As long as Martinsville is on Chase schedule, Hendrick Motorsports will rule

Want to level the Chase playing field? Just take Martinsville Speedway out of the equation, writes David Newton.

Updated: October 27, 2008, 12:33 PM ET

AP Photo/Gerry Broome

Charmed season? Jimmie Johnson avoids yet another wreck in the 2008 Chase, this one a sliding Jamie McMurray at Martinsville Speedway.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- If NASCAR wants to keep the Chase fair, then it has only one option:

Eliminate Martinsville Speedway from the playoff schedule.

OK, that's not going to happen. It shouldn't happen, either. The racing at this half-mile track shaped like a ...

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