Even Dave Blaney conceded the Busch Series championship is probably out of reach. Carl Edwards' monstrous 784-point advantage appears insurmountable, writes Rupen Fofaria.
Kurt Busch displayed all he's been taught by crew chief Jimmy Fennig in Sunday's Nextel Cup finale.
For Chase drivers no longer in the title hunt, a top 10 finish may not feel as good as it used to.
Although he's in 17th place, Rusty Wallace is still optimistic about his chances of making the top-10 cut.
Tony Stewart says he'll just race to win like always. But others say the looming Cup chase will change tactics.
Yes, it's Daytona and that's why Michael Waltrip's so happy. But look closer; there's more to his smile.
Back in the top 10, Sterling Marlin is motivated for another shot at the Nextel Cup points title.
A championship isn't in the cards for Jeff Gordon this year, but he's finishing strong and building up Big Mo.
Several key moments put Mark Martin and Tony Stewart in title contention, writes Rupen Fofaria.
Despite not winning a race, Rusty Wallace is still in the thick of the championship hunt.