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Jimmie Johnson's ace in the hole

Updated: September 24, 2010, 10:46 AM ET
By Peter Keating

Today's winner in Stats & Analytics:

Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon

Today's loser:

Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin

After one leg of NASCAR's 10-race Chase for the Championship, there seems to be a consensus among drivers and fans that the field will continue to be extremely competitive. "It's hard to honestly pick one or two guys that anyone can say are truly the clear-cut favorites," says Tony Stewart.

The numbers disagree.

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