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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Dickies 500 at Texas Edition

The Chase is winding down. After Atlanta there are only three weeks left until the end of the NASCAR Nextel Cup season. The series now heads to Texas Motor Speedway. Everything is bigger in Texas, or so they say, and events at TMS are no exception. With the title fight the closest it has been in years, the pressure will be as huge as the pre-race extravaganza.

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Becca’s Big 6: 2006 Bass Pro Shops 500 at Atlanta Edition

Last week I watched the perennial Halloween favorite, "It's the Great Pumpkin," and there once again was poor, hapless Charlie Brown, walking along minding his own business, until Lucy cajoles him to try and kick the football for the umpteenth time. Fast forward to Atlanta, and there was poor, hapless Mark Martin, driving along minding his own business, when a crash that started on the bottom of the racetrack washed up right in front of him on lap 309 of a 325-lap race.

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NASCAR Should Not Protect Mediocrity

During last Friday's rain delay at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, where Nextel Cup drivers were attempting to qualify for the Bass Pro Shops 500, conversation turned to how NASCAR should manage the expected surplus of well-funded race teams that will be attempting to race full schedules in 2007. The conundrum surrounds the fact that although there are only 43 cars eligible to compete at each of the 36 points events, there will be upwards of 50 legitimate teams competing for those positions, resulting in some teams going home.

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Bass Pro Shops at Atlanta Edition

While Tony Stewart stole the show in his fittingly colored orange and black Chevy, Chaser Jimmie Johnson hooked onto his back bumper, both to continue his hot streak and take on the role of the kid who steals everyone's candy at the end of the night. Several other Chasers had their share of candy handed out to them, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin; others, like Mark Martin and Kasey Kahne, had their candy ripped right out from under their fingertips. When the smoke cleared from the madness, though, it was Matt Kenseth who was holding the biggest treat of them all... a 26-point lead heading into Texas this Sunday.

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Bubble Breakdown: David Stremme Sliding Back Into Top 35 Danger While Joe Nemechek Digs Out

As Atlanta Motor Speedway successfully separated the Chase contenders from the pretenders, it served just as important a role in pinpointing which teams still have to worry about falling out of the Top 35 for next season. Which teams can breathe a sigh of relief, and which ones need to take a deep breath and hope for the best? Take a look in this week's Winners and Losers battling to stay in the Top 35...

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B.S. History… Texas Style!

The Boot Hill 10 was a race to remember for all who attended, as 43 specimens of the finest horsepower from all over the Fort Worth area contested for the winner's cup and bragging rights at the Bent Spur Saloon to go along with the winner's purse, an eye-popping $8.56 plus two.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2006 EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 at Atlanta

Mike Bliss won the EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 Saturday night for his first victory at the event since 2002. In a race full of intense side by side racing, Bliss held off Terry Cook by a mere 0.207 seconds to take the checkered flag. Rookie Erik Darnell posted his second top-five finish in two weeks, finishing in third, while David Reutimann and Rick Crawford rounded out the top five.

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