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Mirror Driving: Kenseth’s Special Comment, Hendrick = Dominant, & Gauging Edwards’s Busch Accomplishment

With two races remaining, Hendrick Motorsports cars sit first, second and fourth in Cup points. Is this the most dominant season by one team in recent memory?

Full Throttle: Penske Preparing for Past Champion’s Provisional Sham with Sam Hornish Jr., Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch has proved his stock car talent, winning the 2004 Nextel Cup championship. On the flip side, teammate Sam Hornish Jr. has yet to prove he can make a race as a Nextel Cup rookie. But both may have the same comfy exemption to make starting fields for 2008; and that has left many …

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Fanning the Flames: It’s Time for a NASCAR Change at the Top

It’s safe to say the boom is over. With NASCAR’s television ratings dropping at an alarming rate (down 16.7% from Atlanta’s 2007 telecast) and a half-full house at said track… Atlanta! A cradle of stock car racing! It is past time for a change at the top of the NASCAR hierarchy. As rumors continue to swirl …

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Did You Notice? Hornish Missed Again? Thoughts From the 2007 Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta… And Beyond

Did You Notice? The degree to which Roger Penske is trying to force Sam Hornish Jr. into a Cup Series ride for next season? After his sixth DNQ at Atlanta, the team was even talking about switching rides with Kurt Busch for ’08 so that Hornish could have the comfort of being locked into the …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: Outside the Chase after the 2007 Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta

Sunday’s Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta had about as wacky a finish as you’re going to get. Water in the fuel tanks, wily maneuvers on pit road and the wheels coming off of people’s solid runs – literally – left most of us hanging in disbelief by the time the checkered flag flew. It …

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Mirror Driving: Chasing the Chase, Truckers Ruining the Race? & Does ESPN Know Their Place?

This week marks ESPN’s return to covering Cup racing after a seven-year absence. What are your expectations for this season?

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