After Texas, the championship battle is effectively between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards. Who has an edge the last two races and why?
In his post-race comments at Martinsville, Tony Stewart said that some of the young drivers in the sport “need their butts kicked.”
With only one victory, would a Carl Edwards title defeat the purpose of the Chase?
Charlotte marked the halfway point of the 2011 Chase and the top four are separated by just 18 points. Is there a favorite finally emerging?
Now that Clint Bowyer has inked his deal with Michael Waltrip Racing for 2012, what are his chances for helping to move the team forward?
Dover played a bit of a wildcard, with four of the top-10 finishers coming from outside the Chase field. Which non-Chaser is most likely to win?
Tony Stewart won for the second week in a row at New Hampshire and took the points lead. Can Stewart sustain it and win the title from 10th place at Richmond?
One race into the Chase, is anyone out of the running after Chicagoland?
Kevin Harvick’s fourth win at Richmond sends him into the Chase tied with Kyle Busch for the lead in points.
Where does Jeff Gordon’s 85th win place him among the sport’s greats? And does this victory put Gordon in the best position yet to win his fifth title?
Brad Keselowski’s third win all but locks him into the Chase as a wildcard. Can Keselowski win the championship from that position?
With his fourth win of the year, does Kyle Busch become the title favorite, or does that moniker still belong to Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson or someone else?