Parity ruled the first leg of the Sprint Cup schedule -- with seven different winners in the first seven races. But equilibrium has returned, which is good news for Chase hopefuls such as Matt Kenseth, Brant James writes.
NASCAR has changed the way a driver earns the big trophy ... again. Qualifying will be different, too. What do Humpy Wheeler, Richard Petty, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Junior Johnson and Bobby Allison think? Get ready for a surprise.
NASCAR announced major changes to its Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff, expanding the field to 16 drivers from 12, with drivers ousted at three-race intervals until four are left to vie for the points championship in the Homestead-Miami finale.
As the Chase for the Sprint Cup enters its final two weeks, four drivers are still alive under the Rule of 72. But everything points to one of two drivers - Jimmie Johnson or Matt Kenseth -- holding the championship trophy in Miami.