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Chase turned potential snooze-fest into something worth watching

Thank goodness for the Chase. Without it, the wrong man would've won the 2007 Nextel Cup championship, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: November 13, 2007, 9:20 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

The right man is going to win the 2007 Nextel Cup championship, and you can thank the Chase format for making it happen.

All you Chase haters can complain from now until the sun implodes about how the playoff has cost Jeff Gordon another title.

Pure horse hockey. Jimmie Johnson is the driver who deserves the crown.

If you win 10 races in one season, including four in a row down the stretch, you earned it. Of Johnson's 20 top-5s this year, ...

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