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November 30, 2005

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Tony Stewart Cover - Sports Illustrated November 30, 2005

November 30, 2005 | Lars Anderson
Dale Earnhardt Jr. suffered through the worst season of his career in 2005. Thanks to changes at DEI, he's set to rebound in '06

November 30, 2005 | Trisha Blackmar
Even as NASCAR wins friends from Atlanta to Avondale, there's no debating where the heart of racing beats strongest: Charlotte. Dale Earnhart Sr. was born in nearby Kannapolis and today, 13 of the...

November 30, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
Sure, there are 36 points races in the season (plus the Bud Shootout, the Gatorade Duel, the All-Star Challenge, 35 Busch events and 25 truck races), but that still leaves a few empty hours in the...

November 30, 2005 | EDITED BY RICHARD O'BRIEN
A half-mile banked oval set amid the cornfields of western Ohio, Eldora Speedway has been hosting Saturday-night races since 1954. In November 2004 the track's biggest fan purchased the venue from...

November 30, 2005 | Lars Anderson
Once NASCAR's most notorious bad boy, the new Tony Stewart is one happy fella--and he just may be the great American racer of his age by Lars Anderson

November 30, 2005 | Compiled by Trisha Blackmar
Hoping to make the Chase? Then you'd better be ready to run hard all the way from Daytona to Richmond

November 30, 2005
STONE-AGE TOOL In the prehistoric pit days of 1968, Richard Petty used a hammer to pulverize his Plymouth when the car's vinyl roof came loose at speed during the Daytona 500. For a look at pit...

November 30, 2005
[This article contains a table -- Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.] The Coca-Cola 600 on May 29, won by Jimmie Johnson, had more caution flags (22) than any other race in NASCAR history...

November 30, 2005 | Lars Anderson
Fortysomething and fast as ever, Mark Martin (right) and Rusty Wallace spent '05 teaching young racers to have respect for their elders

November 30, 2005 | Compiled by Trisha Blackmar
After 26 races things were just getting started, as NASCAR's best drivers revved it up for a final sprint to the Nextel Cup

November 30, 2005
The Awards

November 30, 2005 | Darrell Waltrip
Who'll win it all in '06? Who'll bomb out? What's the next big thing? NASCAR's supercharged swami, the Amazing DW, sees all and tells all

November 30, 2005
5 Desperate Drivers You've heard all about the 2005 struggles and '06 prospects of superstars Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon. But some of the sport's other leading men are under the gun as...

November 30, 2005 | Lars Anderson
Young Guns are so yesterday. It's 2006, baby, and team owners and sponsors are all about younger, giving rides and big bucks to a crop of cocky kids who are hungry, media-savvy and flat-out fast

November 30, 2005 | Richard Deitsch
Think drivers just park it between races? Take a ride through a whirlwind October week with Carl Edwards and think again

November 30, 2005 | Rick Reilly
Should your brain pack up and move to Pluto, leaving you to volunteer for Jeff Burton's NASCAR pit crew, as I did, here are the actual, helpful safety tips they will give you, no joke: 1) When on...