Jeff Gordon

Strap in: NASCAR's Chase usually produces temper tantrums

Based on history, the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will produce pushing and shoving, ruined cars and a whole lot of yelling and finger-pointing.

The third year of NASCAR's elimination-style, 10-race dash for the series title begins Sunday with the 400-mile race at Chicagoland Speedway. Drivers, start your aggression.

"I just know for us, it's kind of a one-way street," Kevin Harvick, the 2014 champion, said of his approach. "You do what you have to do for your team, whatever that may be, and worry about the consequences later."

In last year's Chase opener at the 1.5-mile oval, Harvick shoved Jimmie Johnson after a contentious race. It...

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