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Kevin Grubb Tests NASCAR’s Drug Policy

Following the September 8th Busch Series race at Richmond International Raceway, driver Kevin Grubb refused a random drug test request, resulting in a suspension for an indefinite period of time by NASCAR. In doing so, the 28-year old Mechanicsville, Va. native may have effectively ended his career as a stock car driver within the sanctioning body, despite the controversy surrounding his latest suspension. Unfortunately for Grubb, it's a career NASCAR had every right to grind to a halt.

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Becca’s Big 6: 2006 Sylvania 300 at Loudon Edition

The biggest controversy of the week - perhaps of the season - started late Sunday evening when SPEED TV reporter Bob Dillner told viewers, "As darkness falls upon New Hampshire International Speedway, we have learned that there was an issue with the winning car of Kevin Harvick and also his teammate, Jeff Burton, in post-race tech." Trust me, guys, this story has legs.

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Jimmie Johnson’s Luck Running Out At The Wrong Time… Again

At this point, everyone knows about the misfortune the No. 48 team experienced at New Hampshire. Losing a cylinder in the engine before a quarter of the race was complete, Jimmie Johnson underwent a lengthy pit stop under a lap 81 caution to try and fix whatever was wrong. Coming out in the back of the pack, Johnson left himself vulnerable to the type of chain reaction accidents that often happen at the flat 1-mile oval, and paid the price.

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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Sylvania 300 at Loudon

Kevin Harvick dominated at New Hampshire Sunday, leading 118 of the final 123 laps to take the checkered flag first for the second week in a row. Finishing .777 seconds in front of second place Tony Stewart, Harvick took not only the win but the point lead for the first time in his Nextel Cup career, starting his Chase out on the right foot.

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Sylvania 300 at Loudon Edition

With the driver points for the top 10 reset so that everyone was separated by just five points, Sunday's race caused each Chaser to leave in a different position in the point standings than where they started. For some teams, that was good news; they withstood the first test of the championship battle and came out of Sunday's race intact. For others, though, the day turned out to be anything but sunny, and they now find themselves in jeopardy of staring at an empty trophy case far earlier than they should be.

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Bubble Breakdown: JJ Yeley, Robby Gordon Move Up in Top 35 Battle; Bobby Labonte Takes Huge Hit

The first race for the Chase is in the books. It was also the first race in the home stretch for the battle for the Top 35. The final 10 races of the season are the time for the teams battling for those precious positions to entrench themselves in the Top 35 and secure a starting spot for the first five races of the 2007 season. Some teams were able to capitalize at New Hampshire while others saw their fortunes continue to slide backwards. Here are the winners and losers from Sunday's race.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2006 Sylvania 200 at Loudon

After starting the season without a single truck series win, Johnny Benson scored his fourth one of the season Saturday night in the Sylvania 200. Starting on the front row, Benson dominated for much of the evening, finishing .691 seconds ahead of polesitter Mike Skinner at the checkered flag. Kyle Busch, Todd Bodine, and David Starr rounded out the top five finishers.

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