Rick Hendrick wants all four of his drivers in the Chase. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne are looking good. Jeff Gordon? He's on the cusp, and Watkins Glen is on tap.
Ryan Newman didn't win Sunday -- and hasn't for 77 races -- but the non-Chase driver did almost all you could hope for by making the Chase between race winner Jimmie Johnson and points leader Jeff Gordon 10 points tighter, writes K. Lee Davis.