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Keselowski, Busch bring the Fireball Cup up to date

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Catching up with our year-long Fireball Cup competition, recognizing excellence in the field of NASCAR brawling. Our reigning champion holds on to his throne, but there are challengers starting to line up. As we've been away doing silly things like Olympics and golf, we freely admit that we may not have remembered all the fights in the last few weeks. You'll get your chance to weigh in below.

Recall our rules, which can and do change on a whim:

• Verbal/Twitter exchange; slightly aggressive driving leading to issues: 1 point
• Bumping cars in an aggressive, making-a-point fashion: 2 points
• Spin, non-critical: 3 points
• Spin, critical: 4 points
• Out of car, punches thrown: 5 points

Fireball Cup stats, updated:
• Kevin Harvick battling Amber Cope both on the track and on Twitter: 2 points
• Kurt Busch getting infuriated with Trevor Bayne at Daytona in July: 1 point
• Brad Keselowski pulling an aggressive (though possibly unintentional) spin of Kyle Busch at Watkins Glen: 3 points

Which gives us current standings of:

1. Kurt Busch, 8 points
2. Kevin Harvick, 5 points
T3. Jeff Gordon, 4 points
T3. Ryan Newman, 4 points
T3. Danica Patrick, 4 points
T6. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 3 points
T6. Brad Keselowski, 3 points
8. Jimmie Johnson, 2 points
T9. Matt Kenseth, 1 point
T9. Joey Logano, 1 point
T9. Paul Menard, 1 point
T9. David Ragan, 1 point
T9. Tony Stewart: 1 point

All right, I know we've missed a few in the last few weeks. Add yours in the comments below. Go!

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