NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville Edition

The tight Martinsville paperclip did its part to keep the points close Sunday, throwing a wrench into the Chase for the Nextel Cup standings with the first seven positions in points changing hands by the end of the day. Which drivers are heating up as the number of races wind down? Read this week’s Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in the Chase to find out.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Edition

As the smoke cleared from a wacky weekend of racing in Charlotte, Jeff Burton continued to remain the class of the Chase field, with the rest of his challengers now looking to play catchup in the second half.

Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

After finishing second at Talladega the previous week, Kasey Kahne came out and dominated at Lowe’s, leading 134 laps and surviving a wacky race of attrition and pit strategy to come out on top in the Bank of America 500 and close to within 160 of points leader Jeff Burton.

How Many Records Will Kevin Harvick Set With 2006 Busch Series Championship?

Kevin Harvick locked up the Busch Series championship Friday with four races still remaining on the schedule; it’s the earliest any driver has ever managed to clinch the title. His winning margin currently stands at 775 points over second-place Carl Edwards, easily outpacing the current record for largest margin (616 points, set by Jeff Green …

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Dave Blaney Wins 2006 Dollar General 300 at Charlotte in Bizarre Finish

CONCORD, N.C. – It looked like it might slip away when Dave Blaney slid high during the last lap of the race, opening the door for Matt Kenseth to sneak by. But Blaney stood on the gas, and coming out of the fourth turn Kenseth bobbled and then lost control of the No. 17 Ford, spinning down the frontstretch as Blaney drove off for the win.

Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Edition

Who are the drivers most likely to help you rebound from a tough week in your fantasy league as the racing moves back to “normal” racing at Charlotte? Let’s find out in this week’s edition of Picks ‘N’ Pans.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega Edition

There are certain things that we’ve come to expect from restrictor-plate races lately, and this weekend’s Nextel Cup race at Talladega had most of the bases covered. Side-by-side racing… check. Bump-drafting… check. The Big One… check. Controversy… check. Upset fans… check. It seems like the only checkmark left empty on a wild day in Alabama …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega Edition

The Cup Series heads to Alabama this Sunday for a run on the newly paved 2.66-mile tri-oval that is Talladega Superspeedway. With new asphalt and restrictor-plate engines, every team is going to be holding their breath for 500 miles, hoping they can be in the right place at the right time and avoid the Big One.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Banquet 400 at Kansas Edition

Jimmie Johnson was blowing by the competition and looked to be heading for a win that could have got him back in the title hunt, but Tony Stewart calmly came in and stole the Banquet 400 win away with a little extra fuel.

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