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Lars Anderson
September 25, 2006
In 2004 it was Tony Stewart and Jeremy Mayfield. Last year it was Kurt Busch. And in Sunday's Sylvania 300, two more Chase drivers had serious dents put in their title hopes by wrecks at New Hampshire International Speedway: Jimmie Johnson (above), who held the points lead for 22 weeks this season, crashed on Lap 88 and finished the race 39th, dropping to ninth in the standings; and Kyle Busch (SI, Sept. 18) hit the wall on the third lap and again on the 198th and wound up 38th, tumbling from fourth to 10th in the points.... The circuit shifts to Dover (Del.) International Speedway on Sunday for the Dover 400. The driver to beat will be Matt Kenseth, who won on the high bankings of the Monster Mile on June 4.
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September 25, 2006

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In 2004 it was Tony Stewart and Jeremy Mayfield. Last year it was Kurt Busch. And in Sunday's Sylvania 300, two more Chase drivers had serious dents put in their title hopes by wrecks at New Hampshire International Speedway: Jimmie Johnson (above), who held the points lead for 22 weeks this season, crashed on Lap 88 and finished the race 39th, dropping to ninth in the standings; and Kyle Busch (SI, Sept. 18) hit the wall on the third lap and again on the 198th and wound up 38th, tumbling from fourth to 10th in the points.... The circuit shifts to Dover (Del.) International Speedway on Sunday for the Dover 400. The driver to beat will be Matt Kenseth, who won on the high bankings of the Monster Mile on June 4.

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