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Burton finishes first, and with a clear conscience

Jeff Burton raced clean and he came away from the Samsung 500 with the victory and a clear conscience, writes Terry Blount. Who says nice guys finish last?

Updated: April 16, 2007, 7:27 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jeff Burton got what he deserved. After all, the man built up some serious good karma a few weeks ago at Bristol.

Just as he did that day, Burton raced clean at the end while battling the leader. And this time, he won.

Burton passed his good friend and former teammate Matt Kenseth on the final lap to win the Samsung 500 Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Sometimes, good things really do happen to good people.

It didn't turn out that ...

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