Sideshows stealing Chase's thunder
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Chase for the Nextel Cup championship is different this year. Last year, in the inaugural run, the playoff atmosphere was intense. So far in 2005, the focus is more on retaliation, rules and wrecks than on winning a title.
In the opener of the 10-race Chase, Robby Gordon and Kasey Kahne overshadowed the 10 championship contenders with outbursts. They even tried to retaliate with their cars after being knocked into the wall by other drivers.
A week later ...
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