Race Weekend Central

Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Brickyard 400 Edition

Jeff Gordon – Gordon has won a track record four Brickyard 400s, including the inaugural event in 1994. He’s also managed 10 top-10 finishes here in 13 starts. The Indiana transplant is hugely popular with the fans in Indy, as well. Denny Hamlin – Hamlin finished 10th here last year in his only Brickyard start …

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Driver Handicaps: 2007 USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Edition

Jeff Gordon – Gordon won this race last year and has top-five finishes in four of his six starts at Chicagoland.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2007 Pepsi 400 at Daytona Edition

Saturday was supposed to be the luckiest day of the year – July 7, 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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Full Throttle: NASCAR Teammates – For Good or for Evil?

Saturday night was an encapsulation of so many things that are good and bad about NASCAR teammates. Some drivers helped their teammates succeed, some ended their teammate’s night, and some just couldn’t get out of each other’s way. With the driver movement that is already set to take place at the end of the year, …

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Running Their Mouth: 2007 Pepsi 400 at Daytona

Editor’s Note: Each week, we’ll go through all the media reports, interviews, PR and our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Nextel Cup race to capture the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find; the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, …

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Bowles-Eye View: There’s No Crying in NASCAR… Except for Jamie McMurray

The screaming on the radio was so deafening, Jamie McMurray couldn’t clear his head. The third-closest finish in NASCAR history had just taken place, and the 31-year-old from Missouri had seen too many close calls go against him to count his chickens before they hatched. It took the better part of 30 seconds to mouth …

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