk, putting to bed the same type of rumors that Ford is now facing with increasing intensity.

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Scanner Static: Broadcasts, Street Cars, And Last Lap Finishes

First, I've heard some say this Daytona 500 was a snoozer for the first 150 laps. While I don't necessarily disagree, I think with this aero package and tire compound, we should have seen it coming. Please, NASCAR, don't make any crazy new alterations to the plate packages, though; you got the finish you wanted in the end, and in terms of safety, cars grinding into a single file parade beats all of them running in one giant pack of 43 cars for three hours.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Auto Club 500 at Fontana Edition

While Sunday's race provided a wild, exciting finish, the Daytona 500 wasn't too kind to many people playing fantasy racing. With pre-race favorites like Dale Earnhardt Jr, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch all finishing 30th or worse, you wouldn't be alone if you found your team struggling to earn points in week 1. But a new week and a new track are ahead of us and there is plenty of time to make your way back up to the top. So what drivers can help you strike gold in California this weekend and which ones will likely make you go bust? Let's find out in this week's Fantasy Picks N Pans

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Matt McLaughlin’s 2007 Fontana Spring Race Driver Handicaps

Jimmie Johnson: Johnson scored his first ever career Cup victory at California back in 2002 (yes, kids, they were racing stock cars way back in 2002). In addition, Johnson has scored three runner-up finishes at Fontana, one of them in this race last year. That's a total of four first or seconds in eight career Cup starts at the track.

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Mirror Driving: I’ll Take Blocking For $200, Alex… And A Yellow Flag On The Last Lap

*Should NASCAR stay consistent with NOT throwing the yellow on the final lap if the wreck happens behind the leaders, as they did in the Daytona 500?* Tom: What NASCAR did was FINALLY the right thing; it's what people have wanted to see happen since they stopped racing back to the yellow in the first place. It's just a shame they finally got it right at Mark Martin's expense. Vito: As much as most people wanted to see Martin win it under yellow, NASCAR did the right thing. It made for one of the greatest finishes in the history of the race. Mike: I wish they had done something like this before the whole Junior/Gordon fiasco at Talladega a few years back.

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Follow the Rules!

Controversial races to the checkered flag in both the Daytona 500 and the Chevy Silverado HD 250 Craftsman Truck Series events have left me dumbfounded as how such a successful organization as NASCAR can all too often demonstrate such poor judgment. It seems to me that the organization masquerades as a top-notch, professional sports entity.

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Speedweeks Victors Use ButlerBuilt Seats – Including 2007 Daytona 500 Winner

CONCORD, NC (February 20, 2007) – Only one name was synonymous with success during Florida Speedweeks 2007. Only one was dominant from the big track in Daytona to the short tracks of New Smyrna Speedway and Volusia County Speedway in a way that no one has ever seen before. But …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Nextel Cup: 2007 Daytona 500 Edition

The only smoke at the track wasn't from the leftover Victory Lane celebration; plenty of teams saw their chances for victory go up in flames as the final 50 laps of the race were filled with wrecks, busted sheet metal, and broken spirits. So who left Daytona in a blaze of glory, and who left putting out the flames of rage and disappointment? Read this week's Who's Hot and Who's Not to find out.

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Running Their Mouth: 2007 Daytona 500

"I was cheering for Greg Biffle or Mark Martin to win, obviously. Mark is my mentor and got me where I'm at. Obviously, I wanted him to win and if he couldn't win, I wanted to Greg to win because he's a teammate, but it didn't work out that way. If there are cars on both sides, there's only so much you can do. I was on the outside and Mark was on the inside, so I really couldn't do anything." - Matt Kenseth

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