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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Ford 400 at Homestead

In the Nextel Cup season finale, Greg Biffle charged into the lead late and then held off Martin Truex Jr. in a green-white-checkered finish to win the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the third consecutive year.

Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega

While attempting to make the pass on Junior for the lead, Brian Vickers bumped Jimmie Johnson from behind a little too hard and in the wrong place, clipping the No. 48 car in the right-rear corner and sending Johnson straight into the No. 8 Chevrolet. Both cars spun out of harm’s way down the back straightaway into turn 3 while Vickers streaked by to win the UAW-Ford 500.

Bubble Breakdown: Dave Blaney Excels at Richmond, Jeff Green Tumbles Into Danger Zone

While the race to the Chase may have been set at Richmond, with the top 10 now locked in to compete for the Cup title, the battle for the Top 35 is still less than three-quarters of the way complete. With 10 races left on the schedule, there are still plenty of opportunities for teams …

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