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A 50-point penalty may not seem like a lot, but Matt Kenseth's failed inspection will cost him more than he could make back in a single race, even if he came in first and led every lap. See that video above of his awesome win at Kansas? Essentially, it never happened, and all because of a connecting rod in his car's engine that weighed three grams less than the 525-gram minimum. We're reminded of the old story about a war being lost for want of a single nail, but we're not sure said story included weight restrictions on the nail.

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A comeback for Kenseth?

Kenseth has some ground to make up before he makes his way back into the Chase -- he's tied with Jeff Gordon for 14th place.

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Will Matt Kenseth (fell from 8th to t-14th in standings after penalty) qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup?

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Each week, the NASCAR Now (Weekdays on ESPN2, 3 p.m. ET) crew will select the best burnouts of the past weekend. Which car will come out on top? Well, that's up to you. Watch the video above, cast your vote and tune into NASCAR Now to see who wins!

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Each week, the NASCAR Now (Weekdays on ESPN2, 3 p.m. ET) crew will select the best burnouts of the past weekend. Which car will come out on top? Well, that's up to you. Watch the video above, cast your vote and tune into NASCAR Now to see who wins!

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Thanks to longhorncutie07 for a little perspective during Red River Rivalry week. If you can't hang out with the fans of your least favorite opponent, you might have a problem.

These are our favorite photos uploaded this week. If any of the images makes you want to tell jokes about the intelligence of your biggest rival's fans, click them to view a larger picture and to comment. If you have a great picture or saw one you think the world should see, leave a brief description and a link in the Conversation section below.

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