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NASCAR Sprint Cup: 5 Drivers in the Championship Hunt

We're four races into the Chase for the Sprint Cup, and I think it's safe to say the championship field has been whittled down to five drivers.The bottom four drivers are at least 43 points out, too big a margin to make up with just six races remaining in the 2011 season. That group includes Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.I really thought Jeff Gordon, the 10th-place driver, would be in the mix for the title come Homestead. Gordon was enjoying his finest season since 2007, but after a blown engine led to a 34th-place finish at Kansas, it looks like the Drive for Five will have to wait another year.Gordon fell to 47 points off the lead and would need to reel off six straight top five fini...

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