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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings After the 2007 Dodge Dealers 400 at Dover

Frontstretch Editors’ Nextel Cup Power Rankings As of Sept. 26, 2007 1) Tony Stewart (4 First-Place Votes) (Last Week: No. 1) – Home Depot wants us to smell the Smoke. Bet they won’t put THAT slogan in Tony’s armpits! 2) Carl Edwards (1 First-Place Vote) (Last Week: No. 8) Uh-oh… Roush found out all of …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Dover Fall Race

Jimmie Johnson – Johnson won both Cup races at Dover in 2002, as well as this event in 2005. He has top-10 finishes in seven of 11 Cup starts here – but has missed the mark the last two times out. Jeff Gordon – It’s a tale of two tracks for Gordon. On the plus side, …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in the Chase: 2007 Sylvania 300 at Loudon Edition

One race down… nine races to go. After his dominating performance at Loudon on Sunday, Clint Bowyer has to be asking himself what the big deal is about all this Chase pressure everyone kept talking to him about. The only winless driver in the playoffs, he threw that status right out the window Sunday, coming …

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Who Wins NASCAR’s Chase in ’07? Your Favorite Frontstretch Writers Tell All

Come Sunday, it’s playoff time in the world of NASCAR… and what would playoffs be without predictions? All of us here at Frontstretch got together this week, stared into the crystal ball, and each came up with our own special theory as to how this year’s Chase for the Championship is going to play out. …

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Driver Handicaps: 2007 Sylvania 300 at NHIS

Jimmie Johnson – The top seed in the Chase with six wins, Johnson won both NHIS Cup races in 2003 and is averaging an 11th-place finish here after 11 starts. Jeff Gordon – Gordon has won three times at New Hampshire. He’s also finished second here three times, including his runner-up result here this summer …

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Thompson in Turn 5: Give Credit to Sprint/Nextel in AT&T NASCAR Sponsorship Resolution

“I hold in my heart the belief that reasonable people will come to a reasonable solution, and hopefully we can get there sooner than later.” – Jeff Burton With a compromise agreement being reached last week that effectively puts to rest the ongoing legal battle between NASCAR, AT&T and Cup Series sponsor Sprint/Nextel, it appears …

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Mirror Driving: Could Earnhardt Jr. Still Make the Chase, Will Open Wheelers Ever Dominate a Cup Race & Did AT&T Get Put in Its Place?

In the midst of Dale Earnhardt Jr. overkill, the 12-car Chase field was set on Saturday night. Looking at the final list of contenders, are there any surprises?

Handicapping the 2007 NASCAR Chase: Part I

This Sunday, just 12 men will take the green flag at New Hampshire with their dream of a 2007 NASCAR Cup title intact. It’s been a remarkable season for them to get this far, as both consistency and talent have put them in position to achieve the ultimate goal. But of course, from the 12 …

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