The effort, or lack thereof, from three of the four Joe Gibbs Racing drivers in Sunday's Hellmann's 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, the elimination race of the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, left a lot to be desired. Denny Hamlin raced hard and, at the very least, tried to finish near the front, because he had to for Chase survival, and he was successful. His teammates -- Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth -- meanwhile, weren't in such dire straights. With a relatively comfortable points cushion, they dropped to the back and seemed content to not only run at least most of the race back there, but to run the entire race and finish back there between the 28th and 30th positions.
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