Execution -- not bad luck -- cost Burton in 2007 Chase

His Chase dreams are all but dead, but Jeff Burton has an opportunity Sunday to do what no other Cup driver has done: win three times at Texas Motor Speedway.

Updated: November 1, 2007, 2:53 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

On the bright side, Jeff Burton is returning to Texas Motor Speedway, site of his last Nextel Cup Series win. Burton, though, is as big a realist as you'll find in a sport where drivers often like to say they were running great until something beyond their control ruined what undoubtedly was going to be a strong run.

And many have been known to say that when they've broken a part while running 30th.

Just don't ever expect Burton to play that game. Heading into Sunday's ...

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