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BSNews! (Or Is It?) France Vows to Uphold Integrity of the Penalties, Not the Sport

Daytona Beach, Fla. - Speaking from his golden throne in a mahogany-paneled stall, just off his executive suite high above Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR CEO and self-appointed "King of Stock Car Racing" Brian France pontificated after hearing reports that recently suspended crew chiefs had been coaching their teams from surrounding high points at recent racing venues.

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Mirror Driving: Does One Win Drive Hamlin To New Heights? Was Musgrave’s Suspension Right? And NASCAR Penalties – Too Much Or Too Light?

With his win on Sunday, has Denny Hamlin vaulted into position to be Jeff Gordon's most serious challenger for the championship? Or is someone else still in better shape?

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Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Firecracker 400 at Daytona

Jeff Gordon - Gordon's Daytona record speaks for itself; he's won a total of six points races there, most recently the 2005 Daytona 500. With the Hendrick teams on a roll at the plate tracks, that should make Gordon an automatic contender, right? Not quite; it has to be pointed out that Gordon has finished outside the top 25 in two of the last four points races here.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Pepsi 400 at Daytona Edition

The Nextel Cup circuit heads to Daytona this week for NASCAR's traditional Independence Day extravaganza. Held on the 2.5-mile tri-oval to mark the end of the season's first half, the 400-miler gives us a chance to take stock and look back on what's been a wild and wacky beginning to '07. Even though the race is no longer held ON the 4th of July, it still involves a prolonged celebration of our country's independence nonetheless. As for your fantasy team, it's a bit of a crapshoot; the Pepsi 400 is a completely different race from the Daytona 500 that kicked off the season. This race is during the heat of the Summer and is run completely at night. It is also the final restrictor plate race in the old-style car -- the final plate race of the year at Talladega will be run with the Car of Tomorrow.

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Voice of Vito: What’s In A Suspension?

it was widely reported all weekend long that even though Knaus and Letarte were indeed suspended, they were still at the track in some capacity. NASCAR reasoned that while they cannot be physically with their team, they are still permitted on certain track property and can remain eligible to pursue certain types of communication with their organization (namely, cell phones, IM, etc.). All this got me to thinking: what the heck is in a suspension, anyway?

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Full Throttle: How Quickly A Rising NASCAR Star Can Fade

It appears as though the star of Scott Riggs is about to take that plunge back to Earth if he is not able to start performing better in his Evernham Motorsports ride. That's a real shame, for Riggs is a driver who, just a few years ago, looked to have finally punched his ticket to the big time after toiling for years to get there. But he has not been able to find the same stuff that Kasey Kahne has found with EMS, and is in danger of losing his ride as a result.

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Running Their Mouth: 2007 Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at Loudon

Each week, we'll go through all the media reports, interviews, PR, and our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Nextel Cup race that 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 car owners themselves. This week, here's a sneak peek at what some select few were thinking after the Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway.

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Who’s Hot and Who’s Not In Nextel Cup: 2007 Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at Loudon Edition

The 1-mile flat track up in New Hampshire proved as difficult as ever to pass on Sunday, but that didn't stop a resurgent Jeff Gordon from giving it a shot. His last lap battle with Denny Hamlin left the two side-by-side heading to the finish line; but in the end, Hamlin held on, squeaking out a win while sending out a statement that his team could pose a challenge to Hendrick's Car of Tomorrow dominance. In the meantime, several storylines developed behind the two contenders, with late-race pit strategies, dropped jacks, and two-tire stops doing their best to separate the contenders from the pretenders as the Race to the Chase began its final 10-race stretch.

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