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New storylines emerge for start of NASCAR's new season

...Now that they're all on the same team at Stewart-Hass Racing, it's natural to wonder which will become the lead driver. More interesting, will the others be willing to play second fiddle?Stewart is returning after missing the final...
Racing teams' No. 1 driver isn't always the best paid one

...Based on experience, former champion Matt Kenseth is the lead driver.Edwards got a big pay raise last year ? and a huge...Of course, some would argue Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a lead driver at Hendrick because he's won the most popular driver...
What happened to the lights?

...not forget how many people simply drive too closely to the vehicle in front. When a branch or a tree comes down, the lead driver may not see it, much less the parade of cars behind the lead vehicle.It is worth noting that vehicle headlights are...
Packers silence Cutler, Bears

...Rodgers finally found the end zone in the fourth quarter, hitting Donald Driver for a 26-yard touchdown and a 23-3 lead.Driver, who barely played in the Packers' season-opening loss to San Francisco, did a celebratory dance in the end zone...
Rookie comes up big

...everyone by surprise since the veteran car owner usually surrounds himself with experienced people. When the team's lead driver, Sterling Marlin, suffered a broken vertebra in his neck during a Sept. 29 crash at Kansas City, McMurray's appointment...
Earnhardt leaves Daytona fuming

...since then, and drivers now need to create a two-car hookup to get around Daytona. They use one spotter, with the lead driver taking traffic signals and guiding the trailing driver, who is stuck in a perpetual blind spot as he's glued to the...
Hendrick keeps faith in GM cars create an elaborate plan just to get his race cars to the track. "This is the toughest stretch of the year," lead driver Bob Decker said. "The only time this truck won't be moving will be during the race."
Not Team Player

...Sunday. Off the track, Gordon and Johnson are best friends. On the track, they generally race each other hard, but clean. At the same time, both are trying to establish themselves as the lead driver at Hendrick's four-car operation.
Earnhardt stumbles; Gordon inches to 12th

...for Bill Davis Racing. Waltrip is expected to move into one of Davis' Dodges next year with plans of becoming the lead driver for Toyota in 2007. - Another announcement that's expected is Scott Riggs' move to a third car at Evernham Motorsports...
Chase drivers avoid track pitfalls

...dropped one position. ON THE CHASE Halfway through the Nextel Cup's Chase for the Championship, Kurt Busch has the lead: Driver - Points back 1. Kurt Busch - 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. - 24 3. Jeff Gordon - 74 4. Elliott Sadler - 157 5. Mark...