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Midway Awards
Mark Beech
July 02, 2007
Sure, there are still 20 races to go until the Nextel Cup finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18, but the 2007 regular season is already more than half over. With 10 races left until the start of the Chase, here's a look at the best and the worst of racing so far.
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July 02, 2007

Midway Awards

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At second in the point standings, it's hard to believe that he could call this a disappointing season so far. All he needs is a victory.

Best of the rest
Matt Kenseth

Nobody's done more with less this year than he has. His win at Fontana in February is one of only three by a non-Chevy this season.

Best quote
Tony Stewart

On questionable caution flags influencing race outcomes: "I guess NASCAR thinks, 'Hey, wrestling worked, and it was for the most part staged, so I guess it's going to work in racing, too.' I can't understand how long the fans are going to let NASCAR treat them like they're stupid."

Best crew chief
Steve Letarte

His Sonoma misstep aside, nearly every move has paid off--most notably at Pocono, where his beat-the-rain pit strategy secured a win.

Biggest disappointment
Kasey Kahne

Unprepared for the Car of Tomorrow, as well as for the new nose of his Dodge Charger, last year's winningest driver has struggled most weeks to get near the top 20.

Fiercest feud
Kurt Busch vs. Tony Stewart

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