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August 7, 2013

Stewart's injury forces scramble

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In order to make the Chase field, it appears that Gordon and Keselowski are going to need a victory in at least one of the final five races.

Both can still hope to finish within the top 10 in points, but a win will make their contending for the championship a lot stronger.

Right now it appears that Hendrick Motorsports is poised to have four drivers in the chase: Jimmie Johnson, Little E, Kahne and Gordon. Joe Gibbs Racing should be represented by two drivers, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth. Roush-Fenway may have Edwards and Biffle in the Chase.

I was sorry to hear of Stewart’s injury in his third crash in the past month while racing a sprint car on dirt. Stewart has to be admired for continuing to race at dirt tracks, where he got his start.

His injury makes it more understandable why car owners don’t encourage their Sprint Cup drivers to compete in other races.

In other racing news: Congratulations to Charlie Kimball for his IZOD IndyCar win at the tough Mid-Ohio road course last Sunday.

Kimball used a three-pit-stop strategy to record his first career victory.

Instead of playing the fuel mileage strategy, Kimball’s team instructed him to race hard for the entire distance.

The Champion Racing Association Top Speed Fabrications Late Model Sportsman will make its final visit to Anderson Speedway on Saturday for a 75-lap feature event.

Winning at Anderson this year have been Trey Craig, Jason Atkinson and Chris Hacker.

Racing starts at 8 p.m.

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