Race Weekend Central

Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Checker Auto Parts 500k at Phoenix Edition

NASCAR heads to the desert Southwest for their second trip to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, as the Chase for the Nextel Cup has winnowed down to merely a two-horse race. While six drivers are still mathematically alive, just Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon remain with a realistic chance to take home the trophy come …

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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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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2007 Subway 500 at Martinsville

1. Safety, Schmafety – The next time anyone from NASCAR tries to say that safety is their first priority, I want to have a tape of today’s Subway 500 finish on hand, showing David Ragan‘s car sitting sideways in the middle of the track coming off turn 1 and the leaders heading towards him full …

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Nextel Cup Rookie Report: AJ Allmendinger Aces the 2007 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

Rookies in the Starting Lineup: Paul Menard (17th), David Reutimann (20th), AJ Allmendinger (30th), David Ragan (31st), Juan Pablo Montoya (36th) Unofficial Finishing Positions: Allmendinger (15th), Menard (22nd), Reutimann (29th), Montoya (37th), Ragan (40th) Rookie of the Race: Allmendinger. Allmendinger started just 30th for Saturday night’s race, but there was no need for Team Red Bull …

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