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Burton targets third straight Nationwide victory at Atlanta

A third straight trip to Victory Lane for Jeff Burton in the Nationwide Series race at Atlanta? Not if Kyle Busch has his way, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

Updated: March 7, 2008, 2:55 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

HAMPTON, Ga. -- The Nationwide Series has left Las Vegas, but it doesn't take a savvy oddsmaker to establish Jeff Burton and Kyle Busch as the drivers to beat Saturday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Busch has won the pole here the past two years, while Burton has ended the Nicorette 300 in Victory Lane each time. Busch dominated this race a year ago, only to get hit with a penalty during a late pit stop that ruined his day. If, that is, a third-place finish can ...

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