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Salute to You III?

Mark Martin announced his retirement in 2004. He said 2005 would be his last season in Cup. He and Rusty Wallace did all of the commensurate glad handing. They accepted rocking chairs and art work and all of the assorted paraphernalia that is associated with a farewell tour. Then Jack Roush got into a bind.

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Truckwhackers? Not a Problem

With all of the talk about Buschwhackers and their invasion of the Busch series, I started to wonder about "truckwhacking" and whether or not it might become a problem in the near or distant future for the Truck Series. Although you have the occasional appearance from guys like Mark Martin and Kyle Busch, truckwhacking will most likely never be the problem buschwhacking has become, even though it might in some cases be helpful for the series.

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Race Trax: 2006 Sylvania 300 at Loudon

The Sylvania 300 is the 27th race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup schedule. The Nextel Cup Series races at the 1.058-mile New Hampshire International Speedway twice each year. The series returns for the first race of the Chase for the Nextel Cup this time around. The field will include 2005 polesitter Tony Stewart and defending race winner Ryan Newman.

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What’s the Call? Does Experience Matter In The Chase?

This Week's Question: In this year's Chase for the Championship, five of the 10 drivers going for the title are participating in this format for the first time. Does that give an advantage to the "veteran" Chasers (Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and Mark Martin) who have at least one year of experience with it?

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Sylvania 300 at Loudon Edition

New Hampshire is a relatively flat 1-mile oval. While it can offer two lanes of racing, the second groove usually doesn't come in until the second half of the race. Track position, as always, is important... but not crucial, as three of the past five races here have been won by cars who started outside the top 10. Now that you're not fooled by qualifying, what should you concentrate on?

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Scanner Static: Is Tony Stewart Missing The Chase Bad For The Sport?

What Jeff Burton or Mark Martin may or may not do in the coming weeks is irrelevant. They're in the Chase because they took care of business the first 26 weeks and Stewart didn't; end of story. If I had to guess, you've probably got a "20" decal on your vehicle, and while I can sympathize with you from a fan standpoint, everyone knows the rules and every driver knows what they have to do. Stewart just didn't do it.

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Becca’s Big 6: 2006 Chevy Rock ‘N’ Roll 400 at Richmond Edition

At the end of 2005, Dale Jr. apologized to his fans for a disappointing season, and promised to give them something to cheer about this year. A man of his word, Junior is sixth heading into the Chase, and would likely be higher in the standings if not for back-to-back last place finishes at Loudon and Pocono.

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