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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Kyle Busch and the 5 Amazing Mentors – A Tale of Speed and Impertinence

Since his outburst about teamwork, or the lack thereof, at Daytona earlier this month, Kyle Busch has been under a microscope that is already on high power as he searches for a new ride for 2008 and beyond. He's been called a whiner, immature and spoiled. His comments were looked at as childish and jealous. Whatever the reasons for his comments or Busch's personality shortcomings, it was brought up that nobody at Hendrick Motorsports has ever taken Busch under his wing. Kyle Busch has never had a mentor, they exclaimed! How could he possibly know better?

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Mirror Driving: Chasing the Chase, Truckers Ruining the Race? & Does ESPN Know Their Place?

After a one-week breather, Nextel Cup racing resumes this week with just seven races remaining until the end of the regular season. Heading into that final stretch, who among the top 12 is the most vulnerable to drop out and why? And if someone does fall out, who slips in their place?

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Nextel Cup: Race to The Chase Special Edition

Now that we have survived the final off weekend of the year, it's time to turn our focus to the upcoming seven-race slugfest that will determine the field for the 2007 Chase for the Championship. Obviously, there are certain drivers that are all but locked into the field barring some sort of meteor hitting their race shops. But the expansion to a field of 12 this year has widened the door for more of these wheelmen to try to make a name for themselves and stake their claim to a piece of NASCAR history.

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Fanning the Flames: NASCAR Silly Season Could Be Worse – We Could Have Steinbrenner

This year is unique in that most of the silliness centers not with the drivers, but the owners. We have the Ray Evernham/George Gillette deal that has been ongoing for all of a decade and may never get done. There are also investment firms popping up right and left in the garage, milling about like pit lizards, trying to buy into someone, anyone's race team. Problem is, these investment firms don't know a front clip from a fuel pump. They also don't realize that teams need sponsors... not someone to split the utility bill with them.

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Voice of Vito: Kyle Busch – There’s Nothing More Dangerous Than a Man With Nothing Left To Lose

While Kyle Busch's public statements aren't exactly as outlandish as, say, Tony Stewart accusing his teammate of backing into him at 200 mph, they do give one pause for reflection: What the heck is up with this kid? It doesn't appear he's trying to make the best of a difficult situation, wooing a sponsor, or attempting to audition for his next ride. He looks like a guy trying to get canned from his job instead of quitting, just so he can collect unemployment.

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Mirror Driving: Kasey Kahne Drinking Bud? Chicagoland a Dud? & Ginn Hits The Ground With a Thud

It's now been six years since Chicagoland hosted its first Nextel Cup race. Are you disappointed in the progress being made as the track has aged, and should improvements be made a la Homestead and Las Vegas to make the facility more competitive?

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10 Points to Ponder After the 2007 USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland

1. They call it "cookie cutter" for a reason - Sorry guys, but that just wasn't a very exciting race. Tony Stewart got out front with a fuel-only pit stop and was never challenged in the closing laps after holding off a single pass attempt by Matt Kenseth. There were several long green-flag runs and not a lot of lead changes, unless you count the ones achieved through pit cycles, and most of the attrition was due to single-car incidents. The only good news to report: the race didn't last that long.

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Busch Series Breakdown: 2007 USG Durock 300 at Chicagoland

Buschwhacking Cup regulars dominated the USG Durock 300, leading all but four laps of the race and taking nine of the top 10 finishing positions. Denny Hamlin was strong early in the event, but a problem getting onto pit road and a dead battery knocked him from contention. Kyle Busch dominated the second half of the race until the caution flag flew for a spin by Aric Almirola with 34 laps to go. Busch's team made a decision to come to pit road for tires while the cars of Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, and Clint Bowyer stayed out. Busch restarted the race eighth but was only able to make up three positions by race's end. Harvick took the lead with 27 laps to go and held off the charge of Kenseth over the last 10 laps to become the first repeat Busch Series winner at Chicagoland.

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