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Chase format needs to come to the minor leagues

If NASCAR is serious about adding value to the Busch and Craftsman Truck series, it will add a Chase format that would exclude Cup drivers, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: October 24, 2006, 3:25 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

The final four races of the Busch Series season are almost meaningless.

Kevin Harvick has a ridiculous 775-point lead and has clinched the championship. Clearly, NASCAR's version of Triple-A baseball could have used a Chase format.

And while we're at it, leave Harvick out, along with the rest of the top six drivers in the Busch standings. Cup regulars need not apply.

Take a wild guess who agrees with that idea? None other than Mr. Harvick himself.

"If ...

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