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Cup drivers still figuring out how to handle the long season

It's a long season, and drivers and crews have ways to cope. How do they do it? A lot depends on which ones you ask.

Updated: November 17, 2007, 9:27 PM ET
By Paul Grant | ESPN.com

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- For Jimmie Johnson, this weekend means wrapping up his second consecutive championship and further establishing himself as one of the top drivers of his generation. For everybody else in the Nextel Cup garage, it's like the beginning of recess that is coming after 11 months of class.

The Cup season unofficially begins in the second week of January with testing and extends through the banquet in early December. If a driver has driven in every lap in every race this ...

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