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So far, Mayfield's best hasn't been good enough

Originally Published: October 9, 2005
By Rupen Fofaria | Special to ESPN.com

Jeremy Mayfield has had the consistent year in his 2005 campaign that he's wanted for so long. Come to find out, that's not going to be good enough in today's NASCAR.

Mayfield rode a 14.3 average finish through 26 races into the playoffs and began the 10-race Chase for the Nextel Cup in eighth place. Four races later, he's pretty much standing still, averaging a 13.25 finish. Although that was good enough to make the cut, it's not going to cut it against the top 10 drivers in the sport. ...

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