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Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Richmond Fall Race Edition

Jeff Gordon – Gordon has won here twice and has top-10 finishes in 17 of 29 starts… but his track record lately at Richmond is worrisome. His fourth-place finish in the spring arrested a streak of four straight finishes of 30th or worse, including a disastrous performance in 2005 that locked him out of NASCAR’s …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 3M Performance 400 at Michigan Edition

The series heads to Michigan this weekend for the second of the series’ two visits on the year – and hopefully, your fantasy team is scorching like the late summer heat. Just four races remain until the end of the regular season, and just like the excitement surrounding the Chase, the battle in many leagues …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2007 Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono

Unless you’re a glutton for punishment or one of Kurt Busch’s fans, then you probably found Sunday’s Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono a real snooze-fest.

Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Pocono Summer Race Edition

Jeff Gordon – Gordon won here in June to score his first Pocono victory since his 1998 dream season. It was his fourth win and 20th top-10 result at this track in just 29 starts. Denny Hamlin – Hamlin won both races here last year as a rookie and didn’t do too badly in June …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Brickyard 400 Edition

Jeff Gordon – Gordon has won a track record four Brickyard 400s, including the inaugural event in 1994. He’s also managed 10 top-10 finishes here in 13 starts. The Indiana transplant is hugely popular with the fans in Indy, as well. Denny Hamlin – Hamlin finished 10th here last year in his only Brickyard start …

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Driver Handicaps: 2007 USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Edition

Jeff Gordon – Gordon won this race last year and has top-five finishes in four of his six starts at Chicagoland.

Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Firecracker 400 at Daytona

Jeff Gordon – Gordon’s Daytona record speaks for itself; he’s won a total of six points races there, most recently the 2005 Daytona 500. With the Hendrick teams on a roll at the plate tracks, that should make Gordon an automatic contender, right? Not quite; it has to be pointed out that Gordon has finished …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at Loudon

The Nextel Cup Series heads to the Northeast this weekend to the cozy confines of New Hampshire International Speedway, the 1.058-mile flat track in Loudon, N.H. The eighth Car of Tomorrow race of the season, this weekend up north is likely to send the usual CoT cast of characters near the front of the pack. …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2007 Auto Club 500 at Fontana Edition

As the Cup Series put the Auto Club 500 in the books in Fontana, a state known for wildfires fueled the flames of several of Cup’s hottest drivers.

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