Only two weeks into the Chase for the Sprint Cup, it's already becoming clear which drivers are the front-runners for the championship and which ones are pretenders.
On Sunday at New Hampshire, each of the top seven drivers was a Chase competitor, with Denny Hamlin leading the way by scoring his fifth win of the season.
With eight weeks left in the season, every driver on this list will make a push to finish strong. Most have a title shot, but some are trying to earn sponsorships for next year, and one more is still looking for a ride (hint, hint).
We'll count them down from No. 15 to the top dog, starting now: