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NASCAR Still Has The Power To Leave You In A State Of Shock

It may not be the case all the time; OK, maybe less than half the time. Believe it or not, though, NASCAR _does_ have certain rules that are black and white, and the rules surrounding the Chase for the Championship are one such set. Ten drivers and everyone within 400 points of the leader make the Chase…no more, no less, unless there's a tie for 10th place. So, with nine drivers fighting for eight Chase spots Saturday night, it was nothing but pure common sense to conclude that _someone_ was going to be left out. Surprisingly enough, that didn't stop the over 100,000 fans, media, and garage members in attendance to still leave the track in a state of shock.

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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Chevy Rock ‘N’ Roll 400 at Richmond

*To the Point*: On a Rock ‘N' Roll extravaganza of a night at Richmond where the Barenaked Ladies took center stage, Tony Stewart exited stage right, and Matt Kenseth staged his claim as the lead singer of the upcoming Chase for the Championship tour, it was Kevin Harvick who ended up stealing the show before the curtain closed on NASCAR's "regular season."

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Dave Blaney Excels at RIR; Jeff Green Tumbles Into The Danger Zone

While the race to the Chase may have been set at Richmond, with the Top 10 now "locked in" to compete for the Cup title, the battle for the Top 35 is still less than ¾ of the way complete. With 10 races left on the schedule, there are still plenty of opportunities for teams close to the dreaded 35th place "bubble" to move up or down in the point standings. This week, the track provided not just the normal position changes in and around that bubble spot of 35th, but a possible glimpse into one team's future struggles, too...

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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Emerson Radio 250 at Richmond

*In A Nutshell:* It was another chapter of the same story Friday night, as Kevin Harvick chalked up his sixth Busch Series win of the year at Richmond International Raceway. Harvick was once again the class of the field and clearly dominated all night, leading 154 laps en route to the victory. Greg Biffle finished a distant second followed by Matt Kenseth, Paul Menard, and Reed Sorenson rounding out the Top 5.

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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Sony HD 500 at Fontana

*To the Point*: His back against the wall and his hopes for the Chase on life support, Kasey Kahne was faced with two options entering Sunday night's race. He could play it safe, finishing as high as he could while hoping someone else in front of him would make a mistake; or, he could be super aggressive, go out there hard and try to win the race. Kahne chose the latter.

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