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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Sylvania 300 at Loudon

Harvick dominated at New Hampshire Sunday, leading 118 of the final 123 laps to take the checkered flag first for the second week in a row. Finishing .777 seconds in front of second-place Tony Stewart, Harvick took not only the win but the points lead for the first time in his Nextel Cup career, starting his Chase out on the right foot.

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Dover 400 Edition

As fall nears and a brisk chill begins to fill the air, the battle for the 2006 Nextel Cup championship is just starting to heat up. Just one race into the 10-race Chase, the points standings have already jumbled up faster than the leaves can start to change colors. With the driver points for the top 10 reset so that everyone was separated by just five points, Sunday's race caused each Chaser to leave in a different position in the points standings than where they started. For some teams, that was good news; they withstood the first test of the championship battle and came out of Sunday's race intact. For others, though, the day turned out to be anything but sunny, and they now find themselves in jeopardy of staring at an empty trophy case far earlier than they should be.

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Who Will Win The 2006 Chase? Frontstretch Weighs In

Now that the field is set, who will win the 2006 Chase for the Championship? Read on to find out who your favorite Frontstretch writer picked... and why.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Sylvania 300 at Loudon Edition

New Hampshire is a relatively flat 1-mile oval. While it can offer two lanes of racing, the second groove usually doesn't come in until the second half of the race. Track position, as always, is important... but not crucial, as three of the past five races here have been won by cars who started outside the top 10. Now that you're not fooled by qualifying, what should you concentrate on?

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Mirror Driving: Team Orders Gone Bad? And Who Would You Kick Out of the Chase?

If you had the power to change the Chase field, would you replace one of the drivers currently in the top 10? Or did all 10 drivers deserve to make it in?

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Bowles-Eye View: NASCAR Still Has the Power To Leave You in a State of Shock

NASCAR does have certain rules that are black and white, and the rules surrounding the Chase for the Championship are one such set. 10 drivers and everyone within 400 points of the leader make the Chase, no more, no less, unless there's a tie for 10th place. So, with nine drivers fighting for eight Chase spots Saturday night, it was nothing but pure common sense to conclude that someone was going to be left out.

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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Chevy Rock ‘N’ Roll 400 at Richmond

On a rock 'n' roll extravaganza of a night at Richmond where the Barenaked Ladies took center stage, Tony Stewart exited stage right, and Matt Kenseth staged his claim as the lead singer of the upcoming Chase for the Championship tour, it was Kevin Harvick who ended up stealing the show before the curtain closed on NASCAR's "regular season."

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