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Lazier puts title within reach in Kentucky derby.

JJ Yeley and Davey Hamilton struggled on till the end with a variety of problems and at least gained a credit for effort while the deceptively smooth Kentucky put paid to the hopes of the rest.

With just one race remaining in the series at the Texas Motor Speedway, Goodyear must win the race and hope that Lazier finishes 13th or worse while Cheever simply has to win and pray that the other two drop out. Finishing in the top 13 may not sound like an insurmountable task and indeed it isn't but when you take into consideration the race that Texas produced back in June then it become clear that the title is still well up in the air.



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