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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon Starting to Sweat as the Chase Looms

It's ironic how quickly fortunes in NASCAR can change with just the outcome of one race. A week ago, all four Hendrick Motorsports drivers finished in the top 13 at Pocono Raceway and occupied four of the top nine spots in the Sprint Cup standings for the first time this season. Fans and media alike were already talking about the possibility of not only all four drivers making the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but potentially making it a 1-2-3-4 finish at the end of the 10-race Chase. But after Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International, what looked so promising a week ago for HMS now looks a lot more iffy. Let's break things down: Jimmie Johnson, who continues to lead the Sprint Cup standings for the 19th of 22 weeks, finished eighth ...

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