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The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
Distributed by The Sports Xchange

0: The points differential between Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth with three races left in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. That is the first time the Chase standings have been tied after seven events, though last year's title race was nearly as close, with Johnson leading eventual champion Brad Keselowski by two points. Kenseth finished second and led the most laps in Sunday's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger at Martinsville Speedway to erase the four-point advantage fifth-place finisher Johnson enjoyed after the sixth Chase race at Talladega. With seven victories to Johnson's five, Kenseth currently holds the tiebreaker, should the championship battle end in a dead heat after 10 races.