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September 26, 2007 4:34 PM

2008 NASCAR schedule is out and more news....

The 2008 NASCAR Schedule is out minus start times and only a couple changes are going to occur. It is official that the Chicagoland track is going to be running a Saturday night race next year. Also in 2008 the first break is going to be after the fifth race. This year the first break was after the second race.

17 races in a row is going to end the season, which I think is a no-no. One week off in the during the chase might be the best thing, but I am not so sure NASCAR is going to going to like that idea.

BusinessWeek has released the top 100 most powerful people in sports. Some NASCAR related people made the list. Brian France came in at number 6 and Lesa France-Kennedy came in at 98. Dale Earnhardt Jr. came in at 23, Jeff Gordon popped in at 56, and Tony Stewart came in at 74. Also in the list was Jack Roush at 62 and Joe Gibbs at 93.

Tampa Tribune says that David Reutimann is mulling over the contract offer from Michael Waltrip.

In a Robert Yates Racing press release today confirms that Kenny Wallace is going to be in place of Ricky Rudd for the straight week.

NASCAR is not going to penalize Kyle Petty for his actions at the track this past Sunday. After the crash with Denny Hamlin an angry Kyle Petty went over to his car and hit his visor.

NASACAR Now notes:

Marty Smith says that DEI is going to stick with Chevrolet and that Dave Blaney has resigned with Bill Davis Racing.

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