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Busch Series Breakdown: 2007 Arizona Travel 200 at Phoenix

The Arizona Travel 200 was another Busch Series crash-fest. The race saw the caution flag fly 11 times for 46 laps--almost one quarter of the race--and was also stopped under the red twice. Clint Bowyer was strong early in the event, leading 28 of the first 30 laps. (He would have led all 30 if not for an orchestrated lead change allowing teammate Scott Wimmer the opportunity to get out front to secure five bonus points toward the owners' championship for the No. 29 team.) Greg Biffle also showed some strength during the first half of the race, leading from lap 46-66. At lap 85, Kyle Busch asserted himself, leading until lap 117 when Matt Kenseth stuck his nose in front. Busch regained the lead on the following lap and never looked back, winning the Arizona Travel 200 in dominating fashion.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2007 Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix

Kyle Busch took the checkered flag ahead of Ron Hornaday Jr. at Phoenix International Raceway Friday night. Busch held onto the lead following a late-race red flag -- the second of the night -- to win the Casino Arizona 150. Mike Bliss, Jason Leffler and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five.

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: NASCAR ER – It’s Time to Bring Reality to the Show

NASCAR has come a long way on safety in recent years. The HANS device, SAFER barriers, the Car of Tomorrow; all were implemented to improve safety and the chances of a driver avoiding serious injury in a crash. By all accounts, they are working. But there is one area in which NASCAR lags far behind other major racing series. Despite all the devices and inventions, the sanctioning body has never seen its way clear to have a traveling medical team.

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Beyond The Cockpit: Danny O’Quinn on 2007

Frontstretch talked with Danny O'Quinn about the difficulties involved with a small-budget operation, the frustrations of running a part-time schedule, and the overwhelming amount of fan support he's received during a trying time in his career.

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That’s History Profile: Tiny Lund

Let's set the record straight. DeWayne Lund was not a small man by any stretch of the imagination. The name "Tiny" was a term of endearment. He stood a towering 6'6" tall and weighed in at over 300 lbs. Safe to say, his cars never hurt for left side ballast.

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Voices from the Heartland: Time To Put the * In the NASCAR Record Books

One thing that really, really irks me - as well as many NASCAR fans - is the use of the term "Nextel Cup champion." It is commonly said that Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt are each seven-time Nextel Cup champions. Jeff Gordon is also known to be a four-time Nextel Cup champion, singled out as the only man capable of tying, or possibly eclipsing, those two NASCAR icons. Well, such statements are simply not true.

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NASCAR Stuff We Can’t Make Up: November 7, 2007

Christmas shopping alert! Sam's Club is selling a "Once-in-a-Lifetime Package NASCAR Insider's Racing Experience," which just went on sale Wednesday. Among the many features of this gift package are the opportunity to become an honorary crew member at the May 2008 Charlotte race, a hot lap around the track in the official pace car, and a spot in the Petty Enterprises suite from which to watch the race. Your cost? Just $24,800. I know for that price you'll be tempted to stock up for all your gift giving needs! (Sadly, there is just one package available).

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Fanning the Flames: Another “Official Explanation,” The Scoop on Bogus Rumors, And A Visit From Hee-Haw’s Roy Clark

For an official explanation, though, I give you NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp: "A failure did occur in a piece of portable dispensing equipment that is sometimes used to supplement the permanent pumps on busy race days," Tharp told reporters at Texas Motor Speedway this past weekend. "This failure allowed a small amount of water to be dispensed. Portable equipment has been used for many years without a problem and, in fact, this equipment functioned properly during the Craftsman Truck race at Atlanta, right before the Nextel Cup race."

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