CHICAGO SHAKE UP ADDS INTRIGUE

“So this is one of ten.  So there's a lot that can happen...” The words of Monday’s Geico 400 winner Tony Stewart ring true. It may actually be more understatement than anything else, because a lot has happened already, with front runners dropping off and mid-packers surging ahead.While most of the race produced the kind of racing typical of a mile-and-a-half track, the ending produced the kind of shake up that a number of fans were looking for. With his win ...

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REUTIMANN’S FIRST WIN AS LEGIT AS HIS SECOND

We’ve all seen how David Reutimann had to answer questions, make apologies and offer excuses for his Charlotte 600 win in May 2009.He never should have had to.Reutimann’s second career NASCAR Cup Series win came in a more traditional way. Saturday night he had the best car and was the best driver when the time counted. The checkered flag unfurled in the Chicago night air and he was simply out front. Far more races have ended this way than not.But his first career win was looked upon ...

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JEFF GORDON WILL WIN IN CHICAGO

Jeff Gordon will win in Chicago this weekend. So says SI.com's Tom Bowles, who writes, "Averaging a 5.8 average finish in his last four starts in Chicagoland, this team is already knocking on the door with four straight top-5 finishes. With J.J. still winless at this place -- one of the more difficult venues for the No. 48 -- it's time for their shopmates to steal a little bit of the spotlight across the way." Yes, but we all know how Jimmie Johnson races right after he has had a baby. ...

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