While there is rain in the forecast for Sunday's race at Chicagoland Speedway, will it be the clouds of controversy from the last that inevitably overshadow the Chase for the Sprint Cup?
NASCAR spent the last week cleaning up the mess after competitors played hard and fast with the rules. The result? A finish that wasn't official until Monday night - nearly 48 hours after the race concluded.
The sanctioning body then elected to take Martin Truex Jr. out of the Chase, include Ryan Newman and through executive order from NASCAR chairman Brian France add an unprecedented 13th position for Jeff Gordon.
While Gordon's teammate Jimmie Johnson is pleased that the four-time champion was added to the Chase, he's still searching for closure entering this weekend.
"I believe there should be 12 cars," Johnson said. "One in, one out should be the deal. It's not, but there are a lot of things to consider and look at.
"From conversations I've had from things I've seen, read, speculations, tru...