Was the thrilling Chase finale more a product of the system or of Kevin Harvick? Should NASCAR further tweak the Chase format? Who's the early favorite to win it all in 2015? Who now is the best current driver without a Cup title?
There was no trick to Kevin Harvick's first Sprint Cup championship. Competing for the title against three other drivers, he seized his opportunity with a relentless dash through the field in the closing laps of the season finale.
After nearly a year of hand-wringing and consternation, nine weeks of bad blood and old feuds, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman are ready to duke it out for the Sprint Cup at Homestead.