NASCAR & Auto Racing

Three things to watch when the racing starts

1. CHASING CALE: Jimmie Johnson tries to join Cale Yarborough as the only drivers to win three straight titles.

Jeff Gordon starts the season with 81 victories. That's two behind Yarborough, who's fifth all-time.

2. DALE JR. VS. WHOEVER: Who will have the better year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick or Kyle Busch, who was supplanted and moved to Joe Gibbs Racing?

Will Earnhardt Jr. win in the No. 88 before Mark Martin does in Earnhardt Jr.'s old No. 8?

3. THE YEN TO WIN: JGR sends two-time champion Tony Stewart and young stars Denny Hamlin and Busch out in Toyotas, so the manufacturer's first Cup victory seems sure to come soon.

How much better will the other Camrys be?

How much was Cup racing dominated by the five most successful multi-car teams during 2007?



TEAM RACES Ws T5 T10 LAPS LED
Hendrick Motorsports 144 18 57 84 3,265
Roush Fenway Racing 180 7 34 60 1,576
Joe Gibbs Racing 109 4 24 44 1,897
Richard Childress Racing 109 3 18 50 737
Penske Racing 74 2 13 29 1,172
Totals 616 34 146 267 8,647
All others 932 2 34 93 2,201


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