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Where's the drama? Well, you won't find it in the Chase for the Sprint Cup

The Chase was supposed to add a little playoff buzz during NASCAR's stretch run to Homestead-Miami. Someone forget to tell that to Jimmie Johnson, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: October 28, 2008, 12:25 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

As everyone now can see, the Chase is not boredom-proof. There isn't a guaranteed fix, but more points for winning would help.

With four races to go, Jimmie Johnson has a commanding lead in the standings, something the playoff format was designed to avoid. Hey, even the World Series is a four-game sweep sometimes.

Barring a crash or an engine failure, Johnson will tie Cale Yarborough's record and win his third consecutive Sprint Cup title. Johnson might do the ...

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