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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) There is finally a break in this weird, new world of NASCAR after nine races over 16 days in three different states.
Brad Keselowski lucked into a pair of wins, new favorite son Chase Elliott lost three races (but won one), and Kyle Busch ticked off his haters simply by being himself.
Some rain interruptions aside, the racing has been good. The series is starting to find a rhythm and the story lines are strong. Even seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has come close to winning his first race in more than three years.