There are five drivers in position to win the 2013 Sprint Cup title, but when you talk to two of them, they say realistically it's down to Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson.
Does Matt Kenseth truly believe he can win this thing? Will Jimmie Johnson flip the switch and the lights come on? How motivated is wildest of wild-cards Ryan Newman? Ed Hinton breaks down the Chase.
Notorious for faltering in previous Chases, Kyle Busch will enter the 2013 playoff with great optimism, thanks in large part to one mind-boggling victory Sunday night at Atlanta.
You got what you asked for, NASCAR Nation, but does the performance -- so far -- of NASCAR's new car make you wish you'd asked for something else?
The last-lap mayhem that collected 25 cars at Talladega was so ... Talladega. Sometimes we expect the worst from the most unpredictable track in NASCAR -- and Sunday we got it.
You would think there would be no sympathy from other drivers over Kyle Busch's Chase-bubble plight heading into Atlanta. You would be right and wrong.
We first thought Matt Kenseth was gonna cruise to another plate victory Sunday at Talladega. We then thought Kyle Busch was gonna slingshot past the leader for a last-lap win. But Brad Keselowski had his own ideas.
Kyle Busch won on Friday and won again Saturday. The first came as a Nationwide owner and thanks to brother Kurt. The Cup win as a driver? Know when to take a gift and run with it.
The Budweiser Shootout -- once the Busch Clash -- hasn't always lived up to its name or the dream ginned up by a long-ago beer marketer. Kyle Busch's win Saturday night certainly did.
Some people love Kyle Busch. A lot more seemingly love to hate him. But do you really want him gone? Win, lose or draw, he's never boring, and isn't that what NASCAR really needs?
Let's not hand the Sprint Cup trophy to Tony Stewart just yet. We tried to give the championship to Denny Hamlin with two races to go in 2010 -- and look what happened.
There's nothing normal about restrictor-plate racing at Talladega, Kyle Busch correctly dubbing it "another form of Motorsports." The key? Find a buddy and take your shot.
They began the Chase tied for the top seed in NASCAR's playoff. Kevin Harvick is still No. 1, but Kyle Busch is in jeopardy at No. 9. Ah, fuel mileage strikes again.
Four drivers are vying for a $3 million payday at Atlanta. Paul Menard and Marcos Ambrose are eligible, but most observers can't wait to see what Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch will do.
As near as Ed Hinton can tell, every NASCAR feud has ended in zero harm done and endless entertainment for the fans. So boys, oh, you know.
They booed him loud and often Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. But Kyle Busch got the last laugh, sweeping another NASCAR weekend in Thunder Valley.