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Mike Brudenell: Johnson, Junior try to stay in the Chase at Talladega

At some stage Sunday, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will find themselves in a cross-fire hurricane. When I hear Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones rip off the opening line to their '60s smash hit "Jumpin' Jack Flash," Talladega Superspeedway could be where they were born. No racetrack on earth conjures up such images of turmoil, fear, excitement, anxiety and adrenaline as Talladega, a thrashing whirlpool of sound, speed and foreboding. Johnson and Earnhardt are in the path of the storm and the Big One that will inevitably strike during the running of the Geico 500 Sunday. There's no avoiding it as they fight to advance to the Eliminator Round of the...