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Martinsville Is Crucial Race for Championship Contenders Chasing Jimmie Johnson

With four races remaining in the 2013 Sprint Cup Series season, the fight for the year-long championship appears to be between five drivers. Jimmie Johnson currently leads the standings with Matt Kenseth just four points behind. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon are also still in contention, as they are all within 34 points of the top spot. This weekend is a make-or-break race for the four drivers not currently at the top of the standings. While good finishes are important at every race, it is all the more crucial at this weekend's event. Sunday's contest, the seventh race of the 10-week Chase, takes place at Martinsville Speedway, a track that Johnson has dominated throughout his career and one where a top-10 finish is all but guar...

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