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After which, both NASCAR and the staff at NHMS had the opportunity to recharge with an open weekend. Both will now put their focus toward a strong Chase performance and end to the season.
For the boys and girl of the Sprint Cup Series, that starts this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Here's a look at the fantasy starts and parks for the weekend:
Green Flag: Jeff Gordon
Not even a gas deficiency at NHMS could knock him out of the points lead. Gordon should continue to set the pace for the series at Indy, where he has four wins and 16 top-10s in 20 starts. Based on that success, this could be the week he goes from being a consistent point-getter with a single win to a multiple race-winning championship favorite.