Non-Chasers make presence felt at Martinsville
The Chase for the Nextel Cup is more than just an opportunity for 10 drivers to compete for a title. It's also an opportunity for the guys who got shut out to prove that they're getting their acts together and that there's a reason to believe in 2006.
"We're building toward next year," Elliott Sadler said, "and so every race is important."
For several non-Chase contenders, Sunday's run at Martinsville Speedway was a boost of encouragement.
Four-time champ Jeff Gordon, ...
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