Don't blame Denny Hamlin if he wants to see the likes of Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski fail to advance in the Chase. He's done the math and is just being honest, writes Brant James.
Is the new Chase format fair? Will the four Cup contenders play offense or defense at Homestead? Where does Kevin Harvick rank among drivers never to have won a title? The one wild-card driver in Sunday's finale?
Chase contender Matt Kenseth was forced to start the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte at the back of the field Saturday night for what NASCAR termed "unapproved adjustments" to the right rear quarter panel of his No. 20 Toyota.
Only one championship contender is guaranteed a spot in the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup: Joey Logano. But was his win Sunday at Kansas enough to get him the top spot in Ryan McGee's Power Rankings?