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Winning is the only thing now

Updated: July 17, 2011, 1:55 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

LOUDON, N.H. -- The wild part of the new wild-card format is going to reveal itself soon.

Entering Sunday's Sprint Cup event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, eight races remain before the Chase. At some point soon, desperate measures will come into play.

For the first time, the 11th and 12th spot in the playoff are decided based on wins for drivers ranked in the top 20. If a driver knows he can't make the top 10, but might make the playoff with a victory, going for broke ...

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