Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 10/12/12
There are six races to go in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup and we've got more or less conventional racing in each. We don't have a road-course race, we don't have a restrictor-plate race. We do have a short track in a few weeks at Martinsville, but for the most part these are conventional tracks. I was a little bit hesitant about making any predictions about the points until we saw what they looked like after the race at Talladega, but I also said I felt like if you were more than 30 points out of the lead, then you were not going to make that up in these next six races. Right now, we have a couple of drivers that have made gains by leaps and bounds from where this Chase started, in particular the two wild-card guys: Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon. When the checkered flag waved in Chicago after that 35th-place finish, Gordon was 47 points behind the leader. He has followed up with top-three finishes - at Loudon, Dover and now at Talladega - and he has made up five points on th...
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