Race Weekend Central

Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Edition

The Chase heads to the halfway point this weekend by tackling the only night race left on the horizon for 2007. To do that, the circuit heads back to Charlotte, the track that has been both levigated and repaved over the last couple of years. It’s all part of a work-in-progress renovation project by track …

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Voices From the Heartland: King of Beers Removes NASCAR Jewel From Its Crown

Earlier this year, Brian France stepped up to a microphone and gave a positively glowing report on the overall “state of the sport.” Of course, part of that report reflected on the supposed multitude of corporations just dying to invest in stock car racing. “There’s more than 100 Fortune 500 businesses investing in NASCAR,” France …

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Mirror Driving: A Hamlin-Petty Brawl, Are Dover Pits Too Small? & Team Orders Leave Us Appalled

Kyle Petty and Denny Hamlin got into it at Dover, after Petty confronted Hamlin in his car following a nasty incident. Who should be apologizing to who?

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: Outside the Chase After the 2007 Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover

NASCAR’s playoffs may be full steam ahead – but that doesn’t mean the other 31 drivers stop racing each week. Whether they’re busy building momentum for 2008, out there fighting for a job, or just infused with the plain ol’ desire to win, each driver has something to strive for as the races wind down. …

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Fanning the Flames: Crazy 8s, Busted Tapes & Can Kasey Kahne Relate?

Anyone hear about a little press conference that took place yesterday in Dallas? You may not have heard much, as it only involved the sport’s favorite son… plus some new friends from PepsiCo and the National Guard. There was also something about a number, what was it, No. 88? Seriously, I think I speak for …

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Full Throttle: “Kahne” the New Face of Budweiser Pull It Off?

After it was announced that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would not take Budweiser with him to Hendrick Motorsports next year, the search was on to find the person that could best exemplify the beer company’s image. It didn’t take long for them to find their man. At a press conference Tuesday, Kasey Kahne will be introduced …

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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2007 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond

1. The Dale Earnhardt Jr. 400 – Oh, you mean that wasn’t the name of Saturday night’s race at Richmond? Could have fooled me. Earnhardt’s odds of making the Chase were ridiculously slim going into Richmond, making ESPN/ABC’s singular focus on him both ridiculous and way over the top. 2. Abracadabra – And presto, chango. …

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