Kevin Harvick advances in the Chase, Jimmie Johnson takes another big hit and two drivers try to beat up Brad Keselowski. The playoff pressure is mounting, Brant James writes.
Don't blame Denny Hamlin if he wants to see the likes of Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski fail to advance in the Chase. He's done the math and is just being honest, writes Brant James.
Jimmie Johnson's on a record-tying title quest and Tony Stewart is on the road to recovery. Those are only two things that bear watching in 2014.
Brian Scott has been rejuvenated by his Nationwide Series move to Richard Childress Racing. Up next for the 25-year-old? His first crack at Sprint Cup this Saturday night at Charlotte.
Although lapped by the leader at the end, Danica Patrick finished 11th at Charlotte, her best result in the past seven races.
In the season's longest race, Danica Patrick showed she still has a lot to learn, finishing back in the pack at 30th.
On a blisteringly hot day, Danica Patrick qualified third, then slumped to 13th in the Nationwide race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Danica Patrick will get her first taste of Darlington's jutting backstretch wall in Saturday night's Southern 500. It could be a jarring introduction.