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Martinsville Wrap: Two-man race for champ

Updated: October 23, 2007, 6:59 PM ET
By Scott Engel | ESPN.com

Jimmie Johnson did more than just pass Jeff Gordon with 44 laps left to win Sunday's race at Martinsville. He also stayed out of trouble, which wasn't easy on a day when a record 21 caution flags flew at the Virginia track. For Johnson, staying perfect is what he is going to need to run Gordon down in the standings over the final four races. It wasn't easy for any driver to avoid a mishap in Sunday's race, and steering clear of bad luck was a key to finishing well.

Johnson will have to hope ...

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