Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2007 Race to the Chase Special Edition

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.

Full Throttle: Could Cracks Be Forming in the Foundation of Junior Nation?

When it comes to who’s a fan favorite in Nextel Cup, there’s no question Dale Earnhardt Jr. has always carried the biggest legion of followers to each track the series visits. The winner of the Most Popular Driver contest for four years running, Junior dominates every vote about the sport that ever seems to take …

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Bowles-Eye View: Sterling Marlin Can’t Outrace Father Time

I grew up watching Sterling Marlin at his best. With bated breath as a 14-year-old, I watched the final laps of the 1995 Daytona 500, leaning a little too close to the television in anticipation that this would be the year the great Dale Earnhardt Sr. would finally win his first Great American Race. On …

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

Remember when Silly Season used to go into full swing around the Charlotte race date in October? These days, it seems it’s going strong by Indy. Yeah, I know I say this every year… but this season truly seems much sillier than last. Or the one before, and the one before that, This year is …

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

“You better not try to stand in my way As I’m a walking out the door, Take this job and shove it I ain’t workin’ here no more.” – Chorus to “Take This Job And Shove It” by Johnny Paycheck Those lyrics immediately came to mind when digesting the recent bizarre behavior exhibited by Kyle Busch. …

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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?