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Becca’s Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2006 Dover 400

That was the last time that Jeff Burton won a Cup race - Oct. 28, 2001, at Phoenix International Raceway. The Cingular team has had several strong runs early in recent races, but has been unable to close the deal until Sunday. The clean, side-by-side battle between Burton and Matt Kenseth was one of the better late race battles in recent memory.

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That’s History: Chase This!

The Chase is on and what a better way to honor it then with some useless facts? That's right, race fans, I said useless. But useless is as useless does, and like the Chase these facts are certainly useless, entertaining maybe, but totally unnecessary. Sometimes, like these tidbits, unnecessary is fun. So without further ado, here are some fun facts about this year's Chasers. Did you know...?

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Dover 400 Edition

The first week of the Chase has passed, and there were some clear cut winners and losers. On the winning side was Kevin Harvick, scoring his second straight victory in Nextel Cup, along with fellow Chasers Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin... and Mike. Landing on the other side were Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch... and Cami, who all suffered setbacks. Up next is the Monster Mile... who will slay the beast, and who will be beaten? Let's find out.

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Mirror Driving: Who Needs To Be Fixed More… Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, or the Chase?

Who was hurt more on Sunday - Kyle Busch or Jimmie Johnson? In particular, what has happened to the No. 48 team since August, and can it be fixed?

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Bowles-Eye View: Jimmie Johnson’s Luck Running Out at the Wrong Time… Again

At this point, everyone knows about the misfortune the No. 48 team experienced at New Hampshire. Losing a cylinder in the engine before a quarter of the race was complete, Jimmie Johnson underwent a lengthy pit stop under a lap 81 caution to try and fix whatever was wrong. Coming out in the back of the pack, Johnson left himself vulnerable to the type of chain reaction accidents that often happen at the flat 1-mile oval, and paid the price.

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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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