Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/25/14
We are inching in on closing out the 2012 NASCAR racing season, but not without a title fight. Fans are lucky this year to have a close race for the championships in all three series; Cup, Nationwide and Trucks. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is headed to Martinsville this weekend for the third to last race before they crown their champion. Four drivers are in real contention of taking home the title, with the fifth just barely hanging in the balance. Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer and Kasey Kahne are your five hopeful title candidates that still have a chance of being crowned the champion. Keselowski is seven points ahead of Johnson, while Hamlin is 20 points behind. Bowyer is barely holding on 25 points out and wild card winner, Kasey Kahne is 30 points behind the leader. Martinsville is a track that favors well for both Johnson and Hamlin. In 21 starts Johnson has finished in the top ten 18 times. He has six wins. Hamlin on the other hand has finished i...
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