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Where you start matters -- a little

Updated: August 28, 2004, 7:52 PM ET
By Rupen Fofaria | Special to ESPN.com

Jeff Gordon, with four victories at Bristol Motor Speedway, and Kurt Busch, also with four wins -- including three straight -- entered Saturday night's Sharpie 500 as favorites.

They also entered with considerably different views. Gordon's is clear. From the pole, he can see straight into Turn 1. Busch's is congested, with 22 other cars in front of him, and one more on the inside of his No. 97 Ford.

But with both drivers so skilled at manuevering and surviving Bristol Motor Speedway's ...

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