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Race Trax: 2006 Bass Pro Shops 500 at Atlanta

The Bass Pro Shops 500 is the 33rd race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule. The Cup Series visits the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway twice in 2006-they raced here in March. AMS has hosted Cup races since 1960, although it was changed to the present configuration in 1997. The field will include 2005 polesitter Ryan Newman and defending winner Carl Edwards.

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Time IS Ripe For a Racing Revolution

It is no secret that in the eyes of NASCAR, the racing game is NOT a democracy. It purely is, and most always has been, an outright dictatorship. Throughout the course of history, such dictatorships have their peak... and then, inevitably, a tragic downfall. Recent happenings have me thinking a downfall is close at hand.

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Scanner Static: Cup Veterans Fed Up With Ragan-omics

I'm afraid neither Jack Roush nor anyone else really has an answer for the driver shortage problem. I also don't think they were ready for the embarrassing showing that David Ragan put on at Martinsville. I'm not really sure why they leapt over Todd Kluever to get to Ragan in the first place, but they've made their bed now.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Bass Pro Shops 500 at Atlanta Edition

With only four races remaining this season, the Nextel Cup drivers and teams can see the light at the end of the tunnel - the 2006 championship trophy shines brighter by the day. As the series heads back into the Southern hospitality of Atlanta, who are the drivers that can right your fantasy ship, leading you straight from the emergency room to the trophy room? Let Cami and substitute fantasyman Tom Bowles show you the way in this week's edition of Fantasy Picks 'N' Pans.

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Becca’s Big 6: 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville Edition

Running seventh with 22 laps to go, Dale Earnhardt Jr. locked up his brakes and spun trying to pass Kasey Kahne, resulting in a 22nd-place finish and a loss of one spot in the standings. Said Junior, "That was my mistake. I was trying too hard... It got down to the end of the race and I got greedy. I can't blame it on nobody but myself."

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Mirror Driving: Are Rookies Out Of Control?

With a number of inexperienced rookies coming into the Cup series next year, should there be a higher standard set by NASCAR before a driver is allowed to race in Nextel Cup? Two very inexperienced rookies took out some big contenders Sunday.

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Nextel Cup: 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville Edition

The tight Martinsville paperclip did its part to keep the points close Sunday, throwing a wrench into the Chase standings with the first seven positions in points changing hands by the end of the day. Which drivers are heating up as the number of races wind down? Read this week's Who's Hot/Who's Not in the Chase to find out.

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