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Running Their Mouth: 2007 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard

Each week, we'll go through all the media reports, interviews, PR, and all our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Nextel Cup race to capture the story of how the weekend unfolded. It's the most original commentary you'll ever find; the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members, and the car owners themselves. This week, here's a peek at what some select few were thinking after the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.

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Bowles-Eye View: Tony Stewart Threatening To Make Indy His Personal Playground

Darrell Waltrip and Bristol. Bill Elliott and Michigan. Dale Earnhardt and Talladega. Trophies were but a metaphor for these legends, defining themselves through years of dominance at a track with which they achieved perfect chemistry. Looks like the formula's in place for Tony Stewart and Indianapolis.

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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2007 Brickyard 400

1. Stewart Storylines - As expected, Tony Stewart has hit his midsummer stride, winning two straight Cup races and his second Brickyard 400. Stewart-related questions: Will Tony be punished for saying "bullsh*t" in his post-race interview? Just what bullsh*t was he referring to that he thinks his fans have to put up with? Will he continue the trend of six of the past nine Brickyard winners taking the title? And how much will an autographed sweat-soaked Stewart towel go for at auction to benefit his charity foundation?

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Bubble Breakdown: Confused by Top 35 Fallout From Ginn, DEI Merger? One Toyota Team Knows The Answer

The NASCAR Nextel Cup Series may be midway through its season, but the battle for the Top 35 is now the most competitive it's been since the first five races of the year. Following the merger between Ginn Racing and Dale Earnhardt Inc., the No. 13 team, currently 35th in owner points, was eliminated; that took them out of a "locked-in" qualifying spot and gave several teams that were struggling new opportunities to be successful. When you take the No. 13 out of the equation - the team is no longer attempting every race, which no longer makes them eligible to be "locked-in" - the gap between the new 35th and 36th shrunk considerably.

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Rating The Nextel Cup Rookies: 2007 Brickyard 400 Edition

When Montoya qualified his Texaco/Havoline Dodge on the outside of the front row for the Allstate 400 at The Brickyard, he accomplished more than simply securing his best career starting spot. Making his first start in a stock car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Montoya made history before the race even began - he's now the first driver in the famed racetrack's history to start in all three major series to run there (Indy Racing League, Formula 1, and NASCAR).

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Busch Series Breakdown: 2007 Kroger 200 at IRP

The tight confines of O'Reilly Raceway Park made for an exciting short track shootout for the Busch Series on Saturday night. Aric Almirola ran away with the race early, leading 87 of the first 100 laps, but as the second half of the race unfolded, it was another Busch regular who found his way to Victory Lane. After Almirola faded with problems on pit road, Jason Leffler was able to run down and pass Greg Biffle with three laps to go, bringing Toyota their first ever victory in the Busch Series. Up until the final stages, Biffle had dominated the race's second half, but Leffler's team decided to put on tires with 50 laps to go, and the fresh rubber ultimately paid off in a mad dash back to the front for the No. 38.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2007 Power Stroke Diesel 200 at IRP

Ron Hornaday Jr. held off a strong charge by Johnny Benson to win the rain-delayed Power Stroke Diesel 200 at O'Reilly Raceway Park. Hornaday's final margin of victory was 0.350 seconds after passing Benson, then Travis Kvapil with 30 laps to go to take the Friday night short track shootout. Kvapil faded to third at the finish, with Rick Crawford and Ken Schrader rounding out the top five behind him. Todd Bodine, after trouble early in the race, battled back to finish sixth, ahead of Erik Darnell; Regan Smith, Jack Sprague, and Brendan Gaughan rounded out the top 10 finishers.

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Thompson in Turn 5: The Problem With the Buschwackers Is… There Needs To Be More Of Them!

Some believe Buschwhackers should be limited or barred from competing in the series. Since that is not practical, I believe for the best interest of race fans, and certainly NASCAR, the goal should be to increase the Cup influence in Busch to provide the very best racing that it can this side of the Nextel Cup series. Fans need to take a step back and understand what they are arguing for and against when they get on their high horses about the participation of the Cup invaders. Simply put, those critics of the Buschwackers seem to want them eliminated because they are just too much better than the weaker series regulars.

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