It's down to wishful thinking for Burton, Biffle and Edwards

Jimmie Johnson may well be on his way to a third straight Cup title. But Jeff Burton, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards aren't conceding just yet, writes Ed Hinton.

Updated: October 20, 2008, 1:47 AM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Quirky, treacherous little Martinsville Speedway didn't cause so much a shake-up as a shakeout in the Chase on Sunday.

With four races remaining, the Sprint Cup championship hunt is down to Jimmie Johnson and … uh … some wishful thinking by, and outside chances for, Greg Biffle and Jeff Burton.

It's not over … not exactly.

But the paper-clip-shaped old track with its cramped pit stalls shook Biffle to 149 points ...

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