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The field for the 2013 NASCAR Chase was set last night in Richmond. In the end, everyone who began the night in the Chase ended the night in it as well, but not without controversy.  Clint Bowyer inexplicably spun out with five laps to go in a move that just happened to help put teammate Martin Truex Jr back into the Chase.  After the race, Allan Cavanna reported that team owner Michael Waltrip told Truex that he "had awesome teammates" and Truex agreed.  Regardless, the field is set and here's who's most likely to take home the Cup in descending order. Nice Season, But No Chance 12. Martin Truex Jr  This isn't just due to the fact he shouldn't be in the Chase, but that he's also injured and just not very consistent.  Truex did break his years long winless streak legitimately this season and should be happy with that. 11. Dale Earnhardt Jr  Much like Jeff Gordon, Jr just hasn't shown the same speed as Hendrick teammates Jimmie Johnson and...

NASCAR: Did Clint Bowyer spin on purpose to get Truex Jr. in Chase?

Richmond, VA- Big time controversy happened at the end of tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Richmond International Raceway. With seven laps-to-go Clint Bowyer spun exiting Turn 4 of the 400 lap race. The issue is Ryan Newman was winning at the time and Bowyer’s Michael Waltrip Racing Teammate Martin Truex Jr. was running seventh. If it had ended that way which it...

You gotta believe

Why compete in the Chase, if you don't think you can win it?That's Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s attitude as he tries to nail down a Chase spot on Saturday night."Every time you're in, you think this is your shot," Earnhardt said. "Every time you're in, you got to go in with the most confidence that you're going to get it done. This is a great opportunity...

Report: Truex booted from Chase

Ryan Newman is replacing Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship as part of NASCAR'S penalties against Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of last weekend's race at Richmond. Two independent people familiar with the situation described the penalties to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because NASCAR had yet to announce...
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