Are you new to the Chase for the Championship or a longtime fan? Either way, Mark Ashenfelter has you covered with 12 things you need to know.
What do you get when you combine the Bristol bullring with a pressure-packed race for the Chase? The usual frantic pace, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
What did drivers do during their summer vacation? Mark Ashenfelter writes that some relaxed. Kurt Busch? He made a lifetime commitment.
Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch love their fishing. Right now, they're angling for answers at Daytona in their second race there as teammates, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Questions about how to make the Dodge Charger more competitive are still elusive as teams fail to work together, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Kurt Busch has had good luck at Bristol in his short career. He might need it the way his season is going, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
With an ugly team split and a scrape with the law behind him, Kurt Busch is looking forward to '06, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
From Carl Edwards' rise to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s fall, the '05 Nextel Cup season had no shortage of compelling stories and surprises.
After two Chase races, no one's jumping to conclusions. Talladega's up next, and the seemingly inevitable "Big One" could change everything.
Tony Stewart enters the Chase on top. Who has the best shot to knock him off his perch? Read our driver capsules to get the lowdown.
Until the curtain falls on the '05 season, Kurt Busch's focus will be on defending his Nextel Cup title, not where he'll be driving next season.
Racing at Bristol always weighs heavily on drivers' nerves. For those trying to make the Chase, there's no bigger source of stress.
Kurt Busch's ability to turn early race adversity into solid finishes makes him a major threat to repeat as Nextel Cup champion.
The secret to winning at Bristol is knowing when not to race, Kurt Busch says. And he should know.
Kurt Busch is discovering that it's different once you've won a Nextel Cup. But he says he'll stay grounded.
While Kurt Busch pops up on entertainment shows reveling in his title, Jimmy Fennig smiles in the shadows.