Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/6/12

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 21: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Z-Line Designs Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 21, 2009 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
NASCAR trotted out eight drivers Thursday who are all mathematically eligible to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. In reality, Saturday night's ''regular season'' finale is a race between Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon for the final berth in the 12-driver field. The two wild card berths are both technically open. But with two wins on the season, Kasey Kahne is in strong shape to lock one of them down. So Busch and Gordon talked as if it's just down to them for the last slot. ''It's just Jeff and I,'' Busch said. ''Nothing against any of the other guys, but the way past history preserves itself, I think it's just Jeff and I.'' Busch can clinch a berth by winning the race, or by losing 12 or fewer points to Gordon. It doesn't hurt that Richmond is one of his best tracks. He's a four-time winner at Richmond, and his May win here is his only victory this season. He's got an average finish of 4.7 and has 13 top-10s in 15 career starts. With that track record, he didn't see...
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