NASCAR a thrill halfway to Chase
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a contender, a real championship contender.
Jeff Burton isn't a championship contender.
Jimmie Johnson's only victory came in a restrictor-plate race when Earnhardt pushed him across the finish line.
Trevor Bayne, Regan Smith and Brad Keselowski all have a victory. Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch don't have one.
Richard Childress puts Kyle Busch in a headlock and pummels him like it's a medieval torture session.
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