The record at Watkins Glen gives little hope that a Greg Biffle resurgence is imminent, but Biffle says he knows better, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Denny Hamlin made the Chase in 2007, but it didn't go well after that. Figuring he gained some valuable experience, he's ready to gear it up again in 2008, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Elliott Sadler is his own greatest critic. But the Gillett Evernham Motorsports driver has stopped beating up on himself, even after back-to-back mediocre seasons, writes Mark Ashenfelter.
Jimmie Johnson can become the first driver in NASCAR's modern era to win five straight races. But crew chief Chad Knaus has his eyes on the bigger prize: a second consecutive Cup title.
With just two races remaining before the top 10 drivers are locked in for the second edition of NASCAR's postseason, Elliott Sadler is in a nerve-wracking situation.
Can Biffle keep it going? Will Junior make the cut? These and several other questions will be answered in the second half.