Parity ruled the first leg of the Sprint Cup schedule -- with seven different winners in the first seven races. But equilibrium has returned, which is good news for Chase hopefuls such as Matt Kenseth, Brant James writes.
The transformation of Chase Elliott, son of former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, is unfolding according to plan. At age 18, Chase's journey has been nothing short of ... well, awesome, writes Ed Hinton.
The early returns show four races, four different winners in Sprint Cup. So far, so good for the new "win-you're-in" Chase format. But we're on pace for more Chasers than there are spots. Oh, the chaos that may come.