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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2007 USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland

There was at least one driver who didn’t sleep through the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland snooze-fest; that would be Tony Stewart.

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

1. They call it “cookie cutter” for a reason – Sorry guys, but the USG Sheetrock 400 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 …

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Bubble Breakdown: Little Change in Top-35 Picture at Chicagoland

With the Daytona debacle now in the rearview mirror, the battle for the Top 35 in car owner points continued this week in Chicagoland; but after an uneventful day for the majority of the cars on the bubble, little changed as far as positions go. In fact, the gap between 35th and 36th place is …

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Voices From the Heartland: With 10 to Go, NASCAR Teammates Know How You Make Your Bed!

Revealing what just may be the most profound look yet into the psyche of the mysterious enigma known as the Busch Brothers, big brother Kurt Busch offered this bit of advice to his younger sibling after last Saturday’s Pepsi 400 in Daytona. “For Kyle, the advice I would give is to understand that you’re out …

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Fanning the Flames: Frances Among Several Families Searching for Strength While Facing Tragedy

Sports can seem so trivial at times. We look to racing, baseball, football, et al as an escape from our everyday grind; a rough week at the office can be forgotten for three or four hours on a Saturday or Sunday while we immerse ourselves into a reality that doesn’t parallel our own. An afternoon …

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Driver Handicaps: 2007 USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Edition

Jeff Gordon – Gordon won this race last year and has top-five finishes in four of his six starts at Chicagoland.

Thompson in Turn 5: Tony Stewart No Excuse for Bad Behavior

It is no longer particularly noteworthy when Tony Stewart attacks fellow competitors that impede him in his never-ending pursuit of winning NASCAR Nextel Cup races. In fact, it has almost become expected that Tony will provide choice derogatory critiques to nationwide audiences of his fellow competitors; all they need to do is challenge his on-track …

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