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NASCAR 167 43 Dream crusher: Talladega is tough on title dreams 31354878 Road block Road+block NASCAR

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) goes low to avoid Greg Biffle (16), Matt Kenseth (17) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) as they crash during a multicar accident in October 2008. All four were chasing the title at the time. Johnson finished ninth, Biffle 24th, Kenseth 26th and Earnhardt Jr. 28th. Most were able to hold their points position through the incident, though losing their advantage over the next position, though Earnhardt Jr. slipped from eighth to 10th. Biffle remained third, but lost an additional 47 points to the leader; Kenseth went from 192 points to 245 points back and Earnhardt went from 190 to 249 points back.
 

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NASCAR 167 43 Dream crusher: Talladega is tough on title dreams 31354884 Everybody's watching Everybody%27s+watching NASCAR

Drivers start to lose control during the NASCAR Cup series UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 7, 2007. Kyle Busch (5) was among the Chasers suffering a setback in the crash, finishing 36th. He entered the race sixth in the standings, 136 points off the lead, but left it eighth and 260 points back.

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NASCAR 167 43 Dream crusher: Talladega is tough on title dreams 31354879 Flip cam Flip+cam NASCAR

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Mark Martin (5) flips over as Juan Pablo Montoya (42) and Martin Truex Jr. (1) crash in 2009. Martin went on to finish as the runnerup in the standings that season after going from 118 points behind Jimmie Johnson to 184 with the Talladega incident.
 

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NASCAR 167 43 Dream crusher: Talladega is tough on title dreams 31354883 Flipping out Flipping+out NASCAR

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray (26) leads the field as Ryan Newman (39) goes airborne in Oct. 2009. Newman had entered the race sixth in the standings, 312 points back, but finished 36th and fell to eighth in the standings, 402 points behind.
 

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NASCAR 167 43 Dream crusher: Talladega is tough on title dreams 31354881 Pulled apart Pulled+apart NASCAR

Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Burton (31) crashes as he slides into Turn 4 during the Amp Energy Juice 500 in Oct. 2010. Burton finished 41st in the race and fell from eighth to 10th in the standings.
 

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NASCAR 167 43 Dream crusher: Talladega is tough on title dreams 31356216 Fix 'er up Fix+%27er+up NASCAR

Carl Edwards' crew attempts to repair his car after his crash in the 2008 race. He finished 29th to remain 10th in the standings, but 437 points off the pace.

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NASCAR 167 43 Dream crusher: Talladega is tough on title dreams 31356215 Spin control Spin+control NASCAR

Jeff Gordon (24) was caught up in a crash with Jon Wood (21) on Oct. 5, 2008. Gordon finished 38th in the race, falling from sixth and 143 points off the pace to eighth and 232 points back.

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Tony Stewart's crew members work on his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet after an incident during the Nov. 1, 2009, race. Stewart finished 35th, falling from fourth and 192 points back to fifth and 279 off the pace.

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NASCAR 167 43 Dream crusher: Talladega is tough on title dreams 31356217 Metal meltdown Metal+meltdown NASCAR

Bobby Labonte (47) hits the wall after being rear-ended by Kurt Busch (22) on Oct. 23, 2011. Busch finished 36th in the race, falling from seventh and 27 points back to eighth and 52 points back in the points standings.

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NASCAR 167 43 Dream crusher: Talladega is tough on title dreams 31356219 Looping along Looping+along+ NASCAR

Kyle Busch (18) and Kevin Harvick (29) were the victims in this 2011 incident. Harvick entered the race second in the standings and just five points back, but left it fifth and 26 behind after finishing 32nd. Busch was fourth and 18 points behind before finishing 33rd and dropping to 40 points back.

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NASCAR 167 43 Dream crusher: Talladega is tough on title dreams 31356218 Crazy time Crazy+time NASCAR

For many drivers, the race at Talladega Superspeedway is the great unknown in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

It's a place where one wrong move - by anyone - can hamper the Chase dreams of several drivers, such as Greg Biffle's following this incident in 2008. 

So no matter where a driver sits in the standings right now, everything could change - and quickly - Sunday. After all, just take a look at some of the incidents impacting Chase drivers at the track over the years.

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