Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/13/14

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 14: Kasey Kahne (L) driver of the #9 Budweiser Chevrolet is seen in the garage as Denny Hamlin gives an interview in the background during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 14, 2009 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway is almost like racing at Talladega in the sense that everybody is playing in their backyard this weekend. There's a lot of potential for a lot of teams to step up. You've got to feel that Kasey Kahne, after winning Charlotte in the spring, would love to go back and win again. He and his Hendrick Motorsports team probably have a pretty solid package. We know that the Hendrick Motorsports cars, across the board, will be solid at Charlotte. I think the big thing is, can Brad Keselowski keep close enough and not give up a chunk of points to force this re-racking of the Chase for the Sprint Cup itself? Once again, he's going to have his hands full against some really tough competition, which includes Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer and Tony Stewart. The deeper we get into this Chase, the more it's going to become that kind of dogfight with these Chasers. We're sitting there focusing on 12 guys beating each other up and there's still a handful of non-Cha...
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