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Five Years To One Blaise… and Gone

Blaise Alexander, just 25 years old, passed away on October 4th, 2001, after injuries sustained in an accident in that night's ARCA Easycare 100. Good friend Kerry Earnhardt was racing the young man hard for the win with three laps to go when his car touched Alexander's No. 75, sending it into the retaining wall beyond turn four even as Earnhardt's car was sliding on its roof toward the tri-oval. That slam into the concrete was all it took - in the blink of an eye, racing lost an up-and-coming star, and the sport lost another shred of innocence that had not been taken by the other losses - Adam, Kenny, Tony, Dale - that were still fresh in our minds.

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Banquet 400 at Kansas Edition

Jimmie Johnson was blowing by the competition and looked to be heading for a win that could have got him back in the title hunt, but Tony Stewart calmly came in and stole the win away with a little extra fuel. The late race fuel mileage gamble left plenty of other Chasers looking for gas - and answers - at the end of the day, in the midst of several other spinouts and mechanical issues that threatened to doom their title hopes.

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Pessimistic Mark Martin Still Hanging Around

With Jeff Burton finally ending a 175-race winless streak at Dover last weekend, he became the ninth of 10 Chase drivers fighting for this year's title to visit Victory Lane this season. The monkey finally off his back, the victory left only one man with a goose egg in the win column beside his name entering Kansas. Is it a surprise to anyone that man was Mark Martin?

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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Banquet 400 at Kansas

In the wildest race in Kansas Speedway's six-year history, Tony Stewart's Home Depot Chevrolet coasted out of fuel for the final half-lap of the race, yet still managed to beat out Casey Mears to the line to win Sunday's Banquet 400. Mears, who ran out of gas himself coming to the checkers, came home second, with Mark Martin third and Dale Jarrett fourth on fuel mileage gambles.

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Elliott Sadler’s Pit Road Bobble Costs Him In Top 35; Sterling Marlin Pads Lead Over Kyle Petty

Unfortunately, in the battle for the Top 35, the race was basically running on empty. Only two drivers moved up or down in the standings in our bubble watch, simply changing positions with each other. The other competitors gained or lost points in their battle to stay in a "locked in" spot, but didn't do enough to change their place in the standings. Still, there were several drivers who put themselves in better positions after Sunday's action. Let's take a closer look.

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Busch Series Breakdown: 2006 Yellow Transportation 300 at Kansas

It was business as usual for Kevin Harvick Saturday afternoon; he scored his seventh Busch Series win of the season at Kansas Speedway, and once again, he found his way to Victory Lane even without the fastest car. Matt Kenseth dominated the day, but a slow pit stop under caution on lap 165 cost him the top spot, losing him an advantage he could never get back. Harvick took advantage of Kenseth's mistakes and came out in second with four fresh tires. That would prove to be the difference, as after two more caution flags, Harvick got by Kyle Busch on lap 185 and never looked back.

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Evernham Motorsports Claims Front Row at Kansas Speedway with Kasey Kahne on the Pole

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Kasey Kahne picked up the pole for Sunday's Banquet 400 at the Kansas Speedway, making it his fifth pole of the season (tying Kurt Busch for most poles in 2006). Kahne, looking for his sixth victory of the season, will line up beside his Evernham Motorsports teammate, Scott Riggs. This is the second 1-2 sweep of the front row for Evernham.

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