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The 2007 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookies: What Are They Up to Now?

As most of the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers took a week off from racing multi-colored cars in favor of cracking vibrant eggs, the rookie column was left on a little bit of an Easter Egg hunt of its own… trying to figure out how to fill this space for the week! Considering we’re only five …

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Bubble Breakdown: Previewing NASCAR’s 2008 Battle for the Top 35, Part II

Being in the Top 35 for the first five NASCAR races this season is a great luxury for those lucky enough to secure a spot at the conclusion of 2007. But after that, each team has to perform well enough to stay there in order to keep enjoying those benefits. Last week in this column, …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: Outside the Chase After the 2007 Checker Auto Parts 500k at Phoenix

With just two races left on the Nextel Cup slate, the open roads of the great Southwest and Phoenix appeared the perfect place for a change of pace. After all, the subset of three dozen drivers outside the Chase had won just once during the playoffs, and you’d like to think the odds were in …

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Bubble Breakdown: Petty Enterprises Coming Dangerously Close to Top-35 Cliff

The two-car battle for the 35th and final position in owner points is close to becoming a three-team race – and that new third team is a team that’s slumping rather than one stepping up as the season nears its stretch run. While its sister car streaked to a second straight top 10 finish at Bristol, the No. 45 from Petty Enterprises seems to have been left behind. The Dodge continues to struggle each and every week, whether it’s Kyle Petty, Chad McCumbee, or Kenny Wallace behind the wheel – a 32nd-place run for Wallace at Bristol is the team’s best finish in five weeks, with results of 41st, 42nd, 33rd and 41st coming in the previous four races. That has left the team dangerously on the edge of falling into the grasp of teams below them.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2007 Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono

Unless you’re a glutton for punishment or one of Kurt Busch’s fans, then you probably found Sunday’s Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono a real snooze-fest.

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