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Tracking the Trucks: 2006 Kroger 200 at Martinsville

Jack Sprague finally got the proverbial monkey off his back Saturday afternoon in Martinsville. In his 13th career start, he finally took a checkered flag at a track that's given him more than his share of bad luck through the years, finishing 0.416 seconds ahead of the Martinsville spring race winner David Starr to take the win. Erik Darnell, Mark Martin and Johnny Benson rounded out the top five.

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What A Charlotte Race Week Can Be Like

I decided to do something different and give all of you a firsthand glimpse into what a typical race week at Charlotte can be like. While fellow Frontstretchers Toni Heffelfinger and Tom Bowles covered the race at the track, I covered the week from a fan's perspective and can offer you a great view of what went on.

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Should the Busch Series Champ Play Hooky?

Kevin Harvick and the rest of the Cup drivers running the full Busch schedule have it easy over the next few days - the Busch Series has their final "off" week of the season this weekend. That's good, because next week should prove to be the most difficult of the season for the dual schedule. Sure, separate venues at Sonoma and Milwaukee were tough, but there was enough time that everyone made it, whether or not they elected to skip out early on some practice in Sonoma. Memphis and Atlanta might turn out to be a different story.

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Race Trax: 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville

The Subway 500 is the 32nd race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule. The Cup Series visits the .526-mile Martinsville Speedway twice in 2006. Martinsville has hosted the Nextel Cup Series since 1949. Drivers will race 500 laps for the checkered flag. The field will include 2005 polesitter Tony Stewart and race winner Jeff Gordon.

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Scanner Static: Charlotte Is Broken, But Can It Even Be Fixed?

This wasn't Charlotte's shining moment, that's for sure. I wouldn't go so far as to call it an embarrassment, but it could have been better and yes, they've done a lot of harm to this track with the "levigation" and now the repave. Unfortunately, I don't see how things could be improved significantly by the time they race here again.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville Edition

This weekend's race at Martinsville kicks off the second half of NASCAR's playoffs, the Chase for the Championship. The first five races have been kind to some of us, while others are struggling to make up lost ground from early miscues. Of course, always keep in mind that everything doesn't always go as planned... it's why they race every weekend. With that in mind, who should you use on your fantasy team to kick off the final leg of the Chase?

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Mirror Driving: NASCAR Officiating Gone Bad?

After a debacle that included a safety truck stuck in the middle of the track as the green flag waved and an officiating call that forced a red flag to sort out, what, if anything, should be done to improve NASCAR officiating?

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