Race Weekend Central

Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Dickies 500 at Texas Edition

The long road that’s been the 2007 Nextel Cup season is finally winding down to a close; and hopefully, your fantasy team is still in a position to make you care. With just three races left, the chance to move up is fading fast; just like in the real Chase, the contenders have emerged from …

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Mirror Driving: Carl Edwards vs. The Media, Junior Flees Media Circus, And Dissecting The Memphis Massacre

After what’s happened with Carl Edwards over the past week or so, is it fair for people to withhold their opinions until they feel the timing is right?

Voice of Vito: 2007 the Year the Wheels Came Off the Gravy Train for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Following this past weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the championship Chase tightened considerably between points leader Jeff Gordon and teammate Jimmie Johnson. But as Johnson stood spraying the bubbly in victory lane – winner of his second straight race in the playoffs – cleanup crews were busy picking up parts and pieces sprayed all …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2007 Atlanta Fall Race Recap

The Key Moment: Dale Earnhardt Jr. lost a left-rear wheel off the No. 8 car moments after a green-white-checkered restart at Atlanta, sealing the win for race leader Jimmie Johnson. Honestly, he did – Johnson had gotten such a good jump that it was doubtful Carl Edwards would have caught him. In a Nutshell: Tepid processional racing …

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Fanning the Flames: Talkin’ NASCAR Safety, Driver Shuffles & Engine Troubles

Six down, four to go and I’m still not sold on this being but a two-man race to NASCAR’s Cup title. Although Clint Bowyer continues to put up a valiant effort, seemingly running in quicksand at times, it seems this week’s Atlanta race will determine his fate. If trouble finds Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Atlanta Fall Race Edition

Jeff Gordon – In 30 Cup starts at Atlanta, the points leader has posted four victories and 18 top-10 finishes. However, he finished 12th in the race this spring. Jimmie Johnson – Johnson won here in March to post his second Atlanta Cup victory. After 12 starts here, Johnson has eight top-10 results and an …

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Thompson in Turn 5: Dale Earnhardt Jr. & DEI Just Going Through the Motions

This Monday at Atlanta, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will officially test a No. 88 Chevrolet with Hendrick Motorsports for the first time. That in-season move is just the latest in a transition that appears to be accelerating a bit faster than initially anticipated. Out of the Chase and out of the running for anything higher than …

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