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Bubble Breakdown: Blaney Keeps Blood Pressure High for Petty, Schrader in Top 35 After Killer Kansas Performance

When it comes to the Top 35 nowadays, it’s really become more about separating the “3” out of that number than anything else. For the past month, the battle has stood amongst three teams within Petty Enterprises (No. 45), Wood Brothers/JTG Racing (No. 21) and Bill Davis Racing (No. 22). Whatever the driver behind the …

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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?

Fanning the Flames: Kurt Busch Delivers, Herman is Saved, & A Season Finale At… Bristol?

In this very column two weeks ago, I gave Kurt Busch a pretty hard time. His Pocono victory lane celebration, with its scripted victory speech and fake beer swigging, was not only pre-meditated, it was downright fake. So to be fair, I must acknowledge that Kurt’s straight-up rundown of the last 100 laps and compulsory …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2007 Pepsi 400 at Daytona Edition

Saturday was supposed to be the luckiest day of the year – July 7, 2007 (7/7/07). On that fateful night, some of NASCAR’s greatest drivers were lucky, indeed, finding no problem pulling the lever and hitting that jackpot on the slot machine of restrictor-plate racing known as Daytona International Speedway. While Jamie McMurray snagged the …

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