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2007 Season Preview: Whose Job is on the Line?

Today’s Season Preview Topic: What driver enters the season under the most pressure to make NASCAR’s Chase, and why? Will they succeed or fail?

Bowles-Eye View: No Matter How Much We Complain, NASCAR is Clearly Number 1

No question about it… this offseason has been filled with more gripes about the state of NASCAR racing than you could fit into a complaint box a mile-wide. I’ll even admit to being one of the primary culprits; through all sorts of media, I’ve been squawking about how this sport is in a make-or-break year, …

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2007 Season Preview: Juan Pablo Montoya vs. All Other Rookies

Today’s Season Preview Topic: Juan Pablo Montoya may be the most hyped-up rookie in Nextel Cup history. Still, his limited stock car experience makes him somewhat of an unknown; is he capable of winning Rookie of the Year, and better yet, can he actually win a Cup race in his first season?

Thompson in Turn 5: NASCAR Announces Chase Changes While Fan Opinions Fall on Deaf Ears

Monday, NASCAR Chairman Brian France announced the long-awaited changes to the points system as it pertains to points awarded drivers for winning a Nextel Cup race. Additionally, France informed the assembled news media that the Chase format would be augmented to include 12 drivers from the present 10. Sounds like something I’d be in full …

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2007 Season Preview: Which NASCAR Teams Are in Danger of Closing Up?

Today’s Season Preview Topic: Several new teams will debut this season, tightening NASCAR Nextel Cup fields and causing fully sponsored teams to go home. Which longtime single or multi-car team will find themselves in the most trouble of “disappearing” from the Cup radar screen with the new competition?

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