Still plenty of drama left in the season, just not for the top prize

Sure, Jimmie Johnson may have all but wrapped up the Cup title. But there are still plenty of reasons to watch the final three races of the season. The likes of Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards have big goals to reach, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: November 4, 2008, 11:01 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

Forget the Chase and enjoy the race, each of the three left on the 2008 schedule.

The championship battle is over. Barring a collapse of historic proportions, Jimmie Johnson will win his third consecutive title and join Cale Yarborough in three-peat greatness.

The Chase playoff didn't work this year. Stuff happens. You can't guarantee a tie game in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

But that doesn't mean the fun has ended. It's old school now. Just ...

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