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Bowyer fuels Chase fire

Updated: October 14, 2012, 2:09 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- Clint Bowyer looked up at the wire 100 feet above the surface of Charlotte Motor Speedway, stretched from the front grandstand to a crane next to Victory Lane, as high-wire daredevil Nik Wallenda navigated 750 feet across it during Saturday's prerace show.

"That's insane," Bowyer told me as we stared up together at Wallenda. "I'd never do that."

But in a way, a fuel mileage race is like walking a high wire. You're taking a huge risk and don't know until ...

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