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Spin the Black Circle: Chevy Rock & Roll 400

Updated: September 6, 2007, 6:14 PM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com

Why does the Chase format work in NASCAR and not in golf? Let me count the ways.

• There are 43 drivers in each Nextel Cup event, and perhaps only 20 likely to even be vaguely competitive from week to week. This season, perhaps three of 25 events truly could be considered "upsets": Casey Mears at Charlotte, Martin Truex Jr. at Dover and Jamie McMurray at Daytona, and it wasn't even McMurray's first career win. In 22 other events, a star driver won. In other words: The best and most recognized ...

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