After this weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway and looking forward, I feel like we're down to three, maybe three-and-a-half men, who have a shot at the championship.
Denny Hamlin and his group took such a hit after the mechanical failure at Martinsville that being able to recover from the amount of points they lost in Sunday's race is going to be next to impossible in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Hamlin is 49 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson now with three races to go.
As far as Kasey Kahne is concerned, and in particular Clint Bowyer - it appears Clint Bowyer is in the best position of the three in the way he's been running as of late. He's been very consistent and strong. Not taking anything from Kasey, who is fourth and 29 points back, but Bowyer's got the next best opportunity.
After the race at Texas this weekend, it's going to be even more clear whether it's going to be a two-man race or whether Bowyer, in third and 26 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson, and Kahne ...