Losing was a letdown, but focus always was on title, not records

Was finally losing a letdown to Top Fuel leader Tony Schumacher? Of course it was. But he writes in his diary that it also put the focus back on the most important thing to him, winning a title.

Updated: September 25, 2008, 7:04 PM ET
By Tony Schumacher | Special to ESPN.com

As you are probably aware by now, our seven-race winning streak came to a halt Sunday in Texas, courtesy of J.R. Todd.

While that final-round loss was disappointing enough at the time, I had a déjà vu moment all over again when I opened the sports section of my local newspaper on Monday.

Low and behold, right there on the front page, was the story about the New England Patriots having their 21-game regular-season winning streak snapped by the Miami Dolphins. Needless ...

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