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Mark Martin : Time To Change The Legacy

Dubbed the "greatest driver who never won a title," Mark Martin has once again qualified for a spot in NASCAR's Nextel Cup Chase to the Championship by virtue of his fifth place finish at Richmond last Saturday night. The Arkansas native, along with Roush Racing teammate Matt Kenseth and Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson, are the only three men to have earned the right to compete for a championship all three years the Chase format has been adopted. But while Kenseth already has a title under his belt and Johnson has a decade or more of competition left to win one, Martin finds himself racing with a different sense of urgency as the season begins to reach its climax.

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Mirror Driving : Who Would You Kick Out of the Chase? Team Orders Gone Bad?

*If you had the power to change the Chase field, would you replace one of the drivers currently in the Top 10? Or did all ten drivers deserve to make it in?* %{color: brown}Jeff:% No change! All who are in deserve it. %{color:gray}Mike:% I don't see a problem with the Top 10. They all did the best throughout the year; well, Mark Martin was points racing all year, but that is what it took for him to get in. Kahne was more aggressive, but it still paid off.

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In The Chase : Loudon Edition

It's finally here: 203 days after the first race of the year at Daytona, 10,000 miles and 26 races later, the field for the 2006 Chase for the Championship has finally been set. As we head into the first race of the playoffs at Loudon, let's take a look at Who's Hot and Who's Not in the upcoming Chase for the Championship.

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Rambunctious Night In Richmond

*Pace Laps* On Friday night for the Busch race, we got a classy rendition of the National Anthem by a military band. Saturday night, we got an out of tune rock band just there to promote their album... Classy addition, though, to include the Pledge of Allegiance in the pre-race festivities…way to go, Richmond!

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Numbers Game : Chevy Rock & Roll 400

*0.153* Kevin Harvick's margin of victory, in seconds, over Kyle Busch in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400. *0.75* Miles that make up one lap around Richmond International Raceway.

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