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Bubble Breakdown: Paul Menard Showing Signs of Life While Joey Logano Remains Lifeless

Optimism ran rampant amongst several bubble drivers this weekend as Paul Menard, Sam Hornish Jr. and Joey Logano all posted top-12 qualifying runs. But qualifying pays no points and Texas is a big, fast, nasty track that some of the best drivers have yet to master. So, as the race began questions loomed for those with …

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Did You Notice? The CoT Doesn’t Equal Parity & Kyle Busch Can’t Contend for a Title… In Trucks

Did You Notice? That the gap between the “Big Four” in Cup racing and the rest of the pack is getting wider than ever before? We say this stuff all the time, but I did a little research in the off-week to take a look at the stats for the 2008 Cup season to date. What …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Wallace, Vickers & Andretti are the Best Story of Speedweeks So Far

It’s easy to get blinded by the big picture. Especially when the big picture points out what is wrong with NASCAR today–the Top 35 rule, the Chase, and all the other contrived little gimmicks. There’s just so much that is so easily fixable. Some days it’s hard to see what’s right. What’s right is Kenny …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: Outside the Chase after the 2007 Subway 500 at Martinsville

Sunday’s Subway 500 at Martinsville marked the beginning of the final five races this season, launching a segment filled with pressure-packed racing not only for those fighting for the title, but for many others involved in separate skirmishes of their own. Whether it’s battling to stay within the top 25 in driver points, to move …

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Bubble Breakdown: Little Change in Top-35 Picture at Chicagoland

With the Daytona debacle now in the rearview mirror, the battle for the Top 35 in car owner points continued this week in Chicagoland; but after an uneventful day for the majority of the cars on the bubble, little changed as far as positions go. In fact, the gap between 35th and 36th place is …

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