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Top 10 reasons to watch NASCAR in 2006

The 2006 Nextel Cup NASCAR season gets underway this weekend at Daytona Beach, with the traditional precursor events to the season-opening Daytona 500 race. There are many reasons to follow NASCAR, and Tim Redmayne offers the top 10 reasons why the 2006 season is going to be unmissable...

10. Jeff Gordon on the road to recovery

What was the biggest surprise of last season? Denny Hamlin's pole at Phoenix? No. Kyle Busch becoming the youngest ever NASCAR winner? Not even close. It was, without a doubt, the fact that four times champion Jeff Gordon didn't even make the Chase for the Cup.

It was incredible. Just about everyone thought he would make the final ten championship contenders after the cut-off point at Richmond. This came just after a season where he would actually have won the title if the pre-Chase points scoring format had still been in use.

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