Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2007 Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono

Unless you’re a glutton for punishment or one of Kurt Busch’s fans, then you probably found Sunday’s Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono a real snooze-fest.

Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Pocono Summer Race Edition

Jeff Gordon – Gordon won here in June to score his first Pocono victory since his 1998 dream season. It was his fourth win and 20th top-10 result at this track in just 29 starts. Denny Hamlin – Hamlin won both races here last year as a rookie and didn’t do too badly in June …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Edition

As the excitement winds down from the second-biggest race of the year at Indianapolis, reality sets in for the Nextel Cup faithful – Sunday’s race at Pocono is the second of a 17-week stretch to finish off the regular season. With no off-weeks left to recharge and refocus, it’s crunch time for those in contention …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Nextel Cup: 2007 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Edition

While Tony Stewart was kissing the bricks at Indianapolis for the second time in three years, some drivers almost kissed their Chase hopes goodbye in the wreck-fest that was the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday. In the first 60 laps of the race, a total of 18 drivers had been involved in at …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Brickyard 400 Edition

Jeff Gordon – Gordon has won a track record four Brickyard 400s, including the inaugural event in 1994. He’s also managed 10 top-10 finishes here in 13 starts. The Indiana transplant is hugely popular with the fans in Indy, as well. Denny Hamlin – Hamlin finished 10th here last year in his only Brickyard start …

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Mirror Driving: Chasing the Chase, Truckers Ruining the Race? & Does ESPN Know Their Place?

This week marks ESPN’s return to covering Cup racing after a seven-year absence. What are your expectations for this season?

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.

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.

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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