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Bubble Breakdown: Great Week for Haas CNC… For Now in Top-35 Battle

The Haas CNC Racing entries of Johnny Sauter and Jeff Green have flirted with dropping out of the Top 35 in car owner points for much of the first half of the season. But after a strong run this week in New Hampshire, both teams finally have some breathing room heading to Daytona. Inconsistency has …

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Busch Series Breakdown: 2007 Camping World 200 at Loudon

The Camping World 200 started off more like a demolition derby than a Busch Series race. However, the second half of the race was much cleaner than the first half, so the teams had to adjust on the fly and come in for fuel when the caution flew with 38 to go. While Matt Kenseth tried a two-tire stop to get to the front at that point in time, his car was just not good enough to hold off Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards.

Holding a Pretty Wheel: Your Only Job is Fairness – An Open Letter to NASCAR

Dear Brian, Mike, John and the rest of the people in position to make up NASCAR’s rules as you go along: I know your jobs aren’t easy. I probably wouldn’t want any of them. I’m a school teacher, though, so I know a thing or two about being fair. Fairness isn’t about convenience. It isn’t …

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Rick Crawford Driver Diary: The 1 That Got Away

I apologize for taking so long to update my driver diary. This stretch of consecutive races and appearances has kept us pretty busy. Charlotte started with a two-day NASCAR test the week before and allowed us time to decide which truck we wanted to use. Kevin “Cowboy” Starland and the Circle Bar crew picked out …

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Voices From the Heartland: TNT “F-Bomb” Squad Snips Wrong Wire!

The explosion of an “F-bomb” at last Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 in Sonoma, Calif. is a prime example of what seemed like a brilliant idea at the time go horribly awry. The idea was to have Kyle Petty be part of the race broadcast team, not from the booth, but actually while he competed in …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 New Hampshire Summer Race

Jeff Gordon – Gordon has three wins at Loudon, but none since 1998. In fact, his third-place finish at NHIS last fall put to bed a streak of three straight finishes outside of the top 10. But overall, Gordon has 13 top 10s in 24 career starts at this track – and do you want …

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Fanning the Flames: A Confused Writer Has a Question of His Own for NASCAR

Before we get going with your questions this week, I have a question of my own: Q: Dear NASCAR: How does Kurt Busch slam into Tony Stewart‘s car while on pit road, almost hitting Stewart’s jackman in the process, only to walk away with the new standard of a 100-point docking and a $100,000 fine. …

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