Race Weekend Central

Full Throttle: NASCAR’s Connection to Barrett-Jackson, an Amazing Event in the Desert

Every January, as the New Year dawns there is a pilgrimage to the desert Southwest by car enthusiasts from around the globe. In a display of decadence by a very large group of people who have more money than people should rightly have, people purchase cars that were originally priced at a few thousand dollars …

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10 Points to Ponder… 2007 NASCAR Banquet/End of Season

1. Banner Brainstorming – Mike Helton said in New York last week that 2007 was a “banner year” for NASCAR. Which makes me wonder, if you were designing a banner to summarize NASCAR’s season, what would it say? Suggestions welcome. 2. Spade Said – From what I’ve heard, most people didn’t find David Spade all …

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Rating the 2007 NASCAR Cup Series Races: Part III

Editor’s Note: With the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup season complete, it’s now time to take a look back. This week, veteran writer Matt McLaughlin winds up the process started last Monday with his annual race review, analyzing each event of the season and giving us his take on how good – or bad – they …

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Rating the 2007 NASCAR Cup Series Races: Part II

Editor’s Note: With the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup season complete, it’s now time to take a look back. This week, veteran writer Matt McLaughlin starts the process with his annual race review, analyzing each event of the Nextel Cup season and giving us his take on how good – or bad – they really were. …

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Rating the 2007 NASCAR Cup Series Races: Part I

Editor’s Note: With the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup season complete, it’s now time to take a look back. This week, veteran writer Matt McLaughlin starts the process with his annual race review, analyzing each event of the Nextel Cup season and giving us his take on how good – or bad – they really were. …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Homestead Race

Jimmie Johnson – Johnson has top-10 finishes in four of his six starts at Homestead, including a second-place result scored here in 2004. For those looking for a little drama, Johnson did crash out here in 2005 en route to 40th place. Jeff Gordon – Gordon has top-10 finishes in six of eight Cup races …

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