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Did You Notice? 2007 Offseason Edition

Did You Notice? How quickly everyone got the heck out of dodge as soon as the NASCAR season is over? You didn't hear a peep from much of anyone over the past week - because we were all on vacation! Yes, it's the holidays, but the sigh of relief uttered by everyone who's a part of the sport is yet another sign the Cup season is as lengthy as it's ever going to get.

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Mirror Driving: Johnson’s Place in History, Brian France Rewriting History & Kenseth Looking Back on History

Jimmie Johnson took his second consecutive Nextel Cup title Sunday, joining Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, and Jeff Gordon as the sixth driver in the modern era to put together back-to-back title runs. Should Johnson now be considered among the best drivers in the modern era?

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Running Their Mouth: 2007 Ford 400 at Homestead

Each week, we'll go through media reports, interviews, PR, and all our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Nextel Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It's the most original commentary you'll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members, and the car owners themselves. This week, here's a sneak peek at what a select few were thinking following the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Ford 400 at Homestead Edition

if you're reading this now, your team is likely among the Johnsons and Gordons of the world, racing into the weekend with a chance at championship glory. This is your last opportunity to put your best foot forward; are you ready to take home the league trophy? You will be - after reading the expert advice contained in this week's edition of Picks 'N' Pans.

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Mirror Driving: Jeff Gordon No Longer Number 1? Is Parity in NASCAR Done? & Truck Series Fun…

Jimmie Johnson's remarkable achievement of four wins in a row gave him double-digit victories for the first time since 1998, when teammate Jeff Gordon dominated the sport. Should Johnson continue on and win his second straight title, is it fair to say the No. 1 driver in the Hendrick stable is now him - not Gordon?

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Voice of Vito: Hendrick Motorsports’ Decade of Dominance… & Then Some

Rick Hendrick's team has fielded cars for some of the iconic names in racing's modern era: Darrell Waltrip, Al Unser Jr., Cup champion Terry Labonte, and the late Tim Richmond. In the process, the man became a pioneer, fielding multi-car teams that seemed to work together much better than others before. This became the foundation upon which Hendrick would build an empire; with his centerpiece, the heir-apparent to the throne who would make his arrival at the final race of 1992 at Atlanta. Teaming him with a young crew chief who cut his teeth in modifieds, Rick Hendrick was about to set the racing world on its ear, as the duo of driver Jeff Gordon and crew chief Ray Evernham had come together for a magical pairing.

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Did You Notice? The Best Sophomore Class in History? Thoughts From Phoenix & Beyond

Did You Notice? That Ken Schrader popped up over in the Gillett Evernham camp this weekend? Patrick Carpentier mentioned him as one of the drivers most responsible for allowing the rookie to adapt to the track so quickly. That could only mean good things for the veteran; Schrader currently is without a ride in any of NASCAR's top three series, and could benefit immensely from developing a relationship with Evernham and Dodge. Even though the 52-year-old struggled throughout the course of the season with the Wood Brothers - he hasn't won a race since 1991 - you'd like to think he'd have a few more NASCAR starts left in him, given the right opportunity and a limited schedule.

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Running Their Mouth: 2007 Checker Auto Parts 500K at Phoenix

Each week, we'll go through media reports, interviews, PR, and all our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Nextel Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It's the most original commentary you'll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members, and the car owners themselves. This week, here's a sneak peek at what a select few were thinking following the Checker Auto Parts 500K at Phoenix International Raceway.

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