February 14, 2007

Joe Gibbs Racing has won three of the last eight Cups, and this season the team's big dog, Tony Stewart, looks like a good bet to grab another, having closed 2006 with three wins in eight races. In addition, he'll be teamed with crew chief Greg Zipadelli for an eighth consecutive season -- the longest active Cup partnership. Most important, the Gibbs outfit may be the most complete in NASCAR, with solid programs for intermediate tracks, superspeedways, short tracks and road courses alike. No driver in '07 should have a mechanical edge over Stewart and his teammates Denny Hamlin and J.J. Yeley.

-- Lars Anderson

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