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2008 Season Preview: Which NASCAR Driver’s on the Hot Seat This Year?

As always, 2008 will be a year when several NASCAR driver contracts are on the verge of expiring. So, which driver starts the season on the hottest seat?

Holding a Pretty Wheel: NASCAR Has 21 Reasons to Up Minimum Age

Word on the street is that NASCAR is toying with the idea of changing the minimum age for racing in the Sprint Cup Series from 18 to 21. Already there has been a negative reaction from race fans as it impacts a few teams’ development drivers, namely Joe Gibbs Racing’s phenom Joey Logano. Logano, 17, …

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Down in Daytona 2008: Speeds Up in Final Day of Session 1

Editor’s Note: Mike Lovecchio will be covering testing in a variety of ways for us this January at Daytona. To read his reports from earlier in the week, be sure to click the links below: Cup Testing, Day 1 Cup Testing, Day 2 The first session of NASCAR Sprint Cup testing is over, and after …

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Down in Daytona 2008: Drafting Practice Begins on Day 2

Editor’s Note: Mike Lovecchio will be covering testing in a variety of ways for us this January at Daytona. For his Day 1 report, click here. Mark Martin wasn’t shy with his comments about single-car runs following the first day of Winter Testing in Daytona, going as far as to call the session a “waste …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Checker Auto Parts 500k at Phoenix Edition

NASCAR heads to the desert Southwest for their second trip to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, as the Chase for the Nextel Cup has winnowed down to merely a two-horse race. While six drivers are still mathematically alive, just Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon remain with a realistic chance to take home the trophy come …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: Outside the Chase after the 2007 Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta

Sunday’s Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta had about as wacky a finish as you’re going to get. Water in the fuel tanks, wily maneuvers on pit road and the wheels coming off of people’s solid runs – literally – left most of us hanging in disbelief by the time the checkered flag flew. It …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings After the 2007 UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega

1) Jeff Gordon (Six First-Place Votes)
Was going to either win or become a hood ornament on Tony Stewart’s Chevy in a daring last-lap pass at Talladega.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not: Outside the Chase After the 2007 Lifelock 400 at Kansas

With the spotlight on the top-12 drivers in the standings each week, it’s sometimes easy to forget that 31 others take to the track each weekend in pursuit of a long-sought after victory… but that’s what the purpose of this column is for. With another Chase race under our belts, it’s time to take a …

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