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Tracking the Trucks: 2007 Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky

Mike Skinner won his fourth race of the season Saturday night in the Built Ford Tough 225 at the Kentucky Speedway. Skinner beat runner-up Travis Kvapil by 5.570 seconds. Ted Musgrave, who returned to the No. 9 after a one-week suspension, finished third.

Remembering Davey Allison – Part I

If there was ever a child born to be a racecar driver, it was Davey Allison. If there was ever a racecar driver who never forgot his roots, and always had a few moments to sign an autograph, answer a question or smile for a photo with a fan, it was Davey Allison. And if there was ever a hero of the sport who left us too soon, it was Davey Allison.

Voices From the Heartland: With 10 to Go, Teammates Know How You Make Your Bed!

Revealing what just may be the most profound look yet into the psyche of the mysterious enigma known as the Busch Brothers, big brother Kurt Busch offered this bit of advice to his younger sibling after last Saturday’s Pepsi 400 in Daytona. “For Kyle, the advice I would give is to understand that you’re out …

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Rating the Nextel Cup Rookies: 2007 Midterm Report Card

Now that the Pepsi 400 is in the record books, the 2007 Nextel Cup Series officially enters the second half of its racing season. While that means much welcomed visits to familiar tracks for this year’s rookie class, there’s still one major obstacle they have yet to endure before moving forward – Professor Lumbis’s dreaded …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Edition

Despite its reputation for being just another 1.5-mile “cookie-cutter” track, Chicagoland Speedway is showing her age, developing a wider racing groove capable of supporting side-by-side racing.

Tearing Apart the Trucks: Aaron Fike’s Fall From Grace

Aaron Fike was arrested Saturday night with lady friend Cassandra Davidson at Kings Island after the park reported Fike’s SUV as suspicious. Fike tried to drive away when the Mason City Police Department approached the vehicle, but another officer pulled in front, forcing him to stop.

Voice of Vito: Green & 13 Unlucky as Ever for Ginn Racing

At Daytona in February, Mark Martin made his debut for Ginn Racing by winning the Daytona 500… but losing the Daytona 505 by little more than one foot. Many argue that he got worked out of it by NASCAR’s controversial decision to not throw the yellow flag for a crash off turn 4 until after …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2007 USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Edition

Saturday was supposed to be the luckiest day of the year – July 7th, 2007 (7/7/07). On that fateful night, some of NASCAR’s greatest drivers were lucky, indeed, finding no problem pulling the lever and hitting that jackpot on the slot machine of restrictor-plate racing known as Daytona International Speedway. While Jamie McMurray snagged the …

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