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NASCAR adds Jeff Gordon to Chase field amid controversy

JOLIET, Ill. — NASCAR added Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field Friday, a stunning and unprecedented step in the fallout from at least two attempts to manipulate the results of the regular season-ending race at Richmond, N.C., last weekend.

Chairman Brian France expanded the field to 13 drivers for the first time since the format was implemented in 2004.

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