The '05 drive

Crossman, Matt
December 2005
Sporting News;12/9/2005, Vol. 229 Issue 49, p22
The article presents information on the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup and forecasts the 2006 NASCAR season. In the second year of the Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup, just about every driver who qualified said that the format needs to be tweaked to make bad luck less of a factor. Racer Greg Biffle's loose wheel at Texas was bad performance--somebody didn't tighten it. Racer Mark Martin's wreck at Talladega, on the other hand, was bad luck. In looking for the next champion, there are two guys to pick: the driver who won the most races the year before or a driver in his fourth season. Next season, Biffle will fit both.


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