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Charting the Chase: Title is Stewart's to lose
Even though they tested at Richmond last week, it was a very welcome off-weekend. It gave teams that have been taking a beating early in the season a chance to breathe and say, 'OK, let's go to Phoenix with a fresh start and a clean slate. Whether we've struggled due to performance or luck, we're starting over as we begin a stretch of 13 point races.'
Teams used to be able to give up some races, but the competition is much stronger. Plus, it's now a 26-race schedule to get into the Chase for the Nextel Cup. You can't give up anything anywhere.
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