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Best of Mirror Driving: Lions, Tigers & Tony Stewart

Editor’s Note: With the offseason in full swing, Mirror Driving is off this week. Look for a brand new edition to come out next week before the holidays! In its place, we bring you this classic Mirror Driving column from July… a solid reminder of how some problems remain unsolved long after the season fades …

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Best of Mirror Driving 2006

Editor’s Note: In honor of the 2006 Nextel Cup champion celebrating in New York City, the Mirror Driving crew has decided to throw a little party of their own, taking a hard-earned week off after a long season. In their stead, we hope you enjoy some “Best Of” Mirror Driving from the past year, a …

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Voices From the Heartland: Kevin Harvick Aces Crucial Test

People have been waiting for it all year. The non-Harvick fans, the media, even the Childress camp wondered if and when it would happen. When would “Happy Harvick” suddenly snap and become “Hothead Harvick?” Well, folks, I must say, if there wasn’t a meltdown last Sunday, don’t hold your breath for the rest of the …

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Mirror Driving: Toyota Already Underachieving in 2006?

Team Red Bull has had an auspicious debut, failing to qualify for any of the races it’s entered this season. Is this a true indicator that Toyota has a lot of homework to do, or is it hard to tell anything because they’re using Dodges?

Mirror Driving: Is Tony Stewart Better Off Without Being in the Chase?

Can it be said missing the Chase has helped Tony Stewart? Should there be a Chase provision that allows drivers in his position to finish higher than 11th?

Voices From the Heartland: NASCAR 2006 IS Ripe for a Racing Revolution

It is no secret that in the eyes of NASCAR, the racing game is NOT a democracy. It purely is, and most always has been, an outright dictatorship. Throughout the course of history, such dictatorships have their peak… and then, inevitably, a tragic downfall. Recent happenings have me thinking a downfall is close at hand. …

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Mirror Driving: Are NASCAR Rookies Out of Control?

With inexperienced rookies coming into the Cup Series next year, should there be a higher standard set by NASCAR before a driver is allowed to race in Cup?