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Driver Review : J.J. Yeley

*J.J. "If There's A Wall, I'll Find It" Yeley* *2006 Ride*: No. 18 Interstate Batteries Chevrolet *2006 Owner*: Joe Gibbs *2006 Crew Chief* : Steve Addington *2006 Stats* : 36 Races, 0 Wins, 0 Top 5s, 3 Top 10s, 29th in Points. *High Point*: It took just two races of 2006 before Yeley registered his first Top 10 finish, coming home 8th at California Speedway in February. Read More »

Driver Review : David Stremme

*David "The Rookie That Got No Face Time" Stremme* *2006 Ride*: No. 40 Coors Light/ Lone Star Steakhouse Dodge *2006 Owner*: Chip Ganassi / Felix Sabates *2006 Crew Chief*: Jeff Vandermoss (Feb.-Apr.), Steve Lane (Apr.-Nov.) *Stats*: 34 Races, 0 Wins, 0 Top 5s, 0 Top 10s, 33rd in Points. *Best Finish*: 11th (twice). *High Point*: While never cracking the Top 10 during his rookie season on tour, Stremme did manage to break the Top 15 on a few occasions. Read More »

Driver Review : Tony Raines

*Tony "Wasn't I Lucky To Be Over 30 And Still Land A Decent Cup Ride" Raines* *2006 Ride*: No. 96 Texas Instruments DLP Products Chevrolet *2006 Owner*: Hall of Fame Racing (Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach and Bill Saunders) *2006 Crew Chief* : Phillippe Lopez (Feb.-Oct.), Brandon Thomas (Oct.-Nov.) *Stats* : 29 Races, 0 Wins, 0 Top 5s, 1 Top 10, 35th in points. *High Point* : Despite his struggles most of the season, Tony Raines managed to keep Bill Saunders, owner of the No. 96 car, high enough in owner's points to guarantee the team would make the race each week. Read More »

Frontstretch Breakdown : Ford 300

*In A Nutshell:* Matt Kenseth may not have won the Nextel Cup series title...but he finished off his Busch Series season with a bang. Kenseth led Carl Edwards to the checkered flag under caution at Homestead to win his second straight race in the series to close out the season. Paul Menard, Denny Hamlin and J.J. Yeley rounded out the Top 5. Read More »

Frontstretch Breakdown: Ford 200

*In A Nutshell:* Mark Martin, making his final Truck Series start for Roush Racing, won his grand finale Friday night in the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The win was Martin's sixth of the season in just fourteen starts. Second place Brendan Gaughan finished 2.613 seconds behind Martin, with Erik Darnell, Bobby Hamilton, Jr. and Jack Sprague rounding out the Top 5. Read More »

Bodine Doesn’t Have the Trophy…Yet

Get ready for an exciting weekend of racing in the Craftsman Truck Series. That's right...it's that time again. Championship weekend. Sure, most eyes will be on the Nextel Cup Series Chase for the Cup, but my eyes sit on the Craftsman Truck Series race. And although he has a 112 point cushion over 2nd place Johnny Benson, Todd Bodine doesn't have it officially in the bag quite yet. Read More »

Frontstretch Breakdown : Casino Arizona 150

*In A Nutshell:* Polesitter Johnny Benson went from first... to last... to first again, winning his fifth career Craftsman Truck Series race in Phoenix Friday night after spinning out on the first lap of the race. Benson finished 0.429 seconds ahead of Mark Martin in the Casino Arizona 150. Mike Skinner, Todd Bodine, and Matt Crafton rounded out the Top 5. Read More »

Frontstretch Breakdown : Silverado 350K

*In A Nutshell:* Clint Bowyer won the Silverado 350K in just his third Craftsman Truck Series start Friday night. Bowyer held the lead at Texas Motor Speedway to beat Kyle Busch by 0.279 seconds. Mike Skinner, Jack Sprague, and Ron Hornaday rounded out the Top 5. Read More »

Frontstretch Breakdown: Easy Care Vehicle Service Contracts 200

*In A Nutshell:* Mike Bliss won the Easy Care Vehicle Service Contracts 200 Saturday night for his first victory at the event since 2002. In a race full of intense side by side racing, Bliss held off Terry Cook by a mere 0.207 seconds to take the checkered flag. Rookie Erik Darnell posted his second Top 5 finish in two weeks, finishing in 3rd, while David Reutimann and Rick Crawford rounded out the Top 5. Read More »