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Points racing taking a week off at the famed Brickyard

It's not about points racing at the Brickyard. It's all about finishing first and getting that postrace smooch at the start-finish line, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: July 25, 2008, 5:49 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

AP Photo/Tom Strattman

Jeff Gordon, left, and car owner Rick Hendrick have kissed the bricks four times at Indy.

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With seven races remaining, this year's Sprint Cup race for the Chase isn't bad. Only the top five in the standings can be considered locks, and at the other end, the 15th-place driver is still within 100 points of the coveted top 12.

Good fodder for discussion … next week.

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