Johnson, Earnhardt, Burton clinch spots in 2008 Chase field
Three more drivers clinched spots in the 2008 Chase, but the real dogfight will be for the 12th and final playoff spot Saturday night at Richmond, writes Joe Breeze.
Updated: September 2, 2008, 7:06 PM ETBy Joe Breeze | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Dave WatersDenny Hamlin (11) looks like a lock to make the Chase, but David Ragan is on the outside looking in.FONTANA, Calif. -- Jimmie Johnson's otherworldly performance Sunday night at Auto Club Speedway was borderline superhuman. But let's not forget the all-important subplot of the Pepsi 500. You know, that little thing they call the Chase for the Sprint Cup.The playoff picture is getting clearer ... sort of.What do we know heading into Saturday night's regular-season finale at Richmond International Raceway?
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