There is no question that NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup is now down to just two drivers.
Clint Bowyer, in third, is 36 points out, which is a lot of points. Thirty-six points, especially when you factor in the number of start-and-park drivers that we have, that's getting close to a full race out. Forty-eight points is the most you can earn in one race and he's only 12 points shy of a full race tally behind - and that's not even including those four, five, six drivers that pull in early in the race, which certainly makes that points total that you can gain in a race smaller.
The interesting thing, not that it get a lot of focus when you look at how tough this championship battle has gotten, but I look at Matt Kenseth in fifth all the way back to Greg Biffle, in 10th, those six drivers, they're separated by 11 points.
There's a lot of pride in finishing in the top five in points. There's a lot of pride in finishing in the top five in a race and there's a lot of pride in a top-f...