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Afterthought Toyota now a serious contender

...position for Sunday's race, that one word speaks volumes. A year ago, Toyota moved up to what was then known as the Nextel Cup series and took its lumps. Arriving at Daytona with the middle-of-the-pack Bill Davis Racing team and the brand new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/13/nas_187184.shtml
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NASCAR Newsmaker: Jimmie Johnson

Jimmie Johnson won four of the last five races this year to defend his Nextel Cup Series championship. After pocketing more than $13 million in prize money this year, Johnson had time recently to look back at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/27/nas_178201.shtml
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One last victory lap

...his whirlwind schedule as the newly-crowned NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion. In a six-day period, Johnson will make...memories of last year," said Johnson, the first Nextel Cup Series repeat champion since Jeff Gordon won back-to-back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/29/nas_154517.shtml
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The future is now

Of all the changes ahead for the Nextel Cup Series, from a new name for the series to the Car of Tomorrow, no change will be more prominent than a move by the most-recognized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/22/nas_153676.shtml
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NASCAR Newsmaker: Chad Knaus

...Knaus was shuffling papers on pit road while the rest of his race team was celebrating Jimmie Johnson's second Nextel Cup Series championship in a row Sunday night. Regarded as one of the brightest crew chiefs in NASCAR, Knaus wanted to make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/22/nas_153682.shtml
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Hendrick wants Johnson for good

...lifetime contract. Minutes after Johnson won his second Nextel Cup Series championship in a row Sunday, Hendrick said he wants...than Johnson since he moved full-time into the Nextel Cup Series. He's only getting better. "There's a lot more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/20/nas_153146.shtml
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Busch could be a no-win situation

...that would keep full-time Nextel Cup Series drivers from winning the Busch...Edwards, work full-time in the Nextel Cup Series. HORNISH CLOSER TO CUP: Although...He's expected to make his Nextel Cup Series debut at the season finale Nov...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/08/nas_151709.shtml
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Different Strokes

...in a different manner, but they generally end up at the same place, at the same time. They've dominated the Nextel Cup Series this year, combining to win 15 of 34 races. "I've said many times that Chad wouldn't work as my crew chief...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/08/nas_151713.shtml
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Johnson's move comes in season

...his cape out. You have to think of the big picture." CAROLINA BLUES: North Carolina's winning streak in the Nextel Cup Series is in trouble. Johnson's victory Sunday was the 34th time a driver who wasn't born in the Tar Heel State has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/05/nas_150660.shtml
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New Hampshire Speedway is sold

...Speedway might be a step closer to getting a second Nextel Cup Series date. Speedway Motorsports Inc. announced Friday...north of Boston, will continue to play host to two Nextel Cup Series races. "The two Cup dates are extremely important...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/03/nas_150399.shtml
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