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Want wild and wacky? Fast and furious? The Nextel All-Star Challenge at Lowe's Motor Speedway promises to deliver, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

Updated: May 18, 2007, 8:57 AM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

Wild and wacky. Fast and furious. Those are just two of the many ways to describe Saturday's Nextel All-Star Challenge at Lowe's Motor Speedway. With no points on the line, NASCAR's version of an all-star game is often a no-holds-barred affair.

And this year, it will resemble a race more than usual as some of the gimmicks -- including the "inversion" that would shuffle drivers between segments -- have been eliminated. The Challenge will be run in four 20-lap segments with the winner earning ...

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