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Jamie McMurray Hopeful Despite Disheartening Year

"It's been a frustrating year. I think everyone knows that." That's how Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 26 Cup car for Roush Racing, summed up his 2006 season this morning in Phoenix. As a result, big changes are in the works at Roush Racing.

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Full Throttle – Overly Cautious

NASCAR was under a lot of scrutiny a couple of weeks ago after rollbarpaddinggate. People were venting about debris cautions and the fact that many times there are debris cautions with no video evidence of anything on the track. This week, for whatever reason, there hasn't been the uproar. NASCAR was given a pass and it was rather surprising considering the events that unfolded at Texas.

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To Buschwhack Or Not To Buschwhack

I've never made any bones about my feelings about the state of the Busch Series and the Nextel Cup owners who are using the series for extra testing time at the expense of the teams who truly want to race the series in its own right, or the costs to compete with these powerhouse teams and drivers. But are Cup drivers themselves bad for the Busch Series?

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Race Trax: 2006 Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix

The Checker Auto Parts 500 is the 35th race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule. The Cup Series visits the 1-mile Phoenix International Raceway for the second time in 2006. PIR has hosted the Nextel Cup Series since 1988. The first Nextel Cup winner at PIR was Alan Kulwicki.

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Did Kevin Harvick Deserve A Pat On Or A Shove In The Back?

Kevin Harvick's bump was inexcusable. You could see it coming and it was almost like watching a train wreck unfold at slow speed. You couldn't believe he was going to run over Scott Riggs, and then he did. But honestly, can NASCAR punish him after he essentially did the same thing Jeff Gordon did to Matt Kenseth earlier in the year?

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Kevin Harvick Aces Crucial Test

People have been waiting for it all year. The non-Harvick fans, the media, even the Childress camp wondered if and when it would happen. When would "Happy Harvick" suddenly snap and become "Hothead Harvick?"

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What’s The Call? Time To Expand The Chase?

This Week's Question: Given the closeness and almost weekly change in Nextel Cup standings compared to the lack of drama in the Busch and Truck championship races, is it time to take the Chase system and implement it in other series?

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix Edition

While no one is technically eliminated from the Nextel Cup title chase, there are realistically only five drivers with a shot to take home the hardware in Homestead. This week, they come to Phoenix. Are you ready to step up to the challenge, defeating the short list of competitors still eligible for a title in your own league? Read on to get solid advice on how to clinch your fantasy championship a week ahead of schedule.

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Mirror Driving: Toyota Already Underachieving?

Kevin Harvick and Craig Curione, a member of Scott Riggs' crew, were involved in a postrace incident that left DeLana Harvick on the ground, a NASCAR official hurt, and everyone and their mother called to the NASCAR hauler. What's your reaction, and should there have been any penalties?

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